Champion (of The Frog)

Family: Soldier of the Frog

Medium humanoid, neutral

Armor Class 13 (shield)
Hit Points 55 (10d8+10)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 9 (-1)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages Frog
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Hold Breath. The champions have an amazing ability to hold their breath. They can last up to 5 minutes underwater before suffering any ill effects. If the soldier is exposed to an effect caused by gas or that is otherwise breathed in, the champion has advantage on the save, and if the save is for half damage and they succeed they instead suffer no damage.

ACTIONS

  • Spear. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2) piercing damage.

ABOUT

Creatures born of the wild musings of the gods the soldiers of the frog are tall, 4-5 feet high, gangly creatures with long legs jointed much like a frog’s, limbs like a man’s, but with a clam-shaped head somewhat resembling that of a frog. They have webbed toes that end in long, flexible claw-like toes and hands to match giving the creature a great deal of speed in the water. They have small eyes and take on the raiment of men as they see fit, usually for battle purposes, taking up stone spears, axes, clubs, shields of animal hide, and the like.

Created Army. Soldiers of the frog have no natural habitat but are generally transformed from frogs that live upon the river banks, lakes, ponds, swamps, marshes, bogs, or other locales that frogs are indigenous to. They rise from the muck and arm themselves as they can, with what they can. They have a language known only to them and those rare creatures who can speak with frogs or toads. They are not mindless once transformed but possessed of some keen intelligence. On some level, the soldiers are aware that they were transformed from something driven almost purely by instinct, into something with some semblance of self-awareness. Occasionally this drives the soldiers to seek to remain as soldiers, serving their master or living life as they see fit.

Live for a Cause. The soldiers of the frog are single-minded creatures and filled with the purpose of the one who transformed them. This is usually to drive some interlopers from the area or captures some magical beast for some end or the other. They have little interest in treasure or worldly goods but are possessive of their weapons and armaments because, like all predators, they are aggressive and do not shy away from battle or the challenge of it and because they are vaguely aware of what they were, predators far down on the food chain, they are very aware of their present power.

Simple and Direct. Soldiers of the Frog have few natural weapons, as their long toes and fingers are designed for gripping in soft mud, on river banks, and up through other watery terrain. They usually fight single-minded, without recourse to tactics, but with whatever weapons they have acquired.

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