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Murder Sprite

Tiny fey (titanspawn), neutral evil

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 14 (4d4 + 4)
Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
4 (-3) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 8 (-1) 11 (+0) 8 (-1)

Skills Perception +2, Stealth +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft.; passive Perception 12
Languages Sylvan, Titan Speech
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

Actions

  • Blood Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) poison damage, and the murder sprite attaches to the target. While attached, the sprite doesn’t attack. Instead, at the start of each of the sprite’s turns, the target loses 3 (1d4 + 1) hit points due to blood loss. The murder sprite can detach itself by spending 5 feet of its movement. It does so after it drains 7 hit points of blood from the target or the target dies. A creature, including the target, can use its action to detach the sprite.

About

Cruel and bloodthirsty creatures, murder sprites are by no means swift-witted. They are possessed of a malicious cunning, though, and they take great pride in inflicting woe. Unlike many of the creatures created by the titans, murder sprites have prospered in the time since the war. With their fast breeding cycle, they have infested many places, displacing rats as vermin (or in some instances, actually herding them for food).

Cruelty has shaped the malicious features of these tiny fey, their hideous mouths toothy and circular, like the ringed maw of a lamprey eel.

Malicious Wretches. Murder sprites happily carry out campaigns of terror for little more reason than that fear and pain delight them. Where they dwell, small children and the elderly are set upon and blinded or hamstrung, pets are poisoned and tortured, and every grain silo is a bomb waiting to explode. For these reasons and more, wherever they are discovered, murder sprites are mercilessly hunted and destroyed. These fey are as brutal to one another as they are to the larger inhabitants of the world around them, and their existence is a squalid caricature of human life, composed of little more than sly manipulation and brutal dominance games.

Deadly in Numbers. Despite their aggressiveness, murder sprites prefer to avoid combat with healthy specimens of creatures larger than themselves, at least unless they have great numbers to counteract their physical weakness. Typically, they attack lone or weakened targets through poison or traps, and then ambushes as a last resort. A murder sprite is certainly clever enough to use tools, although it shares the same antipathy for ferrous metals as do most fey.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Scarred Lands Player’s Guide © 2016 Onyx Path Publishing Authors: Bill Ashbless, Jason Bolte, Chris Cowger, Adam Eichelberger, Alain Giorla, Nathan Knaack, Chris Sims, Eddy Webb