Miengus look like lithe, beautiful four-armed humanoid women comprised entirely of cool, clear water that flows and ripples like a river. Around the miengu orbit daggers made of water, which are razor-sharp despite their liquid construction. In place of legs, miengus have a twisting spout of water.
Despite its lithe appearance, a miengu only stands five-and-a-half-feet tall. Due to their watery composition, miengus weigh more than a fully armoured dwarf. The watery composition renders them immune to certain attacks that would effect more fleshy fey. Miengus are universally female.1
Habitat and ecology
Miengus are spirits of the water who dwell in the most serene water features, from stunning desert oases to beautiful jungle rivers. While most seem to favour warm climates like tropical coasts or desert oases, there are also reports of miengus guarding cold coves and pristine arctic coasts.
They regard themselves as protectors of their homes, as well as all that is pure and innocent. As fey, this includes things like pure water, small animals, delicate flowers, and beautiful gardens, as much as it includes innocent people. Miengus often disguise their chosen territory under a veil of illusion, using them to assess whether an intruder's intentions are good or evil before deceiving evildoers toward a dangerous path.2
Miengus are as capricious and unpredictable as other fey, but they are serious defenders of nature. While they dwell in only a single location, they are not magically linked to this site (unlike other fey, like nymphs or dryads). Miengus often become staunch crusaders against evil and protectors of the weak, with the home of benevolent miengus often becoming the site of pilgrimages.
They are happy to attack races that despoil the natural environment, like ogres, goblins, and sahuagin, and take an active role in the defence of nature. Some miengus even adopt nearby tribes as their charges, although such relationships rarely end well as most tribes eventually lose their respect for the nearby natural wonders and come into conflict with their former wards. In modern times, miengus have become more reclusive, and fewer people can claim to have encountered one than in ages past.2
- Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Jason Nelson, F. Wesley Schneider, & Amber Stewart. (2009). Bestiary. The End of Eternity, p. 82. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-173-2
- Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Jason Nelson, F. Wesley Schneider, & Amber Stewart. (2009). Bestiary. The End of Eternity, p. 83. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-173-2