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Fisher From Outside

Large monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 76 (8d10 + 32)
Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
22 (+6) 11 (+0) 16 (+3) 8 (-1) 12 (+1) 10 (+0)

Skills Athletics +9, Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Aklo (cannot speak)
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Constrict. As a bonus action, the fisher from outside transfers a victim it has grappled with its talon into its mouth. This frees up its talon to attack other targets. The creature remains grappled (escape DC 14). When the fisher makes a bite attack against this grappled target, it automatically hits each. The fisher cannot use its raucous call ability or make bite attacks against other targets while it has a victim grappled in its mouth.
  • No Breath. The fisher does not need to breathe.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The fisher from outside makes one talon attack and one bite attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (3d6 + 5) piercing damage.
  • Talon. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (3d6 + 5) slashing damage, and the target must make a DC 14 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, the target is grappled (escape DC 14). Until the grapple ends, the target is restrained and suffers disadvantage on Strength checks and Strength saves. The fisher from outside cannot attack with its talon while grappling a creature with it.
  • Raucous Call. The fisher from outside emits a raucous, grating call. All living creatures, other than a fisher from outside or a shantak, within 30 feet of the fisher that can hear it must make a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw or become paralyzed. A paralyzed creature can attempt a new saving throw at the beginning of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself with a success. Once a creature saves against the raucous call, it becomes immune to this effect for 24 hours.

About

An enormous shape, like a deformed fishing-bird with a single taloned leg, a serrated beak, and single blazing red eye swoops from the darkness. Its hide is scaled rather than feathered, and scaly, translucent wings hold it aloft in great sweeping gusts, and its cry is liked the grinding, ragged edges of Hell.

Fishers from outside are thought to be related to the elephantine shantaks, though they are, in fact, two distinct species. With only one leg and over-sized talon and one eye, fishers from outside are clumsy and ungainly on the ground, but they are graceful and swift fliers. They dwell primarily in caverns on the moon Luna where they serve the strange masters of that realm in exchange for blood sacrifices. They are capable of going long periods of time without feeding and can subsist on eating the rubble of their strange caverns if necessary, though they always prefer fresh prey when they can get it. Unlike their shantak cousins, fishers from outside are incapable of unaided starflight and must rely on external or magical means to travel between planets or across the voids space.

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Aegis of Empires 3: When Comes the Moon (5E) © 2020, Legendary Games; Authors: Matthew Goodall and Greg A. Vaughan. Adapted by Mark Hart.