Thursday, November 13, 2014

5th edition monster conversion: Huecuva

I'm grooving on some of the creepier nasties in the Fiend Folio, particularly the undead.

The huecuva seems to be an attempt to adapt an evil spirit from the mepuche people of Chile and Argentina. In the Fiend Folio, they are shape-changing robed skeletal undead that make you sick and damage you when they touch you.

Not the sexiest of the undead in the Fiend Folio (the coffer corpse, sons of Kyuss, death knight, and penanggalan are all more interesting), but a useful sneaky undead, and worth keeping in my tool kit.


Huecuva
Medium Undead, Neutral Evil

Armor Class:    14 (no armor)
Hit Points:    26 (4d8 +8)
Speed:    30 ft

STR 10 (+0); DEX 10 (+0); CON 14 (+2); INT 10 (+0); WIS 16 (+3); CHA 10 (+0)

Skills: Perception +5, Deception +2
Damage Resistances: Necrotic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities: Poison
Condition Immunities: Exhaustion, poisoned
Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages: Languages knowns in life

Mask of death:    Huecuva can cast disguise self at will.

Actions
Chill touch: +5 melee weapon, 1d6+5 necrotic damage plus make a CON save vs. DC 13 or become poisoned for 1 hour.