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Skeletong

Weapon (skeletoy), very rare

Skeletoys are objects that Underhell fiends use as their monstrous tools. Most of them are made up primarily of spinal columns and skulls, but other configurations also occur. Generally, mortals can’t use one of these items effectively unless they trick the skeletoy into believing they are fiends or acting under the direct orders of fiends; in such a case, the item will not oppose them until it realizes the truth. All skeletoys obey any fiend who commands them, or a minion acting on that fiend’s behalf. In case of conflicting commands, the skeletoy obeys the highest-ranking individual to give a command. All skeletoys have the same special purpose: to further the fiendish invasion and protect all Archlords.

This unorthodox weapon has a torso-like handle ending in three or more arms, each ending in a grasping hand. The skeletong’s damage on a hit equals 3d4 + your Strength modifier. It has the heavy, reach, and two-handed properties and weighs 18 pounds. On a hit, you can use a bonus action to have the skeletong grapple the target. Unless the target succeeds on a DC 15 Strength saving throw, the target is restrained until the grapple ends. You can’t attack with the skeletong while it grapples a creature. The target can escape as an action by succeeding on a DC 15 Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check. The skeletong can be attacked and destroyed (AC 15; hp 15; immunity to fire and poison damage).

Sentience. The skeletong is a sentient neutral evil weapon with an Intelligence of 10, a Wisdom of 10, and a Charisma of 10. It has hearing and darkvision 90 ft.

The skeletong can speak, read, and understand Abyssal and Infernal. It generally taunts in one of those languages when confronted with non-fiends.

If the skeletong opposes you, it releases any creature it is grappling at the end of each turn and whenever you miss on an attack with it, you trip and fall prone.

Personality. A skeletong is extremely vindictive. It resists any non-fiend that doesn’t actively further its goals or that opposes any fiend.

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