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Soul Monger

Soul Monger

Medium humanoid (elf)
Challenge
11

STR
−1
DEX
3
CON
2
INT
4
WIS
2
CHA
1

123
19d8+38
16
Fort
+2
Ref
+4
Will
+6
Defense note leather
Damage immunities necrotic, psychic
Condition immunities charmed, exhausted, frightened

Speed 5 m.
Skills Insight +2 (13), Occult +7 (18), Perception +5 (16)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages Common, Elvish

Fey Ancestry. The soul monger has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put the soul monger to sleep.

Magic Resistance. The soul monger has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Soul Thirst. When the soul monger reduces a creature to 0 health, the soul monger can gain temporary health equal to half the creature’s maximum health. While the soul monger has temporary health from this ability, it has advantage on attack rolls.

Spellcasting. The soul monger uses Occult (Int) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 16, +7 to hit with spell attacks). It has 11 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:

Cantrips (at will, 14th-level spellcaster): grave rot, poison spray

1 mana: disguise

2 mana: bestow curse, chain lightning, finger of death, gaseous form, terrifying visage

Weight of Ages. Any animal or humanoid, other than a shadar-kai, that starts its turn within 1 meter of the soul monger has its speed reduced by 4 meters until the start of that creature’s next turn.

Actions (2)

Phantasmal Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 1 m. or range 3/10 m. Hit: 13 (4d4 + 3) piercing damage plus 19 (3d12) poison damage and the target has disadvantage on saving throws until the start of the soul monger’s next turn.

Wave of Weariness (Recharge 4–6). The soul monger emits weariness in a 3-meter sphere. Each creature in that area must make a Difficulty 16 Fortitude saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 58 (13d8) psychic damage and becomes exhausted 1. On a success, it takes half as much damage and isn’t exhausted.

Shadowfell, Underdark, Urbanmtof

Spells

As an action, you afflict temporary undeath upon a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 necrotic damage and can’t regain health until the end of its next turn. If the creature is undead, it also has disadvantage on attack rolls against you until 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 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

As an action, you extend your hand toward a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters and project a puff of noxious gas from your palm. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 poison damage and has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes before 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.

At higher levels

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

1 hour/mana

As an action, you change the appearance of a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. You give the creature a new, illusory, appearance. An unwilling creature can make a Will saving throw, and if it succeeds, it is unaffected by this spell.

The spell disguises physical appearance as well as clothing, armor, weapons, and equipment. You can make the creature seem up to 30 centimeters shorter or taller and appear thin, fat, or in between. You can’t change a creature’s body type, so you must choose a form that has the same basic arrangement of limbs. Otherwise, the extent of the illusion is up to you. The spell lasts for the duration, unless you dismiss it on your turn (no action required).

The changes wrought by this spell fail to hold up to physical inspection. For example, if you use this spell to add a hat to a creature’s outfit, objects pass through the hat, and anyone who touches it would feel nothing or would feel the creature’s head and hair. If you use this spell to appear thinner than you are, the hand of someone who reaches out to touch you would bump into you while it was seemingly still in midair.

A creature can use an action to inspect a creature, making an ability check using Insight (Intelligence) against your spell save Difficulty. If it succeeds, it becomes aware that the creature is disguised.

Augment

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.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you curse a creature that you touch. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it is becomes cursed for the duration.

When you cast this spell, choose the nature of the curse from the following options:

  • Choose one ability. While cursed, the creature has disadvantage on ability checks and saving throws made with that ability.
  • While cursed, the creature has disadvantage on attack rolls against you.
  • While cursed, the creature must make a Will saving throw at the start of each of its turns. If it fails, it wastes its actions that turn doing nothing.
  • While cursed, your attacks and spells deal an extra 1d8 necrotic damage to the creature.
  • While cursed, the creature is blinded or deafened (your choice).
  • While cursed, the creature can not regain health.

A remove curse spell ends this effect. At the GM’s option, you may choose an alternative curse effect, but it should be no more powerful than those described above. The GM has final say on such a curse’s effect.

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. You must touch each creature when you target them.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to bestow an additional curse.

  • Persistent. You can expend 1 additional mana to change the duration to 3 hours/mana.

  • Indefinite. You can expend 3 additional mana so the spell lasts until it is dispelled.

As two actions, a bolt of lightning arcs toward a target that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The lightning can then arc to another target within 5 meters of the first target and a third target within 5 meters of the second target. A target can be a creature or an object and can be targeted only once. A target must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 5d8 lightning damage 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.

Augment

The lightning can arc to an additional target within 5 meters of the previous target for each additional mana expended and the damage increases by 1d8 for each additional mana expended and by an additional 1d8 for every two additional mana expended. You can end the chain at any point.

As two actions, you send negative energy coursing through a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw. If the creature is a construct or an undead, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it takes 6d10 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 creature killed by this spell rises as a zombie at the start of your next turn as it would via the animate dead spell.

If you target an undead creature with this spell, it doesn’t make a saving throw. Instead, roll 6d10. The creature regains health equal to the total.

Augment

You can increase the damage or the healing by 3d10 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

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

While in this form, the following rules apply:

  • your only method of movement is a flying speed of 2 meters (hover)
  • 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, though treat liquids as though they were solid surfaces.
  • you can’t fall and remain hovering in the air even when stunned or otherwise incapacitated.
  • 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.
  • if you are burning, the condition ends.
  • 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 cloud form.

If you are in cloud form and flying when the effect ends, you descends 10 meters per round for 1 minute until you land, which you do safely. If you can’t land after 1 minute, you fall the remaining distance.

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.

  • Wind Walk. You can expend 1 additional mana to cast this spell without concentration and modify the effect so your flying 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.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you tap into the nightmares of a creature that you can touch or see within 20 meters, causing it to see manifestations of its deepest fears in a direction you choose for the duration, visible only to that creature. At the start of each of its turns for the duration, the creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d12 psychic damage and is frightened of the manifestations until the start of its next turn.

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

On a success, it takes half as much damage and and the effect ends.

On a critical success, it takes no damage and the effect ends.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 2d12 for each additional mana expended. If this spell is augmented to target additional creatures, this damage is halved.

  • 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.

  • Visions of Horror. You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a reaction, which you use when a creature makes an attack roll against you.

    The damage is reduced to 2d12 and additional augments to the damage increase the damage by 1d12 for each additional mana expended, instead of the normal increase.