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Allip

Medium undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 11
Hit Points 33 (6d8 + 6)
Speed fly 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
6 (–2) 13 (+1) 13 (+1) 11 (+0) 11 (+0) 16 (+3)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Deep Speech
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Babble. The allip incoherently mutters to itself, creating a hypnotic effect. All creatures within 30 ft. that aren’t incapacitated must succeed on a DC 11 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the creature becomes charmed for the duration. While charmed by this spell, the creature is incapacitated and has a speed of 0. The effect ends for an affected creature if it takes any damage or if someone else uses an action to shake the creature out of its stupor.
  • Madness. Anyone targeting an allip with a spell or effect that would make direct contact with its tortured mind must succeed on a DC 11 Wisdom saving throw or take 7 (2d6) psychic damage.

Actions

  • Touch of Insanity. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) psychic damage.

About

This shadowy, incorporeal undead mutters and speaks with the voice of madness from beyond the grave.

These creatures are the discontent souls of failed entertainers, mostly minstrels and bards. So great was their lust for fame and respect (never received) that they are unable to find peace, even in death. Merriment nearby their graves, by revelers leaving a festival or tavern, for example, will stir their emotions and call them forth to the barrier that separates the living from the dead. Their entertainment skills have not improved in death, and though they try to regale, they present as babbling incoherent apparitions. Fear on the faces of the revelers, rather than admiration, will enrage the allip, and it will seek to snuff the life out of its victims, erroneously believing the listeners must cross into the world of the dead to truly appreciate musical talent.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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