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Unhallowed, False Lover

Medium undead, lawful evil

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
15 (+2) 20 (+5) 18 (+4) 11 (+0) 12 (+1) 24 (+7)

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 93 (11d8 + 44)
Speed 30 ft.
Saving Throws Wisdom +6, Charisma +12
Skills Deception +12, Performance +12, Persuasion +12, Sleight of Hand +10
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages the languages it knew in life
Challenge 13 (10,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Paramours. The false lover has 1d8 + 2 escorts with it at any time, each of which is a NPC with challenge rating of 1 or less. On each of its turns, the false lover can order one paramour to take its turn immediately after the false lover. The paramours will fight to the death for the false lover.
  • Spellcasting. The false lover is a 9th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 20, +12 to hit with spell attacks). It requires no material components to cast its spells. The false lover has the following bard spells:
  • Unending Glamor. The false lover can take on a new appearance at will, changing height, weight, race and all other physical aspects. In the new form, they appear as an exceptionally beautiful and striking individual. The glamor has physical substance, but they do not gain any natural abilities of the form (for example, a false lover appearing as an ironbred does not gain advantage on saving throws for exhaustion or the benefit of their thick hides, etc.).
  • Unhallowed. If damage would reduce the unhallowed to 0 hit points and it is not on holy ground, or has not had its true name and secret revealed, the unhallowed is reduced to 1 hit point instead.

Actions

  • Dagger. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d4 + 5) piercing damage and the target must make a DC 18 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 24 hours. A poisoned target also becomes unconscious. Another creature can use an action to shake the target awake.

Tactics

False lovers rarely join a fight. Instead they will use their paramours as willing sacrifices in order to escape the combat. They might use dimension door, their unending glamor or their illusions to buy time. If cornered they will attempt to use charm person, confusion, hold person and suggestion to get their way, gain allies, or turn their pursuers against each other.

Description

The false lover was once the paragon of charm and beauty, who effortlessly won the hearts and souls of any who looked upon them. It inspired heroes and heroines to great deeds, gave birth to new forms of art and literature; transforming the cultures of entire kingdoms with its wit and grace. Ultimately, however, it betrayed those dreams, crushing the spirits of those who loved it, sometimes simply because it could.

Glamor. The false lover hides its true nature behind powerful illusions that present a being of unearthly beauty and grace. It can still seduce the strongest of hearts, filling them with love one moment and jealousy the next. The creature delights in destroying relationships and turning powerful figures against one another, setting families at each other’s throats and embroiling kingdoms in bitter feuds and civil wars.

Paramours. The false lover fights only as a last resort. Instead it has innocent victims ready to hurl themselves in the path of any attacker. These deluded individuals will fight to the death to save their ‘true’ love.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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