Tosculi Drone

The tosculi are a race of wasp-folk that share the Golden Song of the hive, which unites them under the command and iron rule of their queen. Each hive has its own song, and most tosculi hives are predatory, dangerous places—quick to turn to banditry, cattle theft, and raiding against small villages.

Those few tosculi who do not hear their queen’s Golden Song are the Hiveless, driven out of the embrace of the hive to attempt survive on their own.

Tosculi drones are the workers of the tosculi hive; the smallest, weakest, least intelligent, and most abundant of the wasp folk. Their carapaces are mostly iridescent blue with gold abdomens and lower legs. A drone stands between 3 and 4 feet tall, and weighs around 50 lb. They have only vestigial wings, so they can glide but not truly fly.

One-Way Scouts. Drones function primarily as menial workers but, during time of war, they also act as highly expendable scouts and soldiers. Because the warriors know whatever a drone knows (thanks to the hive-queen), a drone doesn’t need to survive its scouting mission to deliver useful information.

Tosculi Drone

Small monstrosity, lawful evil
Armor Class 13
Hit Points 22 (4d6 + 8)
Speed 20 ft.
8 (-1) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 8 (-1) 12 (+1) 4 (-3)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Tosculi
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Gliding Wings. The tosculi drone can use its wings to slowly descend when falling (as if under the effect of the feather fall spell). It can move up to 5 feet horizontally for every foot it falls. The tosculi drone can’t gain height with these wings alone. If subjected to a strong wind or lift of any kind, it can use the updraft to glide farther.

Skittering. Up to two tosculi can share the same space at one time. The tosculi has advantage on melee attack rolls while sharing its space with another tosculi that isn’t incapacitated.


Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4 + 3) slashing damage.

Light Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.

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