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Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 207
Mites are among the least powerful, and least attractive, of the subterranean species of fey. They have a strong connection to vermin of all types, and often use these creatures to protect their underground lairs. Their most intense hatred is reserved for dwarves and gnomes (particularly the Darklands-dwelling svirfneblin), but because of their natural cowardice, this seldom leads to serious violence.
Being physically weak, mites prefer to overwhelm their opponents with superior numbers, cutting at their enemies with small knives in a bloodthirsty frenzy.
Mites on Golarion
Most mites on Golarion live in the Darklands realm of Nar-Voth, where they inhabit the smallest, darkest tunnels. The dwarves joke that this is because mites are so ugly that they can't stand to look at one another, which is a cruel inaccuracy, since mites see quite well in darkness due to their darkvision. The largest known population of mites can be found in the upside-down city known as the Court of Ether, where they dwell alongside thousands of their fey brethren and are ruled by Queen Frilogarma.
Mites on the surface
In the past, the goblins of the Varisian city of Magnimar's sewer competed for space and resources with a population of mites who had made their way up from the Darklands realm of Nar-Voth. The sewer goblins eventually won this contest and drove the blue-skinned creatures to migrate to other areas, such as the pilings of the Irespan.
- Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 207. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
- James Jacobs and Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Into the Darklands, p. 24. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-140-4
- James Jacobs and Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Into the Darklands, p. 27. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-140-4
- Greg A. Vaughan. (2012). Shards of Sin. Shards of Sin, p. 35. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-452-8