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Cuauhxicalli (Stone Jaguar), Great

Gargantuan construct, neutral evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 195 (17d10 + 102)
Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
22 (+6) 13 (+1) 22 (+6) 3 (-4) 13 (+1) 1 (-5)

Skills Athletics +10
Damage Resistances fire
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison, psychic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t adamantine
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Great Devourer. If the great stone jaguar slays a living creature which possesses a heart, it may use a bonus action to consume the creature’s entire body. The great stone jaguar gains 10 temporary hit points and has advantage on attack rolls for the next round. In addition, the creature’s body is considered completely destroyed, along with everything it is wearing or carrying except for magic items. The creature can be restored to life only with true resurrection or wish.
  • Immutable Form. The great stone jaguar is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.
  • Leaper. The great stone jaguar has advantage on Strength (Athletics) checks made to jump and can jump double the normal distance.
  • Magic Resistance. The stone jaguar has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The great stone jaguar’s weapon attacks are magical.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The great stone jaguar makes two claw attacks and one bite attack. Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (3d8 + 6) slashing damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 22 (3d10 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Deadly Pounce. If the great stone jaguar jumps at least 15 feet as part of its movement, it can use this action to land on its feet in a space that contains one or more other creatures, each of which takes 19 (3d8 + 6) bludgeoning damage plus 19 (3d8 + 6) slashing damage, or half as much on a successful DC 18 Strength or Dexterity saving throw (target’s choice). Creatures that fail their saving throw are knocked prone, while those that save are instead pushed 5 feet out of the stone jaguar’s space into the nearest unoccupied space (target’s choice if more than one space is equidistant).

ABOUT

These stone carvings are typically carved from volcanic rock in the ferocious likeness of an eagle or jaguar, regarding those nearby with a menacing stare baring their fangs or beak open and ready to strike. Each is nearly an effigy of an animal of near life size prepared to pounce and may be rendered in plain carved stone or elaborately etched with geometric patterns and inlaid or banded with gold or silver, though some may be much larger.

Sacrificial Vessels. Carved into the back of each cuauhxicalli is a bowl where the high priests who created them would burn the hearts extracted from sacrificial victims as an offering to the gods, so that their gift would nourish and honor the creators of the world and all those within it. While cuauhxicalli are merely statues in most places, those touched with divinity and infused with magic can move and strike as their masters command them, and often they are no mere passive spectators in the rite of sacrifice. Many serve as tireless temple guardians that may far outlive their creators, ever ready to bring death to those profaning the sacred places where they linger.

Massive Monoliths. While most cuauhxicalli are similar in size to their animal equivalents, rare examples are built to a titanic size in the temples of the greatest priests or to celebrate a great conquest or victory. Mighty priests were said to infuse their living souls into these immense constructs, even seeing through their eyes and speaking through them with the voice of the gods themselves.

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