Also speak Pixie & some Common
|Related species||Grig, Pixie, Sprite|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||Dungeons & Dragons|
|Created by||Gary Gygax|
Atomies are diminutive elf-like fairies.
Monster Manual descriptions
The smallest of sprites, atomies are found only in secluded glens. Being nocturnal, the atomies issue forth at night to gather food, frolic, and otherwise follow the pursuits common to such folk. They are sometimes (20%) found in company with grigs. Atomies dwell in great trees, verdant banks, and similar abodes. There they build arboreal balconies, comfortable chambers in hollow trunks, underground halls and chambers, and so forth.
Atomies are nimble and fast, and they can dart in for an attack with spear or sword almost before an opponent realizes it. Thus they gain 1 on initiative die rolls. They attack as 3rd-level fighters. Typical weapons are small crossbows (20%) with a 3" range and 1-3 points of damage, small spears (60%) doing 1-4 points of damage when thrust or thrown (double when used in diving or charging flight), and small swords (40%) equal to a knife doing 1-3 damage.
Atomies have the following spell-like powers, usable at will 1 at a time, 1 per round, at 5th-level ability: blink, invisibility, pass plant, speak with animals, summon insects.
Atomies are 90% likely to surprise and only 10% likely to be surprised. Their hearing is double human norm, and they have infravision and ultravision of double normal range (120 feet). In addition to their own language, a dialect of Sprite, they speak Pixie and a smattering of Common.
Atomies are very thin and have long arms, legs, and fingers. Their heads are long also, as are their narrow ears. Their features are pointy but quite attractive when compared to others of their type, such as sprites, pixies, and grigs.