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Dragon Kobold Acolyte

Small humanoid (kobold), neutral evil

Armor Class 11
Hit Points 5 (2d6 ? 2)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
7 (-2) 12 (+1) 9 (-1) 8 (-1) 7 (-2) 8 (-1)

Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 8
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

Special Traits

  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the dragon kobold acolyte has disadvantage on attack rolls and Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight if it, the target of its attack, or what it is trying to perceive is in direct sunlight.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The dragon kobold acolyte makes two attacks with its claws.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) slashing damage.

About

Acolytes are the put-upon dogsbodies of the priest caste, each vying to improve their position, most of them fruitlessly.

What is the nature of the gods? The question has plagued philosophers through the ages. Such philosophers may envy the kobold, for whom the answer is simple. Perhaps they should pity them as well, for the answer is also capricious, vain, and wrathful.

Dragons seem an obvious focus for worship, being among the most powerful living creatures that walk the earth, and indeed it is known for cults of dragon-worship to spring up among the more civilized peoples from time to time.

However, none of these can match the fanatical fervor of the kobold; a devotion even dragonfire cannot burn away.

Most beings, faced with a god that openly despises them, tells them so at regular intervals, and frequently devours some of their number would find a new one, but kobolds see this only as proof of the dragon’s superiority, and work hard to win back a favor which never existed in the first place.

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