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Buxiu (Immortal Guard)

Medium construct, lawful evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 136 (16d8 + 64)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
19 (+4) 10 (+0) 19 (+4) 3 (–4) 11 (+0) 1 (–5)

Damage Immunities necrotic, poison, psychic
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks, cold, fire
Condition Immunities charmed, deafened, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned, stunned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands the language of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Necrotic Aura. The immortal guard are infused with their creator’s undead energy. Any living creature that enters or starts its turn within five feet of an immortal guard must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or take 7 (2d6) necrotic damage.
  • Turned as Undead. Although the immortal guard are technically constructs, they are still somewhat vulnerable to the same things as undead. Clerics using their Channel Divinity ability can turn immortal guard as if they are undead.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The immortal guard makes two Sword attacks.
  • Sword. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d10 + 4) slashing damage.

ABOUT

Members of the immortal guard are often tall, elegant warriors dressed in elaborate armor enameled in red and black and embellished with gold. Many bear a great curved sword. The skulls of the lich’s victims stare back at their foes from their helms, their eye sockets swimming with inky blackness. The methods by which the immortal guard were created are (perhaps mercifully) forgotten, but it is known that the emperor placed a tiny portion of his undying essence into each to create a tangible aura of death that surrounds each warrior. When the immortal guard marched, grass wilted, flowers withered, and trees died. Animals fled in fear, and those who faced the emperor’s dreaded constructs in battle were subjected to fearsome necrotic damage as they did so.

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