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Skitterers are fast scout walkers used by The Banished and are cheap and expendable.
Skitterers are Lekgolo powered turrets with legs and are mini Scarabs but in large numbers can be just as deadly. Skitterer's can also be attached to units and depending on the size of that unit such as 1 Skittered for a Locust, 2 for a Mgalekgolo pair and 3 for a Scarab.
Operational History Edit
The harsh restrictions on AI research in the Covenant limited the development of autonomous weapon systems, though clever San’Shyuum technicians did find that carefully selected and pruned Lekgolo colonies could substitute for artificial minds in some applications. Though never widely used, combat machines such as the Skitterer proved this approach had merit, though the risk of aberrant gestalts in small colonies meant it never saw widespread use. Colony has adapted and perfected this technique, which allows for the integration of Lekgolo with the Banished Locust and mass production of Skitterers without the behavioral issues that plagued earlier work. They was first encountered during Operation: SPEARBREAKER.