Tiny fey, neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 32 (5d4 + 20)
Speed 20 ft., fly 20 ft.

9 (-1) 18 (+4) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 11 (+0) 16 (+3)

Skills Acrobatics +6, Perception +2, Stealth +6
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons that aren’t silvered
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Draconic, Sylvan
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits


  • Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Shriek (Recharge 5-6). The chernomoi emits a loud shriek. All creatures within 60 feet who can hear take 10 (3d6) thunder damage, or half damage with a successful DC 13 Constitution saving throw.


These scaly creatures resemble nothing so much as tiny, bat-winged dragonkin.

Dragon Sprites. Chernomoi (which means “lair sprite” in Draconic) often reside discreetly in a dragon lair or dragonborn household, cleaning and tidying up at night, and only occasionally keeping a small trinket or shiny gemstone as compensation. They appear as tiny, winged dragonkin, dressed in metallic armor made of small coins and semi-precious stones.

Lair Alarms. Chernomoi are terrified of wyverns and never lair anywhere near them. Otherwise, they are very protective of their draconic masters and raise an alarm if an intruder is undetected. They fight with their tiny blades and Shriek attack if cornered, though they always flee from danger as a first option- usually straight to a dragon, dragonborn, or drake ally. Dragons consider chernomoi cute little guardian pets, and treat them roughly the way humans treat a parrot or pet bird. In some cases, chernomoi serve elder dragons as familiars and messengers, dressed in completely dazzling armor made of gemstones. Their golden armor is a sign of their master’s wealth and power.

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