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Grig Swarm

Winged man-shaped creatures with blue skin and cricket legs buzz about in a dense mass both hypnotic and frightening.

Grig Swarm CR 6

XP 2,400
NG Tiny fey (swarm)
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +14

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 17, flat-footed 14 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 natural, +2 size)
hp 45 (10d6+10)
Fort +6, Ref +11, Will +8
DR 5/cold iron; Immune swarm traits; SR 17
Weaknesses swarm traits

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft. (poor)
Melee swarm (2d6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction (DC 16), fiddle
Spell-like Abilities (CL 10th):

3/daydisguise self, entangle (DC 13), invisibility (self only), pyrotechnics (DC 14), ventriloquism (DC 13)

TACTICS

A grig swarm normally attacks by surrounding and enveloping its opponents. Before closing to melee range, a swarm uses its entangle ability to bind its foes.

Morale If facing destruction, a grig swarm often turns invisible and flees.

STATISTICS

Str 5, Dex 18, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 14
Base Atk +5; CMB –; CMD
Feats Dodge, Great Fortitude, Mobility, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +17 (+23 jumping), Craft (any) +13, Escape Artist +17, Fly +4, Perception +14, Perform (string instruments) +15, Stealth +25 (+29 in forests); Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics when jumping, +5 Stealth in forests
Languages Common, Sylvan

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Fiddle (Su)

The grigs that make up a grig swarm carry tiny, grig-sized fiddles. When the fiddlers play, any non-fey within 30 feet of the instruments must make a successful DC 17 Will save or be affected as though by irresistible dance for as long as the playing continues. The save DC is Charisma-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, tangle (2-4 swarms), or cyclone (5-10 swarms)
Treasure none

A grig swarm is a large mass of flying grigs. Normally grigs don’t gather into groups larger than 80 or so creatures. But sometimes when several tribes come together, they join as a grig swarm.

The individual grigs that make up the swarm have light blue skin, forest-green hair, and brown hairy legs, and usually wear tunics or brightly colored vests with buttons made from tiny gems. A grig stands 1-1/2 feet tall and weighs about 1 pound.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Grig Swarm from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.