A skorpion is a hostile creature that resembles a spider. They are sometimes called "skorps" for short.
According to "Bastion's Amazing Animals!" written by Venwick Crok, skorpions are six-legged killing machines. They are careful not to hatch from their eggs until they sense that food is near. These creatures have highly corrosive blood and two stingers that can shoot acid at prey, damaging even the thickest javelin armor. This acid is actually pre-digesting feed for the skorpion, who is willing to share a meal with their siblings - who may or may not be burrowing underground, plotting a surprise attack.