Medium plant, neutral

Armor Class 15 (leather armor, shield)
Hit Points 13 (3d8)
Speed 30 ft.

11 (+0) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 13 (+1)

Skills Nature +2, Perception +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Trade Tongue, Sylvan
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Contained Fury. While a kijani has less than half its hit points, it deals an extra 3 (1d6) damage when it hits with a weapon attack.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The kijani’s innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 12). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Plant-born Resilience. The kijani has advantage on saving throws against fear effects, and magic can’t put the kijani to sleep.


  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.


  • Furious Defense. The kijani adds 2 to its AC against one attack that would hit it. To do so, the kijani must have less than half its maximum hit points and must see the attacker.


The kijani are a race of plant folk found in the lands of the far south. For eons, they dwelled quietly.  They attempted something unprecedented-a secret plan to alter their very nature, known as the Great Change. By encouraging humans, minotaurs, and others to bond with their vine-like seedlings until they grow into adulthood, the kijani hope to one day evolve into mammals.

Most kijani follow a spiritual belief system dedicated to nature, growth, and acceptance, but also to suppressing and hiding the fear and anger ingrained in every kijani since the coming of the Walker. The oath helps the kijani to maintain self-control over their fear and anger, but it only works to a point. If pushed too far, a kijani will erupt in fury.

Kijani organize themselves into clusters, groups of individuals that work together for the common good under the direction of a leader known as a speaker. While individual kijani often come across as charming, a group of the plant folk can seem standoffish and closed-minded to outsiders.

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