Shaqat beetles are annoying vermin that travel in swarms and cause painful, bloody injuries with their jagged probosces. A single shaqat beetle is a hassle, though often not deadly. A swarm of them, however, has been known to suck dry entire adventuring parties, leaving only withered husks.
It is common for shaqat beetles to be carriers of cerebral parasites, and the infection from those has been known to cripple those gifted in psionics.
- Merchant House of Amketch
- Dungeon 192 (DDI Link)