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Star Spawn Seer

Medium aberration
Challenge
13

STR
2
DEX
2
CON
4
INT
6
WIS
4
CHA
3

170
20d8+80
23
Soak
3
Fort
+4
Ref
+6
Will
+9
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances cold
Damage immunities psychic
Condition immunities charmed, frightened

Speed 5 m.
Skills Insight +4 (15), Occult +10 (21), Perception +8 (19), Stealth +6 (17)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages Common, Aklo, Undercommon

Out-of-Phase Movement. The star spawn seer can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. Each creature it moves through takes 5 (1d10) psychic damage; no creature can take this damage more than once per turn. The star spawn seer takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends its turn inside an object.

Spellcasting. The star spawn seer uses Occult (Int) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 19, +10 to hit with spell attacks). It has 12 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, 16th-level spellcaster): poison spray

1 mana: confusion poison, detect poison, poison burst, poisoning strike, protection from poison, putrefy food and drink, sicken, slowing poison, toxic fumes

2 mana: cloudkill, halo of spores, insanity mist, mind control, neutralize poison, noxious plume, paralytic poison, poison bane, stinking cloud

Actions (2)

Comet Staff. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit. Hit: 9 (1d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage plus 18 (4d8) psychic damage and the target must succeed on a Difficulty 19 Fortitude saving throw or be incapacitated until the end of its next turn.

Psychic Orb. Ranged Spell Attack: +10 to hit, range 20 m. Hit: 27 (5d10) psychic damage.

Collapse Distance (Costs 2 actions; Recharge 6). The star spawn seer warps space around a creature it can see within 5 meters of it. That creature must make a Difficulty 19 Will saving throw. On a failure, the target, along with any equipment it is wearing or carrying, is magically teleported up to 10 meters to an unoccupied space the star spawn seer can see, and all other creatures within 4 meters of the target’s original space each takes 85 (19d8) psychic damage. On a success, each creature in that area takes half as much damage.

Reactions

Bend Space. When the seer would be hit by an attack, it teleports, exchanging positions with another star spawn it can see within 10 meters of it. The other star spawn is hit by the attack instead.

Far Realm, Mountain, Swamp, Urbanmtof

Spells

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).

As an action, your poison assaults and twists a creature’s minds, spawning delusions and provoking uncontrolled actions. Choose a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The target must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is confused until the end of its next turn.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is confused for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

  • 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); concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you can sense the presence and location of poisons and poisonous creatures within 5 meters of you. You also identify the kind of poison or poisonous creature in each case. 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

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack, poison bursts from your skin. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d6 poison 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.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d6 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 2d8 + your spellcasting ability poison damage to the attack’s damage roll and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is poisoned for the duration.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

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

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned, and resistance to poison damage for the duration.

If you are poisoned, you neutralize the poison. If more than one poison afflicts you, you neutralize one poison that you know is present, or you neutralize one at random.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional willing creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Immunity. You can expend 2 additional mana so you are immune to the poisoned condition and poison damage.


Dampen Poison

1

As a reaction, which you use when you take poison damage, you gain resistance to poison damage until the start of your next turn.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to trigger the spell when a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters takes poison damage. The creature gains the resistance instead.

(ritual)

As an action, all nonmagical food and drink within a sphere centered on a point of your choice within 5 meters is putrefied. If a creature consumes the putrefied food or water it must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d8 poison damage and is poisoned for 1 hour.

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.

Every 10 minutes, a poisoned creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, sickening greenish energy lashes out toward a creature within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d10 poison damage and is poisoned for the duration.

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.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d10 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, your poison slows the processing and reaction time of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw against poison or be slowed 1 for the duration.

A creature 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 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 to increase the slowed level by 1.

As an action, a green mist shoots forth from your outstretched hands. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d10 fire damage and is poisoned 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.

A creature killed by this spell is affected by rigor mortis.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d10 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you create a cloud of poisonous, yellow-green fog in a sphere centered on a point within 20 meters. The cloud spreads around corners and 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.

A creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d4 poison damage and is poisoned 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.

Creatures are affected even if they hold their breath or don’t need to breathe.

As an action, you can cause the cloud to move 2 meters in a direction that you choose at the start of each of your turns. As an action, you can stop the cloud from moving if it is within 20 meters of you.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d4 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so duration changes to 1 hour/mana.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you are surrounded by invisible necrotic spores in an aura shaped as a sphere. Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on you. An enemy creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 poison damage and is poisoned 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 1d8 for every two additional mana expended.

As two actions, mist sprouts at a point you can see within 20 meters. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d6 poison damage and is poisoned and confused 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 augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d6 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the damage is reduced to 1d6, but the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is poisoned and confused for the duration.

    A creature can make a Will saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you take control of an animal that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw, which it does with advantage if you or your companions are fighting it.

On a failure, it you gain control for the duration.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Each time the target takes damage, it makes a new Will saving throw against the spell. If the saving throw succeeds, the spell ends.

While you have control, you have a telepathic link with it as long as the two of you are on the same plane of existence. You can use this telepathic link to issue commands to the creature while you are conscious (no action required), which it does its best to obey. You can specify a simple and general course of action, such as “Attack that creature,” “Run over there,” or “Fetch that object.” If the creature completes the order and doesn’t receive further direction from you, it defends and preserves itself to the best of its ability.

You can use two actions to take total and precise control of the target. Until the end of your next turn, the creature takes only the actions you choose, and doesn’t do anything that you don’t allow it to do. During this time, you can also cause the creature to use a reaction, but this requires you to use your own reaction as well.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • Humanoid. You can expend 1 additional mana to target a humanoid.

  • Creature. You can expend 2 additional mana to target any creature.

As two actions, you touch a creature to neutralize one poison afflicting it. If more than one poison afflicts the creature, one poison is neutralized at random.

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.

1 minute/mana

As two actions, a plume of poison blooms at a point within 20 meters. The poison spreads around corners. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 6d6 poison damage and is poisoned for the duration.

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 can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

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

As two actions, you poison a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d6 poison damage and is stunned 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 augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 6d6 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.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is stunned for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the creature is paralyzed instead of stunned.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you expose a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters to poison. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it loses any resistance to poison damage for the duration and the first time on each turn the creature takes poison damage, it takes an extra 2d6 poison damage.

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, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you create a sphere of yellow, nauseating gas twice as big as normal centered on a point within 20 meters. The cloud spreads around corners, and its area is heavily obscured. The cloud lingers in the air for the duration.

A creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Fortitude saving throw. If the creature doesn’t need to breathe or is immune to poison, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it spends its actions that turn retching and reeling.

A moderate wind (at least 15 kilometers per hour) disperses the cloud after 4 rounds. A strong wind (at least 30 kilometers per hour) disperses it after 1 round.