Swan Maiden

Family: Swan Maiden

Medium fey, chaotic good

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 65 (10d8 + 20)
Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft.

13 (+1) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 15 (+2)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +7
Senses passive Perception
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Innate Spellcasting. The swan maiden’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 12). The swan maiden can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:
  • Magic Resistance. The swan maiden has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Shapechanger. The swan maiden can use its action to polymorph into the form of a trumpeter swan, or back into her humanoid form. Her swan form is Small. Her statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment she is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. Without her feather cloak, a swan maiden can’t use her shapechanger ability.
  • Trackless. A swan maiden can’t be tracked except by magical means. She leaves behind no tracks or other traces of its passage.


  • Multiattack. The swan maiden makes two attacks, with her bow or her rapier. In swan form she attacks twice: one bite and one wing buffet.
  • Rapier (humanoid form only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Longbow (humanoid form only). Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Bite (swan form only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Wing Buffet (swan form only). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d3 + 3) bludgeoning damage.


This tall, regal woman is clad in a long cloak of pristine white swan feathers and silvery armor with a winged helm.

Swan maidens are fey shapechangers who vow to protect unspoiled wilds from the encroachment of civilization or evil. They live in small flocks along secluded lakeshores. Swan Cloaks. Because stealing a swan maiden’s cloak robs her of her shapechanging ability, most maidens avoid humanoids and take up armor and weapons to defend themselves.

Transformation Ritual. A swan maiden can transform a willing good female humanoid into a swan maiden via a ritual that takes 24 hours. The humanoid loses her class and racial abilities.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Forest Kingdom Campaign Compendium 5e © 2017, Legendary Games; Lead Designer Jason Nelson. Authors: Clinton J. Boomer, Benjamin Bruck, Matt Goodall, Tim Hitchcock, N. Jolly, Julian Neale, Jason Nelson, Thomas J. Phillips, Alistair J. Rigg, David N. Ross, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Russ Taylor, Michael D. Welham, Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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