‘Ankhegs are an annoying and dangerous menace since they have a habit of attacking from underground, usually whilst you are, unknowingly, travelling across their territory. They generally pose little threat to a well armed group but stay alert in areas where they are known to live.’ – Titus Stern
Ankhegs are an all-too-common plague upon the rural areas of the world. These horse-sized burrowing monsters generally avoid heavily settled areas like cities, but their predilection for livestock and humanoid flesh ensures that they do not keep to the deep wilderness either. Their preferred habitat is rural farmlands, as the loose soil of such regions makes it easy for the creatures to burrow. Tales speak of larger ankhegs that dwell in remote deserts—such creatures likely feed primarily on giant scorpions and camels, and rarely come in contact with civilization due to their remote locations.