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Thanatos Fey

Thanatos Fey CR 5

XP 1,600
CE Tiny fey
Init +6 Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +2
Aura necrotic aura (30 ft., all wounds gain bleed 1 and Fort saves are made at -4 penalty, no save)

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 19, flat-footed 13 (+1 armor, +6 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 size)
hp 42 (12d6)
Fort +4, Ref +16, Will +5
Immune poison, sickenednauseated
Defensive Abilities Improved Evasion

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee +14 poisoned short spear (1 piercing plus giant wasp poison (see below), 20/x2)
Ranged +14 poisoned blowgun (1 piercing plus giant wasp poison (see below), 20/x2, 20 ft. range increment)

STATISTICS

Str 4, Dex 23, Con 10, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 17
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 20
Feats Agile Maneuvers, Dodge, Improved Lightning Reflexes, Lightning Reflexes, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +21, Knowledge (nature) +14, Stealth +21, Survival +17
Languages Common, Draconic, Sylvan
Gear poisoned short spear and blowgun with 12 poisoned darts, hide armor (all Tiny sized)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Cricket Leap (Ex)

A Thanatos fey cannot fly, but it can leap adroitly. As a move action, the thanatos fey can leap up to 30 ft. in any combination of horizontal and vertical movement. It never provokes attacks of opportunity for moving in this manner.

Decompose Corpse (Su)

A Thanatos fey can accelerate the decay of a Huge or smaller corpse. By remaining in contact with the corpse for at least an hour, the thanatos fey reduces the corpse to picked bones, as if it had decayed for at least a year.

Harry (Ex)

If the thanatos fey successfully attacks the same targets on consecutive rounds, it deals additional damage to that target. Each successful attack doubles the weapon’s base damage (1 pt, 2 pts, 4 pts, 8 pts, 16 pts, and so on). There is no limit to the number of consecutive successful attacks (and resulting doubling damage) the thanatos fey can inflict. A missed attack, or attacking another target ends the cycle.

Necrotic Aura (Su)

The Thanatos fey radiates a palpable aura of rot, corruption and decay. All wounds inflicted within 30 ft. of the thanatos fey gain ongoing bleed 1, and all Fort saves are made at a -4 penalty.

Poison

Thanatos fey coat their weapons with giant wasp poison.

Giant wasp poison (injury) save Fort DC 18; duration 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Dex damage; cure 1 save

ECOLOGY

Environment any forest
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure incidental

Thanatos fey are bloodthirsty, exceedingly violent fey that worship and assist the natural processes of death and decomposition. The squirrel-sized fairies make it a point to bleed some animal and watch it die, and decay to black earth at least once a day. In the hours after a particularly bloody kill, the thanatos fey’s forest rings with high voices lifted in giddy, squealing song and laughter. Thanatos fey usually murder and decompose healthy animal specimens, ones that have already bred, but if given the chance to kill a humanoid, they will gleefully take it.

Thanatos fey are stunningly beautiful, but for their soulless, sharklike obsidian eyes. They dress in ragged leathers and hides they stitch themselves, and adorn themselves with the bones of small birds and mammals. In battle, they move almost too fast to be seen. They are almost impossible to land a clean hit on, cackling madly as they dance nimbly around arrows and incoming spells. They continually taunt their intelligent victims with a high-pitched lecture on the processes of decomposition, and mockingly invite them to return their biological energy to the soil.

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Nemesis Unleashed Volume II. Copyright 2019, Otherverse Games. Author: Chris A. Field