5e SRD >Creatures >

Nessk Champion

Large monstrosity (serpentman), neutral evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 126 (12d10+60)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
21 (+5) 15 (+2) 20 (+5) 11 (+0) 13 (+1) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Str +8, Con +5
Skills Intimidate +6, Perception +4
Condition Immunities poison

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Amazingly Keen Blade The Nessk champion deals an additional 2d10 damage on attacks using its falchion in which the natural, unmodified d20 attack roll was an 18 or higher. On a critical hit, these dice are not doubled, and this damage becomes 20 extra damage instead.
  • Overwhelming Blow Any Large or smaller target that takes 20 or more damage from a single falchion attack is also forced prone.

ACTIONS

  • Cleaving Strike. The champion makes a falchion attack against each enemy within reach.
  • Multiattack. The champion makes a bite attack and a falchion attack, or a bite attack and two claw attacks.
  • Falchion. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2d10+7 slashing damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1d8+5 piercing damage and 3d6 poison damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1d6+3 slashing damage.

ABOUT

This brawny reptilian creature has a humanlike build with enormous arms and shoulders. Its size is only exaggerated by the wide, cobra-like hood that extends from its neck.

Unlike most serpentmen, who are lithe and slight of build, Nessk champions are bred for size and strength.

They are the elite assault force of serpentman warbands.

A swing from a champion’s falchion can smash a stone column into rubble, or take the heads from a half-dozen soldiers in one stroke.

In battle, the champion throws itself into the thick of the fighting. It prefers to move up to as many enemies as possible, laying waste with its cleaving strike.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Primeval Thule Campaign Setting Copyright 2021 Sasquatch Game Studio, LLC. Design Richard Baker, David Noonan, Stephen Schubert