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The jermlaine (also known as jinxkin or bane-midges) are tiny subterranean creatures known to ambush adventurers.

Description[]

Appearance[]

Jermlaine resemble small, misshapen, grey-skinned humanoids covered with warts, pimples and hair, and have grumpy, big-nosed faces. They are very thin-limbed, and have slightly rat-like traits.

Personality and alignment[]

Jermlaine spend their days scheming and plotting. They are usually neutral evil.

Abilities and traits[]

Jermlaine are extremely adept at hiding and sneaking.

Ecology[]

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Environment[]

Lair[]

Life cycle[]

Diet[]

Society and culture[]

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Relationships and family[]

Organization[]

Jermlaine dwell underground in large groups.

Enemies[]

Allies and minions[]

Religion[]

Language[]

Jermlaine speak Undercommon.

Treasure[]

Harvesting[]

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History[]

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Notable jermlaine[]

For a full list of jermlaine, see Category:Jermlaine.

Related creatures[]

Jermlaine seem to have a kinship of sorts with rats; jermlaine groups are often accompanied by up to an entire plague of rats, including a few giant rats. A jermlaine lurking in the shadows can be mistaken for an oddly shaped, vaguely humanoid rat.

Publication history[]

AD&D 1st edition[]

The jermlaine first appeared in the adventure Descent into the Depths of the Earth (D1){{UnknownBook}}. It was later included in the Fiend Folio (1e) (1981).

AD&D 2nd edition[]

The jermlaine returned in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989). It was revised for the Monstrous Manual (1993), where it was categorized as a subtype of gremlin.

Jermlaine were further detailed in The Ecology of the Jermlaine, Dragon #262 (Aug 1999).

D&D 3rd edition[]

The jermlaine returned in Monster Manual II (3e) (2002), where it was assigned the fey creature type.

It was updated for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 in the D&D v.3.5 Accessory Booklet, released online by Wizards of the Coast.[1]

D&D 5th edition[]

The jermlaine was updated for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition in Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio Volume 1 (2019), where it was assigned the humanoid type (with the jermlaine tag).

Creative origins[]

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Reception and influence[]

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References[]

  1. D&D v.3.5 Accessory Update Booklet. 2003-07-18. Retrieved 2020-09-12 (Internet Archive).
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