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Flying Clione

Tiny aberration (brute), unaligned

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 10 (4d4)
Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft., fly 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
4 (-3) 18 (+4) 11 (+0) 4 (-3) 10 (+0) 8 (-1)

Condition Immunities blinded, deafened
Senses blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands simple words in Deep Speech but can’t speak
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Amphibious. The flying clione can breathe air and water.
  • Screech. When a creature moves within 10 feet of the flying clione for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or be deafened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns and end the effect on a successful save.
  • Aerial Grace. The flying clione does not provoke attacks of opportunity when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
  • Swarm Agility. The flying clione can occupy the same space as another creature and vice versa.

ACTIONS

  • Blood Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 5 piercing damage, and the clione attaches to the target. While attached, the clione doesn’t attack. Instead, at the start of each of the flying clione’s turns, the target loses 5 hit points due to blood loss. The flying clione can detach itself by spending 5 feet of its movement. It does so after it drains 10 hit points or the target dies. Any creature, including the target, can use its action to detach the clione.

ABOUT

The flying clione is an aberration that defies scholars’ attempts to describe it. It’s small and appears to swim through the air. It’s translucent and bioluminescent with shades of yellow, orange, and blue. An oblong body ends in an eyeless head that has a mouth and graceful tentacles reminiscent of an animated flower’s corolla.

An elegant, agile, and dangerous predator of small prey, it behaves very violently, often with no regard to its own survival when swarming. This property is readily used by greater aberrations that turn the clione into a fearsome weapon.

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