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Derro Explorer

Small humanoid (derro), any non-good alignment

Armor Class 15 (studded leather)
Hit Points 44 (8d6 + 16)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 5 (–3)

Skills Athletics +3, Perception +3, Stealth +5, Survival +5
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Dwarvish, Undercommon
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Cavern Traveler. Difficult terrain composed of stalagmites, tight spaces, and other rocky underground terrain doesn’t cost it extra movement. In addition, the derro explorer has advantage on ability checks to climb rocky underground terrain.
  • Humanoid Hunter. When the derro explorer hits a humanoid with a weapon attack, the weapon deals an extra 1d6 damage of its type.
  • Insanity. The derro has advantage on saving throws against being charmed or frightened.

Actions

  • Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage, and the target must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw, taking 7 (2d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw, taking 7 (2d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

About

The small humanoid sets its claw-toothed boots into the rock, steadying itself, then looses an arrow. Its lips curl into a cruel smile as a cry of surprise and shouts of alarm resound in the dark cavern.

Deep beneath the earth, the derro gather in clans and worship beings that dwell between the stars. Lifelong exposure to these beings damages the psyche of the mortal derro, leaving most reliant on the powers of their dark masters.

Assassins for Hire. Derro outposts can be found in the slums of many surface cities.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Beasts 2. © 2020 Open Design LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Darrin Drader, James Introcaso, Philip Larwood, Jeff Lee, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind, Mike Welham.