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Kuo-Toa Archpriest

Kuo-Toa Archpriest

Medium humanoid (kuo toa)
Challenge
6

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

97
13d8+39
15
Fort
+4
Ref
+3
Will
+3
Defense note natural armor

Speed 5 m., swim 5 m.
Skills Divinity +5 (16), Insight +3 (14), Perception +5 (16), Stealth +4 (15)
Senses darkvision 20 m.
Languages Undercommon

Amphibious. The kuo-toa archpriest can breathe air and water.

Otherwordly Perception. The kuo-toa archpriest can sense the presence of any creature within 5 meters of it that is invisible or on the Ethereal Plane. It can pinpoint such a creature that is moving.

Slippery. The kuo-toa archpriest has advantage on ability checks and saving throws made to escape a grapple.

Spellcasting. The kuo-toa archpriest uses Divinity (Wis) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 14, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It has 6 mana, a mana limit of 1, 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:

Cantrips (at will, 8th-level spellcaster): hydraulic push, shape water, thaumaturgy

1 mana: aquatic adaptation, ceremony, comprehend languages, conviction, create or purify water, desiccate, detect evil and good, divine emissary, divine word, ebb and flow, find steed, fog cloud, liquid body, locate water, protection from evil and good, rain, sanctuary, shield of faith, slick skin, tidal break, tidal surge, water jet, water whip

Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the kuo-toa archpriest has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Perception checks that rely on sight.

Actions (2)

Scepter. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage plus 14 (4d6) lightning damage and the target can’t take reactions until the start of its next turn.

Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) bludgeoning damage.

Underdarkmm

Spells

As an action, you shoot a jet of water at a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The jet can harmlessly soak the creature to reduce any burning condition by 2. 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).

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 minute

As an action, you manifest a minor wonder, a sign of supernatural power, within 5 meters. You create one of the following magical effects.

  • Your voice booms up to three times as loud as normal.
  • You cause flames to flicker, brighten, dim, or change color.
  • You cause harmless tremors in the ground.
  • You create an instantaneous sound, such as a rumble of thunder, the cry of a raven, or ominous whispers.
  • You instantly light or snuff out a candle, a torch, or a small campfire.
  • You instantaneously cause an unlocked door or window to fly open or slam shut.
  • You alter the appearance of your eyes.

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have up to three of its effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect on your turn (no action required).

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.

(ritual)

As you spend 1 hour to cast this spell, you perform a special religious ceremony that is infused with magic. When you cast the spell, choose one of the following rites, the target of which must be within 2 meters of you throughout the casting.

Atonement. You touch one willing creature whose core belief have been changed against their will, and you make a Difficulty 20 Insight check.

On a success, you restore the target to its original core beliefs.

Bless Water. You touch one vial of water and cause it to become holy water.

Coming of Age. You touch one humanoid who is a young adult. For the next 24 hours, whenever the target makes an ability check, it rolls with advantage. A creature can benefit from this rite only once.

Dedication. You touch one humanoid who wishes to be dedicated to your god’s service. For the next 24 hours, whenever the target makes a saving throw, rolls with advantage. A creature can benefit from this rite only once.

Funeral Rite. You touch one corpse, and for the next 7 days, the target can’t become undead by any means short of a miracle or wish spell.

Marriage. You touch adult humanoids willing to be bonded together in marriage. For the next 7 days, each target gains a +2 bonus to Defense while they are within 5 meters of each other. A creature can benefit from this rite again only if widowed.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage of holy water by 4d6 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to increase the size of the impact of holy water to each creature within 2 meters.

(ritual); 1 hour/mana

As an action, you understand the literal meaning of any spoken language that you hear for the duration. You also understand any written language that you see, but you must be touching the surface on which the words are written. It takes about 1 minute to read one page of text.

This spell doesn’t decode secret messages in a text or a glyph, such as an arcane sigil, that isn’t part of a written language.

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.

  • Tongues. You can expend 1 additional mana so you also understands the true meaning of any spoken language you hear. Moreover, when you speak, any creature that knows at least one language and can hear you understands what you say.

As a reaction, which you use when you or another creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, the creature gains divine conviction. The creature makes the roll with advantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Augment

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

(ritual)

As an action, you either create or purify water.

Create Water. You create up to 40 liters of clean water within 5 meters in an open container. Alternatively, the water falls as rain in a sphere twice as big as normal within 10 meters. Any burning creature in the area stops burning and exposed flames in the area are doused.

Purify Water. All nonmagical liquid within a sphere within 5 meters is purified and rendered free of poison and disease.

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.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you know if there is an aberration, celestial, elemental, fey, fiend, or undead within 5 meters of you, as well as where the creature is located. Similarly, you know if there is a place or object within 5 meters of you that has been magically consecrated or desecrated.

The spell can penetrate most barriers, but it is blocked by 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood or dirt.

(ritual); M (charcoal, incense, and herbs worth 10 sp that must be consumed by fire, consumed)

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you call forth an emissary of your deity. The emissary’s form is based on a creature that your deity is known for: awakened shrub, bat, cat, crab, crawling claw, fish (quipper), flying snake, frog (toad), hawk, homunculus, lizard, octopus, owl, poisonous snake, rat, raven, sea horse, spider, weasel, or any Tiny or smaller animal of challenge rating 0.

Appearing in an unoccupied space within 5 meters, the emissary has the statistics of the chosen form, though its health is increased by 5. Your emissary can understand your speech and you gain the ability to decipher its noises and motions.

Your emissary acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands. In combat, it rolls its own initiative and acts on its own turn. If you don’t issue any commands to your emissary, it defends itself from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions. An emissary can’t attack, but it can take other actions as normal.

