Rizzenspawn Troll

Family: Troll

Small undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 68 (8d6 + 40)
Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.

18 (+4) 13 (+1) 20 (+5) 7 (-2) 9 (-1) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +2, Stealth +7
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, poisoned
Senses blindsight 10 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Giantish
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Smell. The rizzenspawn has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Magic Resistance. Rizzenspawn have advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Regeneration. The rizzenspawn regains 10 hit points at the start of its turn. If the rizzenspawn takes acid or fire damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the rizzenspawn’s next turn. The rizzenspawn is destroyed only if it starts its turn with 0 hit points and doesn’t regenerate.
  • Spider Climb. Rizzenspawn can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.
  • Web Walker. The rizzenspawn ignores movement restrictions caused by webbing.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage plus 11 (2d10) necrotic damage. The target must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or its hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken. This reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. The target dies if this attack reduces its hit point maximum to 0. A giant or humanoid slain in this way rises after 2d12 hours as a rizzenspawn in the space of its corpse or in the nearest unoccupied space.


Forever cursed to plague the living, the rizzenspawn (often referred to as “Belsameth spiders”) crawl about in perhaps the vilest form of undeath. A rizzenspawn is a severed humanoid head attached to the body of a fox-sized spider’s body. These foul creatures are thought to be the servants and spies of the goddess Belsameth.

The process of becoming a Belsameth spider is gruesome. A victim bitten by the Belsameth Spider, Loren Rizzen, or by one of that accursed creature’s spawn has a chance of becoming one himself. If this happens, the poor victim’s head is dissevered at the neck and sprouts a spider’s body. The creature usually makes its first meal of the humanoid body it just abandoned.

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