Small fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 58 (13d6 + 13)
Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft.

15 (+2) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 9 (+1) 14 (+2) 10 (+0)

Skills Nature +4, Perception +4, Performance +4 (dance), Stealth +4
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered
Senses passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Ego Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage. The calpina can also grapple the target (escape DC 12) if it is a creature. A grappled creature automatically takes 1d4 Charisma damage at the start of the calpina’s turn. Once the calpina has drained 12 points of Charisma it will be sated and release her grapple.
  • Fragrant Haze. A calpina can release magical vapors that cause stupor and vertigo in creatures other than calpinas or their larvae. Each living creature within 20 feet must succeed at a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw or gain 1d4 levels of exhaustion for 1 minute. A creature cannot be killed by this attack. A creature that succeeds at its saving throw is immune to that calpina’s fragrant haze for 24 hours.


Calpinas are strange fey whose bodies have a combination of insectile and humanoid features. They view their victims as little more than sources of nutrition, but remain intensely curious creatures and may sometimes, albeit rarely, interact with other creatures without harmful intentions. Calpinas are usually just over 3 feet tall, and most weigh only 25 pounds.

Egg Broods. Calpinas nest in hollow, rotting trees or shallow caves in mountain cliff sides. They become solitary in springtime, hunting to gorge themselves until they lay eggs several months later, when they form colonies called eclipses for mutual protection of the young. Once the eggs have hatched, calpinas welcome visitors, as their larvae require substantial quantities of food to grow. These eclipses work together to ambush prey, draining their egos to the last drop before leaving the comatose victims for the fey’s mindless offspring to eat.

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