Small fiend, chaotic evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit points 28 (8d6)
Speed 30 ft.

17 (+3) 17 (+3) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 14 (+2) 6 (-2)

Skills Athletics +5, Perception +4, Stealth +5
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Abyssal
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Ambusher. In the first round of a combat, a kyoshi has advantage on attack rolls against any creature it surprised. Regeneration. The kyoshi regains 5 hit points at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hit point. If the kyoshi takes radiant damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the kyoshi’s next turn. Stake to the Heart. The kyoshi is destroyed if a piercing weapon made of wood is driven into its heart while it is incapacitated


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or contract a disease. Until the disease is cured, the target can’t regain hit points except by magical means, and the target’s hit point maximum decreases by 3 (1d6) every 24 hours. If the target’s hit point maximum drops to 0 as a result of this disease, the target dies. A target that dies rises a koyshi zombie at the next midnight. The kyoshi zombie is not under control of any other kyoshi. Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4 + 3) slashing damage.


This diminutive creature is hunched over and naked, covered only by its black, slimy skin. It hisses and squeals like a delighted child as its mouth and claws twitch in anticipation.

Kyoshi are little demonic children who enjoy biting people. They see the spawn they create as big dolls that they are fond of playing house with. Utterly warped and completely malign, they’re very dangerous when they have “play dates” in groups of two or more.

Kyoshi try to attack with surprise whenever possible. They strike from behind tombstones and burst from shallow graves.

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