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Hive Crone

The Hive Crone is a species of flying Tyranid used to establish air superiority over worlds targeted by the Hive Mind. It is a creature perfectly adapted to aerial combat, able to wrestle enemy aircraft out of the skies. This is accomplished thanks to the living missiles known as Tentaclids which attach themselves to its wings.[1][2] Once the skies have been cleared of hostile forces, Hive Crones will soften up ground targets with its Drool Cannon, splashing its prey in acidic digestive fluids. But even without these impressive weapons a Hive Crone is still deadly, as it is able to fly close enough to its quarry to tear them asunder with its bladed spurs on its underside. Before reaching a target planet, Hive Crones also protect Bio-Ships in space from enemy fleets. Here they fly along enemy vessels, ripping open their hulls to expose them to the cold vacuum.[3]

Hive Crones are bred with the same basic components as the Harpy, but are nonetheless markedly different due to their set of dorsal chimneys which emit a cloud of toxic gas. In addition, the Hive Crone has bulging sacs on its underbelly which carry the acidic bile for the creature's drool cannon.[2]


Hive Crone