Cassadegan Vrilwatch

Medium humanoid (any race), any alignment

Armor Class 17 (vril half plate)
Hit Points 84 (13d8 + 26)
Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 12 (+1)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Con +4, Wis +3
Skills Insight +3, Perception +3
Damage Resistances lightning
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages any one language (usually Common)
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Dead Switch. If a vrilwatch is reduced to 0 hit points, their armor and weapons short circuit, venting vril fluid and fusing electronics, rendering them useless.
  • Vril Charged Half Plate. Any creature within 5 feet that strikes the vrilwatch takes 4 (1d6) lightning damage. This may happen 10 times before the vrilwatch must have their suit recharged.


  • Multiattack. The vrilwatch makes two Charged Rapier attacks.
  • Charged Rapier. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage and 4 (1d8) lightning damage.
  • Coil Rifle. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 40/120 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d12 + 4) piercing damage.


The guard appears to be wearing a strange suit of bronze armor. But you quickly realize it’s charged orichalcum plate, and the quarterstaff they are leveling your direction is an articulated coil rifle.

Elite Troopers. As the valuable technology increases, some seek to ensure their treasures and newly uncovered secrets don’t fall into hands of wrongdoers-or competitors. The best of their best guards are outfitted in the very technology they seek to protect.

Arms Race. In any technologically advanced society, a type of arms race often emerges. Both sides of the law deploy greater and greater power to try and outstrip their opponents. Wise commanders keep vrilwatch in check unless necessary to protect the peace, mainly because they don’t want their enemies to get their hands on vrilwatch equipment should they fail.

If I Can’t Have It. Many cunning patrons ensure their vrilwatch have dead switches installed to ensure their rivals don’t get a hold of the valuable equipment.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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