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Moon Cat

Tiny beast, lawful neutral

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
5 (-3) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 20 (+5)

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 3 (1d4 + 1)
Speed 40 ft.
Skills Perception +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages
Challenge 0 (10 XP)

Special Traits

  • Peaceful Presence. Any creature that is within 120 feet of the moon cat must make a DC 15 Charisma saving throw before attacking any other creature, including the moon cat.

Actions

  • Portent. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: the target must make a DC 11 Wisdom saving throw or receive a portent (see table below). The subject receives either a miracle or a curse, and does not know which one until it chooses to use the portent, which it can do by using its bonus action. An unused effect fades after 24 hours.
  • Teleport. The moon cat magically teleports, either returning to its lair or to visit its next target.

Reactions

  • Paralysis. When touched by a creature, the moon cat can choose to attempt to paralyze the creature. The creature must make a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or become paralyzed for ten minutes.

Tactics

A moon cat uses its small size and close similarity to domestic cats to get close to its chosen target and then delivers its portent (quite often with advantage if the target allows the cat to get close, perhaps because it believes the cat to be no threat). It then soon disappears. A threatened moon cat will use its paralysis reaction to defend itself and then teleport away as soon as it can.

Moon Phase Miracle or Curse (1d8) Full Moon Miracle (1-7) Curse (8) Waning Moon Miracle (1-5) Curse (6-8) New Moon Miracle (1) Curse (2-8) Waxing Moon Miracle (1-3) Curse (4-8) Miracle: The creature gains advantage on one ability check, saving throw or attack roll. The creature receives advantage even if other factors would provide disadvantage.

Curse: The creature gains disadvantage on one ability check, saving throw or attack roll. The creature receives disadvantage even if other factors would provide advantage.

Description

The size of a large domesticated cat, this creature has luminous silvery fur and intense blue eyes. A pale glow surrounds it, like the moon when it covered by wisps of cloud.

Drawn to Crisis. Moon cats are supernaturally attracted to momentous events — a treaty signing, the birth of a great villain, the start of a romance, or someone fighting for their life. They choose a target from those assembled and deliver a portent, a magical curse or blessing that takes effect after they leave. Legends say that encountering the moon cat during a full moon is fortuitous, whereas encountering one during a new moon means that disaster is about to strike.

Desired by Magic Users. Sages believe that a moon cat offers direct access to powerful magical energy and thus various spellcasters have attempted to capture moon cats. None have been successful however, since the moon cat is always able to teleport away.

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