Dungeons & Dragons creature
Alignment Neutral Evil
Type Fey
Source books 3E Monster Manual 2, Monstrous Compendium Volume 2, 1E Fiend Folio, Monstrous Manual, Descent into the Depths of the Earth
First appearance
Mythological origins Gremlin
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The Jermlaine (also known as Gremlin, Jinxkin and Banemidge) is a fictional creature from the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. They are evil and fiendish underground fey who spend their days sneaking, hiding and plotting.

Physical Description[]

Jermlaine resemble small, mishappen, grey-skinned humanoids covered with warts, pimples and hair, and have grumpy, big-nosed faces. They are very thin-limbed, and have slightly rat-like traits.


Jermlaine dwell underground in large groups, and live only to plot and scheme. With foul dispositions and evil designs, they are also extremely adept at hiding and sneaking. They also seem to have a kinship of sorts with rats; Jermlain groups are often accompanied by up to an entire plague of rats, including a few giant ones, and also, a Jermlaine lurking in the shadows can be mistaken for an oddly shaped, vaguely humanoid rat.

Jermlaine are similar in nature to kobolds, goblins and troglodytes.


  • Richards, Johnathan M. "The Ecology of the Jermlaine." Dragon #262 (TSR, 1999).