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Papinijuwari

Huge giant, neutral evil

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
Hit Points 310 (20d12+180)
Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
30 (+10) 18 (+4) 29 (+9) 17 (+3) 18 (+4) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +15, Con +14
Skills Athletics +15, Stealth +9
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception
Languages Auran, Common, Giant
Challenge 16 (15,000 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Aura of Fecundity. A papinijuwari’s mere presence is enough to empower diseases. Any creature within 300 feet of the papinjuwari that must make a saving throw against a disease (including the contagion spell) has disadvantage on the saving throw.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The papinijuwari’s spell casting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 15). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The papinjuwari makes two club attacks.
  • Club. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, 1reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 36 (4d12 + 10) bludgeoning damage and 7 (2d6) fire damage and 7 (2d6) necrotic damage.
  • Devour Disease (3/Day). A papinjuwari can suck the life force out of a diseased creature within 30 feet. An affected creature must succeed at a DC 18 Constitution saving throw or take 49 (9d10) necrotic damage. The papinjuwari heals an amount of hit points equal to the damage taken.
  • Shooting Star. A papinijuwari can fly at a speed of 300 feet. The papinijuwari can use this ability only outside at night, and must be at least 500 feet above the ground to do so. It must also hold a lit torch while doing so; the torch need not be magical, and while held by the papinijuwari, the torch’s flame is not subject to mundane effects that would extinguish it, such as the wind.

ABOUT

Racing across the skies and preying on diseased humanoids of all kinds, the merciless, cyclopean papinijuwaris are the hated cousins of cloud giants. Even evil cloud giants regard papinijuwaris with disdain, as their hunting practices offend the more “refined” giants‘ delicate sensibilities. A full-grown papinijuwari stands about 20 feet tall and weighs nearly 6,000 pounds.

Plague Bringers. Papinijuwaris are agents of death and pestilence, feeding off of the suffering they help to spread. In some humanoid cultures, the sight of a shooting star heralds the arrival of the dreaded papinijuwaris, who invisibly stalk through settlements at night, hastening the progression of diseases.

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