Pyre Beetles are primitive proto-insects that stalk the aether.
These creatures look like incredibly small, misshapen scarabs that collect in swarms. Mostly black in color, they glow with a pale light when they've fed recently.
A character knows the following information with a successful Arcana check:
DC 15: They glow for a short time after feeding on lesser aether beasts. The colour of light they produce is dependent on what variety of Aether beast they have ingested.
Pyre Beetle Swarm Level 1 Skirmisher
Small fey magical beast XP 100
Initiative +5 Senses Perception +2
HP 17; Bloodied 8
AC 15; Fortitude 13, Reflex 15, Will 11
Resist Fire 5, Half damage from melee and ranged attacks; Vulnerable 5 against close and area attacks
Speed 2, Fly 8
+6 vs. AC; 1d10 +3 damage.
Final Flames (When reduced to 0 or fewer Hit Points) ✦ Fire
Close Burst 1; +2 vs. Reflex; 2d6 +3 fire damage. Miss: Half Damage.
Alignment: Neutral Languages: -
Str 10 (0) Dex 16 (3) Wis 6 (-2)
Con 13 (1) Int 1 (-4) Cha 2 (-4)
Pyre Beetle swarms simply attack whatever is the source of the most damage to them.