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"''re a swamp skorken nipping at a wader."
Tersa 'Gunok to Salus 'Crolon[1]

A skorken was a species of aquatic animal native to Sanghelios. Skorkens lived in swamps and were known to make attempts to eat beings that got too close to their swamp. Calling an individual a skorken was seen as an insult, used to refer to someone that intentionally aggravated others.[1] The Sangheili expression "move like a skorken with its tail afire" meant for one to move with urgency.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Halo: Broken Circle, page 117
  2. ^ Halo: Broken Circle, page 249