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Guardian Creature, Stone Lion

Large celestial, neutral good

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 110 (17d10+17)
Speed 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 3 (–4) 12 (+1) 8 (–1)

Saving Throws Str +5
Damage Resistances radiant
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Celestial, Common
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Keen Smell. The stone lion has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Pack Tactics. As the komainu ability.
  • Paired Protectors. As the komainu ability.
  • Pounce. If the stone lion moves at least 20 ft. straight toward a creature and then hits it with a claw attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be forced prone. If the target is prone, the stone lion can make one bite attack against it as a bonus action.
  • Running Leap. With a 10-foot running start, the stone lion can long jump up to 25 ft.

ACTIONS

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) radiant damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage plus 3 (1d6) radiant damage.
  • Statue Guardian. As the komainu ability.

REACTIONS

  • Stony Defense (3/Day). As the komainu ability.

ABOUT

Benevolent guardian spirits that resemble earthly creatures, with dogs and lions the most well-known, roam the idyllic heavenly wilds and aid the inhabitants of their celestial realms, but they are favorite conjurations to the mortal world among certain cultures. Guardian creatures are more intelligent than their terrestrial cousins, able to converse and understand complex instructions. They are most commonly seen as guardians, contracted for a set period of time and standing sentinel in statue form, appearing to the unwary as ornate decorations on a building façade, fountain, or other monument.

Most detest war and shun mass battles, and they do not often serve as mounts but may carry a rider they judge of truly good heart.

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