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Hollow Man

Medium humanoid (human), neutral evil

Armor Class 12 (leather armor)
Hit Points 49 (9d8 + 9)
Speed 30 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
7 (-2) 13 (+1) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 9 (-1) 17 (+3)

Skills Deception +5, Persuasion +5, Performance +5
Senses passive Perception 9
Languages Common
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Cunning Opportunist. The hollow man has advantage on the attack rolls of opportunity attacks.
  • Evasion. If the hollow man is subjected to an effect that allows it to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, the hollow man instead takes no damage if it succeeds on the saving throw, and only half damage if it fails.


  • Dagger. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) poison damage.
  • Overact (3/day). The hollow man can attempt to charm another humanoid with their overacting. The target must make a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or become charmed for 1 minute. If the target takes any damage the effect ends. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns. If a target makes a successful saving throw, they are immune the hollow man’s overacting for the next 24 hours.


  • Uncanny Dodge. When an attacker that the hollow man can see hits it with an attack, it can use its reaction to halve the attack’s damage against it.


An adoring crowd cheers as a long-haired young man climbs on stage. He begins to read a passage from a book and acts out the story. This is the hollow man, an artist with an ego so big it corrupts his art.

Egocentric Circle. This odd character actually believes the world does revolve around him. His circle of friends includes other egotistical men and women. They assume everyone else is also out for themselves.

False Front. Incredibly, the hollow men present themselves to the public as caring members of the community. In truth they actually see themselves as superior to ordinary citizens. They are greedy narcissists, lost in their own minds.

Fervent Following. Sometimes the lowest form of art is the most popular. This is blatantly obvious with regards to the hollow men. They have passionately loyal fans who see these egomaniacs as exceptional artists.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Monsters of the City Sins and Virtues A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition © 2020 Cawood Publishing. Author: Andrew Cawood