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Bloodsprite

Tiny fey, neutral evil

Armor Class: 16
Hit Points 3 (1d4)
Speed: 15 ft., fly 60 ft..

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
7 (-2) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 15 (+2)

Skills: Arcana +4, Nature +4, Perception +4, Survival +4
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Damage Vulnerabilities: cold iron, radiant
Damage Resistances: bludgeoning, piercing, slashing and stabbing from weapons that are nonmagical or not made from cold iron
Damage Immunities: poison, necrotic
Condition Immunities: poisoned, charmed
Languages: Sylvan
Challenge: 1/4 (25 XP)

Special Traits

  • Poison. The bloodsprite’s saliva secretes a potent neurotoxin. While the sprite’s teeth are not sharp enough nor its jaw powerful enough to seriously damage a human, they lick their needles to coat them in this substance, which they deliver through jabbing their opponents. The poison deals 1d4 points of damage and causes the victim to be poisoned for 1d6 hours on each stab. A DC 15 Constitution save negates the poisoned condition and halves the damage.

Actions

  • Needle. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., 1 target. Hit: 1 point of piercing damage, plus poison damage (above).

About

Bloodsprites are cruel, capricious creatures. They take pleasure in nothing save the joys of murder, deception, and sabotage. They are not particularly intelligent, but they do display a sheer cunning when it comes to inflicting woe and malice.

Bloodsprites build nests, infesting a location and either displacing the local vermin (such as rats) or herding them for food. They are ruthlessly hunted and destroyed by common folk whenever they are found in civilized lands, for they are a constant source of destruction and pain. They are usually encountered in gangs of 1-6 or a nest of 10-100 individuals. In a nest, roughly 2/3 of those present will be women and children.

Although not clever enough to manufacture tools, bloodsprites are certainly bright enough to use them.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Familiars & Companions, Copyright 2017, Troll Lord Games; Author Casey Christofferson, Justin Bacon, Tommy Ruteledge, Josh Hubbel, Lance Hawvermile, Luke Johnson, Stephen Vogel and Dave Zenz.