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Vedfolnir

Tiny celestial, neutral

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 14 (4d4 + 4)
Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (-1) 18 (+4) 13 (+1) 11 (+0) 16 (+3) 14 (+2)

Skills Deception +4, Insight +5, Investigation +2, Perception +5
Senses truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Celestial, Common
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Familiar. The vedfolnir can magically bond with one creature it can see, immediately after spending at least 1 hour observing that creature while within 30 feet of it. The bond lasts until the vedfolnir bonds with a different creature or until the bonded creature dies. While the two are bonded, the master can sense what the vedfolnir senses as long as they are within 1 mile of each other. While bonded, the vedfolnir and the bonded creature can communicate telepathically with each other at a distance of up to 100 feet.
  • Keen Sight. The vedfolnir has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
  • Mimicry. The vedfolnir can mimic simple sounds it has heard, such as a person whispering, a baby crying, or an animal chittering. A creature that hears the sounds can tell they are imitations with a successful DC 10 Wisdom (Insight) check.

Actions

  • Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) slashing damage.

About

This bird peers at you curiously.

Vedfolnir are bird-spirits that act as the eyes and ears of their masters. They can manifest as eagles, hawks, or ravens but their function is the same: to spy and report on all they survey. Vedfolnir are nosey creatures, fond of landing on rooftops and window sills to observe whatever catches their fancy; as a result, what a vedfolnir learns isn’t always of immediate value. Still, they are eager to share what they learn with their companions and are restless when between scouting missions. Vedfolnir often bond with much larger winged beasts, like hraesvelger; Odin is known to bestow a vedfolnir on those he deems worthy of his favor.

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