Mothers are the Marsh Spiders’ equivalent of a hive queen. They are the largest
females in the nest, and the only ones eligible of laying eggs (if a Brood
Mother dies, the function goes to the next largest specimen in the nest), and
due to their responsibilities are also the meanest spiders that an adventurer
can meet. They share the special abilities of
normal Marsh Spiders, but can also use a web that functions like the Web
spell. For unknown reasons, Brood Mothers prefer lizardman and dwarf meat.