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Bone Bosun

Small humanoid (titanspawn), chaotic evil

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
7 (-2) 13 (+1) 16 (+3) 6 (-2) 9 (-1) 3 (-4)

Armor Class 11
Hit Points 6 (1d6 + 3)
Speed 25 ft.
Saving Throws Constitution +5
Skills Athletics +0, Acrobatics +2
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened
Senses blindsight 30 ft., passive Perception 9
Languages Piscean, Titan Speech
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

Special Traits

  • Call the Blood Kraken (1/day). The bone bosun may cry out, releasing a keening wail that calls out to the dreaded blood kraken. When the bone bosun activates this ability, roll 1d20. On a result of 19-20, a kraken answers the call, arriving within 2d4 rounds. The bone bosun may not use this ability again until they have completed a long rest.
  • Mindless Devotion. The bone bosun is utterly enthralled by Queen Ran. The extent of this effect prevents all forms of mind control from any creature other than Queen Ran. In addition to immunity to the charmed and frightened conditions, the bone bosun is immune to spells and effects such as command which control a target’s mind without inflicting a condition. Any attempt to use such an effect on a bone bosun automatically fails.
  • Bone Bound. The bone bosun derives its strength from the skeleton of the bone ship to which it is bound. When on the deck of the ship, the bone bosun may move as if under the effects of a spider climb spell. The bone bosun also has advantage on any check made to resist being forcibly removed from the structure or knocked prone while in contact with the ship. However, if the bone bosun is not in contact with their ship, they suffer vulnerability to bludgeoning, slashing, and piercing damage as well as disadvantage on Constitution saving throws. If a bone bosun is not in contact with their ship at dawn, they die painfully.

Actions

  • Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6+1) slashing damage.

Tactics

Using the suction cups on their hands and feet, bone bosuns move up and down the skeletal structures of their ships, taunting and cowing those unfortunate enough to sail in such foul company. Bone bosuns rarely leave the deck of their ships, preferring to stand guard over their charges from a position of maximum strength. If an enemy boards the bone ship, or if the passengers get out of hand, the bone bosuns rely on sheer brutality and superior numbers to repel threats and quell unrest. If faced with an obviously superior foe, the blood bosuns will issue their keening cry, calling for the aid of a blood kraken.

Description

Bone bosuns are small humanoid titanspawn with pallid skin. They dress in colorful carnival clothing. Many wear bright bandannas and eyepatches to complete their look as a dark parody of a stereotypical pirate. Though small in stature and relatively weak, blood bosuns make up for these shortcomings with superior numbers and mindless brutality.

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