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Jinkin Creature1

CE Tiny Fey Gremlin

Senses Perception +7; darkvision

Languages Undercommon

Skills Acrobatics +7, Crafting +5 (+7 traps), Deception +5, Nature +5, Stealth +7, Thievery +7

Str -2, Dex +4, Con +0, Int +2, Wis +2, Cha +2

Items shortsword

AC 17; Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +7

HP 19; Weaknesses cold iron 2

Speed 30 feet

Melee [one-action] shortsword +9 (agile, finesse, magical, versatile S), Damage 1d6-2 piercing

Primal Innate Spells DC 17; Cantrips (1st) prestidigitation

Sneak Attack The jinkin deals 1d6 extra precision damage to flat-footed creatures.

Tinker (curse, primal, transmutation) A group of six jinkins can work together for an hour to imbue an item with a curse at a range of 60 feet. While this process is lengthy, it’s also unobtrusive and can be performed while Hiding. Jinkins prefer to use this ability on magic items. The curse makes the item unreliable (DC 5 flat check or waste any action to Interact with or Activate the item), adds a bizarre requirement to use the item, or imparts some other curse of a similar caliber.


Jinkins are sadistic tinkers who steal and sabotage items and take great pride in their power to curse Precious objects. They hold grudges and create convoluted plans for revenge whenever they feel slighted, such as when a creature dares to remove one of their curses. Rarely content to wreak simple mayhem, jinkins also take immense pleasure in torture and murder, though they prefer to lead victims into traps designed to capture or incapacitate rather than kill outright.

Deep pits are favorites, since victims who survive the fall face a slow death from starvation and thirst. Jinkins enjoy gathering at the edge of pits to mock, tease, and torment.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Bestiary (Second Edition) © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Eleanor Ferron, Leo Glass, Thurston Hillman, James Jacobs, Jason Keeley, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Robert G. McCreary, Tim Nightengale, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Michael Sayre, Mark Seifter, Chris S. Sims, Jeffrey Swank, Jason Tondro, Tonya Woldridge, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.