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Baboonwere

Family: Lycanthropes

Medium monstrosity (shapechanger), chaotic evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 16 (3d8 + 3)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 16 (+3) 32 (+1) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 22 (+1)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silver
Skills Acrobatics +5, Deception +3, Perception +4
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Khemitian
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Displacement. The baboonwere projects an illusion that makes it appear to be standing near its actual location, causing attack rolls against it to have disadvantage. If the baboonwere is hit by an attack, this trait is disrupted until the end of its next turn. This trait is also disrupted if the baboonwere is incapacitated or reduced to a speed of 0.
  • Keen Scent. The baboonwere has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on scent.
  • Shapechanger. The baboonwere can change from its baboon form or human form to its hybrid form as a bonus action. Changing from baboon form directly to human form or vice versa takes an action. In baboon form, it is indistinguishable from a normal baboon.
  • Voice Mimicry. The baboonwere can mimic the voice of a creature it hears. Listeners can determine that this is an imitation with a successful DC 11 Wisdom (Insight) check.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The baboonwere makes two attacks, only one of which can be a Bite attack.
  • Bite (hybrid and baboon Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Longsword (human and hybrid Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d8 + 1) slashing damage.

ABOUT

Baboonweres are evil baboons born with the ability to assume human or a hybrid human form. Baboonweres are most often found among normal baboons, though some prefer to maintain their human form and live among ordinary people in small towns and villages. When the livestock and cattle begin turning up missing or slain is when the baboonwere usually moves on — before the finger of suspicion is pointed its way. In its hybrid form, a baboonwere stands just over five feet tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds.

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