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Skitterwing

Tiny fey, neutral evil

Armor Class: 18
Hit Points 4 (1d6)
Speed: 5 ft., 30 ft. fly

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
6 (-2) 17 (+3) 9 (-1) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 12 (+1)

Skills: Nature +5, Perception +4, Stealth +5, Survival +4
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Damage Vulnerability: cold iron
Damage Resistances: bashing, slashing and stabbing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities: poison
Condition Immunities: charmed, poisoned
Languages: Elven, gnomish, infernal, sylvan
Challenge: 1/2 (100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Fey Charm: By buzzing its wings near the ears of its victim, a skitterwing can use charm person on any Medium humanoid creature or smaller. This ability may be used 1/short rest, and only one subject can be dominated at a time. The save DC is 13 and it is wisdom-based.
  • Protective Aura: Skitterwings enjoy a +4 deflection bonus to their AC, similar to a permanent shield spell.

Actions

  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 5 ft., 1 target. Hit: 2 (1d4) damage and target must succeed at a DC 13 Charisma save or be charmed as though affected by charm person.

About

Skitterwings possess a deep affinity to water, and they are usually found in areas of marshland or near coastal rivers. In their natural form, skitterwings possess a feylike beauty. They are slim, delicate creatures and their bodies are completely hairless. Their limbs, fingers and toes are all elongated, allowing them to walk on water by spreading their light body weight across the surface tension.

Few skitterwings remain, and they do their best to keep hidden from mortal eyes. In days long since gone, arcanists perfected rituals which enslaved the skitterwings. Since that time, skitterwings have been bound as the spies and servants of dark powers. Beneath the influence of the black rituals, the skitterwing’s natural beauty has become corrupted –their gossamer wings turned to insectoid monstrosities and their skin stained, as though smeared with blood.

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