Sprite

Source: System Reference Document 5.0
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Sprite

Tiny fey, neutral good


Armor Class 15 (leather armor )

Hit Points 2 (1d4+5)

Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft.


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
3 (-4) 18 (+4) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 11 (+0)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +8

Senses passive Perception 10

Languages Common, Elvish, and Sylvan

Challenge (50 XP)

Actions


Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 slashing damage.

Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 40/160 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 1 minute. If its saving throw result is 5 or lower, the poisoned target falls unconscious for the same duration, or until it takes damage or another creature takes an action to shake it awake.

Heart Sight. The sprite touches a creature and magically knows the creature’s current emotional state. If the target fails a DC 10 Charisma saving throw, the sprite also knows the creature’s alignment. Celestials, fiends, and undead automatically fail the saving throw.

Invisibility. The sprite magically turns invisible until it attacks or casts a spell, or until its concentration ends (as if concentrating on a spell). Any equipment the sprite wears or carries is invisible with it.

Source: 5srd adaptation of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3.

Sprites gather in groups deep in forested lands, aligned to the cause of defending nature. Whole tribes of sprites deem themselves protectors of a certain person, place, or creature of importance in their lands, even if the being doesn’t actually want or need protecting.

Sprites are more primitive in many ways than most fey. They enjoy each other’s company, but tend to be distrustful of other fey and assume any humanoids and any other creatures that they haven’t expressly chosen to protect mean to do them ill. Even animals are generally regarded as dangerous. Much of this is due to sprites’ tiny size, which makes them popular targets for predators. As a result, a sprite’s initial reaction to danger is typically to flee—it uses its invisibility to delay pursuers, and relies on its speed in flight and its size to allow it to escape in the end.

While sprites themselves are relatively uncultured and savage in nature, they do have a healthy curiosity for all things magical in nature. They are particularly drawn to sites of great but latent magical power, such as the ruins of ancient temples. This curiosity makes them unusually receptive to roles as familiars as well.