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Waspite

Waspite CR 1

The sky seems to wobble with an otherworldly drone and you can almost feel a tinge of electricity as a lightning-laced wasp the size of a man’s hand hovers into view, followed quickly by more of the aerial insects.

XP 400
CN Diminutive vermin
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +6

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 19, flat-footed 14 (+5 Dex, +4 size)
hp 9 (2d8)
Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +2
Immune electricity, vermin traits

OFFENSE

Speed fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee sting +3 (1d2+1d4 electric)
Ranged lightning stinger +10 (1d4 electric, Range 20 ft.)
Special Attacks lightning swarm, lightning zap

TACTICS

Before Combat Waspites remain hidden when alone, but stick close together when its kin is nearby.

During Combat Waspites move in tandem, enhancing each other’s attacks. When targeted by area attacks, waspites use Flyby Attack and readied actions to strike simultaneously.

Morale Waspites are skittish and retreat when reduced to 5 hp or less.

STATISTICS

Str 6, Dex 20, Con 11, Int 7, Wis 14, Cha 7
Base Atk +1; CMB –5; CMD 12 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Flyby Attack
Skills Fly +13, Perception +6, Stealth +13, Survival +6

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Lightning Stinger (Ex)

A waspite can fire a bolt of electricity from its stinger at creatures within 20 feet of it. Any target wearing metal armor takes additional damage (medium armor +1 electric damage, heavy armor +2 electric damage).

Lightning Swarm (Ex)

A waspite deals +1 electric damage with its sting and lightning zap for every lightning wasp within 5 feet.

Lightning Zap (Ex)

Any creature that hits a waspite in melee combat using a natural attack or metallic weapon takes 1d4 electric damage. Creatures grappling a waspite take 1d4 electric damage at the start of its turn and 1 electric damage each turn spent grappling it.

ECOLOGY

Environment any non-cold (Disputed Territories)
Organization solitary, pair, fury (3-8), maelstrom (9-16)
Treasure none

Waspites are curious otherworldly creatures that can appear anywhere, though they almost always emerge from particularly vicious storms. The unnatural buzzing of their sizeable wings creates a drone throughout the air that roils like thunder as a maelstrom of waspites descends on an area to hunt, scorching the land aflame with their electrified stingers before moving on to wreak havoc elsewhere. Many attempts have been made to communicate with the creatures (as they’ve shown some low levels of intelligence) but if anyone has successfully done so word of the feat hasn’t spread yet. Current theories claim they “talk” to one another in some form of nonverbal communication, using the light of their stingers in conjunction with their limbs to converse.

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