Adventures in Torril
Voracious scavengers, bone crabs live in seaside crags and coves near coastal communities where they use their specialized chelae to crack open the skulls of washed-up bodies and feast on the decaying brains within. Centuries of such feeding have given them a collective intelligence.
Bone crabs carry a potent disease, as many an unfortunate and hungry sailor has discovered. Victims typically suffer high fevers, consumption, and delirium; those desperate sailors and dockside scavengers who manage to stomach a bone crab’s unwholesome, rotten flesh are lucky if they live to regret it.