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Devil, Bat (Piterin)

Medium humanoid, any neutral

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
11 (+0) 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 11 (+0) 14 (+2) 10 (+0)

Armor Class 15 (shield)
Hit Points 26 (4d8 + 8)
Speed 20 ft., climb 10 ft., fly 60 ft.
Saving Throws Dexterity +5
Skills Acrobatics +5, Perception +4, Stealth +5, Survival +4
Senses blindsight 120 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Ledean, Piterin
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Echolocation. The bat devil can’t use its blindsight while deafened.
  • Keen Hearing. The bat devil has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing.
  • Pedal Dexterity. The bat devil can use its feet to perform tasks other humanoids perform with their hands.

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Tactics

Unless given no means of escape, bat devils prefer to fly away from combat at the earliest opportunity. When forced to defend their roosts, they wield scavenged weapons with their feet, engaging opponents as they remain airborne. If cornered, a bat devil may fight with the long claws on its feet or even deliver a wicked bite.

Description

Devil No More. The bat devils are rather inaccurately named; this sentient race of bat-people suffers from a bad, yet unearned reputation. One of the few humanoid races naturally capable of flight, bat devils stand around six feet tall when fully upright. Their batlike features and huge, leathery wings tend to frighten other races, which have dubbed the bat-folk “devils” out of superstition. (Their name for themselves is the Piterin, or “the flying people. ”)

Simple Folk. Bat devils typically eat monstrous insects and birds, which they catch on the wing, but they have been known to augment their diet by carrying off young herd animals. As they see little difference between a rancher’s herd and wild prey, their occasional predations only add to their reputation among men. Worse, due to the actions of a few rogue (and likely insane) individuals, bat devils are rumored to snatch away and eat unattended children, even though the average bat devil is no more likely to steal a child than is the average man.

This creature looks like a humanoid bat, complete with massive leathery wings, large sensitive ears and a light covering of fur. Its eyes are fierce and it wields a shortsword in one hand-like foot and a shield in the other.

Bat devils have a relatively simple society, due to their lack of reliance on material goods. They tend to gather in roosts, led by the wisest female.

Most roosts have at least one member who has eavesdropped enough to master at least conversational Ledean, and under dire circumstances, a roost may send heavily robed emissaries into settled lands to conduct business of one sort or another.

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