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Demon, Nysrock (Cobra Demon)

Family: Demons

Large fiend (demon), chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 105 (10d10 + 50)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 14 (+2) 20 (+5) 16 (+3) 19 (+4) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Constitution +9
Skills Deception +8, Intimidation +8, Perception +8, Stealth +6
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 100 ft., passive Perception 18
Languages Abyssal, Celestial,? Common, Draconic, Infernal, telepathy 100 ft.
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Magic Resistance. The nysrock demon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The nysrock’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 16, +8 to hit with spell attacks). It can cast the following spells, requiring no material components:

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The nysrock demon makes one Sting attack and one other attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) piercing damage and the target must succeed at a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or suffer an additional 18 (4d8) and be poisoned for one hour. A creature already suffering the poisoned condition caused by a nysrock is also stunned until the end of its next turn.
  • Spit Poison. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d8 + 2) poison damage and the target must succeed at a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or be blinded until the end of its next turn.
  • Sting. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (4d4 + 5) piercing damage and the target must succeed at a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or suffer an additional 18 (4d8) poison damage and be poisoned for one hour. A creature already suffering the poisoned condition caused by a nysrock is also stunned until the end of its next turn.

ABOUT

Nysrock demons are horrid, 14-foot-long cobras with vaguely humanoid faces that protrude from a broad hood. Golden scales run down the length of its snake body to end in a scorpion’s stinger that oozes unholy venom. They weigh between 350 and 450 pounds.

Believed to be the offspring of a marilith and a naga, the nysrock is a sinister denizen of the Abyss that is often found in the courts of various demon lords where they serve as advisors and counselors. Their cunning intellects are used to full effect by their masters in weaving battle plans and plots and intrigues against rival lords and enemies.

Rumors abound (supposedly from an eyewitness who lived to tell the tale) of an abyssal plane ruled by a massive nysrock at least 40 feet long. Its palace is a network of underground tunnels populated with all manner of snakes, fiendish serpents, and intelligent and cunning reptiles of all shapes and sizes.

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