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Pyre Beetles are primitive proto-insects that stalk the aether.

DescriptionEdit

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.


LoreEdit

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.

Statistics BlockEdit

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


Swarm(standard; At-Will)

+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)


TacticsEdit

Pyre Beetle swarms simply attack whatever is the source of the most damage to them.