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Craniform Priestess

Medium humanoid (craniform), lawful good

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 32 (5d8 + 10)
Speed 30 ft., swim 40 ft.

16 (+3) 11 (+0) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 10 (+0)

Skills Perception +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Craniform, Aquan
Challenge 3 (700 XP)



  • Multiattack. The craniform priestess makes two Pincer attacks or one Pincer attack and one Spear attack.
  • Pincer. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 13) if it is a Large or smaller creature and the craniform priestess doesn’t have another creature grappled already. The target is restrained until the grapple ends.
  • Spear. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 +3) piercing damage.


Blessed by the Sea Mother herself, the craniform priestess is called to the Sea Mother’s service in a vision. This vision reveals the Sea Mother’s true form: a massive sea turtle. Craniform priestesses are referred to as “gifted” among fellow craniforms.

Craniform priestesses serve an integral role in craniform communities. They are the spiritual advisors, healers, and ritual officiants, and also the leaders of their respective communities. The priestesses must first approve every major decision that affects a craniform colony.

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