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Zwerc

Zwerc CR 1/2

The stark white hair of this dwarf floats in the air of its own accord, and it seems as if the very earth around the stout creature softens slightly with each step it takes.

XP 200
Zwerc warrior 1
LN Medium fey humanoid (dwarf, zwerc)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +2

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 16 (+4 armor, +1 Dex, +2 shield)
hp 6 (1d10+1)
Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +1; +2 vs. spells and spell-like abilities
Weaknesses light blindness

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee shield slam –1 (1d4–2)
Ranged light crossbow +2 (1d8, Crit 19–20/x2, Range 80 ft.)
Special Attacks treacherous earth 1/day (10-ft.-radius, difficult terrain for 1 minute)

TACTICS

Before Combat Zwerc create difficult terrain between them and their enemies.

During Combat Zwerc use their light crossbow until opponents close to melee combat.

Morale Zwerc retreat when reduced to 3 hp or less.

STATISTICS

Str 7, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 13, Wis 13, Cha 8
Base Atk +1; CMB –1; CMD 10
Feats Improved Shield Bash
Skills Perception +2, Survival +2, Use Magic Device +3
Languages Common, Dwarven
SQ deep magic, skill training (Knowledge [arcana], Use Magic Device), stonecunning

ECOLOGY

Environment underground (Underworld)
Organization solitary, pair, trading party (4–16), enclave party (20–50)
Treasure standard (chain shirt, heavy steel shield, light crossbow)

Zwerc are mystically attuned to rock and stone. They live in pocket dimensions of the Elemental Planes of Earth, but zwerc enclaves often send out merchant caravans or emissaries in search of something their homelands lack. They can be generous and kind, but the laws of their settlements are paramount and any infraction against a taboo has dire consequences.

Zwerc are generally a little bit lighter, smaller, and shorter than their dwarven kin.

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