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Svirfneblin

Svirfneblin

Small humanoid (gnome)
Challenge
½

STR
2
DEX
2
CON
2
INT
1
WIS
0
CHA
−1

16
3d6+6
17
Fort
+3
Ref
+3
Will
+0
Defense note chain hauberk

Speed 4 m.
Skills Insight +0 (11), Perception +1 (12), Psionics (Int) +2 (13), Stealth +3 (14)
Senses darkvision 20 m.
Languages Gnomish, Terran, Undercommon

Gnome Cunning. The svirfneblin has advantage on Will saving throws against magic.

Psi. The svirfneblin uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 12) and uses Psionics (Int) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 11, +2 to hit with spell attacks). It has 2 psi, a dice limit of 1, a mana limit of 1, regains all expended psi when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total psi when it finishes a short rest.

It knows the following maneuvers, which it can use by expending a number of psi based on the maneuver’s dice cost:

1 stamina die: disorient, impale, knockback, spring attack

It knows the following spells, which it can cast by expending 2 psi for each mana that the spell costs:

At will: nondetection (self only)

1 mana: blur, disguise, obscure

Stone Camouflage. The svirfneblin has advantage on Stealth checks made to avoid notice in rocky terrain.

Actions (1)

Warpick. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) piercing damage, or 7 (1d10 + 2) piercing damage if used with two hands.

Poisoned Dart. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 3/10 m. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage and the target must succeed on a Difficulty 12 Fortitude saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

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Maneuvers

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, make a weapon attack to disorient the creature.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it can’t take reactions 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.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • Stagger. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered for the duration.

  • Incapacitate. You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is incapacitated instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn.

  • Stun. You can expend 4 additional stamina die so the creature is stunned instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a weapon that deals piercing damage to pierce the creature, traveling through to other targets.

If you use a spear, pike, or similar weapon, increase your reach for the attack by 1 meter and each creature in a line behind the creature and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

If you use morningstar, pick, or similar weapon, each creature within 1 meter of the creature and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, a creature takes piercing damage equal to the stamina die, or half as much damage on a successful save.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack to knock the creature back.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and if the creature is your size or smaller, it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you push it 4 meters away from you.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

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

Enhance

You can increase the damage, push the creature an additional meter, and target a creature of a larger size for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

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

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

Spells

1 minute/mana

As an action, your body becomes blurred, shifting and wavering to all who can see you. For the duration, any creature has disadvantage on attack rolls against you. An attacker is immune to this effect if it doesn’t rely on sight, as with blindsight, or can see through illusions, as with truesight.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack. The attacker must make an additional attack roll and use the worst result.

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.

3 hours/mana

As an action, you hide yourself from divination magic. You can’t be targeted by any divination magic, perceived through magical scrying sensors, or detected by any locate spell.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to hide two targets that you touch from divination magic. A target can be a willing creature or a place or an object no larger than 2 meters in any dimension. You can target one additional target for each additional mana expended.

  • Sequester. You can expend 1 additional mana and consume powder composed of diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire dust worth 5,000 sp to hide the target creature or object until the spell is dispelled. When you cast the spell and touch the target, it also becomes invisible.

    If the target is a creature, it falls into a state of suspended animation. Time ceases to flow for it, and it doesn’t grow older.

    You can set a condition for the spell to end early. The condition can be anything you choose, but it must occur or be visible within 2 kilometers of the target. Examples include “after 1,000 years” or “when the tarrasque awakens.” This spell also ends if the target takes any damage.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, the eyes or ears of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters are engulfed in shadow. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 necrotic damage and is blinded or deafened (your choice) 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 4d8 for each additional mana expended.