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Asrai

Tiny fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 7 (2d4 + 2)
Speed 20 ft., swim 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
5 (–3) 18 (+4) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 14 (+2)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +6
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities cold
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Combat Motivations

An asrai only engages in combat if its body of water is threatened or if any intelligent creature other than a fey enters the water without permission. Once in combat, an asrai prefers to attack with its magic, using its cold touch only as a last resort. If it faces overwhelming odds, an asrai seeks escape, often using its fog cloud to cover its exit.

Special Traits

Actions

  • Cold Touch. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) cold damage.

About

This being looks like a one-foot-tall female elf with delicate features, emerald eyes, long golden hair, and pale blue skin.

Asrai dwell in crystal clear lakes, ponds, and rivers. They can be found in any large body of water far from civilized lands. Most asrai spend their time frolicking and playing in the lake they call home, dancing among the fish and playfully splashing the various woodland creatures that venture near the water for a drink. Asrai are protective of their aquatic homes, however, and attack en masse any foolish human so oafish as to not ask their permission to enter the water.

Asrai spend most of their time in the water, preferring not to touch land if possible. Though they can survive on land for a short time, they prefer not to risk such ventures, so any encounter with an asrai is almost always in the water. Asrai make their homes in giant seashells or natural underwater caves. These homes are usually concealed under a canopy of aquatic plants, algae, and seaweed so potential enemies cannot easily find them.

Asrai are closely related to pixies and thought to be a relative, though they do not possess wings. Male asrai are thought to exist, though none have ever been encountered.

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