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Divine Hound

Medium celestial, lawful good

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 26 (4d8 + 8)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 11 (+0)

Damage Immunities necrotic, poison, fire, radiant
Condition Immunities poisoned
Skills Perception +4
Senses passive Perception 14
Languages Understands Common and Celestial but cannot speak
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Faultless Tracker. The divine hound is given a quarry by its summoner. The divine hound knows the direction and distance to its quarry as long as the two of them are on the same plane of existence. The divine hound also knows the location of its summoner.
  • Illumination. The divine hound sheds bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet.
  • Keen Hearing and Smell. The divine hound has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.
  • Magic Resistance. The divine hound has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Petrifying Failure. If a divine hound cannot catch its quarry after one month, it must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw each sunrise. If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the divine hound is instantly petrified. Otherwise, the divine hound begins to turn to stone and is restrained. The divine hound must repeat the saving throw at the end of its next turn, becoming petrified on a failure or ending the effect on a success. The petrification lasts until the divine hound is freed by the greater restoration spell or other magic.

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.

About

This splendid hound has fine eyes and a shimmering coat. It is long from head to tail, its eyes prominent, large, and bright that sparkle with intelligence.

Divine hounds are native to Olympus and used by the gods as hunting companions. The divine hound is impetuous and of steadfast valor, who attack even bearded bulls and rush upon monstrous boars and destroy them.

They are not swift, but they have abundant spirit and genuine strength unspeakable and dauntless courage. They are used to protect the flock and guard the house.

Divine hounds are known to always catch their marks and are unparalleled trackers.

Blessed of Zeus. Divine hounds are sacred to Zeus, who has often found them to be vexing when a divine hound is matched against an opponent it can never catch. It is believed Zeus also gave them their Petrifying Failure feature so that their honor as perfect trackers would never be besmirched.

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