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Kraken Priest

Kraken Priest

Medium humanoid (any species)
Challenge
5

STR
1
DEX
1
CON
3
INT
0
WIS
2
CHA
2

90
12d8+36
17
Soak
1
Fort
+4
Ref
+2
Will
+3
Defense note natural armor

Speed 5 m., swim 5 m.
Skills Occult (cha) +4 (15), Perception +4 (15)
Languages any two languages

Amphibious. The kraken priest can breathe air and water.

Spellcasting. The kraken priest uses Occult (cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 13, +4 to hit with spell attacks). It has 9 mana, a mana limit of 2, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

At will: command, rain

Cantrips (at will, 6th-level spellcaster): hydraulic push, shape water

1 mana: aquatic adaptation, darkness, desiccate, ebb and flow, fog cloud, liquid body, locate water, slick skin, tidal break, tidal surge, water jet, water whip

2 mana: animate water, aqueous form, call lightning, control water, drown, horrid wilting, purify, tidal wave, wall of water, water walk

Actions (2)

Thunderous Touch (1/turn). Melee Spell Attack: +4 to hit. Hit: 16 (3d10) concussion damage.

Voice of the Kraken (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). A kraken speaks through the kraken priest with a thunderous voice audible within 100 meters. Creatures of the kraken priest’s choice that can hear the kraken’s words (which are spoken in Abyssal, Infernal, or Aquan) must succeed on a Difficulty 13 Will saving throw or be frightened for 1 minute. A frightened target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Coastal, Underwatervgtm

Spells

As an action, you shoot a jet of water at a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 bludgeoning damage and is pushed 2 meters away from you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed 4 meters away from you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 and it can affect a creature of a larger size when you reach 9th level (2d6; Large) and 17th level (3d6; Huge).


Dampen flame

0

As an action, you shoot a jet of water at a creature or an object that you can touch or see within 5 meters. Reduce its burning condition by 2.

As an action, you choose an area of water that you can see within 5 meters and that fits within a 1-meter cube. You manipulate it in one of the following ways:

  • You instantaneously move or otherwise change the flow of the water as you direct, up to 1 meter in any direction. This movement doesn’t have enough force to cause damage.
  • You cause the water to form into simple shapes and animate at your direction. This change lasts for 1 hour.
  • You change the water’s color or opacity. The water must be changed in the same way throughout. This change lasts for 1 hour.

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have no more than two of its non-instantaneous effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect on your turn (no action required).

At higher levels

The cube increases by 1 meter when you reach 9th level (2 meters) and 17th level (3 meters).

1 hour/mana

As an action, you adapt to life underwater. Choose fins or gills as the spell’s effect.

Fins. You grow fins and webbing between your fingers and toes; you gain a swimming speed of 5 meters for the duration.

Gills. You grow gills; you gain the ability to breathe underwater for the duration. You also retain your normal breathing pattern.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to gain the benefit of both effects.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As an action, you speak a one-word command to a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The target must succeed on a Will saving throw or follow the command. The spell has no effect if the target is undead, if it doesn’t understand your language, or if your command is directly harmful to it.

Some typical commands and their effects follow. You might issue a command other than one described here. If you do so, the GM determines how the target behaves. If the target can’t follow your command, the spell ends.

Approach. On its turn, the creature must use its speed to move toward you by the shortest and most direct route, and can’t willingly move away from you on during its turn.

Drop. The creature immediately drops whatever it is holding at its feet.

When a creature tries to interact with an object in a space occupied by a hostile creature it must use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness (its choice) check contested by the hostile creature’s Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice). If the creature attempting to interact with the object wins the contest, it can interact with the object.

Flee. On its turn, the creature must use its speed to move away from you by the shortest and most direct route, and can’t willingly move toward you on during its turn.

Grovel. The creature immediately falls prone.

Halt. On its turn, the creature can’t willingly move. A flying creature stays aloft, provided that it is able to do so. If it must move to stay aloft, it flies the minimum distance needed to remain in the air.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to change the duration to 1 minute/mana, concentration. For the duration, you can make an additional command on each of your turns.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, darkness spreads from a point within 20 meters to fill a sphere twice as big as normal for the duration. The darkness spreads around corners.

If the point is on an object you are holding or one that isn’t being worn or carried, the darkness emanates from the object and moves with it. Completely covering the source of the darkness with an opaque object, such as a bowl or a helm, blocks the darkness.

