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Windy Hopper

Tiny fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 14 (leather armor)
Hit Points 17 (7d4)
Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
6 (-2) 16 (+3) 11 (+0) 11 (+0) 12 (+1) 12 (+1)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +5, Survival +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Elvish, and two others
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Fey Ancestry. The windy hopper has advantage on saving throws against being charmed or frightened, and magic can’t put it to sleep.
  • Fey Step (recharge 2-3). As a bonus action, the windy hopper can teleport up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space it can see.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The windy hopper’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13). The windy hopper can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:

Actions

  • Multiattack. The windy hopper makes two attacks.
  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2 piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) poison damage.
  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 40/160 ft., one target. Hit: 2 piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) poison damage.

About

Everyone in the city knows the most useful messenger is this tiny fey. Windy hoppers usually deliver messages for nobles and royalty. However, anyone with enough gold can hire these flighty fey.

Air Mail. One of the reasons they are a popular choice to send messages is their flying ability. They can access many different areas in the city and avoid a lot of obstacles. Windy hoppers also have time to dance through the air with other windy hoppers on their routes.

Express Delivery. Their deliveries are quick and their success rate is quite high. Therefore, these fey have a good reputation with all the citizens of the city. However, some of the winged messengers have taken advantage of their position and sold information to nefarious individuals.

Big Appetite. Windy hoppers are known to have huge appetites. When they’re really hungry, they’ll even trade their services for food.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Monsters of the City Sins and Virtues A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition © 2020 Cawood Publishing. Author: Andrew Cawood