[RPG] Can a Mimic (container form) actually hold loot


I want my players to be able to kill a Mimic and get the loot from the Mimic's corpse.

The Mimic has an acidic bite, and is a creature, not actually a container.

Can a Mimic store items?

Best Answer


Shapechanger. The mimic can use its action to polymorph into an object or back into its true, amorphous form.

A chest has an inside and an outside. So a mimic polymorphed into a chest has an inside and an outside.

Mimics are also not-unintelligent and a mimic could see great utility in being an open chest and then using its Pseudopod to fill itself up to overflowing with nice, tempting treasure.

Now, we know "It reverts to its true form if it dies" but “amorphous” means having no fixed defined form. Maybe each mimic has its own “true, amorphous form”. Or maybe they look like this:

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If so, that juicy treasure that was inside the chest would probably be lolling about inside that remarkably large mouth.