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Xolo Guardian

Medium construct, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 135 (18d8+54)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 13 (+1) 16 (+3) 3 (-4) 12 (+1) 1 (-5)

Skills Perception +5
Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Damage Resistances necrotic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages understands the languages of its creator but can’t speak
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • False Appearance. While the guardian remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a statue.
  • See Invisibility. The guardian can see the invisible at all times, as though affected by see invisibility.

ACTIONS

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4 + 3) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is an undead creature, it takes an additional 4 (1d8) radiant damage.
  • Sacred Nose (1/Day). The guardian touches a corpse, which is then magically protected as the spell gentle repose.

ABOUT

Dogs are revered as helpers and guides. In some cultures, dogs are believed to even guide souls to the afterlife. Clerical spellcasters create xolo guardians as a representation of that belief. They resemble ordinary statues of stalwart dogs, but when their domains are disturbed, they spring into action.

Guardians. While they sometimes guard temples and other holy sites, xolo guardians are more typically employed to guard tombs and palaces from robbers and undead. They serve as status symbols, in addition to conveying security to the community. Xolo guardians are obedient. Their creators often instruct them to protect a particular family, and they are often given passwords, as well, to identify friendly creatures. Unless otherwise instructed, it will use its sacred nose on fallen allies, prioritizing those that are the highest status to the family.

Relentless. Xolo guardians may be instructed to remain at guard to ruthlessly pursue those who disturb their territory. In either case, they are tireless and powerful protectors.

Unliving. Xolo guardians are essentially statues given the appearance of life, and do not eat, breathe, or sleep.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
The Dragon’s Hoard #7 © 2021, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Miguel Colon, Robert J. Grady, Michael “solomani” Mifsud, Matt Kimmel, Scott D. Young, Mark Hart, and Jeff Ibach.