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Wharfling (3PP)

Tiny beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 6 (4d4 – 4)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft., swim 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
4 (-3) 16 (+3) 8 (-1) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 8 (-1)

Skills Perception +3, Sleight of Hand +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 10). Until this grapple ends, the wharfling can’t use its bite on another target. While the target is grappled, the wharfling’s bite attack hits it automatically.
  • Pilfer. A wharfling that has an opponent grappled at the start of the its turn can make a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check as a bonus action. The DC for this check equals 10 plus the grappled target’s Dexterity modifier. If the check is successful, the wharfling steals some small metallic object from the target, and the theft is unnoticed if the same result equals or exceeds the target’s passive Perception. A wharfling that successfully pilfers something flees with its treasure.

Appearance

Hairless, ugly, and usually dripping water, the wharfling is a nocturnal raider and fond of stealing from fishmongers and jewelers alike.

About

Waterborne Packs. Wharflings have large, webbed hands and feet and oversized mouths. An adept fish catcher, wharflings establish dens near the shores of oceans, lakes, and rivers, and they often move in family groups of 3 or more.

Thieving Gits. Those who have been bitten by a wharfling rightly fear their needle-like teeth, but most coastal communities hate the animal more for its propensity for theft. Their lairs are invariably filled with stolen metal trinkets.

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