Kyeryong, Snow

Small monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 9 (2d6+2)
Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft. (max height 10 ft.)

8 (-1) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 4 (-2) 13 (+1) 10 (+0)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4
Damage Resistances cold
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • False Appearance. While the snow kyeryong remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary pile of snow.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 5 (1d4+2) piercing damage.
  • Snowball (Recharge 4-6). The snow kyeryong exhales a ball of snow against one target within 20 feet of it. The target must succeed on a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw or take 5 (2d4) cold damage.
  • Sleep Breath (Recharge 6). The snow kyeryong exhales sleep gas in a 15-foot cube. Each creature in that area must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or fall unconscious for 1 minute. This effect ends for a creature if the creature takes damage or someone uses an action to wake it.


Kyeryong resemble small dragons but with avian heads and upper body features resembling roosters or hens. In some lands they are rare and revered by shamans and monks as guardians of sacred mountains and pools, but in other regions they are quite common and in such places they are regularly hunted for their meat. Each type of kyeryong embodies an aspect of their origin that is reflected in their powers.

The snow kyeryongs are elusive and mysterious. They aren’t aggressive and have the best-tasting meat, but they are the hardest to find. Many hunters have disappeared in pursuit of this creature, only to be found in the spring having frozen to death. The position of the bodies suggest they simply went to sleep in the harsh cold.

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