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Fuath

Despite their small size, fuaths are shipwreckers incarnate. In the dark of night, these gremlins sever ratlines, slash sails, smash sextants, and soil provisions. Once the ship founders, the fuaths return to indulge their craving for land-raised flesh. While fuaths prefer to take their prey asleep, they save a terrible doom for sailors who attack them, surrounding the mariners' faces in magically congealed water to drown them where they stand.

Constantly dripping with water, fuaths have seahorse-like faces, seaweed-green fur over yellow skin, and wicked lobster claws for hands. Lacking the Undercommon tongue, they have trouble relating to other gremlins aside from hanivers, but revere sea hags and evil aquatic fey.

Recall Knowledge - Fey (Nature): DC 15

FuathCreature 1

CETinyAmphibiousFeyGremlin
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 121
Perception +8; darkvision
Languages Aquan
Skills Acrobatics +7, Deception +4, Nature +6, Sailing Lore +6, Stealth +7, Thievery +7
Str +1, Dex +4, Con +2, Int +1, Wis +3, Cha -1
Items darts (6)
AC 17; Fort +5, Ref +9, Will +6
HP 18; Weaknesses cold iron 2, fire 2
Vulnerable to Sunlight A fuath becomes drained 1 (or increases its drained condition by 1) after every consecutive hour they're exposed to sunlight. Being submerged in more than a foot of water prevents the sunlight from harming the fuath.
Speed 20 feet, swim 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action claw +9 [+5/+1] (agile, finesse), Damage 1d6+1 slashingRanged Single ActionSingle Action dart +9 [+5/+1] (agile, range increment 20 feet), Damage 1d4+1 piercingPrimal Innate Spells DC 17; 1st create water, sleep; Cantrips (1st) prestidigitation
Viscous Choke Two ActionsTwo Actions (conjuration, primal, water) Frequency once per day; Effect The fuath surrounds the head of one air-breathing creature within 30 feet in a magical film of viscous water for 1 minute. The target must succeed at a DC 17 Reflex save or begin to choke and must hold their breath to avoid drowning. The film can be temporarily wiped away with a total of 3 Interact actions by the choking creature or creatures adjacent to it, allowing a new Reflex save with a +2 circumstance bonus to end the effect. (These actions don't need to be consecutive or made by the same creature.)

Sidebar - Additional Lore Fuath Guardians

Lone fuaths sometimes appoint themselves guardians of nature, protecting spawning grounds from overfishing or preventing careless cutting of peat bogs. Most, however, are unrepentant saboteurs.

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.