NO. APPEARING: 30-300
ARMOR CLASS: 7
HIT DICE: 1 to 7 hit points
% IN LAIR: 40%
TREASURE TYPE: Individuals see below; C in lair
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE/ ATTACK: By weapon
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Nil
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Nil
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
SAVE: Fighter 0
ALIGNMENT: Neutral evil
SIZE: S (3' tall)
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
LEVEL/ X.P. VALUE: I/ 10 + 1/ hp
With missile weapon: I/ 14 +1/hp
Female: I/ 14 +1/hp
Leader: II/ 20+2/ hp
Leader with missile weapon: II/ 28 + 2/hp
These diminutive humanoids have orange skin and blue eyes. The males usually wear tight-fitting togas, while the females wear leather armor made from bat hide.
Yvarts will only attack humans or other big folk if they outnumber their foes or see a strategic advantage. They delight in traps, ambush, and villainy.
If 100 yvarts are encountered, one will be a strong leader-type, with 8-11 hit points and attacking as a monster with 2 hit dice. Ordinary yvarts fight with small flails (treat as horseman's flails) and sometimes carry javelins. Leaders can grow in size to nearly five feet and may use larger weapons.
Yvarts are trained in an unusual missile weapon, battle hookahs. When using these pipes, yvarts are able to create, solidify, and fling their smoke rings like tiny deadly sharp frisbees at their opponents. The smoke rings have the same range and damage as a dart. Normally, the hookah can hold enough pipeweed to make 20 such missiles. They are usually worn strapped to their backs, with mouthguards to hold the hose in place.If encountered in their lair, there will always be a leader of 11 hit points and two lieutenants of 8 hit points each, and 10-80 giant bats used as guardians and mounts. Some yvarts (5% of a group encountered) will be illusionists of 1st to 4th experience level (1d4). Normal male and female yvarts carry 0-9 (1d10-1) copper pieces and 0-5 (1d6-1) silver spanners. Leader-types and spell casters often carry more wealth.
Female yvarts ride giant bats and are typically armed with battle hookahs and small daggers that do only 1-3 points of damage. On average, they are usually just under two feet tall while males usually reach three feet in height. Both males and females have overlarge pointed ears, but while the females have small delicate features the males are given to impressive ugliness.
Yvarts delight in taking prisoners for food or to imprison. They have been known to work with or for dopplegangers. Their lair is usually in an underground dungeon or deep in the heart of a mountain.