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Cuauhxicalli (Stone Jaguar)

Large construct, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 127 (15d10 + 45)
Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 15 (+2) 17 (+3) 3 (-4) 13 (+1) 1 (-5)

Skills Athletics +7
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 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Heart Devourer. If the stone jaguar slays a creature which possesses a heart, it may use a bonus action to rend the creature’s heart from its chest and consume it. The stone jaguar gains 10 temporary hit points and has advantage on attack rolls for the next round.
  • Immutable Form. The stone jaguar is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.
  • Magic Resistance. The stone jaguar has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The stone jaguar’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • Pounce. If the stone jaguar moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a claw attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 15 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the stone jaguar can make one bite attack against it as a bonus action.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The stone jaguar makes one bite and two claw attacks.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage.

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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