Native to Mordor, these deadly arachnids were rarely encoutered (and happily so). Generally slow moving, the palm-sized spiders were surprisingly fast when attacking. They were easily recognized by their black haired bodies, and a red patch upon the backs of their abdomen (similar to the splotch marking the Morgai flies). Their venom was highly toxic and paralyzed their victims instantaneously. If this venom was mixed with bramble berry paste, its potency dropped, but the combination was lethal. The usual prey of the Morungol consisted of Morgai flies and black lizards (though it would not hesitate to attack a larger intruder if threatened).
- Retrieved from Realms of Arda; original reference: [ICE MERP 2012]