Nudge the gnome watched the small thing as it scurried across the floor in a haphazard manner.
“Some sort of burning beetle!” he cried out.
The beetle scampered towards a pile of dried leaves and with a muffled ‘pop’ it both disappeared and caused the leaves to catch on fire.
Chalk fumbled around, looking for water to douse the fire as it began to grow.
“We need to get out of here!”
Valance and the others hurriedly packed and ran from the ruins as the fire turned into a blaze.
“Now who is after us?” Koram asked.
Nudge peered out into the darkness but didn’t see anyone.
“Apparently we will find out later, and we had better be prepared,” replied the tiny thief.
Elemental Bug (Druid)
Range: Can be controlled 15′ per level of druid.
Duration: Ten minutes/level.
When cast the druid conjures a minor beetle-like creature about the size of a fist from the elemental planes that reflects one particular element (Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Shadow, etc) and can be sent on a minor task as if remotely controlled. While this creature cannot cause much damage (no more than 1d4 points) it can be used to start a fire (or put a small fire out), obscure something, cause a gentle breeze, etc. Once the task is complete the creature dissipates back to its plane of origin. The creature has no particular attack or defense and 4 points of damage will destroy the thing.