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Arachne 1.17

Adds the Arachne race to Starbound

  1. Quintexial
    Based off of the now-dead mod by Antyrus, is the Arachne - a race of half-spider, half-humans.




    Adds race of half-spider, half-humans known as Arachne, with a larger hitbox, more health, higher jumps, and a slightly faster walkspeed. Includes custom respawn, death, and warp animations, as well as furniture, weapons, armour, and more.


    Two different styles of beds; standard and an egg/cocoon style.
    Lamps in 3 variations; standard, desk, and lamp post.
    Arachne Light; in vertical and horizontal form.
    Arachne Ship Hatch
    Arachne Ship Door
    Arachne Bench
    Arachne Tables in two variations; small and large.
    Wall Rugs in 2 sizes (small and large) and three colours; purple, yellow, red.
    Arachne Door in two variations; solid and cobweb.
    Webloom, the Arachne-only crafting station.


    Arachne Plating
    Arachne Panels
    Arachne Cornering
    Arachne Smooth Cornering
    Arachne Beam
    Arachne Girder
    Arachne Platform


    Web Whip
    Web Machete + upgrade
    Silk Spear + upgrades
    Tiered Armour (T1 to T6)
    Web Rope
    Spiderling Eggs


    Mistral S91 is a dark planet on the edge of space, nursed by a dying star. It’s atmosphere is covered by a deep, penumbral shroud that lets very little light shine through, but absorbs no heat, thus allowing for a unique surface of dark trees and bio-luminescent fungi. When the first Protectorate explorers touched down on the surface of this planet, they had already feared the worst from its oppressive atmosphere, but what they weren’t expecting was to make first contact with a race of fearsome, but otherwise curious and intelligent aliens.

    Dubbed the “Arachne” by the explorers, as their own name for themselves is nigh unpronounceable by most other peoples, this species had been living in and developed on this planet for several millennia, dwelling underground in vast, beautiful, carved out cities. Their origin is a mystery that scholars and archaeologists have only just begun to explore and uncover, as the Arachne themselves only know little past their immediate governments and histories. The surface of the planet is dotted with sparse ruins of pure black stonework, hinting at a dark and ancient origin, but little is available past this.

    The Arachne homeworld is divided between several noble houses, each founded by the descendants of the first sentient members of their race. The territory of each noble house is a county, with baronies being established within. Thus, Arachne Barons or Baronesses answer to Counts or Countesses. Legend tells of a great Spider King, from whom all are descended from and will unite the houses, but no such claims to such a line have stood against the test of time. Each ruling house represents a different “sub-breed” of Arachne, and as such, a skilled cultural xeno-archaeologist can identify which house an Arachne hails from simply by the colours and design of their chitin.

    Once it was discovered that these aliens were friendly and not, in fact, man-eating space bugs (they prefer dining on fungi and the meat and eggs of the large insects native to their homeworld), the Protectorate introduced the species to the concept of space-travel, which immediately sparked a surge of wanderlust and curiosity in the Arachne. For generations they believed that nothing lied beyond the dark veil of their homeworld, and that was simply where existence ended.
    Upon discovering otherwise, however, the race eagerly took to the stars and began making a name for themselves by trading fine silks and being fierce warriors. Now it’s something of a tradition for young, prodigious Arachne to leave their planet in a coming of age ceremony, who then explore the wonders of the universe and eventually return to their people with new discoveries, knowledge, and technology.


    "Meme Trash": Some assets in the mod.
    Antyrus: Original mod. I got permission from him to revive it.
    Ren: Race history and object descriptions.
    pd1992: One of the images.
    Simian(at slightlysimian.tumblr.com): Both of the drawn images.

    Currently using a placeholder ship. Looking for someone to design the ship.​

    For those who prefer the wider hitbox: Arachne Wider Hitbox

    For those who prefer the old eyes: Arachne Legacy Patch

    Discord Server: https://discord.gg/SH9ATAX
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Recent Reviews

  1. Xochic101
    Version: 1.17
    This mod is much more than I thought. When I saw the loom interface for the first time, I knew that this mod has much more content than most other race mods.
  2. kitsunespirit
    Version: 1.16
    I love spider-kin type races!
  3. DeltaZone1234
    Version: 1.16
    Decided to finally give this mod a try after a bit and I have never regretted downloading a mod soon enough till now. 5/5 Would download again.
  4. Raphalice
    Version: 1.16
    Very Awesome~
    More can be added to this... Like Settlements perhaps, underground.

    Unless there are some already. Probably not...
    Spider "Grappling Hooks" as well?
  5. Natural Aura
    Natural Aura
    Version: 1.16
    This mod deserves a lot more credit! I mean, making all those custom sprites for all that armor, the leg movement, etc. must've been difficult!
    Not to mention the race themselves are pretty fun to play as! 10/10
  6. AbsoluteXeroEX
    Version: 1.16
    Great mod, keep up the good work!
  7. Yumelee
    Version: 1.15b
    Love it! ♥
  8. J_Verdad
    Version: 1.15b
  9. J_Verdad
    Version: 1.11
    esta genial
  10. trixvel
    Version: 1.6d
    Ohmy.. i really enjoy dat race, never saw such race like dat lol 10 of 10