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Netherpossum, Sacred

Small beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 27 (6d6 + 6); Wound Threshold 5
Speed 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
5 (-3) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 14 (+2)

Skills Insight +4, Perception +4, Survival +4
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages understands Undercommon and can read it, but cannot speak
Challenge 1 (25 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Innate Spellcasting. The sacred netherpossum’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 12). The sacred netherpossum can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Keen Smell. The sacred netherpossum has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Pack Tactics. The sacred netherpossum has advantage on attack rolls against a creature if at least one of the netherpossum’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The sacred netherpossum makes two bite attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) piercing damage.

ABOUT

Netherpossom possess true personalities, with fallible characters, diverse tastes, desires, and goals in life. They seem to enjoy places imbued with Death’s sacred presence. It is said they can talk to the dead in their own tongue, which the dead can understand, surprisingly. Netherpossums are able to feign death in case of danger. They’re then struck with rigor mortis and give off a putrid, rotting smell. This ability to inflict a false death upon themselves translates into interesting alchemical properties, and ingredients extracted from netherpossums allow the creation of different potions.

A sacred netherpossom may be born within a colony of wild netherpossums, but is set apart by the sharpness of its mind, which seems comparable to that of humanoids. They possess true personalities, with fallible characters, diverse tastes, desires, and goals in life. They might lead groups of netherpossums or mingle with other creatures. They seem to enjoy places imbued with Death’s sacred presence. Some sacred netherpossums have even received messages from celestials in service to the deity. It is said they can talk to the dead in their own tongue, which the dead can understand, surprisingly. To some, the sacred netherpossum is at the crossroads between beast and celestial.

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