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Snow Terror

Large fiend (shapechanger), chaotic evil

Armor Class 16
Hit Points 127 (15d10 + 45)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
19 (+4) 22 (+6) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 9 (–1) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Con +6
Skills Deception +6, Stealth +9
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities acid, cold, poison
Condition Immunities frightened, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Languages Abyssal, Common
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • False Appearance (Snow Person Form Only). While the snow terror remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary snow person.
  • Shapechanger. The snow terror can use its action to polymorph into a Large snow person, a snowy likeness of the creature it most recently killed, or back into its true form. Its statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It reverts to its true form if it dies. While in the form of the creature it most recently killed, creatures that knew the mimicked creature have disadvantage on their Wisdom saving throws against its Horrifying Visage.

ABOUT

A sizeable snowperson with sticks for arms, a carrot nose, and a smile etched across its face slowly turns its head. Closer inspection reveals the smile is disturbingly jagged.

Demonic Snow People. Snow terrors hail from an icy layer of the Abyss. There, they torment lesser fiends or watch as wind?whipped snow destroys visitors wholly unprepared for it. Such visitors are few and far between, leading snow terrors to travel to the Material Plane for greater chances at entertainment.

Innocuous Disguise. Snow terrors temper their desire for bloodshed and mayhem with patience. They find heavily trafficked areas and lurk nearby, observing potential prey. When choosing victims, they remain motionless in their guise as ordinary snowpersons, even allowing children to pluck the accoutrements off them.

Sadistic Hunter. A snow terror picks off lone people first, reveling in communities consequently thrown into chaos. Just before it attacks, it reveals its true form: a leering, shark-toothed snowperson with unholy light glowing in its eye sockets. It chases, catches, and devours its victims, relishing the screams as the acid churning in its guts slowly dissolves its prey. It can take on the appearance of its victims, drawing in concerned family members and neighbors before dissolving the facade to attack.

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