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Vexxeh

Huge fiend, lawful evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 94 (9d12 + 36)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 13 (+1) 19 (+4) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 12 (+1)

Saving Throws Str +8, Wis +3
Skills Intimidation +4
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned, unconscious
Senses truesight 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Common, Infernal
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Four-Legged Lope. When the vexxeh uses its action to Dash, it moves at three times its speed.
  • Weak Willed. The vexxeh has disadvantage on saving throws against being charmed.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The vexxeh makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws. If both claw attacks hit the same target, the target and each creature within 5 feet of the target must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be frightened until the end of its next turn as the vexxeh cackles with sadistic glee.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d8 + 5) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6 + 5) slashing damage.

ABOUT

This bestial creature would stand over 15 feet tall if erect but is more comfortable crouched with its knuckles resting on the ground. It wears a pair of trousers and a vest, both obviously made for someone much smaller than it. Its cunning eyes belie a malignant intelligence.

Bound to Service. Though they are not devils, vexxeh are natives of the Hells. Their susceptibility to magical domination makes them ideal lieutenants for evil spellcasters. Once a vexxeh has agreed to serve a master, it adheres to the letter of the agreement that has been struck and refuses to break the contract even under the threat of destruction.

Lovers of Carnage. Vexxeh only know joy when they are harming living creatures. They relish battle, enjoying the opportunity to shed blood and break bones. More than combat, however, vexxeh enjoy torturing mortals, especially if there is no purpose to it. The psychic distress and trauma suffered by the victims of their torture makes vexxeh gleeful.

Fiendishly Polite. Despite their love of violence, vexxeh are unfailingly polite. They mimic the etiquette and social norms of their current master’s culture, going so far as to affect mannerisms of nobility. Even when rending a creature into bloody chunks, a vexxeh acts regretful and apologetic.

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