If any of this spell’s area overlaps with an area of light created by a spell using equal or less mana, the spell that created the light is dispelled. Non-magical light, as well as light created by concoctions or spells using equal or less catalysts or mana, can’t illuminate the area.

At the start of each of your turns if the darkness is within 20 meters of you, you can cause it to move up to 2 meters in a direction that you choose. If you spend an action, you can move it up to 10 meters.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the darkness is magical. A creature with darkvision can’t see through this darkness.

  • Maddening Darkness. You can expend 1 additional mana and cast the spell as two actions so the darkness is a gateway to the dark between the stars, a region infested with unknown horrors. The sphere is now sized based on the mana expended and the duration changes to 5 minutes/mana, concentration. Shrieks, gibbering, and mad laughter can be heard within the sphere. Whenever a creature enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it must make a Will saving throw. On a failure, it is confused until the start of its next turn.

  • Hungering Darkness. You can expend 1 additional mana and cast the spell as two actions so the darkness is a gateway to the dark between the stars, a region infested with unknown horrors. The sphere is now sized based on the mana expended and the duration changes to 5 minutes/mana, concentration. This void is filled with a cacophony of soft whispers and slurping noises that can be heard up to 5 meters away. No light, magical or otherwise, can illuminate the darkness, and creatures fully within the area are blinded. Whenever a creature enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it must make a Reflex saving throw, taking 1d6 cold damage on a failed save as milky, otherworldly tentacles rub against it, or half as much damage on a successful one. You can increase the damage by 1d6 for every two additional mana expended.

As an action, you drain the moisture from a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw, which it does with disadvantage if it is a plant creature, a magical plant, or a creature made of water such as a water elemental. If the creature has no moisture in its body, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it takes 5d6 necrotic damage and is exhausted 1 until it rehydrates. This exhaustion does not accumulate with other forms of exhaustion due to dehydration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is exhausted 2 until it rehydrates. This exhaustion does not accumulate with other forms of exhaustion due to dehydration.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 6d6 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, you can unleash a stream of water that drains and heals life forces. Choose one of the following options.

Ebb. Life ebbs from a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d8 necrotic damage.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

A willing creature within 5 meters of the target can regain health equal to half the amount of necrotic damage dealt.

Flow. A creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters regains 3d6 health. A creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters of that creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes necrotic damage equal to half the amount of healing.

Augment

You can increase Ebb’s necrotic damage by 3d8 and Flow’s healing by 3d6 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you create a sphere twice as big as normal of fog centered on a point within 20 meters. The sphere spreads around corners, and its area is heavily obscured. It lasts for the duration or until a wind of moderate or greater speed (at least 15 kilometers per hour) disperses it. Creatures in the area are wet while within the fog and remain wet until the end of their turn that they leave the area.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack or missed by 4 or less that you can see or when you take fire damage, you can create a rushing torrent of water as a shield. You have resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapon attacks until the start of your next turn, including against the triggering attack.

Additionally, you are wet until the start of your next turn.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to trigger the spell when a creature that you can see within 10 meters is attacked or takes fire damage. The attacked creature gains the benefits instead.

(ritual)

As an action, you sense the direction of water. You learn the direction and distance to the closest substantial body of water within 10 kilometers, if any are present.

(ritual)

As an action, rain falls to the ground in a cylinder twice as big as normal centered on a point within 20 meters. You can focus the cylinder so that the rain falls within an open container or specific area that is smaller than the normal cylinder size. Creatures and objects in the area become wet until the end of their next turn. You can create up to 20 liters of clean water.


Continuous rain

1
concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, rain falls to the ground in a cylinder twice as big as normal centered on a point within 20 meters. The area is heavily obscured and creatures and objects in the area become wet until the end of their next turn. You can create up to 20 liters of clean water each turn, 200 liters of water every minute, and 12,000 liters of water every hour.

3 hours/mana

As an action, you touch a willing creature who isn’t wearing armor, and its body becomes slick until the spell ends. The target’s Defense becomes 13 + half its Aptitude Bonus (min 1) + its Dexterity (max 4) and it becomes wet. This wetness does not end if it takes fire damage. The spell ends if the target dons armor or if you dismiss the spell on your turn (no action required).

