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Ravenous Creeper

Medium undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 170 (20d8 + 80)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 20 (+5) 19 (+4) 7 (-2) 15 (+2) 6 (-2)

Saving Throws Con +5, Int +0, Wis +3
Skills Perception +6
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Smell. The creeper has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The creeper makes two attacks: one with its bite, and one with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) slashing damage. If the target is a creature other than an elf or undead, it must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw, or be paralyzed for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Legendary Actions

The creeper can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The creeper regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

  • Crawl. The creeper moves up to half its speed without provoking opportunity attacks.
  • Bite. The creeper makes a bite attack.
  • Claw (Costs 2 Actions). The creeper makes a claw attack.

About

In the frozen wastes, they tell of men who, in the sunless days in the depths of winter when the flesh of beasts is hard to come by, eat of their own dead. It is not an abomination to them, but a simple act of survival. Should the rumors be believed though, there are some who develop a taste for it. Not content with cold meat, they hunt the living, snatching them from their camps and dragging them into the icy night, never to be seen again.

Ghouls, of course, may be a part of the phenomenon, but one should not dismiss entirely the darkness which can be unlocked by desperation.

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