Tiny celestial, neutral good

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 5 (1d4+1)
Speed 20 ft.

2 (-4) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 11 (+0) 10 (+0) 15 (+2)

Skills Nature +4, Perception +2, Stealth +7, Survival +2
Damage Immunities radiant
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Joyful Song. The purpura can sing as a bonus action. Until the end of its next turn, any creature within 20 feet that is able to hear the purpura has advantage on saving throws against fear.
  • Mushroom Magic. The purpura can spend a bonus action touching the ground or a mushroom on the ground. When the ground is touched, a mushroom appears at the beginning of the purpura’s next turn. When a mushroom is touched, it charges with primal energy. Any creature of Small size or larger that steps inside a square with at least one charged mushroom makes a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw or causes it to explode, dealing 5 (1d6+2) radiant damage to any creatures within 5 feet. For every additional charged mushroom in the same square increase the DC and damage dealt by 1 (to a maximum of DC 18 and 1d6+8). Spotting a mushroom that’s been charged by a purpura requires a passive Perception of 17 or DC 17 Intelligence (Search) check.
  • Natural Kindness. The purpura has disadvantage on Wisdom (Insight) checks.
  • Vanish. The purpura can use a bonus action to Hide even while it is being observed. In addition, it can’t be tracked by nonmagical means (unless it chooses to leave a trail) and has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks.


  • Twig. Melee Weapon Attack: -2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage.
  • Pebble. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 10/20 ft., one target. Hit: 1 bludgeoning damage.


Purpura are loving, trustworthy, benign creatures spawned from errant energies. They live simple lives in secret villages of no more than a score of their kind, spending their days spying on the doings of larger creatures, foraging to peacefully live off of the land around them, or singing with joy. It is extremely rare to see an elder purpura—these few tiny celestials have wizened up (losing the Natural Kindness feature) and remain supremely aloof.

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