Family: Fey

Small fey, chaotic evil

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 10 (3d6)
Speed 30 ft.

7 (-2) 18 (+4) 11 (+0) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 12 (+1)

Skills Deception +3, Perception +4, Sleight of Hand +6, Stealth +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Fey Ancestry. A trow has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put it to sleep.
  • Innate Spellcasting. A trow’s innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 12). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Nimble Escape. A trow can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of its turns.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2 piercing damage and 3 (1d6) poison damage.
  • Sling. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage.


This trickster fey lives in remote parts of the hills. They are small fey and have been mistaken for brownies or gnomes before.

Nocturnal Nightmares. Trow are nocturnal and aren’t usually seen during the day. They are also quite introverted and don’t like to socialize. However, many are able to infiltrate humanoid communities and spread fake news. The tricksters have even spread false rumors that it is dangerous to see trow or even to speak about them.

Music Lovers. All trow enjoy music, especially performances with string music. Now and then, they will kidnap talented bards and keep them for personal entertainment. Some of these musicians are never seen again. Other bards return to their communities, unable to remember what happened to them.

Mound on the Moors. Most trow make their homes in earthen mounds in the hills. Other creatures that live nearby, such as badgers and foxes, can’t stand the little troublemakers. They detest the noises and odors that come from the trow lairs.

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