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Haniver

Hanivers are the most benign type of gremlin—capricious fey who skim the waves on rubbery fin-wings. Though they don't actively sabotage their environment, sailors bemoan these gremlins' grasping fingers. Hanivers' incessant curiosity compels them to examine any object that draws their attention. Such treasures might include an overturned fruit basket, a sack of coins, or a shark's gleaming teeth (often still in the shark's mouth, to the fey's regret). Should hanivers like what they find, they steal it, making them a bane to fishers and dockworkers everywhere.

Recall Knowledge - Fey (Nature): DC 13

HaniverCreature -1

CETinyAmphibiousFeyGremlin
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 120
Perception +5; darkvision
Languages Aquan, Common, Undercommon
Skills Acrobatics +5, Deception +4, Nature +3, Stealth +5, Thievery +5 (+7 to Steal)
Str +1, Dex +3, Con +2, Int -1, Wis +1, Cha +2
AC 15; Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +3
HP 9; Weaknesses cold iron 2
Speed 10 feet, fly 20 feet, swim 20 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action bite +7 [+3/-1] (agile, finesse), Damage 1d4+1 piercingPrimal Innate Spells DC 13; 1st fear, ventriloquism (at will); Cantrips (1st) prestidigitation
Rearrange Possessions Single ActionSingle Action or Two ActionsTwo Actions (manipulate) The haniver attempts to Steal a small object off a target's person. If they succeed, they also rifle through and rearrange the contents of the target's pockets, pouches, and other containers. The next time the target attempts to draw a weapon or retrieve a worn item, doing so requires two Interact actions instead of one. The haniver can Steal an object that's closely guarded using this action without the –5 penalty, though not objects that would be extremely noticeable or time-consuming to remove. They can spend 2 actions instead of 1 to use this ability to Steal from a creature in combat or otherwise on guard.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Mari Haniver

Sailors sometimes affix a “Mari Haniver” to their ship's prow. Made from a ray's dried carcass, this clever bit of taxidermy resembles a dead haniver enough to scare gremlins away. But should a haniver wise up to the ruse, it will stop at nothing to torment its would-be deceivers.

All Monsters in "Gremlin"

NameLevel
Fuath1
Grimple-1
Haniver-1
Jinkin1
Mitflit-1
Nuglub2
Pugwampi0
Vexgit1

Gremlin

Source Bestiary pg. 192
Gremlins are cruel fey tricksters and saboteurs who have fully acclimated to life on the Material Plane, finding distinct niches for their inventive destructiveness. All gremlins delight in ruining or breaking things, whether it’s something physical like a device or vehicle or something intangible such as an alliance or relationship. A gremlin’s greatest joy is watching the collapse of complex creations, preferably after the lightest and slightest, carefully targeted push from the gremlin. Gremlins tend to denigrate, bully, or even slaughter their lesser kin, particularly mitflits, whom gremlins (and many others) derisively call “mites.”

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Gremlin "Treasure"

All gremlins are hoarders, and their nests are cluttered with objects both valuable and worthless. Sorting through a gremlin nest can reveal unexpected treasures like pieces of jewelry or minor magic items, but care must also be taken to avoid being cut on rusty shards of metal, picking up cursed items, or disturbing a hidden nest of venomous vermin.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Gremlin Bells

Superstitious societies sometimes hang tiny bells made of semiprecious metals in the belief that such bells will dissuade gremlins from destroying an affixed object or infesting a home. Strangely enough, most gremlins believe this superstition as well, and even when a gremlin bell hasn’t been magically enhanced, a gremlin usually won’t risk tinkering with objects that seem to be protected in such a manner.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Gremlin Faith

Lawful evil gremlins are sometimes drawn to the worship of archdevils, though not in an orthodox fashion. Dispater is revered as the archdevil of cities—playgrounds to engage in thievery and sabotage. Mammon is worshipped as the bringer of wealth and protector of gremlin warrens that, like his domain of Erebus, are dark and trap-filled. Neutral evil gremlins have been known to worship Norgorber in his aspect as a patron of thieves, but pugwampis in particular prefer to worship gnolls (or at least, worship whoever the local gnolls worship). Chaotic evil gremlins often revere Andirifkhu, demon lord of illusions, knives, and traps. Those that retain a connection to the First World may swear allegiance to the Lantern King, Eldest of laughter, mischief, and transmutation.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Gremlin Minions

Most know better than to employ gremlins, so when the fey creatures live side-by-side with others, it's often as parasites and unwelcome guests. Imaginative and sinister folk who find themselves infested sometimes catch the gremlins and release them in the homes of their enemies.