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Small fey, chaotic evil

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 27 (6d6+6)
Speed 25 ft., swim 25 ft.

13 (+1) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 1 (-5) 10 (+0) 3 (-4)

Senses tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage and 5 (2d4) poison damage.
  • Churn Water (3/Day). The xicalcoatl can create a whirlpool in deep waters, affecting a 50 ft radius around itself. Creatures other than the xicalcoatl caught in this whirlpool must make a DC 12 Strength saving throw or take 10 (3d6) bludgeoning damage and begin to suffocate. This whirlpool lasts 1 minute or until the xicalcoatl dies or is unconscious.
  • Lure (Recharge 6). The xicalcoatl causes an intoxicating aroma to emerge from the jicama on its back. One humanoid, beast, or fey within 30 feet that it chooses must succeed on a DC 10 Wisdom saving throw or become charmed. While charmed, it is incapacitated and can take no actions other than to use its movement to approach the xicalcoatl and follow where it leads. The charmed condition ends immediately after the xicalcoatl attacks it (including using its churn water ability).


This strange serpent is only 2-3 feet long, with scales of brown, bronze, and black with variegated scales on its belly. Its strangest feature, however, is a rounded protuberance they develop in adulthood that looks like a jicara, a drinking gourd or cup, with a smooth surface and the appearance of painted designs and patterns. The xicalcoatl can release pheromones that simulate the scent of brewed coffee or cocoa, and they lie in wait either in the grass or floating just below the surface of a pool, using the jicara as a lure. Creatures curious to see or fascinated by the aroma may be drawn into the water, at which point the xicalcoatl surges through the water at great speed creating a vortex that drags its victim into the water, drowning it.

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