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    These little horrors are slated to make their appearance in the second volume of Cyclopean Deeps. It turns out that they are a bit like Pathfinder’s goblins, although they are smaller and native to much deeper realms than the little psychopaths of the Pathfinder Roleplaying game.


    Hit Dice: 1d3 hit points

    Armor Class: 8 [11]

    Attack: Stone dagger (1d4), bite (1d3), or dart (1d2)

    Save: 18

    Special: Hit only by silver or magical weapons

    Move: 9

    Alignment: Chaos

    CL/XP: B/10


    Cairnshees are very small creatures 1-2ft tall, who inhabit the deepest of caves and caverns. They are wicked things that look like ugly, feral pixies without wings. They are apparently fey creatures, but they exhibit the very worst characteristics of the fey: they are merciless, territorial, capricious, and sneaky. Although they are expert at setting traps and ambushes, cairnshees do not have access to magic, sleep arrows, or other traditional weapons of the aboveground fey. They are, however, inordinately strong for their size, and can inflict as much damage with their small weapons as a creature twice as big.


    From time to time, more civilized tribes of cairnshees might be encountered, but for the most part the cairnshees encountered in the deeps are essentially psychotic, fearless little murderers.


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