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack or missed by 4 or less, jets of water shoot out from you. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d10 bludgeoning damage, is wet until the end of its next turn, and is pushed or pulled 2 meters away from you or toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed or pulled 4 meters away from you or toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d10, push the creature an additional meter, and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

As an action, a tidal wave surges forth from you or retreats to you. Choose to have the wave surge or retreat. Each creature other than you in a sphere centered on you must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d10 bludgeoning damage, is wet until the end of its next turn, is knocked prone if it is Medium or smaller, and is pushed or pulled 2 meters away from you or toward you (pushed if the waves surged, pulled if the waves retreated) if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed or pulled 4 meters away from you or toward you (pushed if the waves surged, pulled if the waves retreated) if it is Medium or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d10 and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana so it deals no damage, but the waves surge continuously. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the waves surge toward and away from you in an aura shaped as a sphere. Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on you.

    Whenever a creature enters the area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it must make the Reflex saving throw.

    You can change the direction of the waves as an action.

As an action, you unleash a jet of water. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d8 bludgeoning damage, is wet until the end of its next turn, and is pushed 2 meters away from you following the direction of the cone or line if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed 4 meters away from you following the direction of the cone or line if it is Medium or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8, push each creature an additional meter, and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

As an action, you create a whip of water that pulls and unbalances a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d8 bludgeoning damage, is knocked prone if it is Medium or smaller, and is pulled 2 meters toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pulled 4 meters toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d8 and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you call forth a water elemental or water weird which appears in an unoccupied space that you can see within 10 meters. The water weird must be summoned in an unoccupied space containing water such as a river, lake, pool, or fountain. The elemental is a water elemental companion, using 2 resources. The creature has no mana or stamina dice, but you can infuse it with mana, psi, or stamina dice by expending mana up to your mana limit or psi up to double your mana limit. For each mana or 2 psi you expend, the elemental gains 1 mana or 2 stamina dice. The elemental is friendly to you and your companions, and it disappears when it drops to 0 health or when the spell ends.

Any creature you animated with this spell acts after your turn. You can mentally command the creature if it is within 20 meters of you (if you control multiple creatures, you can command any or all of them at the same time, issuing the same command to each one). The creature(s) will generally follow any specific verbal commands that you issue to them if the likely outcome is in accordance with its desires (no action required by you). For example you may command it to guard a particular chamber or corridor, explore the room ahead, or to attack a specific creature. If you don't issue any commands, they defend themselves from hostile creatures, but otherwise take no actions.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can use an additional resource for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to call forth another elemental.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As two actions, you, along with everything you’re wearing and carrying, transforms into a watery form. The spell ends if you drop to 0 health.

While in this form, the following rules apply:

  • your only methods of movement are a speed of 2 meters and a swimming speed of 5 meters
  • you can enter and occupy the space of another creature
  • you have resistance to nonmagical damage and are immune to the exhausted, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, and restrained conditions
  • you have advantage on Reflex and Fortitude saving throws
  • you can move through a space as narrow as 2 centimeters wide without squeezing.
  • you can’t talk, manipulate objects, attack, use maneuvers, or cast spells. Any objects you were carrying or holding can’t be dropped, used, or otherwise interacted with.
  • you are wet. This wetness does not end if you take fire damage.
  • the only actions you can take in this form are the Dash action or to revert to your normal form. Until the spell ends, as two actions, you can revert to water form.

If you are in water form and swimming when the effect ends, you ascend 10 meters per round for 1 minute until you reach the surface.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Water Glide. You can expend 1 additional mana to cast this spell without concentration and modify the effect so your swimming speed increases to 100 meters. You can target five additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 minute/mana

As two actions, a 10-meter radius storm cloud appears centered on a point you can see within 20 meters directly above you. The spell fails if you can’t see a point in the air where the storm cloud could appear (for example, if you are in a room that can’t accommodate the cloud). The cloud moves to always stay directly above you.

When you cast the spell—and once on on each of your turns thereafter as an action—you can choose a point you can see within 10 meters. A bolt of lightning flashes down from the cloud to that point. Each creature within 1 meter of that point must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d12 lightning damage and is deafened and can’t take reactions until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

If you are outdoors in stormy conditions when you cast this spell, the spell gives you control over the existing storm instead of creating a new one. Under such conditions, each creature within 2 meters of the point must make the saving throw.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d12 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you can control any freestanding water within 100 meters inside an area that is a cube up to 20 meters on a side. You can choose from any of the following effects when you cast this spell.

