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Gremlin, Common

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    Small fey, chaotic evil

    Armor Class 14 (leather)
    Hit Points 10 (3d6)
    Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.

    STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
    7 (–2) 16 (+3) 11 (+0) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 15 (+2)

    Skills Acrobatics +5, Arcana +4, Perception +4, Sleight of Hand +5, Stealth +5
    Senses passive Perception 14
    Languages Common, Goblin, Sylvan
    Challenge ¼ (50 XP)

    Special Traits

    • Innate Spellcasting. The gremlin’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 12, +4 to hit with spell attacks). It can cast the following spells without requiring material components.
    • Knot Expert. The gremlin has advantage on any check or saving throw to break free of any effect grappling or restraining it when the effect is made of rope or rope-like objects.

    Actions

    • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.
    • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.

    About

    This creature resembles a goblin with long floppy ears, a pinched wrinkled face, nasty claws, a mouth full of sharp teeth and a wicked glint in its eyes.

    Gremlins are wicked fey beings who revel in destruction and creating mayhem. They are known to wreck machinery and equipment, often laying nasty traps behind, ensuring that repair is next to impossible. Due to their phase door ability, they can get inside even the most complicated and tight areas without fear of detection and remain as long as they like.

    Here they reside undetected until towers begin collapsing, forges explode, gates jam, and catapults begin to misfire. Once a village, city, or castle finds itself the unhappy host of a gremlin, it is almost impossible to root the creature out and remove it once and for all.

    Individual gremlins tend to scout out new areas in which to wreak havoc. Within weeks their numbers double, especially in high population areas where they may remain undetected for an extended period of time.

    A gremlin stands 3½ feet tall and weighs about 40 pounds.

    When pressed into combat, gremlins fight with bites, claws and their wicked blades which are frequently slick with nasty venoms. They prefer to hide in shadows and lash out with their sneak attack and use their phase door ability to beat a hasty retreat.

    Section 15: Copyright Notice

    Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb