The Borer is a creature native to the planet Tor.
Borers were omnivorous tunneling larvae many times larger than a person. The had a circle of chitinous beaks around a central maw, followed by a rigid crest, and a much smaller body that followed.
Borers thrived in the warmer, softer earths near the volcanic vents. Only coming to the surface in search of food. Haduns never built on the earth unless necessary, and was an important lesson to the village youths to lie alert with their ear to the ground.
- Endless Space (2012)