Large monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 93 (11d10 + 33)
Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.

17 (+3) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 6 (-2) 12 (+1) 8 (-1)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common
Proficiency Bonus +2
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • False Mimicry. The bledlochtana can mimic sounds it has heard, including voices and animal noises. A creature that hears the sounds can tell they are imitations with a successful DC 13 Wisdom (Insight) check.
  • Keen Hearing and Smell. The bledlochtana has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.
  • Sure-Footed. The bledlochtana has advantage on Strength and Dexterity saving throws made against effects that would knock it prone.


  • Multiattack. The bledlochtana makes two attacks: one with its Bite and one with its Hooves.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4 + 3) bludgeoning damage.
  • Baleful Baying. The bledlochtana bays magically. Every enemy within 300 feet of the bledlochtana that can hear it must succeed on a DC 11 Wisdom saving throw or be frightened of the bledlochtana until the end of the bledlochtana’s next turn or until the bledlochtana is incapacitated. A frightened target that starts its turn within 30 feet of the bledlochtana must use all its movement on that turn to get as far from the bledlochtana as possible, must finish the move before taking an action, and must take the most direct route, even if hazards lie that way. A target that successfully saves is immune to the baying of all bledlochtanas for the next 24 hours.


  • Pounce. If the bledlochtana moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a hooves attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the bledlochtana can make one bite attack against it as a bonus action.


This bizarre creature stands seven feet tall at the shoulder and reaches a length of nine feet. Its body resembles that of a powerful stag, with a lion-like tufted tail and cloven hooves. The head of the bledlochtana is badger-like, with sharp and jagged bony ridges in place of teeth. Its tan body gradually darkens along the neck until it turns black at the head. The creature’s eyes emit a feral red glow, and a foul stench of decomposing animals accompanies it wherever it goes.

The bledlochtana is a creature of ugly appearance and vicious temperament that roams the broken terrains of the highlands. It prefers desolate and deserted places such as wastelands, rugged terrains, and ruined landscapes. Its horrifying appearance repels most other creatures, making these barren areas its preferred hunting grounds. The creature is as surefooted as a mountain goat and can scale treacherous ravines, rocky spires, and even abandoned towers with ease. It often lairs in caves, hollowed-out deadfalls, or old abandoned structures.

The bledlochtana is a solitary creature, rarely forming any social bonds. It preys upon humanoids and other animal predators, using its cunning and mimicry to lure unsuspecting victims into its grasp. Despite its bestial nature, the bledlochtana possesses a level of intelligence, enabling it to communicate in the common tongue. It is known to devour carrion as well, adding to its reputation as a scavenger of death.

The bledlochtana is a highly intelligent and sly predator. It uses its ability to mimic a range of sounds, including human voices, to deceive and lure its prey closer. It often mimics the cries of animals in distress or the pleas of children to draw potential victims within striking distance. Once within range, it unleashes its vicious attacks, using its powerful jaws to deliver a deadly bite and its sharp claws to rend its prey apart. The bledlochtana is relentless in its pursuit, showing no mercy and attacking any intruders that threaten its prey or invade its territory.

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