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Ophidian

Medium monstrosity, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 32 (5d8 + 10)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 12 (+1)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +5
Damage Immunities poison
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Ophidian
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Smell. The ophidian has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Actions

  • Snake Hands. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 hour.
  • Blinding Spray (Recharge 5–6). The ophidian spews forth a 20-foot cone of viscous liquid. All creatures in this area must succeed on a DC 12 Dexterity saving or be blinded for 1 minute. The blinded target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

About

This strange 6-foot-tall humanoid is covered with blue-green scales and its head is almost snake-like in appearance. It has no hair on its head or body. Where its hands should be are instead the snapping the heads of a cruel fanged vipers.

Common ophidians make up the bulk of the population in ophidian communities. They serve as the laborers, craftsmen, workers, citizens, guards, and militia. They initiate combat using their blinding spray to gain the advantage. Afterward, the creatures move in and attack with their snake-hands or weapons (if they happen to be wielding any).

About

Orc tribes are feared and reviled throughout the planes for their depravities and their penchant for destruction and mindless violence. The vast majority of orcs are easy enough to identify by their jutting jaw, yellowed tusks, squinting eyes and hairy, brutally muscular frames. Their skin color tends to run the gamut from blue-black to grey, with putrid slime-green being the most common. Many tribes of orcs, however, have adopted traits unique to their own species through interbreeding with other races, adaptation to climate and terrain, and the intervention of evil magicians or other-planar powers.

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Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb