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Clurichaun (3pp)




Tiny fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 22 (4d4 + 12)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 12 (+1) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 8 (-1) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Con +5
Skills Perception +1, Stealth +3
Condition Immunities frightened, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Elvish, Sylvan
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

Special Traits

  • Clurichaun’s Luck. Clurichauns add both their Dexterity and Charisma modifiers to their Armor Class.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The clurichaun’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13). The clurichaun can cast the following spells, requiring only alcohol as a component.
  • Magic Resistance. The clurichaun has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Actions

  • Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 2 (1 + 1) bludgeoning damage.
  • Improvised Weapon. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one creature. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage, depending on weapon.

About

Around a corner in the wine cellar stumbles a surly, two-foot tall man carrying an open bottle of wine. He has a bushy beard and wears a rumpled, red overcoat over a dirty white shirt and knee-length red trousers with blue stockings and silver-buckled shoes. A cap made from leaves stitched together with gold thread slouches atop his head, and he reeks of stale beer and wine.

Drunks in the Cellar. Clurichauns are mean-spirited, alcohol-loving fey that plague butteries and wine cellars. These drunken fey were once leprechauns, but they long ago forsook a life of toil for one of solitary debauchery. Now they spend every night drinking, warbling off-key, and tormenting their hapless hosts with cruel pranks. However, if the clurichaun’s host keeps him or her well supplied with a favorite libation and otherwise leaves him or her alone, the clurichaun will protect their wine cellars from thieves, drunkards, or worse-becoming quite vigorous when they feel the security of the cellars is threatened in any way. They have a particular hatred for rum gremlins and for other clurichauns.

Contest Evictions. Most people can’t tolerate or afford a clurichaun’s presence for long. Unfortunately, attempts to drive them off usually result in the spiteful clurichaun going on a destructive rampage and them spoiling any remaining wine. The best way to evict a clurichaun is to challenge him or her to a drinking contest. A clurichaun can’t abide losing to a mortal and will slink away in shame, never to be seen again, if that happens. This is a risky option, however, because despite their size, clurichauns can drink prodigiously with little ill effect.

Small Brawlers. While clurichauns aren’t adverse to an old-fashioned tavern brawl, they rely mainly on their magic to protect themselves. Creatures under a clurichaun’s spell feel and act as if they were intoxicated, complete with hangovers the next morning!

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