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Fire Beetle

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This housecat-sized beetle is a dull brown color brightened by two glowing green-yellow spots on its carapace.

Although nocturnal, the fire beetle lacks darkvision—it relies on its own glowing glands for illumination. Caged fire beetles are a popular source of long-lasting illumination among eccentrics and miners.

Other variations on the common fire beetle exist. The two most common variants are detailed below.

Mining Beetle (CR 1/2): A Mining Beetle is an advanced fire beetle with the advanced simple template and a burrowing speed of 20 feet.

Flash Beetle (CR 1/2): A Flash Beetle is an advanced fire beetle that can create a bright flash of light once an hour. When a Flash Beetle does so, all creatures in a 10-foot burst must make a DC 12 Fortitude save or be dazzled for 1d3 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Special Abilities

Luminescence (Ex) A fire beetle's glowing glands provide light in a 10-foot radius. A dead fire beetle's luminescent glands continue to glow for 1d6 days after its death.

Items Based On This

Giant Stag Beetle

Attributes

AC
12, Touch 11, Flat-footed 12 (+1 Natural, +1 Size)
Alignment
N
Base Atk
+0
CMB
1
CMD
9 (17 Vs. Trip)
CR
CR 1/3
Cha
7
Con
11
Creature Type
Vermin
Dex
11
Environment
Any
Fort
+2
HP
4 (1d8)
Immune
Mind-affecting Effects
Init
N Small Vermin +0
Int
&Mdash;
Melee
Bite +1 (1d4)
Organization
Solitary, Cluster (2-6) Or Colony (7-12)
Ref
+0
SQ
Luminescence
Senses
Low-light Vision; Perception +0
Size
Small
Skills
Fly 2
Speed
30 Ft., Fly 30 Ft. (Poor)
Str
10
Treasure
None
Will
+0
Wis
10
XP
135
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