In 962 A.S., Beatrix von Ueblingen's expedition to Naptesh encountered scarab swarms. The scarabs were described as glossy black beetles with markings on the carapace. They were observed to consume the flesh of a man in a very short span of time, leaving little more than bones. 
Ferdinand Valdes, famed adventurer, was found dead in his room one night in 962 A.S, covered with scarabs . Not long before he had sold artefacts from Naptesh to the Society of Eichtal, among them the sarcophagus of the ancient pharaoh Kharatep .