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I'm the abandoned love child of Shelob and the Human Torch!

Fiery spider-women that can be encountered in Agetec's and From Software's 2000 Evergrace Sony Playstation 2 video game. They normally inhabit the lava-strewn Abandoned Road region, but they can also be found on the third level of the Shadow Tower optional bonus dungeon. The creature gets its title from the master weaver of the same name who was transformed into a spider, as punishment for her arrogance, by the goddess Pallas Athena in Greco-Roman mythology (Arachne is Greek for "spider", from which the word "arachnid" is derived).

Arachnes attack with swipes from their serrated forelegs or by exhaling plumes of incinerating flames. Given their appearance, ability to breath fire, and choice of habitat, it should come as no surprise that Arachnes are highly resistant to extreme heat. Indeed, it is common to see them skittering about, completely unharmed, on the surface of pools of molten lava.

These hybrid horrors reproduce asexually at an astonishing rate. At any given time, an Arachne's bloated abdomen contains several tiny duplicates of herself which immediately spring forth and attack when their mother is slain. Fortunately, her diminutive daughters are quite fragile and easily dispatched.

Attack Type
  • Slash
  • 250
  • Slashing
  • 180
  • Flame Breath
  • 200
  • Blunt Force
  • 130
  • Piercing
  • 160
  • Lightning
  • 80
  • Plant
  • 80
  • Fire
  • 130
  • Ice
  • 50
    Name: Arachne

    Height: 185.0 cm (6.1 feet)

    Hit Points: 1,500

    Ability: None

    Item Drops: Life Extract, Alterstar
    Vulnerable: Lightning, Plant, and Ice

    Resistant: Fire

    "Stores baby spiders within its body,
    and releases them if killed."

    Newsprint, lined notebook paper, tissue paper, wire twist ties, white glue, and acrylic paint.

    7.1 cm / 2.8 in. x 4.9 cm / 1.9 in. (widest point x highest point)
    (*The measurements will vary depending on how the figure's joints are positioned; the numbers given are for a neutral standing pose.)

    27 Points: Neck, shoulders x 4, elbows x 4, wrists x 4, mid-torso, waist, and spider legs x 12 (3 each).

    Three days; February 5-7, 2013.

    For comparison purposes, below are several images of the Arachne polygon game model as it appears in Evergrace:

    Two screenshots depicting Darius slashing at Arachnes in the Abandoned Road area.

    Four screeshots of Darius interacting with Arachnes in the Abandoned Road area that I captured from a static-filled YouTube video.

    Arachne in-game bestiary entry.


  •   Evergrace Sony Playstation 2 video game.

  •   GameFAQs Evergrace game guides/walkthroughs.
  •   Google Evergrace screenshot search.
  •   Wikipedia Arachne (Greco-Roman mythology) article.
  •   YouTube Evergrace gameplay videos.

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    Any and all copyrighted imagery, terminology, etc., depicted on this page belongs to its respective holders/owners, namely Agetec and From Software.

    The repeating background images are a fill pattern from the GIMP computer art program that I edited (red leaves) and a small section of an illustration in a book that I edited (brown earth).

    The midi music playing is the Lower Norfair theme from Super Metroid (I couldn't find any Evergrace midis, so I chose a tune suitable for a lava creature/environment).