Moon Weaver

Small beast, neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 36 (8d6 + 8)
Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., fly 40 ft.

11 (+0) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Wis +3
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Moonsong
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Lubricious Plumage. The moon weaver’s skin exudes an oil that permeates its plumage. The moon weaver can’t be restrained by magical or nonmagical webbing, and it ignores all movement restrictions caused by webbing.


  • Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.


  • Emboldening Song (2/Day). The moon weaver delivers a burst of beautiful song that motivates and emboldens one friendly creature the moon weaver can see within 60 feet of it. If the target can hear the song, it gains one Embolden die, a d6. Once within the next 10 minutes, the target can roll the die and add the number rolled to one ability check, attack roll, or saving throw it makes.


This eagle-sized finch bears mottled plumage with a distinctive glossy sheen, and a prominent circle of white feathers on its chest. The bird’s eyes gleam with an uncanny intelligence. These intelligent birds craft intricate and durable items out of woven materials. They build large, communal nests in tall trees for safety as well as socialization.

Moon weavers are nocturnal insectivores, flying out at night to hunt, and they breed grubs and other insects near their nests for a more reliable food supply.

Moonsong. Moon weavers speak an intricate musical language called Moonsong, which is difficult for humanoids to understand, and practically impossible to speak, without magical assistance. Ravenfolk can learn just enough for basic communication.

Moon weavers tend to be insular, but they sometimes cooperate with other intelligent creatures for mutual benefit, acting as guides or providing information in exchange for useful items or unusual weaving materials.

Moon Worshipers. Moon weavers revere the moon as a divine being, a mother goddess who created their kind, marking them as her own through the white circle of feathers on their chests. On nights of the full moon, moon weavers gather in the treetops to sing elaborate songs of praise and thanks to the goddess.

Silk Harvesters. One of the moon weaver’s primary materials for weaving is silk from giant spiders. They regularly raid giant spider webs for building resources, even enticing spiders to throw webs at them for additional material. Communal nests are always planned near the lair of one or more giant spiders, though not so close that the spiders pose a danger.

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