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Giant leeches are some of Golarion's many vermin.

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 310
See also: Animal, arachnid, arthropod, insect, and worm

Vermin1 are mindless living creatures, predominately invertebrates. They cannot speak and have no magic abilities. There are many different types of vermin, including insects, arachnids, worms, and arthropods.2

On Golarion

Vermin that lived near the open Worldwound were often corrupted by its demonic energies, with some giant vermin becoming awakened in the process.3 Deskari, demon lord of locusts, often took special interest in corrupted vermin, and both the lord and his followers could communicate directly with them.4

The green hag known as the Mother of Flies was so named for being shrouded in vermin that she could command.5

Featured vermin

See also: Category:Vermin


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  1. The singular and plural of vermin are the same.
  2. Pathfinder First Edition mechanically classified "insects, arachnids, arthropods, worms, and similar invertebrates" as vermin, while Pathfinder Second Edition assigns the Animal trait to many creatures that it describes non-mechanically as vermin. See also Bestiary (1E) pg. 310.
  3. James Jacobs, et al. “Chapter Three: Worldwound Bestiary” in The Worldwound, 52–53. Paizo Inc., 2013
  4. Sean K Reynolds. Deskari” in City of Locusts, 71–72. Paizo Inc., 2014
  5. Greg A. Vaughan. “Mother of Flies” in Mother of Flies, 28. Paizo Inc., 2010

External links

  • Vermin (real-world classification) on Wikipedia