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Storm Maiden

Medium elemental, chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 78 (12d8 + 24)
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 11 (+1) 17 (+3)

Damage Resistances lightning, thunder; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Primordial
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The storm maiden makes two thunderous slam attacks.
  • Thunderous Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage plus 7 (2d6) thunder damage.
  • Throw Lightning. Ranged Spell Attack: +5 to hit, range 120 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (4d6) lightning damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be incapacitated until the end of its next turn.

ABOUT

At the heart of a violent storm, a young woman lies huddled in despair. Her skin is translucent as if made of water, and her tears float up from her face to join the storm above her.

A storm maiden is a spiteful elemental that pulls powerful storms into the world through a portal connected to her shrine.

Blinded by anguish, she seeks to erase any trace of those who betrayed her.

Primordial Sacrifice. Long ago, this woman was offered up to powerful spirits to ward off drought and famine. She served her role faithfully. Her shrine was maintained by a ritual of devotion performed by the descendants of those she loved, but it was eventually abandoned. Now, some transgression against her abandoned shrine has drawn the maiden back to the world.

Abating the Storm. A region plagued by a storm maiden experiences regular flooding and random tornadoes and lightning strikes. A community may yet atone for their ancestral betrayal by performing a long-forgotten ritual at the maiden’s shrine. If appeased, the storms end, and the maiden’s alignment changes from evil to good. An appeased maiden may go on to protect the region for generations, as long as her shrine is maintained, or she might wander to other regions, seeking communities in need who understand the importance of maintaining her shrine.

Elemental Nature. A storm maiden doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Tome of Beasts 2. © 2020 Open Design LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Darrin Drader, James Introcaso, Philip Larwood, Jeff Lee, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind, Mike Welham.