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Rokurokubi

Medium monstrosity, lawful evil

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
Hit Points 273 (26d8+156)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 23 (+6) 22 (+6) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 21 (+5)

Saving Throws Cha +18, Con +19, Str +19
Skills Athletics +19, Perception +16
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 26
Languages Aklo, Common
Challenge 14 (11,500 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The rokurokubi makes one bite attack and two claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, 20 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 37 (6d10 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 26 (5d8 + 4) piercing damage.

ABOUT

Rokurokubis are evil, sorcerous humanoids with malevolent origins and even viler intentions. Always taking the form of women, rokurokubis seek to spread as much mayhem and despair as possible, using their wicked magic to ruin lives, tear families apart, and at worst, maim and murder innocents.

Such monsters make their homes within civilized societies and disguise themselves as simple commoners, but they take the form of monstrous hags with serpentine throats during the night (and even in the shadow of daylight should the mood strike them), and delight in the taste and feeling of warm blood running down their gullets. At first glance, a rokurokubi looks much like any ordinary human woman. Upon closer inspection, however, her frail appearance and sickly hued skin (often tinged pale blue or muted green) begin to hint at the being’s true nature if she does not cover her flesh with makeup or wear concealing clothing like elaborate gowns with gloves or draping sleeves.

When a rokurokubi reveals her monstrous ability to stretch her neck to inhuman lengths or begins to weave her arcane sorcery, there can be no doubt as to her sheer otherworldliness.

When she wills it, a rokurokubi may snake her long, rubbery neck up to 20 feet from her body. Down the length of this otherwise smooth, fleshy appendage, evenly spaced vertebrae show as sickening knobbles, lending further grotesqueness to the creature’s already disturbing appearance. Her jagged teeth can likewise be shortened or lengthened at will. When her neck is not distended from her body, a rokurokubi is 5-1/2 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds.

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