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Einhest

Large celestial, neutral good

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 59 (7d10 + 21)
Speed 60 ft., fly 90 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 15 (+2)

Damage Immunities poison, radiant
Condition Immunities frightened, poisoned
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages understands Common, Celestial, but can’t speak
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Confer Radiant Resistance. The einhest can grant resistance to radiant damage to anyone riding it.
  • Dive Attack. If the einhest is flying and dives at least 30 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a hooves attack, the attack deals an extra 9 (2d8) damage to the target.
  • Flyby. The einhest doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
  • Illumination. The einhest sheds bright light in a 30-foot radius and dim light for an additional 30 feet.
  • Sure-Footed. The einhest has advantage on Strength and Dexterity saving throws made against effects that would knock it prone.

Actions

  • Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage plus 7 (2d6) radiant damage.
  • Ethereal Stride. The einhest and up to three willing creatures within 5 feet of it magically enter the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, or vice versa.

About

This six-legged steed glows with an unearthly light.

Einhests are the mounts of the gods. They are sometimes granted to heroes as a reward for their good deeds. Einhests are the frequent mounts of Valkyries, who use them to ride into battle.

Sleipner’s Prodigy. Einhests are all descended from Sleipner, Odin’s eight-legged steed that was born from a coupling of a mare and Loki. Sleipner is the fastest mount in the nine worlds, but einhest are fast enough; for most mortals, they appear as glowing streaks in the sky.

A Home in Alfheim. When not corralled on Asgard, einhest’s natural habitat is that of Alfheim, where the most beautiful and wild creatures can roam freely.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

5E RPG: Viking Adventures. Copyright 2020, Mal and Tal, LLC; Author Michael Tresca.