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Mummy

Mummy

Medium undead
Challenge
3

STR
3
DEX
−1
CON
2
INT
−2
WIS
1
CHA
1

78
12d8+24
15
Soak
2
Fort
+2
Ref
+1
Will
+2
Defense note natural armor
Damage vulnerabilities fire
Damage immunities necrotic, poison

Speed 4 m.
Skills Divinity +2 (13), Insight +1 (12), Lore (civilization) +1 (12), Perception +1 (12)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages the languages it knew in life

Spellcasting. The mummy uses Divinity (Wis) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 11, +2 to hit with spell attacks). It has 3 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): dune hammer, mold sand, sand spew, thaumaturgy

1 mana: command, constricting bandage, desiccate, destroy water, locate water, sand body, sand cloud, sand walk, sandblast, slipsand

Actions (2)

Rotting Fist (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage plus 10 (3d6) necrotic damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a Difficulty 12 Fortitude saving throw or be cursed with mummy rot. The cursed target can’t regain health, and its maximum health decreases by 10 (3d6) for every 24 hours that elapse. If the curse reduces the target’s maximum health to 0, the target dies, and its body turns to dust. The curse lasts until removed by the remove curse spell or other magic.

Dreadful Glare (1/turn). The mummy targets one creature it can see within 10 meters of it. If the target can see the mummy, it must succeed on a Difficulty 12 Will saving throw against this magic or become frightened until the end of the mummy’s next turn. If the target fails the saving throw by 5 or more, it is also paralyzed for the same duration. A target that succeeds on the saving throw is immune to the Dreadful Glare of all mummies (but not mummy lords) for the next 24 hours.

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Spells

As an action, your free hand transform into sand, forming a sledgehammer. Make a melee spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 1d6 bludgeoning damage.

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

On a miss by 4 or less, it takes half as much damage.

After you make the attack, hit or miss, the sand falls at the target’s feet, burying them in sand and your hand returns to normal. Its speed is reduced by 1 meter until the end of its next turn.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

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

  • If you target an area of loose earth or sand, you can hurl it. Make a ranged spell attack against a creature within 5 meters. On a hit, the target takes 1d8 bludgeoning damage. On a miss by 4 or less, the target takes half as much damage.
  • If you target an area of loose earth or sand, you can instantaneously excavate it, move it along the ground, and deposit it up to 1 meter away. This movement doesn’t involve enough force to cause damage. This can be used to create a small foxhole with half cover.
  • You cause shapes, colors, or both to appear on the dirt or sand, spelling out words, creating images, or shaping patterns. The changes last for 1 hour.
  • If the dirt or sand you target is on the ground, you cause it to become difficult terrain. Alternatively, you can cause the ground to become normal terrain if it is already difficult terrain. 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

This spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach 9th level (2d8) and 17th level (3d8).

As an action, you hold your hands outstretched as sand shoots forth toward a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d3 slashing damage, can’t take reactions until the end of its next turn, and the next attack roll made against it has advantage if it is made before the end of your 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.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d3 when you reach 9th level (2d3) and 17th level (3d3).

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).

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 minute/mana

As an action, you bind a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters with magical bandages. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it is restrained for the duration.

A creature restrained by the bandages, or one that can touch the creature, can use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice) against your spell save Difficulty.

On a success, the target is freed.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 or more mana so while restrained by this spell, the creature takes 2d8 bludgeoning damage at the start of each of its turns for each additional mana expended.

  • 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 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.

(ritual)

As an action, you destroy up to 40 liters of nonmagical water in an open container within 5 meters. Alternatively, you destroy fog in a sphere twice as big as normal within 5 meters.

Augment

You destroy an additional 40 liters of water for each additional mana expended.

(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.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack that you can see, you let the blow pass right through you. 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.

Augment

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

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you create a sphere twice as big as normal of sand 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.

Augment

Choking Sands. You can expend 1 additional mana and cast this spell as two actions to cause the sands to fill the lungs of creatures within it. The sphere is now sized based on the mana expended and the duration changes to 5 minutes/mana.

Each creature that is completely within the cloud at the start of its turn must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, the creature spends its actions that turn coughing up the sand in its lungs. Creatures that don’t need to breathe automatically succeed on this saving throw.

(ritual); 1 hour/mana

As an action, a creature that you can see within 5 meters is not hindered by difficult terrain made of sand.

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.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the creature can move across any sandy surface—such as loose sand or quicksand—as if it were harmless solid ground.

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

As an action, you hold your hands outstretched as sand shoots forth. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 slashing damage and is blinded 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.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d6 for each additional mana expended.

1 minute/mana

As an action, a thin layer of slipsand covers the ground in a sphere twice as big as normal centered on a point within 10 meters and turns it into difficult terrain for the duration.

When the slipsand appears, each creature standing in its area must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or fall prone. A creature that enters the area or ends its turn there must also succeed on a Reflex saving throw or fall prone.