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Hondra

Large monstrosity, unaligned

Plated blue scales and bright purple spines extend off of this ursine creature as it lopes toward you on powerful hind legs and forelimbs that resemble that of a bear, though its massive, open-faced jaw is certainly not like its forest dwelling cousin.

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 76 (8d10 +40)
Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 15 (+2) 20 (+5) 2 (–4) 14 (+2) 9 (–1)

Saving Throws Dexterity +5, Constitution +8
Skills Perception +5
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Draconic
Challenge 6 (2300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Mighty Swing. When the hondra attacks without moving during its turn, it makes its claw attack with advantage.
  • Draaki Attunement. The hondra was bred by the draaki and instinctively attunes to the closest draaki it shares a space with for 24 hours. Its breath weapon can deal the same damage as that of the draaki to which it is attuned. Determine the energy of the breath randomly for the hondra if it is not currently attuned to a draaki.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The hondra makes one bite attack and one claw attack. When its hondra breath is available, it can use the breath in place of its claw.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (2d12 + 5) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (4d8+5) slashing damage.
  • Hondra Breath (Recharge 6). The hondra can exhale energy as determined by its draaki attunement feature in a 15-foot cone. It may freely choose the energy type among the energy types available to its attuned draaki. Each creature in the area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 31 (7d8) damage of the attuned type on a failed save, half as much on a successful one.

About

One of the draaki’s few keepsakes from the distant past, these strange beasts are a reminder of the time long ago when they ruled over the Underworld with unmatched arcane power. Impressed with the physical prowess and durability of tundra bears, they used magic to breed draconic traits into the beasts from the surface. The resulting creation has all the rage of an ursine and many of the defenses of a dragon, but remains quite stupid and easy for the draaki to control. Domesticated not to attack their minders, the scavengers of the Underworld generally encourage these creatures to wander near their settlements as an impromptu and low-maintenance natural defense.

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