Azata, Prydanu

Family: Azata

Large celestial (azata), chaotic good

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 225 (18d10+126)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft., swim 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
22 (+6) 20 (+5) 24 (+7) 17 (+3) 20 (+5) 20 (+5)

Damage Resistances cold, fire
Damage Immunities lightning
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, petrified
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages all
Challenge 16 (15,000 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Clarity’s Grace. All creatures within 30 ft. of the prydanu gain advantage on all saving throws against mind-affecting effects, and intelligence (insight) checks. This aura also functions as an antimagic field with a 30 ft. radius, but only with respect to illusion spells and effects.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The prydanu‘s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 18, +10 to hit with spell attacks). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Magic Resistance. The prydanu has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The prydanu makes three trident attacks.
  • Burst of Restoration. All creatures within 30 ft. gain a new saving throw against any transmutation spell or effect which allows a saving throw, or any effect that has changed the creature’s form.
  • Trident. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, range 5 and range 20/60, 1 target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) piercing damage. If thrown by the prydanu, this trident returns to its grasp at the end of its turn.

ABOUT

Prydanus are fierce champions of Elysium who use their talents to undo the work of oppressors by revealing their deception and releasing their victims from bondage. Among the prydanu’s most hated foes are the alghollthus. Prydanus are drawn to civilizations under the thrall of tyrants. Prydanus do not tolerate such deceptions, and they combat them without hesitation whenever they encounter them. However, this lack of restraint sometimes makes for shortsighted plans of action leading to other consequences along the way. A typical prydanu stands 8 feet tall and weighs 400 pounds.

Radiant and poised, a prydanu appears as an attractive humanoid with small patches of iridescent scales on its glistening skin. A graceful pair of translucent finlike wings extends from its back, not only allowing it to soar with ease but also granting it impressive agility underwater. Their striking silver eyes are framed with long, feathery lashes and match their metallic-colored nails and lips. A prydanu’s hair varies from one individual to another but is usually several shades and decorated with jewels, flowers, shells, or other such adornments.

Prydanus enjoy the company of their kin, finding particular companionship in ghaeles and yamahs.

Prydanus are athletic creatures, and their fondness for swimming and flying is well documented; presenting it a gift of artwork depicting seascapes or a collection of feathers and shells is a way to get on its good side.

Protective Attachments. Prydanus pride themselves on being guardian figures, and they delight in helping distressed individuals, especially those attempting to escape from any form of subjugation. Given their natural tendency toward vanity, prydanus appreciate (and perhaps even expect) being showered with praise for their good deeds, and those who sufficiently stoke a prydanu’s ego may find a returning ally in that azata when future troubles arise.

They are also quite sentimental and keep small trinkets from places and people they’ve helped, often displaying these tokens in the form of small charms worn on bracelets or necklaces or woven into their colorful locks.

Swimmer. Prydanus are well adapted to the water and often make temporary dwellings near oceans and lakes. When it comes to underwater prowess, their sleek musculature and powerful wings place them on par with naturally aquatic creatures. This aptitude is a point of pride for prydanus, who enjoy racing marine life to prove their expertise.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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