Blink Shrew


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Blink Shrew
The teleporting mouse of the forest.
The Blink Shrew is a small, nocturnal creature with the ability to teleport short distances.
EnvironmentsDense forests, underground burrows
AlliesOther small forest creatures, druids
EnemiesPredatory birds, snakes, larger mammals
As you venture deeper into the dense forest, you catch a glimpse of a small creature darting between the trees. It appears to be a Blink Shrew, its fur shimmering as it teleports from one spot to another.

The Blink Shrew is a small, nocturnal creature known for its ability to teleport short distances.


It has a sleek, mouse-like body covered in soft fur, with large, round eyes and a long, thin tail.


The Blink Shrew is cautious and skittish, always on the lookout for danger. It is also highly curious and will investigate anything that catches its attention.

Similar in popular culture

The Blink Shrew is like Dobby the house-elf from Harry Potter, with its ability to teleport and its mischievous nature.

Stat Block

Blink Shrew
Tiny Beast, Neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 5 (2d4)
Speed 30 ft.

2 (-4) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 4 (-3)

Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 11
Challenge 0 (10 XP)Proficiency Bonus +2

Blink. The Blink Shrew can use its action to magically teleport up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space it can see. It can then make one bite attack as a bonus action.
Evasive Teleport. When the Blink Shrew is targeted by an attack, it can use its reaction to teleport up to 15 feet away to an unoccupied space it can see, potentially causing the attack to miss.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage.
Teleport. The Blink Shrew can use its action to teleport up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space it can see.



  • The Blink Shrew chitters and squeaks, its eyes darting around as it assesses the situation.
  • You hear a soft rustling in the underbrush, and suddenly the Blink Shrew appears before you, its fur shimmering with each teleportation.
  • The Blink Shrew stands on its hind legs, sniffing the air and twitching its whiskers, before disappearing and reappearing a few feet away.
  • You catch a glimpse of movement out of the corner of your eye, and when you turn to look, the Blink Shrew is already gone, leaving only a faint trail of teleportation energy.
  • The Blink Shrew scurries across the forest floor, its tiny paws barely making a sound as it disappears and reappears in the blink of an eye.


  • The Blink Shrew teleports behind you, sinking its sharp teeth into your ankle!
  • With a flash of light, the Blink Shrew disappears and reappears on your shoulder, clawing at your face!
  • You swing your sword at the Blink Shrew, but it teleports out of reach, leaving you off balance and vulnerable.
  • The Blink Shrew darts around the battlefield, teleporting in and out of your attacks with uncanny speed.
  • As you try to cast a spell, the Blink Shrew teleports next to you and disrupts your concentration, causing the spell to fizzle.


Quest Hooks

  • The Teleportation Stone.
    The Blink Shrew possesses a rare Teleportation Stone that can transport the players to a hidden location. They must find a way to convince or capture the shrew to obtain the stone.
  • The Blink Shrew's Curse.
    The Blink Shrew has been cursed by a powerful mage, causing it to teleport uncontrollably. The players must find a way to break the curse and restore the shrew's normal teleportation abilities.
  • The Blink Shrew's Stolen Treasure.
    The Blink Shrew has stolen a valuable treasure from a nearby village. The players are tasked with tracking down the shrew and retrieving the stolen item.
  • The Blink Shrew's Mysterious Behavior.
    The Blink Shrew has been acting strangely, teleporting to unusual locations and leaving behind cryptic messages. The players must unravel the mystery behind its behavior and discover its true purpose.
  • The Blink Shrew's Guardian.
    The Blink Shrew is being hunted by a powerful predator. The players must protect the shrew and ensure its safety, while also dealing with the threat posed by the predator.


  • The Hidden Teleportation Network.
    The Blink Shrew is part of a secret network of creatures with teleportation abilities. They use their powers to transport valuable items and information across great distances.
  • The Blink Shrew's True Form.
    The Blink Shrew is not actually a shrew, but a transformed humanoid. Breaking the curse on the shrew reveals its true identity and unlocks its hidden potential.
  • The Blink Shrew's Teleportation Lair.
    The Blink Shrew has a hidden lair deep within the forest, filled with magical artifacts and treasures. Only those who can teleport can find and access the lair.
  • The Blink Shrew's Teleportation Training.
    The Blink Shrew is part of a group of creatures undergoing teleportation training. They are being prepared for a secret mission that could change the course of history.
  • The Blink Shrew's Teleportation Research.
    The Blink Shrew is conducting experiments on teleportation, trying to unlock new abilities and push the boundaries of its powers. Its research could have far-reaching implications.


  • Teleportation Amulet.
    The players receive a magical amulet that grants them the ability to teleport short distances, similar to the Blink Shrew.
  • Blink Shrew's Blessing.
    The players are blessed by the Blink Shrew, gaining advantage on all Dexterity saving throws for a limited time.
  • Teleportation Scrolls.
    The players find a stash of teleportation scrolls hidden by the Blink Shrew. These scrolls allow them to teleport to specific locations.
  • Blink Shrew's Friendship.
    The players earn the trust and friendship of the Blink Shrew, gaining a loyal ally who can assist them in future adventures.
  • Teleportation Knowledge.
    The players gain valuable knowledge about teleportation magic from the Blink Shrew, increasing their understanding and proficiency in the arcane arts.