这种巨型蠕虫通常被当地人叫做“死亡蠕虫”，然而这个名字只说对了一半。“死亡蠕虫”其实根本不是蠕虫。蠕虫是从死亡腐烂的材料上获取营养的分解者，而“死亡蠕虫”则是一种食肉动物。 死亡蠕虫大部分时间都把自己埋在沙地里面，仅仅在吞下猎物的时候才会蹦出沙面。除非它的第一次攻击失手了，人们才有可能在死亡蠕虫攻击下幸存，因为这时死亡蠕虫会暂时失去行动能力。 理论上，这提供了一个逃脱其领地的短暂机会。而我则不会指望有这种运气。 死亡蠕虫大多数时间都住在地下，在砂石中穿梭。只有当部落侵占蠕虫的领土时，蠕虫才会从地底出现，并进行大屠杀。幸运的是，死亡蠕虫在地面是不会动的，因此逃跑相对简单。
Common name: Death Worm
Species: Khorkoi arrakis
Temperament: Extremely territorial
The titanic Khorkoi arrakis is commonly called a "Death Worm" by the locals, though I'm not certain that it is actually a worm. It shares some similarities to some segmented worms, namely the aquatic Eunice aphroditois, but it's biology doesn't seem consistent with other members of the annelid phylum. However, the "death" part of its name could not be more spot on. Khorkoi is without question the apex predator of this desert. It will devour anything that dares to set foot in the Endless Dunes, regardless of size or ferocity. Khorkoi spends most of its time burrowed beneath the desert sands, exploding to the surface only to devour its prey in a single bite. The only chance of surviving a Khorkoi attack is if its initial lunge misses, as it's momentarily immobile afterwards. Theoretically, that could provide a brief opportunity to escape its territory. I wouldn't count on such luck, though.
Attempting to tame Khorkoi will almost certainly result in failure and a very painful death. Any survivors in this desert should avoid Khorkoi territory at all costs.