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Moss Fawn

Medium plant, unaligned

Armor Class 10
Hit Points 11 (2d10)
Speed 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 10 (+0) 11 (+0) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 6 (-2)

Senses passive Perception 10
Languages understands Sylvan but can’t speak
Challenge ¼ (50 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Charge. If the fawn moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a ram attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be forced prone.
  • Nurture. When the moss fawn finishes a long rest, plants within 20 feet of it are invigorated, causing the flora to be enriched for 1 year. Plants empowered by the fawn yield twice the normal amount of food when harvested.
  • Mask of the Fey Wild. The fawn can attempt to hide even when it is only lightly obscured by foliage, heavy rain, falling snow, mist, and other natural phenomena.

ACTIONS

  • Ram. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) bludgeoning damage.
  • Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one prone creature. Hit: 6 (2d4 + 1) bludgeoning damage.
  • Nature’s Bounty (Recharges after a Long Rest). The moss fawn causes up to ten magic berries to grow from the earth. A creature can use its action to eat one berry. Eating a berry restores 1 hit point, and the berry provides enough nourishment to sustain a creature for one day. The berries lose their potency if they have not been consumed within 24 hours of the use of this ability.

ABOUT

A moss fawn resembles a deer with soft green moss in place of fur, dappled with patches of delicate wildflowers. Caretakers of meadow and glade, moss fawns are drawn to areas where the natural world is suffering, providing care and nourishment to the land and its natural inhabitants.

Keepers of the Grove. Moss fawns were created by the Greenkeeper to tend the Fey Wild. Moss fawns that graze the Material Plane often search out scarred and devastated lands to heal, leaving only when the earth has regained enough vitality to sustain new growth. Patches of grass, moss, flowers, and the like sprout from the very footprints of these gentle fey.

Seeing these footprints is believed by farmers and common folk to forecast a bountiful season of crops, while seeing the fawn itself promises an entire year of plenty — though moss fawns are shy and rarely spotted.

Goodberry Bloom. Moss fawns are innately kind and empathetic, nurturing to all life. They have been known to enchant nearby flowers to sprout goodberries, providing for creatures the nourishment that has been lost with the retreat of nature. These curative gifts even outlive the fey themselves, as, in passing, a wild moss fawn’s body becomes a mossy green mound yielding white flowers that bear goodberries each season.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Zargoth’s Tome of Familiars, Copyright 2021, Arcana Games, LLC.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Zargoth’s Tome of Familiars, Copyright 2021, Arcana Games, LLC.