Scorchers are a tank-like mining shell used by both corporate mining operations and nomadic sifters on Mercury. Scorchers are designed to operate on Mercury’s terminus and night-side, but they can also survive the planet’s day-side extreme heat conditions. Due to their extensive heat and radiation shielding and cooling systems, scorchers are heavy and slow. Four sturdy legs carry their bulky 3-meter frames, while two manipulator arms allow the morph to carry and manipulate tools. Four additional tool-arm sockets allow for customized equipment such as shovels, drills, pneumatic hammers, and similar mining/construction tools to be attached.