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Animate Aria

Large construct, unaligned

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 105 (14d10+28)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
21 (+5) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 1 (-5) 11 (+0) 1 (-5)

Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Damage Vulnerabilities thunder
Senses blindsight 90 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Aura of Courageous Inspiration. An animate aria continually emanates a rousing song to bolster its allies (typically the construct’s creator and any creatures designated as allies by the construct’s creator). Allies within 90 feet of the animate aria that can hear its music have advantage against being charmed or frightened and have advantage on attack rolls. The animate aria can use an action, and until the beginning of its next turn, allies additionally gain advantage on all saving throws and deal an extra 1d4 damage with weapon attacks of the same damage type as the attack.
  • Dissonance. A bard’s countercharm ability suppresses the animate aria’s invisibility while it is active (making it appear as a humanoid-shaped cloud of prismatic color). An animate aria in the area of a silence spell or effect takes 7 (2d6) force damage at the beginning of its turn.
  • Invisibility. Animate arias are permanently invisible. Its constant song allows other creatures to pinpoint its location. Any creature within 30 feet of the animate aria that can hear automatically identifies the squares containing the animate aria.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The animate aria makes two slam attacks.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d10 + 5) bludgeoning damage.

ABOUT

An animate aria is a piece of operatic music, either vocal or instrumental, magically solidified into a humanshaped form roughly 12 feet tall. A creature of sound, the animated music is invisible but emanates the inspiring work performed during the creature’s musical creation. An animate aria must be constructed in a ceremony involving a glorious musical performance and a framework of silver chimes (generally worth at least 2,000 gp), which are consumed in the shaping of the creature’s form.

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