Medium undead, lawful evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 170 (20d8 + 80)
Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1) 18 (+4) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 18 (+4)

Skills History +4, Intimidation +7, Persuasion +7
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)


  • Shield of Dread. When the srin-po causes a creature to become frightened, it regains 5 temporary hit points.
  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the srin-po has disadvantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws.


  • Multiattack. The srin-po makes three attacks: two with its claws and one with its bite.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage and the target’s Wisdom is reduced by 1d4. The target becomes unconscious if this reduces its Wisdom to 0, and can’t be awoken until it regains at least 1 point of Wisdom. A target reduced to 0 Wisdom regains 1 point of Wisdom in 1d4 hours. Otherwise, the reduction lasts until the target finishes a long or short rest.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage and the target must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened. If the creature is already frightened, it becomes paralyzed; and if it is already paralyzed it drops to 0 hit points and is dying. A frightened or paralyzed target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.


The srin-po are a class of undead often referred to as ghoul aristocrats. The association with ghouls is incorrect, as srin-po are actually a unique form of undead, created when particularly affluent members of society are slain in (what they perceive as) a disgraceful manner, and later buried. From this the srin-po is born, the now undead noble literally digging out of their grave with their bare hands. A srin-po stands 7 feet tall, and weighs around 230 pounds.

Terror in the Dark. For the rest of its existence, the srin-po thrives on the dread of others, making short sojourns to the surface in order to punish those whose race it once belonged to. By the time they make these journeys, the srin-po has developed a strong aversion to sunlight, ensuring their attacks occur at night. These undead take malign strength from watching others fall to their fearful touch.

Twisted Society. When not engaged in acts of murder, the srin-po enjoy academic and social retreats. Srin-po, unlike other undead, form social groups, where they discuss topics from their respective former lives. Many bring captured living cattle to these events, the undead nobles feasting on the fear and flesh of their captives as a true noble might slowly sip at a wine.

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