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Dryad Queen

Large fey, neutral

Armor Class 14 (18 with barkskin)
Hit Points 65 (10d10+ 10)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 15 (+2) 18 (+4) 22 (+6)

Skills Perception +7, Stealth +6
Senses passive Perception 17
Languages Sylvan, Elvish
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Innate Spellcasting. The dryad queen’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 15, +9 to hit with spell attacks). The dryad queen can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components.
  • Magic Resistance. The dryad queen has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Tree Stride. Once on each of its turns, the dryad queen can use 10 feet of its movement to step magically into one living tree within 5 feet of it and emerge from a second living tree within 60 feet of it that it can see, appearing in an unoccupied space within 5 feet of the second tree. Both trees must be Large or bigger.
  • Speak with Beasts and Plants. The dryad queen can communicate with plants and beasts as if they shared a language.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The dryad queen makes two attacks with her club.
  • Greatclub. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit (+9 to hit with shillelagh), reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d8 + 2) bludgeoning damage.
  • Fey Charm. The dryad queen targets one humanoid or beast she can see within 30 ft. of her. If the target can see the dryad queen, it must make a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be magically charmed. The charmed creature regards the dryad queen as a trusted friend to be heeded and protected. Although the target isn’t under the dryad queen’s control, it takes the dryad queen’s requests or actions in the most favorable way it can. Each time the dryad queen or its allies do something harmful to the target, it can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success. Otherwise, the effect lasts 24 hours, or until the dryad queen dies, is on a different plane of existence than the target, or ends the effect as a bonus action. If a target’s saving throw is successful, the target is immune to the dryad queen’s Fey Charm for the next 24 hours. The dryad queen can have no more than one humanoid and up to three beasts charmed at the same time.

About

The dryad queen is the leader of all the dryads. She is a wild fey and not a member of either of the fey courts. This creature was bound to her tree by the Queen of Darkness. Both were at court long ago and the evil queen grew jealous. However, this dryad has decided to make the best of the situation.

Leader of the Dryads. Other dryads look up to their queen as they know what she has been through. Their leader has fallen further than any of them, yet she holds her head high.

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