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Morrígan

Medium fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 260 (40d8+80)
Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (hover)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
19 (+4) 20 (+5) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 19 (+4) 22 (+6)

Saving Throws Con +9, Int +10, Wis +11
Skills Arcana +10, Deception +13, Insight +11, Nature +10, Perception +11, Stealth +12
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 21
Languages English, Gaelic, Sylvan
Challenge 22 (41,000 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Brute. A melee weapon deals one extra die of its damage when Morrígan hits with it (included in the attack).
  • Epic Concentration. Morrígan is able to concentrate on up to 2 spells at the same time. If she fails a concentration check while concentrating on more than one spell, she loses both spells. In addition, while she is using one or more concentration spells Morrígan gains one extra bonus action each turn that can only be used to manipulate those spells.
  • Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If Morrígan fails a saving throw, she can choose to succeed instead.
  • Magic Resistance. Morrígan has advantage on saving throws made against spells and other magical effects.
  • Shapechange. Morrígan can use a bonus action to magically polymorph into a creature that has a challenge rating no higher than her own, or back into her true form. She reverts to her true form if she dies. Any equipment Morrígan is wearing or carrying is absorbed or borne by the new form (her choice). In a new form, Morrígan retains her alignment, hit points, Hit Dice, ability to speak, proficiencies, Legendary Resistance, Spellcasting, legendary actions, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores, as well as this action. Her statistics and capabilities are otherwise replaced by those of the new form, except any class features or legendary actions of that form.
  • Spellcasting. Morrígan is a 21st level spellcaster that uses Charisma as her spellcasting ability (spell save DC 21; +13 to hit with spell attacks). Morrígan has the following spells prepared:

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. Morrígan attacks five times, or she casts a spell and attacks twice.
  • +1 Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8+5) magical slashing damage, or 16 (2d10+5) magical slashing damage if used with two hands.
  • +1 Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8+6) magical piercing damage.

LEGENDARY ACTIONS

Morrígan can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. She regains spent legendary actions at the start of her turn.

  • Cast Spell (Costs 1 to 3 Actions). Morrígan casts a spell. Each spell level costs 1 legendary action.
  • Doomed Prophecy (Costs 2 Actions). Morrígan’s voice echoes in the minds of all creatures within 500 feet foretelling of doom to come. Until the start of her next turn, whenever a creature makes an attack roll or a saving throw, it must roll a d4 and subtract the number rolled from the attack roll or saving throw. In addition, if the result of the d20 roll is 16 or higher, a creature rolls a second d20 and uses the lower of the two rolls. Morrígan may choose to exclude any number of creatures from this effect.
  • Prophecy of Victory (Costs 2 Actions). Morrígan’s voice echoes in the minds of all creatures within 500 feet speaking of a victory that is imminent. Until the start of her next turn, whenever a creature makes an attack roll or a saving throw, it rolls a d4 and adds the number rolled to the attack roll or saving throw. In addition, if the result of the d20 roll is 5 or lower, a creature rolls a second d20 and uses the higher of the two rolls. Morrígan may choose to exclude any number of creatures from this effect.

ABOUT

Thought to actually be a triumverate of deities of war, none are certain as to what or who the Morrígan truly is other than a god of combat that is best feared and respected. Warriors the world over worship her regardless of the pantheons they usually pay tribute to, knowing that it is a dangerous folly to displease her and that doing so is a sure way to bring misfortune into battle with them. Her arrival on a battlefield cannot be mistaken or overlooked—the voice of Morrígan speaks within the minds of every soldier present, foretelling a horrifying prophecy of what is to come to the defeated or enshrining in the minds of those she’s chosen to bless that their victory is assured. Morrígan is also a vengeful god so sacrifices in her name are rarely lacking, usually involving a captured regent, a famous enemy, or other person of note that will assuage her and show the proper respect she deserves.

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