Hobkins Gremlin

Nature: Creature
Type: Fey
Subtype: Gremlin

Alignment: Neutral Evil
Size: Small
CR: 1/2

First Encountered: 17.1 "A Midwinter Night's Shindig"

Description: ''This small, blue-gray humanoid has glowing eyes and huge ears on its round, oversized head.''

A hobkins stands 3 feet tall and weighs 15 pounds.

They exist slightly out of phase, which means that any ranged attack has a 75 % chance of passing right through them. They always hover an inch or two above the ground, and can will themselves to float upwards for a short time, as gravity doesn't quite hold them like it does other creatures.

Information: As many gremlins, hobkins enjoy destroying things that others cherish, but unlike their jinkin cousins, hobkins delight in manipulating people into destroying their own belongings.

Their favorite strategy is to use their powers and their skill at scaring people to frighten a family. A hobkins may for instance wait at a child’s window during a storm so that it appears pressed up against the glass when the lightning flashes, only to hide away when they check again.

Once its victims work themselves into a frenzy, the gremlin gives them time to arm themselves, then reveals itself, leaping and floating out of reach to force panicked victims to throw anything at hand.

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