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Ghost-Face Cultist

Medium humanoid (any), neutral evil

Armor Class 12 (leather)
Hit Points 36 (8d8)
Speed 30 ft.

11 (+0) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 11 (+0) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Dexterity +4, Wisdom +2
Skills Deception +2, Stealth +4, Survival +2
Senses passive Perception 10
Languages Common
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Cunning Action. On each of its turns, the cultist can use a bonus action to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.


  • Multiattack. The cultist makes two melee attacks, one with its blade and one with its bite.
  • Bone Knife. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+2) piercing damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4+2) piercing damage. A creature that takes damage from the bite must make a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned until the end of its next turn.
  • Devour Flesh (1/Short Rest). The cultist devours a chunk of raw meat, regaining up to 2d4+4 hit points and gaining advantage on its next melee attack roll.


  • Slay Mage. When a creature within 5 feet of the cultist casts a spell, it can use its reaction to make a melee weapon attack against that creature.


The ghost-faced cultists are a terrifying sight, swiftly moving through the underbrush and descending upon anyone who strays too far into the misty wilderness or finds themself caught in a trap. Many wander the jungle’s edge searching for vulnerable people, but when none can be found they venture into the surrounding villages to look for victims. They use the cover of the jungle to ambush in a coordinated pack and prefer to attack lone targets. If they cannot overwhelm a creature with surprise, force, and numbers, they quickly retreat into the wilds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Vast Kaviya Campaign Setting © 2019 Mike Myler, published under license by Legendary Games; Authors Mike Myler, Andrew Engelbrite, Will Gawned, Alec Kaknes, Anthony Alipio, Sharene Gilchrist, Matteo Piovanelli, Jesse Jordan, GM Lent, Brian Istenes, and Jeremy Esch.