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Repository Scholar

Medium humanoid (any race), any alignment

Armor Class 17 (chain shirt, shield)
Hit Points 225 (30d8 + 90)
Speed 30 ft.

16 (+3) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 20 (+5) 23 (+6) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Constitution +9, Intelligence +11, Wisdom +12
Skills History +11, Insight +12, Persuasion +9, Religion +11
Senses passive Perception 16
Languages any six languages
Challenge 20 (25,000 XP)

Special Traits


  • Multiattack. The repository scholar makes two Holy Text attacks or two Inked Quill attacks.
  • Holy Text. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage plus 28 (8d6) radiant (good or neutral rectors) or necrotic (evil rectors) damage.
  • Inked Quill. Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 20 Constitution saving throw, taking 21 (6d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Lecture (recharge 5–6). The repository scholar speaks a long, droning lecture in a 60-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 19 Intelligence saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 54 (12d8) psychic damage and falls unconscious for 10 minutes. On a success, a creature takes half the damage and doesn’t fall unconscious. An unconscious creature awakens if it takes damage or another creature takes an action to wake it. This lecture has no effect on creatures with an Intelligence of 5 or lower.


  • Paper Shield. When a creature the repository scholar can see targets it with a weapon attack, nearby scrolls and books fly up to protect it. The repository scholar has resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage until the end of its next turn.

Legendary Actions

The repository scholar can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The repository scholar regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

  • Inked Quill. The repository scholar makes one Inked Quill attack.
  • Move. The repository scholar moves up to its speed without provoking opportunity attacks.
  • Cast a Spell (costs 3 actions). The repository scholar casts a spell from its list of prepared spells, using a spell slot as normal.
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