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Lymarien

Tiny fey, neutral good

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 5 (2d4)
Speed 5 ft., fly 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
1 (–5) 17 (+3) 10 (+0) 7 (–2) 13 (+1) 11 (+0)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Sylvan
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

Special Traits

  • Distracting Swoop. If the lymarien moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a claw attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 11 Wisdom saving throw or be distracted until the end of its next turn. A distracted creature has disadvantage on its next attack roll or ability check.
  • Speak with Beasts. The lymarien can communicate with beasts as if they shared a language.

Actions

  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) slashing damage.

About

A tiny bird swoops through the air and alights on a nearby branch. It has the body of a tiny hawk, the colorful wings of a butterfly, and the head of an elf with large, luminous eyes.

Miniscule Fey. Dwelling in pastoral woods and rich farmland, the lymarien is one of the smallest fey in existence. Barely larger than a wasp, a lymarien is frequently mistaken for a butterfly and often ignored by larger creatures. They are sometimes preyed upon by birds like owls and crows, or attacked by evil fey like morkos.

Guardians of the Young. Lymariens have a fondness for fey and animal young, sometimes putting their lives at risk against superior opponents to save such creatures. When faced with a particularly powerful threat, lymariens form into massive, short-lived swarms, gaining potent magical abilities in the process.

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