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Jynx

Small fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 27 (6d6 + 6)
Speed 25 ft., fly 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
7 (–2) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 14 (+2) 16 (+3)

Skills Acrobatics +5, Nature +4, Perception +4, Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

Actions

  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Jinx (1/Short or Long Rest). The jinx chooses one target that it can see within 60 feet of it to make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed saving throw, the creature is jinxed for 1 minute. While jinxed, the creature has disadvantage on all attack rolls, saving throws, and skill checks until the jinx ends. The jinx can be ended early with remove curse.

About

This creature resembles a 3-foot-tall elf with slightly longer ears and a pair of glittering insect-like wings. Its clothes are varying shades of green, and the creature carries a small shortsword.

Jynx are small whimsical, fun-loving forest fey thought to be an offshoot of the elven race. They live in small moss-covered caves within their forests, with such caves often being located near well-traveled roads and paths, but still well hidden from prying eyes. This location makes it much easier for the jynx to partake in one of their favorite pastimes — leading travelers astray. Jynx rarely try to harm the target of their pranks; they simply delight in sewing confusion and watching the target’s reactions to such events. Those that despoil the forests, on the other hand, are led astray and often led into jynx-placed traps that seek to maim or even kill such creatures.

Jynx have good relations with other forest-dwelling humanoids and creatures (elves, sprites, pixies, etc.) and can often be found in their midst. They are on good terms with neutral and good-aligned druids and rangers as well.

A typical jynx stands around 3 feet tall and weighs about 40 pounds. Skin color is usually tan and hair color varies wildly from the deepest blacks to the brightest blondes. Eyes are most often deep blue or dark green. A jynx’s lifespan is about 300 years.

Jynx tend to avoid melee combat, preferring to assault their enemies with their spell-like abilities and shortbows.

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