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Earth Mephit

Earth mephits are humorless and trudge about their tasks with little enthusiasm. They are somewhat more stout than other mephits, and their dark-brown or gray bodies are always coated with layers of dirt and filth. An earth mephit can fly, just as any other mephit, but the act of flight is uncomfortable and unnerving to them—they rarely ascend higher than 5 feet off the ground if they can help it.

Recall Knowledge - Elemental (Arcana, Nature): DC 15

Earth MephitCreature 1

NSmallEarthElemental
Source Bestiary pg. 150
Perception +3; darkvision, tremorsense (imprecise) 30 feet
Languages Terran
Skills Athletics +6, Stealth +2
Str +3, Dex -1, Con +2, Int -2, Wis +0, Cha -1
AC 15; Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +3
HP 20 (fast healing 2 (while underground)); Immunities bleed, paralyzed, poison, sleep
Speed 20 feet, burrow 20 feet, fly 15 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action fist +8 [+3/-2], Damage 1d6+3 bludgeoningArcane Innate Spells DC 17; 3rd meld into stone; 2nd enlarge (self only)
Breath Weapon Two ActionsTwo Actions (arcane, earth) The earth mephit breathes rocks in a 15-foot cone that deals 2d6 bludgeoning damage to each creature within the area (DC 17 basic Reflex save). The earth mephit can’t use Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.

All Monsters in "Elemental, Mephit"

NameLevel
Air Mephit1
Dust Mephit1
Earth Mephit1
Fire Mephit1
Ice Mephit1
Ooze Mephit1
Steam Mephit1
Water Mephit1

Elemental, Mephit

Source Bestiary pg. 150
Mephits—sometimes known as elemental scamps—are little bipedal critters with bat-like wings who serve stronger elementals on the Elemental Planes or neophyte spellcasters who summon them to the Material Plane. All mephits have an inkling of magical power as well as a breath weapon.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Conjuring Mephits

Mephits are a favorite target for low-level spellcasters to summon, both because they have several useful abilities and because they are relatively easy to command and manipulate. Still, care must be taken when using mephits as minions, because if left unwatched or unattended for too long, they can cause all sorts of mischief.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Mephit Interactions

Different types of mephits that can be found on the same elemental plane often develop friendly (or, in some cases, fierce) rivalries with one another. While mephits from elementally opposed planes (such as fire and water) may have strong opinions about the superiority of their own element, the fact that they rarely see such mephits means that when they do encounter them, they often get along better than they do with their close neighbors.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Mephit Names

Perhaps because they're so often compelled into service by mortal conjurers and more powerful elementals, mephits tend to adopt long names peppered with self-proclaimed titles and imagined or exaggerated accomplishments to alleviate their feelings of inadequacy. Some examples of mephit names follow.
  • Anothoraxia, Lurker in Dark Places, the Tragic Hero, One Against All
  • Silothiscil the Embittered, Rimelord of the Eternal Chill, Lord of Icicles
  • Oglophax, Prince of Pungency, the Viscous One, the Forever Stain
  • Zarnozath the Magnificent, First of His Name, Boiler of Kettles, the Teapot Terror

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Mephits

The four mephits presented here are but the most common of their kind. Others that rise from the mixing of elemental energies exist as well: creatures like dust mephits (who breathe out a scouring cloud of grit), ice mephits (who spit out sickening gusts of frozen air), magma mephits (which can assume the form of a pool of lava), ooze mephits (which spit out foul-smelling acid), salt mephits (who can draw moisture out of the environs and nearby creatures), and steam mephits (which can call down tiny squalls of boiling rain).