The oritu-eki are a small, dog-sized Xenotaur mainly used for swarming tactics. They have six wiry legs ending in claws and a tough carapace on their backs. They vaguely resemble armadillos though they are sleeker and much more dangerous.
Oritu-eki are known for their capacity to leap many meters into the air. Their favorite tactic is to jump on to the backs of larger creatures and dig in with their claws. The drawback to this is the primary weakness of the creature, the soft underside.