Anthera: Secrets of Shara
Scaphlings are wretched creatures. With all that self-mutilation, I can’t imagine how they survive. And yet, leave a dark hole alone for long enough and you’re as likely to get scaphlings as you are to find maggots on a corpse. -Ralf, Arynt Exorcist.
Scaphlings are obsessed with torture and pain. If they cannot inflict punishment on someone else, they are just as happy to mutilate their own bodies.
They are thin, quick-moving creatures and their ribcages protrude from their chest, giving them a skeletal profile. Their skin is covered by a thick, tarlike substance that covers the many scars and wounds they inflict upon themselves.