Hardshell are a species of beetle-like xylophagous organisms reaching around 4.8-5.1 feet in length. Their most distinctive features are their crack-like bioluminescent electric blue patterns, and large gnarled, and branch-like mandibles. Which are used to assist in their xylophagous diet.

As implied by the name, Hardshell’s chitin is sturdy enough to withstand mortar shells and dragon’s fire. This powerful chitinous shell is used as armor by sapient species, and while alive they are used as powerful beasts of labor or warmounts.