Crodh Sidhe

Large fey (bond, cattle), neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 15 (2d10 + 2)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

18 (+4) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 6 (-2) 12 (+1) 10 (+0)

Skills Animal Handling +3, Perception +3, Survival +3
Damage Resistances cold
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages understands Common and Sylvan but can t speak
Proficiency Bonus +2
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Amphibious. The crodh sidhe can breathe both air and water.
  • Beast of Burden. The crodh sidhe is considered to be one size larger for the purpose of determining its carrying capacity.
  • Bonding. The crodh sidhe can magically bond with one creature it can see, immediately after spending at least 1 hour observing that creature while within 30 feet of it. The bond lasts until the crodh sidhe bonds with a different creature or until the bonded creature dies.
  • Bountiful Milk. The crodh sidhe can supply an unlimited amount of milk. Consuming one ounce is the equivalent of a full meal.
  • Charge. If the crodh sidhe moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a ram attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 7 (2d6) piercing damage.
  • Fey Ancestry. The crodh sidhe has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put it to sleep.


  • Ram. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
  • Herd’s Guidance (1/Day). The crodh sidhe grants advantage on Wisdom (Animal Handling) checks and Wisdom (Survival) checks related to creatures with the cattle tag to all friendly creatures within 30 feet of it for 1 hour.


This majestic creature is larger than its mundane bovine counterparts. It stands tall, with a strong and sturdy build. Its coat is adorned with various patterns of spots and speckles, while its ears bear a distinct reddish hue. Despite its supernatural nature, it possesses a serene presence.

Crodh sidhe (CROAD-shee), also known as the fairy cows of folklore, are hornless creatures resembling large, red-eared cows. Their bodies are speckled but predominantly white in coloration. These mystical beings dwell in the depths of the sea and subsist on a diet primarily consisting of seaweed. They possess a unique bond with humans, offering their time and services as gifts to improve herding practices.

Crodh sidhe are peaceful beings and rarely engage in combat. They prefer to use their innate abilities to guide and assist humans in matters related to herding and livestock. However, if threatened or their charges are endangered, they can resort to charging at their opponents with powerful rams. They prioritize protecting their herds and ensuring the safety of those they have chosen to aid.

Crodh sidhe are revered for their wisdom and are considered symbols of abundance and prosperity. These ethereal beings offer their time and expertise to humans as a benevolent gift, assisting them in improving their herding practices. However, their presence is temporary, as they eventually return to their oceanic homes once their mission is fulfilled.

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