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Twigling

Small plant, unaligned

Armor Class 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points 11 (2d8 + 2)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (-1) 15 (+2) 11 (+0) 7 (-2) 8 (-1) 3 (-4)

Condition Immunities blinded, deafened
Senses blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius)
Languages understands Sylvan but can’t speak
Challenge ¼ (50 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • False Appearance. While the twigling remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a normal plant.
  • Mask of the Fey Wild. The twigling can attempt to hide even when it is lightly obscured by foliage, heavy rain, falling snow, mist, and other natural phenomena.
  • Nimble Twigs. The twigling’s appendages may be used in place of thieves’ tools, with which the twigling is considered proficient.

ACTIONS

  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Bough Armor (Recharges atier a Short or Long Rest). The twigling expands, twining itself around a willing creature or plant within 5 feet. That creature’s AC can’t be less than 16, regardless of what kind of armor it is wearing. The twigling can choose to end this effect as a bonus action on its turn.

ABOUT

Twiglings are small, mischievous stick-like fey. Some say they are born of broken branches of the awakened trees, deep in the Fey Wild. Twiglings are drawn to the edges of the Fey Wild by the intriguing promise of mortal civilization. The smell of baking pies from halfling homes, the sound of dwarven hammers, and the clatter of horse carts draws these inquisitive creatures through the mist and into civilization.

Sticky Fingers. Though twiglings are considered folklore to city folk who blame them for lost keys or misplaced keepsakes, for those that dwell near the forest’s edge twiglings are an endearing pest. Twiglings are inquisitive by nature and delight in savoring human food. Though tiny they often attempt to steal whole pies or loaves of bread. They are also fascinated by shiny objects and will pilfer coins and other trinkets to take back to their home tree and adorn their nest. Due to their knack for theft and other mischief, they are often found in the company of halflings and other mischievous races. They can even use their delicate twig-like fingers to nimbly pick locks. Though they are inherently chaotic and easily distracted, some thieves’ guilds have attempted to train twiglings to use as pickpockets or in heists.

All Bark and No Bite. When threatened, twiglings’ natural defense is to camouflage themselves against the base of their mother tree, or another nearby tree. They can unfurl into a barklike sheet, embracing its trunk for safety. Twiglings that form a strong bond with a mortal creature may cling to them instead, forming protective barklike armor around their companion, protecting themselves and their friend at the same time.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Zargoth’s Tome of Familiars, Copyright 2021, Arcana Games, LLC.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Zargoth’s Tome of Familiars, Copyright 2021, Arcana Games, LLC.