Norvan Shaman

Medium humanoid (human), chaotic neutral

Armor Class 11 (14 with frostskin)
Hit Points 65 (10d8 + 20)
Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1) 12 (+1) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 19 (+4) 11 (+0)

Saving Throws Con +5, Wis +7
Skills History +4, Insight +7, Nature +4, Perception +7, Survival +7
Senses passive Perception 17
Languages Common
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)



  • Quarterstaff. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d8 + 1) bludgeoning damage.
  • Change Shape (1/day). The shaman magically polymorphs into a beast with a CR of 3 or less, and can remain in this form for up to 6 hours. The shaman can choose whether their equipment falls to the ground, melds with their new form, or is worn by the new form. The shaman reverts to their true form if they die or fall unconscious. The shaman can revert to their true form using a bonus action on their turn. While in a new form, the shaman retains their game statistics and ability to speak, but their AC, movement modes, Strength, and Dexterity are replaced by those of the new form, and they gain any special senses, proficiencies, traits, actions, and reactions that the new form has but that they lack.


When a young member of the Norvan tribe begins to have visions, the community knows another shaman has been chosen. These individuals are called by nature to heal the world. They are profoundly present and can only speak the truth. There are only a handful of shamans in the frozen lands.

Wise Elder. These wise men and women don’t ally themselves with any clan. They remain outside of everyday life and avoid politics in the settlements. Most of these seers don’t marry and they enjoy their solitude.

Wilderness Homes. Shamans live away from the Norvan settlements in huts or caves, far from other people. They are close to the beasts in the area and can call on their help if they need it. Many of the healers have strong relationships with the giant eagles who live in the North.

Natural Cycle. They are extraordinary people, deeply in tune with nature and the inner lives of humans. Some shamans spend more time in their animal form than their human shape. Other elders say that shamans even know of future events that haven’t manifested yet.

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