Robed as though it were a noble, this insectile fiend’s disgusting head is topped by two enormous multi-faceted red eyes, the translucent wings sprouting from its neck reaching nearly to the floor.
Medium fiend (demon), chaotic evil
Armor Class 15
Hit Points 42 (5d8+20)
Speed 25 ft., fly 50 ft. (hover)
|16 (+3)||20 (+5)||19 (+4)||19 (+4)||10 (+0)||15 (+2)|
Saving Throws Constitution +6
Skills Arcana +6, Deception +4, Perception +2
Damage Resistances acid, cold, fire, lightning
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities disease, poisoned; Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages all, telepathy 100 ft.
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
- Fiendish Brilliance. The coloxus has advantage on Intelligence ability checks.
- Fiendish Tongue. The coloxus is under the constant effects of a tongues spell.
- Spellcasting. The coloxus is a 6th level spellcaster that uses Intelligence as its spellcasting ability (spell save DC 14; +6 to hit with spell attacks). The coloxus has the following spells prepared from the wizard’s spell list:
- Cantrips: acid splash, fire bolt, mage hand, minor illusion, poison spray, prestidigitation, true strike
- 1st-level (6 slots): detect magic, disguise self, identify, illusory script, silent image
- 2nd-level (6 slots): blur, detect thoughts, invisibility, locate object, see invisibility, mirror image
- 3rd-level (5 slots): clairvoyance, fear, haste (self only), hypnotic pattern, major image
- Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d8+5) slashing damage.
- Droning Wings. As an action, the coloxus can flutter its wings to conjure a kaleidoscope of color and a drone that dampens other sounds. The coloxus gains immunity to thunder damage and creatures within a 30-foot radius have disadvantage on Constitution saving throws made to maintain concentration on spells that have verbal components.
Many a mage have looked too deeply into forbidden lore, forever staining their souls with failed attempts to grasp at powers beyond mortal ken. When the cursed finally perishes they may be drawn down into the Abyss, the finality of their demise reinterpeted by demon handlers to be seen as an ascension instead. Thus coloxus are incredibly confident in their power, overwhelmingly certain that they are truly masters of the arcane without peer. The illusion that they reside within is so whole and encompassing that nothing in existence can convince them otherwise—and they keep any mortal foolish enough to believe the charade in bondage as servants, the fear the coloxus’ “terrible power” bearing down on them at all times.
Book of True Evil. © 2018 Mike Myler, published under license by Legendary Games.