Kami, Tsukumogami

Family: Kami

Tiny fey (kami), neutral evil

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 42 (17d4)
Speed 30 ft.

6 (-2) 20 (+5) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Wis +5
Skills Acrobatics +7, Perception +5, Stealth +9
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, petrified, poisoned
Damage Resistances acid, fire, lightning
Senses darkvision 60 ft., blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common; telepathy 100 ft.
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • False Appearance. While the tsukumogami remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary object.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The tsukumogami’s innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 13). The tsukumogami can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Regeneration. The tsukumogami regains 10 hit points at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hit point.


  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +0 to hit, reach 0 ft., one target. Hit: 1 (1d4 – 2) bludgeoning damage.


Spirits known as kami hold guardianship over various aspects of existence, caring for them in esoteric ways.

Legend holds that the gods created the kami, which propagated throughout the universe. Kami are said to spontaneously manifest as they find new objects to guard, from the tiniest flower to entire cities. Kami that fall to evil ways risk becoming oni. According to folktales, a personal object that is at least 100 years old can attract a tsukumogami, which thereafter claims the object as a ward and merges with it, the kami then becoming an anthropomorphic version of the object. In addition, the resultant amalgam develops a personality in accordance with the object’s treatment. Treasured objects birth tsukumogami that are kind, while abandoned or abused objects become jealous and wrathful tsukumogami. These creatures often seek companionship from mortals, though tsukumogami that are envious of the living may become aggressive if rebuffed.

Though tsukumogami prefer to ward small personal items, their size belies the threat they pose.

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