Cuca

Family: Hags

Large fey, chaotic evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 87 (13d8 + 29)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 16 (+3)

Skills Perception +5, Stealth +9
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Deep Speech
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Fey Ancestry. The cuca has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put the cuca to sleep.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The cuca’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 14). The cuca can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
    • At will: poison spray (2d12)
    • 1/day each: conjure animals (1 cuca-raised crocodile only), hellish rebuke (2d10 fire)
  • Shillelagh. While the cuca is wielding a club or quarterstaff, that weapon counts as having the shillelagh spell cast on it.
  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the cuca has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
  • Marsh Walker. The cuca ignores movement restrictions caused by mud, overgrowth, and other swampy conditions.

ACTIONS

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) piercing damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 14) Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the cuca can’t bite another target.
  • Shillelagh. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (3d6 + 5) bludgeoning damage.
  • Swallow. The cuca makes one bite Attack against a Medium or smaller target it is Grappling. If the Attack hits, the target is swallowed, and the grapple ends. The swallowed target is Blinded and Restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other Effects outside the cuca, and it takes 10 (3d6) acid damage at the start of each of the cuca’s turns. The cuca can have only one target swallowed at a time. If the cuca dies, a swallowed creature is no longer Restrained by it and can Escape from the corpse using 5 feet of Movement, exiting prone.

ABOUT

The cuca are crocodile-raising hags that eat children who are tired but refuse to go to sleep. They stalk homes late at night looking for kids that are still awake. Crocodiles raised by cuca are notoriously difficult to handle, and the diet they are reared on make the beasts natural enemies of the lizardfolk. They are cursed child eaters, hunted by the tribes.

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