The King Spider, who had been waiting in a small side passage, leaped upon the victim and biled it, injecting its special poison, Kennesank. If the victim died, the spider would eat it. If not, the thrifty spider saved the meal. If it was a female who had recently mated, she might lay 6-12 eggs on top of the helpless prey and leave, sealing the hole more sturdily behind her. In two days, when the spiderlings hatched, they would spend three weeks living on the food left behind by their mother.
- Retrieved from Realms of Arda; original reference: [ICE MERP 2012]