The chaurus hunter is a creature that appears in Dawnguard. They are the adult form of the chaurus, a subterranean insect tamed by the Falmer. When a chaurus reaches the end of its larval phase, it forms a chrysalis. Then, after days of deathlike stillness, the chaurus hunter rips out of its former shell.
They are the strongest of their kind, the chaurus hunter fledgling is a younger, weaker, variant.
The Chaurus Hunter resembles a mantis with two arms that have stingers on them. They also have wings attached to the thorax which allow them to fly very quickly and nimbly. A chrysalis containing a Chaurus Hunter may be opened by attacking it with a weapon or a shout, and can be found in many places inhabited by Falmer and Chaurus, such as Blackreach.
As when in their previous form, chaurus hunters may drop chaurus chitin and chaurus eggs, with the addition of a chaurus hunter antennae, an ingredient only found on chaurus hunters and chaurus hunter fledglings. Despite the fact that they have two antennae on their heads, only one may be looted.
- If the Dragonborn has a high enough sneak skill, they may find chaurus hunters crouched inside an open chrysalis.
- If a chrysalis is mature enough, it will burst open, releasing a chaurus hunter or fledgling if approached too closely.
- Chaurus hunters and chaurus hunter fledglings are immune to paralyze.
- The design and creation of chaurus hunters was inspired by the cazadores of Fallout: New Vegas[source?].
- The Bloodskal Blade from The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn will cause the chaurus hunter to emerge from its chrysalis without breaking the destructible shell. The shell can still be broken by any normal attack afterwards, however.
|Creatures and Enemies (The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard)|
|Named Creatures||Arvak • Bran • CuSith • The Forgemaster • Garmr • Naaslaarum • Sceolang • The Reaper • Voslaarum|
|Docile Creatures||Ancestor Moth • Armored Troll • Armored Frost Troll • Bone Hawk • Frost Giant |
Husky • Shellbug • Vale Deer • Soul Wisp
|Hostile Creatures|| Ancient Frost Atronach • Chaurus Hunter • Chaurus Hunter Fledgling • Death Hound |
Falmer Warmonger • Feral Falmer • Frozen Chaurus • Frozen Falmer • Gargoyle Brute
Gargoyle Sentinel • Legendary Dragon • Revered Dragon • Spriggan Earth Mother • Vale Sabre Cat
|Undead||Boneman • Keeper • Mistman • Wrathman • Nightlord Vampire • Nightmaster Vampire|