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Churr

Large monstrosity, neutral evil

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 57 (6d10 + 24)
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
19 (+4) 15 (+2) 18 (+4) 6 (–2) 12 (+1) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Dex +4
Skills Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Giant
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. A churr makes one Bite attack and two Claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) slashing damage and the target is grappled and restrained.
  • Howl. A churr unleashes a frightening howl. Creatures within 60 feet of the churr must make a successful DC 10 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1d6 x 10 minutes. A successful saving throw renders a character immune to the howling of churrs until after the character’s next long rest.

ABOUT

Churrs are savage, apelike creatures that dwell in warm, heavily forested areas. They are reasonably intelligent; some churrs are known to use primitive clubs or even to fashion spears with which to hunt. A typical adult churr stands eight feet tall and has arms that are nearly as long as its body. In rare instances, stone-age tribes have been known to adopt churrs as guardians. The creatures take to sign language readily. Among themselves, they speak a debased, pidgin form of Giant. They can learn to understand Common but they seem unable to speak more than the simplest words, and even those come out with a thick, guttural accent that takes practice to understand.

Churr can interbreed with some humanoid and most ape species, making them a “missing link” or bridge species. Mixed progeny are usually smaller but more intelligent than a typical churr, and they have an easier time learning and speaking Common and other languages. Evil bands of churr are known to kidnap humanoids until such time as they inadvertently enrage the churr and are killed and eaten on the spot.

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