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Phantom Veil

Tiny undead, unaligned

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 25 (17d4 – 17)
Speed 0 ft., fly 40 ft. (hover)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
5 (-3) 16 (+3) 9 (-1) 3 (-4) 8 (-1) 3 (-4)

Damage Resistances necrotic, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned, prone
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Languages
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Undead Resilience. The veil doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.

ACTIONS

  • Wrap. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) necrotic damage, and the phantom veil attaches itself to the target. While attached, the phantom veil doesn’t attack. Instead, at the start of each of the phantom veil’s turns, the target takes 6 (1d6 + 3) necrotic damage. The target’s hit point maximum is reduced by a number equal to the necrotic damage dealt. A creature, including the target, can use its action to detach the phantom veil. When the veil is reduced to 0 hit points, it detaches from any creature it is attached to.

ABOUT

Seemingly an unstoppable force, a phantom stalker pursues its target obsessively, even across the multiverse itself.

Indifferent to all dangers and void of any needs, a phantom stalker hunts its obsession with a relentless passion. No obstacle can delay it for long because its undeath is magically and inextricably linked to the soul of its prey.

Deathly Connection. When necromancers or liches hold a grudge against a living being, these powerful spellcasters are often too busy to hunt down the targets of their animosity themselves. Instead, they perform a dark ritual. Using a trinket that belongs to their enemy, they infuse a corpse with burning obsession to destroy the target. After the rite is concluded, a phantom stalker arises and silently sets out to find and destroy its obsession. Once a phantom stalker fulfills its duty, its body crumbles to ashes within minutes since its continued existence was tied to its obsession. Likewise, if the obsession dies by any other means so too does the phantom stalker meet its end.

Face of Death. When a phantom stalker is created, it bears the face of its obsession. However, this face is disfigured and hidden beneath a ghastly veil. When a phantom stalker attacks its obsession, it discards its veil so that its victim may gaze upon its grotesque visage. The experience of seeing one’s own face distorted by death and decay often proves to be too horrible a burden for many people.

Phantom Veils. The discarded veils show a semblance of undeath as well. Once the obsession is killed, the torn-off guise returns to its creator’s lair, where it joins other veils in a freakish flock. The veils’ creator can send a swarm of them to fetch a fresh corpse to be used in the creation of a new phantom stalker.

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