Flood. You cause the water level of all standing water in the area to rise by as much as 5 meters. If the area includes a shore, the flooding water spills over onto dry land.

If you choose an area in a large body of water, you instead create a 5-meter tall wave that travels from one side of the area to the other and then crashes down. Any Huge or smaller vehicles in the wave’s path are carried with it to the other side. Any Huge or smaller vehicles struck by the wave have a 25% chance of capsizing.

The water level remains elevated until the spell ends or you choose a different effect. If this effect produced a wave, the wave repeats on the start of your next turn while the flood effect lasts.

Part Water. You cause water in the area to move apart and create a trench. The trench extends across the spell’s area, and the separated water forms a wall to either side. The trench remains until the spell ends or you choose a different effect. The water then slowly fills in the trench over the course of the next round until the normal water level is restored.

Redirect Flow. You cause flowing water in the area to move in a direction you choose, even if the water has to flow over obstacles, up walls, or in other unlikely directions. The water in the area moves as you direct it, but once it moves beyond the spell’s area, it resumes its flow based on the terrain conditions. The water continues to move in the direction you chose until the spell ends or you choose a different effect.

On subsequent turns, you can use two actions to repeat the same effect or choose a different one.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you form a swirling globe of magical water around the head of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. At the start of each of its turns for the duration, the creature must make a Fortitude saving throw. If the creature doesn’t breathe, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it loses 3d8 health, is deafened, can’t speak, can’t use breath weapons, and can’t see anything beyond 2 meters until the start of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it loses twice as much health.

On a success, it loses half as much health and and the effect ends.

On a critical success, it loses no health and the effect ends.

Augment

You can cause the target to lose 3d8 more health for each additional mana expended.

As two actions, you draw the moisture from every creature at a point within 20 meters. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Fortitude saving throw, which it does with disadvantage if it is a plant creature, a magical plant, or a creature made of water such as a water elemental. If the creature has no moisture in its body, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it takes 7d6 necrotic damage and is exhausted 1 until it rehydrates. This exhaustion does not accumulate with other forms of exhaustion due to dehydration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is exhausted 2 until it rehydrates. This exhaustion does not accumulate with other forms of exhaustion due to dehydration.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The spell deals maximum damage to plant creatures, magical plants, or creatures made of water such as a water elemental.

Nonmagical plants that aren’t a creature, such as a tree or shrub, automatically fail the saving throw and withers and die.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d6 for each additional mana expended.

As two actions, you touch a creature and can remove the blinded, deafened, or poisoned condition.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Greater Purification. You can expend 1 additional mana to instead remove any reductions to one of its abilities, remove one effect that reduces its maximum health, remove one effect that charmed, paralyzed, or petrified it, or reduce its exhausted level by one.

As two actions, you create a wave of water that crashes down at a point within 20 meters. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d8 bludgeoning damage, is wet until the end of its next turn, is knocked prone if it is Large or smaller, and is pushed 3 meters away from the center of the sphere if it is Large or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed 6 meters away from the center of the sphere if it is Large or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The water then spreads out across the ground in all directions, causing all creatures and objects in the area to become wet until the end of their next turn.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8, push each creature an additional meter, and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you create a wall of water twice as big as normal at a point you can see within 20 meters that lasts for the duration. The wall can’t occupy the same space as a creature or object and it needs to be vertical and to rest on a firm foundation. The wall blocks line of sight, but creatures and objects can pass through it.

A creature must spend 2 meters of movement for every meter it moves through the wall. A creature that enters the wall’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 bludgeoning damage, is wet until the end of its next turn, and is knocked prone if it is Large or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Any creature or object in the area becomes went until the end of its next turn, any ranged attack that enters the wall’s space has disadvantage on the roll, and fire damage is halved if the fire effect passes through the wall to reach its target. Spells that deal cold damage that pass through the wall cause the area of the wall they pass through to freeze solid (at least a 1-meter square section is frozen). Each 1-meter square frozen section has 10 Defense, 1 Soak, and 15 Health. Reducing a frozen section to 0 health destroys it. When a section is destroyed, the wall’s water doesn’t fill it.

(ritual); 1 hour/mana

As two actions, you grant the ability to move across any liquid surface—such as water, acid, mud, snow, quicksand, or lava—as if it were harmless solid ground (creatures crossing molten lava can still take damage from the heat) to a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters.

If you target a creature submerged in a liquid, the spell carries the target to the surface of the liquid at a rate of 10 meters per round.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.