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Daimon, Akhyls

Medium fiend, chaotic evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 49 (9d8 + 9)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
19 (+4) 12 (+1) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 13 (+1) 14 (+2)

Skills Deception +4, Perception +3, Persuasion +4, Stealth +3
Damage Immunities lightning, poison
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from non-magical weapons; acid, cold, fire
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Abyssal, Common, Infernal
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Innate Spellcasting. The akhyls’ innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 12, +6 to hit with spell attacks). She can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Magic Resistance. The akhyls has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Actions

  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage, and the target’s Strength score is reduced by 1d4. The target dies if this reduces its Strength to 0. Otherwise, the reduction lasts until the target finishes a short or long rest.
  • Centaurification (1/day). The akhyls magically touches a sleeping humanoid. The target must make a DC 11 Constitution saving throw. On a successful save, a creature becomes immune to this akhyls’ Centaurification. On a failed save, the target is poisoned, which causes it to also gain 1 level of exhaustion. While poisoned in this way, the target must repeat the saving throw at the start of each of its turns. Three successful saves against the poison end it, and ending the poison removes any levels of exhaustion caused by it. Each failed save causes the target to suffer another level of exhaustion. Once the target reaches 6 levels of exhaustion, it dies and instantly transforms into a centaur under the akhyl’s control. The transformation of the body can be undone only by a wish spell.

About

This awful-looking hag stands before you, dismal and dejected, green and pale, dirty-dry, fallen in on herself with hunger, knee-swollen, her nails grown long on her hands, and from her nostrils a trickle of blood keeps running off her cheeks, dripping to the ground.

An akhyls daimon is about the same height and weight as a female human.

Curse of Thessaly. They infest Thessaly, preying on anyone they can catch by luring them into an ambush while disguised as a long lost loved one or attacking invisibly while their prey sleeps. Akhyls who have sufficient centaurs under their command will simply use their minions to convert victims by force.

Daughters of Nyx. Akhyls are the daughters of Nyx but have known to be employed by Hera for revenge. In Infernus they reside on the Seventh Circle, responsible for creating new centaurs from existing damned souls.

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