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Daimon, Invidia

Medium fiend, chaotic evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 51 (6d8 + 24)
Speed 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
19 (+4) 12 (+1) 18 (+4) 11 (+0) 15 (+2) 12 (+1)

Damage Immunities electricity, poison
Damage Resistances acid, cold, fire; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities poisoned
Skills Perception +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Infernal
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Ethereal Jaunt. As a bonus action, the invidia can magically shift from the Material Plane to the Ethereal Plane, or vice versa.
  • Keen Smell. The invidia has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Magic Resistance. The invidia has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The invidia makes two attacks, one with its bite and one with its claws.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 9 (2d4 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 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.
  • Sleep Gaze. The invidia gazes at one creature it can see within 30 feet of it. The target must make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the target succumbs to a magical slumber, falling unconscious for 10 minutes or until someone uses an action to shake the target awake. A creature that successfully saves against the effect is immune to this invidia’s gaze for the next 24 hours. Undead and creatures immune to being charmed aren’t affected by it.

About

The hag approaches you with dragging steps. Her cheeks are sallow, her whole body shrunk, her eyes askew and squinting; black decay befouls her teeth, her bosom drops with bile, and venom coats her tongue.

Invidia daimons roam Hades, eager to spread their disease. An invidia daimon is about the same height and weight as a female human.

Invidia daimons attack good creatures on sight if the odds of success seem favorable. These creatures rip through armor and flesh with their deadly teeth. They love to use sleep and then strangle those who are overcome by it.

Loathed by Zeus. There is no love lost between invidia and servants of Zeus, whom they despise. They reside on the Fourth Circle of Infernus where they are responsible for lulling the slothful to further inactivity.

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