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Gallu

Family: Demons

Medium fiend (demon), lawful evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 75 (10d10+20)
Speed 20 ft., fly 120 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+3) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 18 (-1) 11 (+2) 11 (+0)

Saving Throws Str +5, Con +4, Wis +4
Damage Resistances cold; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered
Damage Immunities fire, poison
Condition Immunities frightened, poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Aramaic, Pahlawanig, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Fearsense. The gallu can accurately detect the direction of frightened creatures from up to a mile away.
  • Magic Resistance. The gallu has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The gallu makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its talons.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4+3) piercing damage., and the target must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute. While poisoned in this way, the target can’t regain hit points. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
  • Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) slashing damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 13). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the gallu can’t use its talons on another target.

ABOUT

Native to the chthonic realm of Kur, the gallu demons are dutiful servants of Ereshkigal, most often employed in retrieving wayward souls that attempt to escape the underworld. The gallu have no need or desire to eat or drink in any conventional way, instead subsisting off of the raw fear of their prey. When called to combat, swarms of gallu demons descend en masse, taking hold of their foes and flying to a great height before dropping them to be crushed far below.

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