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Skeleton Minion

Family: Skeletons

Medium undead, alignment of controller

Armor Class 13 (leather)
Hit Points 13 (2d8+4)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (+1) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 6 (-2) 8 (-1) 5 (-3)

Damage Vulnerabilities bludgeoning
Damage Resistance(s) piercing, slashing damage
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned, exhaustion
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive perception 9
Languages none, but they understand the language of their controller
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Undead Nature. A skeleton doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.

ACTIONS

  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage.
  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage.

ABOUT

Often roaming battlefields, skeletons haunt the bravest soldiers’ dreams. These creatures are of limited intelligence, only retaining whatever skills and classes the skeleton possessed in life. They strictly obey orders and will not act without them. Popular with necromancers, they are primarily used as guards and servants. They cannot perceive other undead, and never respond to them as a threat.

Skeletons must be summoned via necromantic sorcery, often from the corpses of fallen warriors. When summoned, the skeletons slough off whatever flesh still clings to them until only bones remain. Like constructs, skeletons obey commands to the best of their abilities and can follow complicated instructions if ’the orders are something they would have understood in life. They cannot communicate in any way.

Skeletons are used for the most menial of household labor, as standing guards, or as a personal army of undead. They only perform these tasks with the skill level the skeleton possessed in life. Therefore, the necromancer who controls them can order warrior skeletons to cook and clean, and peasant skeletons to fight, but they will function poorly because they do not possess those skills.

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