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"Itchy? Scratchy? Give Gertie's Homemade Scree-Mite Ointment a try!"
—Advertisement in Fort Umson[1]

Scree-Mites were a species of black arachnid native to the abandoned wilderness of Tyrus that possessed four legs on either side of their body, two antennae on their head, two eyes, and a scarlet-colored abdomen.[1][2]

The small creatures generated an itching sensation—commonly treated with a medical substance referred to as scree-mite ointment—in the skin of humans that came into contact with them.[1][2] The Outsider settlement in Fort Umson suffered from a scree-mite infestation towards the conclusion of the Interwar Period.[1][2][3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gertie's Fort Umson advertisement in Gears of War 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fort Umson "shopping" list in Gears of War 4
  3. Events of Gears of War 4
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