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Flash Beetle

These 3-foot-long insects boast a pair of glowing organs on the back of the abdomen that give off bright light and that continue to glow for days, even after the creature’s death. Flash beetles are commonly herded and harvested by miners and spelunkers, as their glow is considered safer than torches and less expensive than lamps. Denizens of the Darklands often domesticate and train these insects, using them as pets, livestock, or caging them to use as organic sources of light in areas frequented by visitors unaccustomed to the darkness.

Flash BeetleCreature -1

Source Bestiary pg. 41
Perception +6; low-light vision
Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +4
Str +1, Dex +3, Con +2, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha -2
AC 13, Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +4
HP 6
Luminescent Aura (aura, light) 10 feet. The flash beetle’s bioluminescent organs fill the area with bright light.
Speed 20 feet, fly 15 feet

All Monsters in "Beetle"

Flash Beetle-1
Giant Stag Beetle4


Source Bestiary pg. 41
Not all beetles are harmless creatures that can be easily crushed underfoot. Oversized and ravenous giant beetles can be found throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world. They are often benign creatures, though when threatened or roused, giant beetles are quite dangerous. Their powerful mandibles and tough exoskeletons make for a challenging combatant.