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Jagladine

Medium monstrosity, neutral evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 44 (8d8+8)
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (+1) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 11 (+0)

Skills Medicine +5, Nature +5, Perception +3
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Deep Speech, Jagladine, and Ultari
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Adaptive Metabolism. The jagladine is immune to disease.
  • Multi-Armed. The jagladine has four arms. Jagladine rarely wield more than two weapons but uses its remaining hands for any purpose that requires free hands.
  • Reflexive Biology. As an action, the jagladine can absorb a single disease or poison without suffering any ill effects. As a bonus action, the jagladine can attempt a Constitution save against the DC of the absorbed disease or poison. If successful, the jagladine excretes a single dose of the poison or disease in liquid form, which remains potent for 24 hours. As part of the same bonus action, or as a bonus action on subsequent turns, the jagladine can apply the poison or disease to a weapon it is holding. The liquefied disease or poison must delivered via ingestion or injury. A jagladine can only store one disease or poison at a time.
  • Regeneration. The jagladine regains 3 hit points at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hit point.
  • Spider Climb. The jagladine can climb difficult surfaces, even upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The jagladine makes three melee attacks, two with its scimitar and one with its dagger.
  • Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., 1 target. Hit: 4 (1d6+1) slashing damage.
  • Dagger. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., 1 target. Hit: 3 (1d4+1) slashing damage.
  • Needler Pistol. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 10/30 ft, 1 target. Hit: 4 (1d6+1) piercing damage and 13 (2d12) poison damage; this poison damage is halved if the target succeeds on a DC 13 Constitution save.

ABOUT

Embodying a curious mix of reptilian and insectoid traits, jagladine have a toughened hide for added protection, and display an unnerving knack for crawling about on even the most difficult of surfaces. To compensate for their woefully average physique, they also enjoy a natural immunity to disease and poison, even cultivating an internal means of storing such toxins for future use through their enhanced biology. Typically taller than a human, a jagladine stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 150 pounds.

An asexual species, the jagladine have little regard for gender or age. Concepts like male and female mean nothing to them, and they coldly regard all other lifeforms—save a respected few like the ultari—as fodder for experimentation. Guided by a history of harsh climates and brutal regimes, jagladine believe only the strong survive, thus, they show no mercy to anyone. The only jagladine emotion easily identifiable by outsiders resembles that of pride, most typically associated with scientific accomplishments which would horrify other species as barbaric and callous in execution.

Jagladine immunity to disease and their ability to absorb various bio-toxins has only increased their fascination with bio-organic experimentation.

Jagladine typically cooperate with one another by creating a strict hierarchy based on prior accomplishments and military assets granted them by the ultari. Jagladine are almost always loathe to fight among one another unless they sense a flawless victory without repercussions is within their reach. Instead, jagladine scientists and overseers far more commonly abandon or betray any who fail to live up to the expectations of the greater group, believing the strong will either survive and re-establish themselves as respected peers, or eliminate themselves through natural selection. The ultari remain a distinct exception to this rule, with the jagladine continuing to show deference to the mind-masters for mutual gain. Most of this adoration is forced, however, as the jagladine know the Hegemony’s protection and wordless sanction of their actions helps deflect the attention of other powers who would doubtless unify to stop them otherwise. By swearing loyalty to the ultari and the Hegemony, the jagladine have secured their place in the multiverse. Only the goal of continual advancement and achievement drives them onward, each success another step towards their own apotheosis as the new gods of a new era.

Dark, chitinous scales cover the thin legs, multiple forelimbs, and narrow facial features of this tall, spindly creature, its inscrutable gaze peering intently about its surroundings.

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