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Exalted Hierophant

Medium undead, lawful evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 97 (13d8 + 39)
Speed 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
15 (+2) 9 (-1) 16 (+3) 8 (-1) 18 (+4) 15 (+2)

Skills Arcana +3, Religion +7
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages the languages it knew in life
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Special Traits

Actions

  • Multiattack. The hierophant can use its Dreadful Glare. It then makes an attack with its Cursed Touch or casts a spell with a casting time of an action.
  • Cursed Touch. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 21 (6d6) necrotic damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw, or be cursed with mummy rot (p.86).
  • Dreadful Glare. The hierophant targets one creature it can see within 60 feet of it. If the target can see the hierophant, it must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw against this magic, or become frightened until the end of the hierophant’s next turn. If the target fails the saving throw by 5 or more, it is also paralyzed for the same duration. A target that succeeds on the saving throw is immune to the Dreadful Glare of all mummies with a challenge rating of 10 or less for the next 24 hours.

Legendary Actions

The hierophant can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The hierophant regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

  • Cantrip. The hierophant casts a cantrip.
  • Dreadful Glare. The hierophant uses its Dreadful Glare.
  • Cast a Spell (Costs 3 Actions). The hierophant casts a spell from its list of prepared spells, using a spell slot as normal.

Court priests commonly owe their position to backstabbing their way into favor and, with their master gone, a quick ritual death and eternal preservation might be a kinder fate than what their rivals would have in store for them.

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