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Rakshasa, Honor Guard

Medium fiend, neutral evil

Armor Class 18 (mail cuirass, shield)
Hit Points 76 (8d8+40)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 15 (+2) 20 (+5) 13 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Wis +5, tactical advantage on saves vs spells and magical effects.
Skills Insight +5, Perception +5
Damage Resistances weapon damage, except for magical piercing damage dealt by a good-aligned creature
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Low Atlantean, Rakshasa
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Change Shape As the spell alter self, but concentration is not required.
  • Protective Strike The honor guard has tactical advantage when attacking a target that is also adjacent to another rakshasa, and such attacks deal 2d6 extra damage on a hit.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The honor guard makes two attacks.
  • Flail. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2d8+7 bludgeoning damage and the target must succeed a Dex save (DC 15) or be forced prone.

REACTIONS

  • Duty-Bound When an adjacent ally would be hit by an attack, the honor guard can intervene and be hit by the attack instead.

ABOUT

Standing like a man, but with the head of a great tiger and strangely backward wrists, this humanoid wears finely crafted chainmail, ornate helm, and filigreed shield, and carries a three-headed flail.

Servitors of the rakshasa rajas, the honor guard are magically bound to protect their master. They serve well as bodyguards and shock troops, and despite their dwindling numbers, the rajas have no qualms about sacrificing an honor guard or two (or more) to protect themselves and their schemes.

Immortal beings with a ceaseless appetite for evil, the rakshasas have changed their tactics from overt destruction to covert corruption. They only reveal their true nature if they are in their homelands or want to gloat over certain victory.

Now the rakshasa rajas are building their empires again. Rakshasa spies infiltrate major city states, learning who to corrupt, and who to kill.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
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