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Gibbering Abomination

Large aberration, chaotic evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 200 (16d10 + 112)
Speed 10 ft., climb 10 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 16 (+3) 24 (+7) 10 (+0) 6 (–2) 19 (+4)

Saving Throws Constitution +12, Charisma +9
Skills Perception +8, Stealth +8
Damage Resistances lightning, thunder; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Condition Immunities prone
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 18
Languages Deep Speech
Challenge 16 (15,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Innate Spellcasting. The gibbering abomination’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 17, +9 to hit with spell attacks). It can cast the following spells at will, requiring no material components:
  • Amorphous. The gibbering abomination can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing.
  • Arcane Frenzy. The gibbering abomination can use its innate spellcasting more frequently than other creatures. During a single turn, the gibbering abomination can use its action and bonus action to innately cast a spell. The gibbering abomination cannot cast the same spell twice during its turn.
  • Deathless. Unless the gibbering abomination is slain by a disintegrate spell or its remains are completely incinerated, the abomination returns to life with 1 hit point in 1 hour.
  • Hyper-Awareness. The gibbering abomination can’t be surprised.
  • Pain Immunity. The gibbering abomination is immune to any effect or condition caused as a result of extreme pain or agony. This ability does not protect it against damage the abomination would suffer.
  • Regeneration. The abomination regains 20 hit points at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hit point. If the abomination has taken cold damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the abomination’s next turn.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The gibbering abomination makes up to three bite attacks and uses Blood Drain on grappled creatures.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 22 (4d8 + 4) piercing damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 14), and it is restrained until this grapple ends. While grappling the target, the abomination has advantage on attack rolls against it and can’t use this attack against other targets. The abomination can grapple up to three creatures.
  • Blood Drain. Each creature that is not a construct or undead, and that is grappled by the abomination must make a DC 18 Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, the target takes 10 (3d6) necrotic damage, its hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken, and the abomination regains hit points equal to that amount. It dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum to 0. This reduction to the target’s hit point maximum lasts until the target finishes a long rest.
  • Disruptive Cacophony (Recharge 5–6). The abomination emits a horrible quasi-arcane chanting that can disrupt spellcasters within 90 feet of it. Any creature attempting to cast a spell that can hear the abomination’s Disruptive Cacophony must succeed on a DC 18 Constitution saving throw or the spell fails. The disruption lasts until the start of the abomination’s next turn.

About

This massive fleshy conglomeration is covered with madly staring eyes, gaping mouths in screaming faces, and pulsing orifices exuding foulsmelling substances.

A horrifying expanse of fused faces and parts of faces, the gibbering abomination is the result of foul arcane experiments studying the creation of chimerical creatures. It bears a close superficial resemblance to a gibbering mouther or lesser gibbering orb, and may be mistaken for one of those, but they are no true relation. Instead, the gibbering abomination has been cobbled together from the faces and organs of dozens of humanoid creatures; its innards are a bizarre tangle of brains, hearts, and other organs. The gibbering abomination is in constant pain as a result of the process that created it, haunted by half-remembered memories from the creatures it was composed from.

Gibbering abominations have clear memories of the experiments and procedures they suffered in their formation and value nothing more than their own personal freedom. Beyond that, their constant anguish has given them a hateful attitude toward other creatures.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb