Beetle Tribes

Traits

Fire Beetle
+2 DEX, +2 CON
Low-light vision
+1 Natural AC
Immune to mind-affecting effects
Fly 30 ft.
CMD +8 vs. Trip
Luminescence

Mining Beetle
Same as Fire Beetle except:
+3 Natural AC
Burrow 20 ft.

Flash Beetle
Same as Fiore Beetle except:
+3 Natural AC
Flash: 1/hour; 10 ft. burst. FORT DC 12 – Dazzled 1d3 rounds (CON based)

Giant Stag Beetle
Traits
+3 STR, +2 CON
Darkvision 60 ft.
+8 Natural AC
Immune to mind-affecting effects
Fly 20 ft.
Special attack: Trample
CMD +8 vs. Trip
Size: large

Bombardier Beetle
Same as Giant Stag Beetle except:
Size: medium
Acid Spray: 1/round; 10 ft. cone, DC 11 FORT save or take 1d4+2 acid damage; save is CON based

Goliath Beetle
Same as Giant Stag Beetle except:
+5 STR, +4 CON
Trample
Size: huge

Tribes

Fire Beetle
Location: Barren Lands of Miba
Agenda: Assist Killer Bees in uniting all the Gaeagen Forest insect tribes
Political affiliations: Ragemane Lions (forced), Killer Bees

Mining Beetle
Location: Emrean’s peak
Agenda: Work with the Mole tribe to mine the Uremettle
Political affiliations: Emrean Moles, Flash Beetle

Flash Beetle
Location: Emrean’s Peak
Agenda: Work with the Mole tribe mining the Uremettle
Political affiliations: Emrean Moles, Mining Beetles

Giant Stag Beetle
Location: Xeek Swamp
Agenda: Lobbying for a seat on the tribal council
Political affiliations: Xeek Crocodiles, Killer Bees

Bombardier Beetles
Location: Mosquito Swamp
Agenda: Lobbying for seat on tribal council
Political affiliations: Killer Bees

Goliath Beetles
Location: Kedraxum Mountains
Agenda: Assist Killer Bees in unifying all insect tribes
Political affiliations: Killer Bees

Notable tribespeople

Loquan – Bombardier Beetle leader
Igna – Fire Beetle chieftess
Tendrick – Giant Stag Beetle Chief
Rosuth – Goliath Beetle chieftess
Destrium – Mining Beetle leader
Illex – Mining Beetle warrior
Abakar – Flash Beetle chieftain

Fire Beetles

Life as a member of the Fire Beetle tribe is not an easy one, as they live a life of subjugation under the cruel hands of the Ragemane Lions. Seen as nothing more than disposable servants, a fire beetle tribesperson usually has a short life span. They tend to the lions every whim, and if they should ever displease their masters, they are beaten and brutalized, oftentimes killed in the process. But their is hope for the beetles, for they have entered into a secret alliance with the Queen Lazzalla of the Killer Bee tribe, as she has promised them their freedom should her dreams of the Unified Insect Tribe should come to pass.

Mining Beetle & Flash Beetle

The Mining Beetles, along with their cousins the Flash Beetles, work together with the Mole tribe of Emrean’s Peak to mine Uremettle, one of the hardest substances in all of Karonus. The three tribes work in tandem to mine, store and distribute the metal. The metal is very scarce & extremely difficult to mine, so the tribes are stingy on how much they distribute and who they allow to get it.

Giant Stag Beetles

Few in number, the Giant Stag Beetles of the Xeek Swamp usually live a solitary existence, hidden away from civilization as best they can. Valued by other tribes in the swamp for their great strength, many of their numbers are caught and enslaved to serve as simple laborers or even guards. The Giant Stag Beetles have met with Lazzalla of the Killer Bee tribe of the Fields of Kalma, pledging their assistance in doing what they can to ensure that the United Insect Tribe Bill comes to pass.

Bombardier Beetles

Life for members of the Bombardier Beetle tribe is that of a forager. They eke out an existence within the Mosquito Swamp as best they can, foraging for food and supplies only when necessary. When not foraging, they conceal themselves as best they can, for fear of being caught by the more powerful tribes of the area (Mugger Crocodile, Vampire Bats, Boa Constrictor or Black Widows specifically) , who would use them as laborers and slaves. They have secretly met with Queen Lazzalla of the Killer Bee tribe and pledged to her their support in her attempt at unifying all the insect tribes of the Gaeagen Forest.

Goliath Beetle

Although few in number, the rule of the Kedraxum Mountains by the Goliath Beetles is

without question. They more than make up for their lack of numbers with their great strength and intimidating presence, aspects they have used to maintain a tight grip on controlling the Kedraxum Mountains. Outspoken supporters of Queen Lazzalla’s bill to unify all of the insect tribes of the forest, the Goliath Beetles are doing everything they can to help Lazzalla pass the bill.

Beetle Tribes

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