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Moon Cat

Tiny magical beast, unaligned

Armor Class: 14
Hit Points 5 (2d4)
Speed: 30 ft..

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
3 (-4) 15 (+2) 10 (0) 3 (-4) 12 (+1) 7 (-2)

Skills: Perception +5
Senses: darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 15
Condition Immunities: charmed, Paralyzed
Challenge: 1/2 (100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Mass Charm Monster: The moon cat automatically generates this effect when it appears. It need not speak the target’s language –the moon cat’s physical presence is sufficient to soothe those around it. Subjects must make a successful Wisdom save (DC 15) to resist.
  • Paralysis: Anyone who touches the moon cat in any way (even by striking it with a melee weapon) must make a successful Constitution save (DC 15) or be paralyzed for 1d6+4 minutes.
  • Portent: A moon cat can rub against a chosen target (treat as a touch attack), gifting it with a portent. The subject may make a Charisma save (DC 15) to resist. The GM rolls a 1d8 to determine the effect based on the current moon phase:
Table A-1: Portent Effect
Moon Phase Wish Curse
Full Moon 1-7 8
Waning Moon 1-5 6-8
New Moon 1 2-8
Waxing Moon 1-3 4-8

The subject is unaware of which effect he’s received until he takes an action that plausibly triggers it. The exact nature of this miracle or curse is left to the whims of the GM, though it is suggested that he consult the bestow curse and wish spells for ideas. For a miracle, it’s important that the GM describe circumstances so that the subject has a clear understanding of his situation, though unlike the spell, the character has no input into what occurs.

Flawless Teleport: The moon cat uses this to hone in on the site to which it feels drawn. When its task is complete, the creature teleports back to its lair. Many a wizard has spent a lifetime searching for these places, to no avail.

Actions

  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., 1 target. Hit: 1 point slashing damage.

About

The moon cat is a magical creature that appears only after moonrise, and only in those places (or to those people) who are about to suffer a crisis or experience a significant event.

When the moon cat appears, its reason for being there is rarely clear, and the crisis or event it precipitates may not arrive for hours, days, or even weeks (depending on the scale of the event).

A moon cat is typically the size of a kitten, though sometimes it may assume the form of a full-grown cat. Its fur is pale silver and its eyes shine black. A faint, blue nimbus surrounds it at all times.

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.