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Cat Prince

Medium humanoid (human, shapechanger), neutral

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 105 (14d8 + 42)
Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
14 (+2) 20 (+5) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 18 (+4) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +9, Wis +8
Skills Acrobatics +9, Insight +8, Perception +8, Stealth +9
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, paralyzed, poisoned
Senses darkvision 90 ft., passive Perception 18
Languages Common
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Innate Spellcasting. The cat prince’s innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 16). The cat prince can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:
  • Keen Sight and Smell. The cat prince has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight and smell.
  • Magic Resistance. The cat prince has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The cat prince’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • Nine Lives. The cat prince has advantage on nine death saves.
  • Pounce. If the cat prince moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a claw attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • Shapechanger. The cat prince can use his action to polymorph into a cat, or back into its true form, which is humanoid. His statistics, other than his size and spellcasting, are the same in each form. Any equipment he is wearing or carrying is also transformed. He reverts to his true form if he dies.
  • Spider Climb. The cat prince can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The cat prince makes three claw attacks or two with his sword.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) slashing damage.
  • Longsword (Human Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d10 + 2) slashing damage plus 10 (3d6) poison damage.

About

Legends tell of a man who is part human, part cat. He hides his true nature and lives in temples, changing his form constantly. The cat prince moves gracefully and never seems to make a sound.

Nine Lives. Some say that the cat prince is immortal. He isn’t, but because of a blessing from the cat deity he is incredibly lucky. There are tales of this unique humanoid surviving falls from great heights.

Aloof Acquaintance. This shapechanger remains an independent observer much of the time. He will only get involved in conflicts if he feels the need. The cat prince is not overly social and enjoys his solitude. However, cats of any kind are strongly drawn to this individual.

Patient Prince. This prince is incredibly patient and has lived a long life. He takes his time and acts wisely. Legends say the calm prince can sit for hours without stirring.

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Monsters of the City Sins and Virtues A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition © 2020 Cawood Publishing. Author: Andrew Cawood