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Phooka

Small fey, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 27 (6d6 + 6)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 18 (+4)

Skills Perception +6, Stealth +5
Senses passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • One with Nature. When a phooka is slain through violence, all plants within a 100-foot radius of where it fell die and no new ones grow naturally in that area for 1 year.
  • Tree Stride. Once on its turn, the phooka can use 10 feet of its movement to step magically into one living tree within its reach and emerge from a second living tree within 60 feet of the first tree, appearing in an unoccupied space within 5 feet of the second tree. Both trees must be Large or bigger.

Actions

  • Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.

About

These small hairy creatures resemble a cross between a goblin and a child’s fuzzy play bear. They have wide-set glowing golden eyes and long pointed ears like those of a donkey. They have a mouth to match their ears, complete with buck teeth.

Phookas are tricksters and jokesters. They revel in playing tricks on unwary travelers, leading them on merry chases or getting them lost deep in the forest. They are not necessarily malicious though some phooka do lean towards evil and murder.

A phooka’s trickery may include turning itself into an enchanted pony and offer a stranger a ride, only to lead it through brambles and thorns at top speed, or to lead travelers to enchanted springs that cause them to fall into a deep slumber and strip them of all their belongings and clothes, then leave behind clues as to where their possessions are hidden.

Phooka are deeply attuned to nature and animals and have a bond with their natural surroundings. If slain, all plant matter within one square mile of the phooka withers and dies.

A phooka stands about 3 feet.

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