Mineral Lizard (3.5e Monster)
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|Size/Type:||Tiny Magical Beast (Earth, Extraplanar)|
|Hit Dice:||4d10+16 (38 hp)|
|Armor Class:||18 (+2 dex, +4 natural, +2 size), touch 16, flat-footed 16|
|Attack:||Bite +3 melee (1d2-3, 20/x2)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +3 melee (1d2-3, 20/x2)|
|Space/Reach:||2½ ft./0 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Plane Shift|
|Special Qualities:||Darkvision 60 ft, Low-Light Vision, Mineral Body, Mineral Hardness|
|Saves:||Fort +8, Ref +6, Will +1|
|Abilities:||Str 4, Dex 14, Con 18, Int 1, Wis 11, Cha 5|
|Feats:||Improved Initiative, Run|
|Environment:||Quasielemental Plane of Mineral, Any|
|Treasure:||1d6 Ore Chunks; see text|
|Alignment:||Always True Neutral|
|Advancement:||5-8 HD (Tiny)|
A small sparkling lizard with a glittering silver back sits hidden in the corner. As you approach it darts away and vanishes.
Mineral lizards are creatures which feed off the various mineral and crystals of the Quasielemental Plane of Mineral (and to an extent, the Elemental Plane of Earth as well). However with its ability to plane shift they are sometimes are found on other planes, including the prime material, feeding off random various ores and minerals. They are a shy creature, and they run at the first sign of danger. No wonder, because killing them often nets minerals of unparalleled purity and of rare substance.
Mineral lizards glow softly, as bright as a candle. They do not detect as living creatures, but do detect as minerals.
Mineral lizards run at the first sign of danger and plane shift away.
Mineral Body (Ex): When a mineral lizard is killed, up to 1d6 chunks of pure ore of its chosen material can be harvested from its corpse. Each chunk of ore is enough to create 10 pieces of ammunition, and 50 pieces is enough to make a weapon or armor out of it. If used to craft said item it reduces the crafting cost by half.
Mineral Hardness (Ex): Mineral lizards embody one particular mineral (such as adamantine, iron, or deep crystal), and possess the hardness and properties (such as immunities and resistances to certain attacks) as said material.
|Alignment||Always True Neutral +|
|Challenge Rating||1/4 +|
|Environment||Quasielemental Plane of Mineral, Any +|
|Identifier||3.5e Monster +|
|Level Adjustment||— +|
|Subtype||Earth + and Extraplanar +|
|Title||Mineral Lizard +|
|Type||Magical Beast +|