Rockworm Lore

Lore and Story
So, having only recently fallen prey to the hardcore fever, I've found myself with many opportunities to hear the lore books for the various creatures in Sanctuary. A few of them stick out, but none so much as the lore for the rockworm. Abd al-Hazir comments that the rockworm is a "giant invertebrate", but some of the time when the creatures are killed, they leave behind a skeleton corpse (that is, a spine and ribs in the shape of a worm). This seems like a silly inconsistency - are the rockworms vertebrates or not?

I know this is a minor detail, but it's bothersome...
I suppose they would have to be a vertebrate then. A small oversight by the D3 team.
This seems like a silly inconsistency - are the rockworms vertebrates or not?I know this is a minor detail, but it's bothersome...


The smaller ones might not be... but the bigger ones might come from somewhere else (Burning Hells) ?

Perhaps they are both right? Hehe
I just had the same thought. My guess is that Abd al-Hazir is just wrong. From other lore samples he doesn't seem to be the most knowledgeable...

But yeah, bothers me too.
Perhaps the entire skeletal structure is composed of a flexible cartilage type material. This would provide the worm with a bit of internal structure without impeding upon flexibility.

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