Originally from Charos, Meenlocks are small, three-foot tall, bipedal creatures found in deep caverns of the Underdark.

Originally from Charos, these evil creatures have horrid, insect-like features, gleaming, yellow, pupil-less eyes, and claw-like hands; they are are covered in shaggy, black, fur.

Meenlocks are tribal; they live in small groups of between 20 and 50 in foul, underground caves. The mere sight of a Meenlock can cause low-level intelligent creatures to collapse in fear, their touch causes paralysis, and they have a short-range teleportation ability. The only weakness of Meenlocks is a fear of light; the creatures prefer total darkness.

If a Meenlock lair is disturbed, the occupants will silently follow the responsible party and wear down a single member (chosen generally at random, although humans or elves will be given priority) with a continual low-level telepathic assault that manifests as whispered voices, strange noises, and other phenomena only perceived by the chosen target. When their weakened prey beds down for the night, the meenlocks will attempt to paralyze them (killing anyone else who resists), carry them back to their lair while still alive, and turn them into another Meenlock through a short, gruesome procedure.