Beatrix von Ueblingen's expedition to Naptesh, in 962 A.S., encountered a sand scorpion. It ambushed the expedition from underneath the sand and killed several of the men before retreating back into the sand. It was described as a scorpion larger than a bear. The few wounds inflicted on it with spears bled only sand, giving rise to the belief that it was not truly alive. Spells seem ineffective against it and its stinger was highly poisonous. One man was stabbed in the arm by the stinger and succumbed to a strange rot the same night.