GIANT GROUNDWORMS OF VLAGORIX IV
The Vlagorix Shitworm is a ground worm found on Vlagorix IV that can grow as long as 70 metres. They are a common menace to miners due to being utterly unaware of the presence of civilisation.
Whilst not predatory they can be dangerous due to bursting out of the ground. They are viewed as a nuisance as they scream upon emerging. Encyclopedias describe them as “Subterranean morons that are not so scary, just massive and totally inconsiderate.”
It is not known how shitworms came to be on Vlagorix IV, but it is speculated that the species, travelled through space before crashing into the planet due to the presence of similar creatures on other worlds and the discovery of large cocoons that could potentially allow a worm to survive the vacuum of space.
Due to Vlagorix IV’s lack of breathable atmosphere prior to atmospheric engineering, it is believed that the shitworms may have hibernated in the cocoons until the planet was colonised, but for how long is difficult to determine. The Gydunian colonists forged the world into one habitable by most species and, more importantly, brought food sources in the form of livestock and waste.