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Demonic Mist

Medium fiend (demon), chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 85 (10d8 + 40)
Speed fly 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
6 (–2) 18 (+4) 18 (+4) 8 (–1) 13 (+1) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dexterity +6, Constitution +6
Skills Perception +3, Stealth +6
Damage Resistances acid, fire, cold; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Abyssal, Telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Incorporeal Movement. The demonic mist can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends its turn inside an object.
  • Innate Spellcasting. A demonic mist’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks), and requires no material components for the following spells:
  • Vulnerability to Wind. The demonic mist has disadvantage on saving throws against wind and wind-like effects (gust of wind, etc.).

Actions

  • Demonic Touch. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 25 (6d6 + 4) necrotic damage.
  • Psychic Crush (Recharge 5–6). The demonic mist attempts to crush the mind of a single creature it can see within 30 feet. The target must make a successful DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or take 14 (4d6) psychic damage and be frightened for 1 minute.

About

This cloud of sickly green mist seems to move as if it were alive.

Some scholars and sages believe a demonic mist is the incomplete manifestation of a demon on the Material Plane. Others conjecture it is a representation of chaos unleashed by the denizens of the Abyss. Whatever the true nature of its origin, a demonic mist is a creature wholly chaotic and evil. When encountered on the Material Plane it is most often in areas of consecrated ground such as graveyards, temples, and holy sites. In their native environment, demonic mists are found haunting the most putrid and disgusting of the Abyssal planes. Those planes covered with oozes, mires, fens, and swamps are favored by these creatures. Demonic mists have voracious appetites and always seem to be on the hunt. They are carnivorous creatures devouring just about anything they came across.

Once a demonic mist slays its prey, it moves over the body and rapidly digests it, draining blood and body fluids, and leaving nothing more than a dried husk.

A demonic mist’s semi-solid body is composed of a strange, sickly green and ever-shifting mist. It can change its color to a semi-translucent whitish smoke, thereby blending in and hiding in areas of normal fog and mist. When hiding in this way, a demonic mist seeks to quickly close ground with its target and attack from ambush, unleashing its psychic crush and enervating attacks at the closest and strongest opponents.

Demonic mists are often found in the employ of clerics dedicated to the demonic lords (particularly Tsathogga and Jubilex), serving as temple guards or assassins.

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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