While your emissary is within 20 meters of you:

  • Your emissary has resistance to all damage. Each time it takes damage, you take the same amount of damage.
  • When you cast a spell with a range of touch, your emissary can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your emissary must use its reaction to deliver the spell when you cast it. If the spell requires an attack roll, you use your attack modifier for the roll.

As an action, you can temporarily dismiss your emissary if it is within 5 meters of you. It disappears into a pocket dimension where it awaits your summons. As an action while it is temporarily dismissed, you can cause it to reappear in any unoccupied space within 5 meters of you that you can see.

You can’t have more than one emissary at a time. If you cast this spell while you already have an emissary, you instead cause it to adopt a new form from the above list.

When the emissary drops to 0 health, it disappears, leaving behind no physical form. It reappears after you cast this spell again. If it is slain by a creature, you gain advantage on your next attack roll against the killer.

Augment

You can increase your emissary’s health by 15 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you speak a prayer censuring the faithless as they turn before the command of your deity. Each creature of your choice that can see or hear you within 5 meters of you must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, a creature is affected.

  • Banished or destroyed: each creature challenge ⅛ or lower is banished if it isn’t on its native plane of origin, otherwise it is destroyed. A banished creature is banished with a faint popping noise, returning to its home plane. If the spell ends before the duration ends, the target reappears within 5 meters of the space it left. Otherwise, the target doesn’t return.
  • Stunned: each creature challenge ¼ or lower is stunned for the duration.
  • Blinded and deafened: each creature challenge ½ or lower is blinded and deafened for the duration.
  • Turned: each creature challenge 2 or lower is turned and deafened for the duration. A turned creature must spend its turns trying to move as far away from you as it can, and it can’t willingly move to a space within 5 meters of you. It also can’t take reactions. For its actions, it can use only the Dash action or try to escape from an effect that prevents it from moving. If there’s nowhere to move, the creature can Dodge. If the creature’s true form is concealed by an illusion, shapeshifting, or other effect, that form is revealed while it is turned.

If a creature is affected, but not banished or destroyed, it can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so a creature is banished or destroyed if its challenge is 1 or lower, stunned if its challenge is 2 or lower, blinded and deafened if its challenge is 3 or lower, and turned if its challenge is 5 or lower.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana so a creature is banished or destroyed if its challenge is 2 or lower, stunned if its challenge is 4 or lower, blinded and deafened if its challenge is 6 or lower, and turned if its challenge is 8 or lower.

  • You can expend 3 additional mana so a creature is banished or destroyed if its challenge is 3 or lower, stunned if its challenge is 6 or lower, blinded and deafened if its challenge is 9 or lower, and turned if its challenge is 12 or lower.

  • You can expend 4 additional mana so a creature is banished or destroyed if its challenge is 4 or lower, stunned if its challenge is 8 or lower, blinded and deafened if its challenge is 12 or lower, and turned if its challenge is 16 or lower.

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.

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you summon a loyal, majestic steed. Appearing in an unoccupied space within 5 meters, the steed assumes the form of an animal companion that doesn’t have a burrow, flying, or swimming speed using 1 resource. A steed is typically a camel, elk, horse, mastiff, or pony, but if you have encountered more exotic creatures like an eagle, lizard, spider, wolf, rhinoceros, or saber-toothed tiger you can call forth one of them, with GM approval. The steed appears as a celestial (Holy) or a fiend (Unholy) instead of its normal creature type based on a theme you know and of a size suitable for you to ride: Medium if you are Small, or Large if you are Medium, but no other game statistics change.

Once called, you form a bond with the creature. Casting this spell again re-summons the same bonded steed, with all its health restored and any conditions removed. You can’t have more than one steed bonded by this spell at a time. As an action, you can release a steed from its bond, causing it to disappear permanently.

The steed has no stamina dice, but you can infuse it with stamina dice by expending mana, up to your mana limit. For each mana or 2 psi you expend, the steed gains 1 mana or 2 stamina dice. The steed is friendly to you and your companions, and it disappears when it drops to 0 health or when the spell ends.

You control the steed in combat. If you are not mounted, the steed only defends itself against hostile creatures.

While mounted on it, you can make any spell you cast that targets only you also target the steed.

The steed disappears temporarily when it drops to 0 health, leaving behind any objects it was wearing or carrying. You can dismiss the steed on your turn (no action required) as it leaves behind any objects it was wearing or carrying and wanders into the wilderness, disappearing after 1 minute.

Augment

You can use an additional resource for each additional mana expended. The companion can have a burrow, flying, or swimming speed.

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 are have advantage on saving throws against the burning condition.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack 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 have resistance to fire damage and advantage on saving throws against the burning condition 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.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, one willing creature you touch is protected against certain types of creatures: aberrations, celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead.

The protection grants several benefits. Creatures of those types have disadvantage on attack rolls against the target. The target also can’t be charmed, frightened, or possessed by them. If the target is already charmed, frightened, or possessed by such a creature, the target has advantage on any new saving throw against the relevant effect.

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.

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, any burning creature in the area stops burning, and exposed flames in the area are doused.

1 minute/mana

As an action, you ward a creature within 5 meters against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must first make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, the creature must choose a new target or lose the attack or spell. This spell doesn’t protect the warded creature from area effects, such as the explosion of a fireball.

If the warded creature makes an attack, casts a spell that affects an enemy, or deals damage to another creature, this spell ends.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, a shimmering field appears and surrounds a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters, granting it a +2 bonus to Defense for the duration.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended, though the spell then must be cast as two actions. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

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 has advantage on saving throws against the burning condition. 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, 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 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 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.

Additionally, any burning creature or object in the area stops burning and unprotected flames in the area are extinguished.

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 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.