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Medium monstrosity, chaotic good

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 172 (15d12 + 75) Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

18 (+4) 17 (+3) 20 (+5) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Con +8, Wis +5, Cha +6
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Aramaic, Pahlaw?n?g
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)


  • Flesh of Restoration. The flesh and blood of the Shahmaran have remarkable healing properties when prepared by a skilled alchemist. Whether given freely or harvested from a deceased Shahmaran, only one potion can be produced, as it takes a full year for the magical properties to return to a living Shahmaran. Preparing the potion requires a DC 18 Intelligence check using Alchemist’s supplies. On a success, the resulting brew functions as a potion of supreme healing that also cures all diseases and negative conditions when consumed. On a failure, it instead becomes a potion of poison that cannot be detected by an identify spell.
  • Spellcasting. The Shahmaran is a 10th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 14, +6 to hit with spell attacks), and it needs only verbal components to cast its spells. It has the following wizard spells prepared:


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw, taking 31 (7d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


The Shahmaran is an exceedingly rare creature that typically dwells within hidden desert oases, grottos, and caves. A recluse by necessity, the Shahmaran was nearly hunted to extinction in centuries past for its remarkable flesh, which is said to restore even the most ill or injured to good health. Benevolent by nature, the Shahmaran enjoys the company of like-minded individuals, and can be persuaded to part with a small portion of its healing blood, though trust can be a difficult thing to foster in such an understandably wary soul.

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