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NykteraCreature -1

Source Pathfinder Bestiary 3
Perception +6 ((+8 to Seek creatures using hearing); low-light vision)
Languages Common, Sylvan, Speak With Bats
Skills Acrobatics +5, Diplomacy +5, Stealth +5
Str -3, Dex +3, Con +0, Int +0, Wis +2, Cha +3

AC 15; Fort +2; Reflex +7; Will +6;
HP 10
Speed 10 feet (fly 40 feet)
Weaknesses Coldiron 2

Fist One Action +7 (+3, -1) to hit (agile, finesse, magical) 1d6-3 Bludgeoning
Ultrasonic Pulse One Action +7 (+2, -3) to hit (evocation, magical, range 20) 1d4 Sonic

Low-Light Vision

The monster can see in dim light as though it were bright light, so it ignores the Concealed condition due to dim light.

Speak with Bats

A nyktera can communicate with bats and use Diplomacy to Make an Impression on bats and Request things from bats.

Wrath of Spurned Hospitality

A nyktera whose hospitality is betrayed becomes enraged at the violation of a fundamental aspect of their fey nature. They must succeed at a DC 20 will save or begin involuntarily attacking the traitor. At the end of each of their turns, if they choose, they can attempt another Will save to end the effect; otherwise, the effect lasts until the traitor is subdued or leaves the nyktera's presence. As long as their righteous fury lasts, the nyktera gains a +2 status bonus to attack and damage rolls for their fist Strikes.

Primal Innate Spells (DC 17, +9 to hit)

Cantrips (1st Level): Dancing Lights, Ghost Sound
1st Level: Heal

Nykteras, or bat sprites, are gentle sprites known for their affectionate nature and incredible hospitality. Nykteras share features with bats, but the type of bat varies by location, as nykteras tend to form small colonies in locations with bats similar to their own nature. A nyktera's sense of hospitality is such that they're willing to share with any who need it, even bitter foes. However, violating a nyktera's hospitality is one of their greatest taboos, inviting rare anger and retribution from the nyktera who was wronged, as well as their large extended family.

Tiny winged fey with intense curiosity and adventurous spirits, sprites often find themselves in risky situations and shenanigans belying their stature. While their pixie and grig cousins are most common, numerous additional types of sprites were born from the faerie realm of the First World. These include draxies, melixies, and nykteras, each of which shares commonalities with a different animal or magical creature.



Anything that doesn't list another rarity trait (uncommon, rare, or unique) automatically has the common trait. This rarity indicates that an ability, item, or spell is available to all players who meet the prerequisites for it. A creature of this rarity is generally known and can be summoned with the appropriate summon spell.


Creatures of the First World are called the fey.


A family of diminutive winged fey with a strong connection to primal magic.