Hollow One

Small or Medium undead, neutral evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 19 (3d8 + 6)
Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 7 (?2) 8 (?1) 7 (?2)

Damage Vulnerabilities bludgeoning
Damage Immunities poison, thunder
Condition Immunities exhaustion, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Languages Common, and at least one other language it knew in life
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Undead Nature. A hollow one doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep. They occasionally feast on portions of those they kill, but this is instinct rather than need, a compulsion to restore the flesh they still lack.


  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Sling. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) bludgeoning damage.
  • Resounding Chord (Recharge 6). As an action, the hollow one can reproduce a note from the Song Undying. All creatures within 30 feet of it that can hear the hollow one must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw, taking 9 (2d8) thunder damage and being deafened for 1 minute on a failed save or taking half damage and suffering no other effects on a successful save.


The lowliest of undead found within the cult, these are the dead slowly being restored. Made from decaying remains, the song knits bones and flesh together, binding them in ligament and tendon, growing skin and restoring some organs—brain, vocal chords, lungs—but little else. With time and effort, they become more fully restored, but relatively few make that transition.

The skin of these creatures is stiff and brittle, easily torn to reveal the skeleton beneath. Sometimes the skin is incomplete, exposing bone and sinew. Such hollow ones are dressed in clothing that hides obvious displays of undeath, typically white robes embroidered with the symbol of the Song Undying (a globe wrapped in a ribbon of musical notes) and copper half-masks to cover the upper portions of their face.

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