Thieves & Kings
Tiny Undead (Shadow Beast), Neutral Evil
Armor Class : 13
Hit Points : 11 (2d8+2)
Speed : 10’/60’ (Hover)
STR 1 (-5), DEX 16 (+3), CON 11 (+0), INT 2 (-4), WIS 11 (+0), CHR 12 (+1).
Skills : Stealth +5, (+7 in dim light or darkness).
Damage Vulnerabilities : Radiant.
Damage Resistance : Acid, Cold, Fire, Lightning, Thunder; Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Non-Magical Weapons.
Damage Immunities : Necrotic, Poison.
Condition Immunities : Exhaustion, Frightened, Grappled, Paralyzed, Petrified, Poisoned, Prone, Restrained.
Senses : Darkvision 60’, Passive Perception10.
Languages : -
Challenge : 1 (200 XP)
Amorphous : A shadow raven can move through a space as narrow as 1”-wide without squeezing.
Shadow Stealth : While in dim light, or darkness, the shadow raven can take the Hide action as a Bonus action.
Sunlight Weakness : While in sunlight, the shadow raven has disadvantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws.
Undead Nature : A shadow raven doesn’t require air, food, drink or sleep.
Strength Drain : Melee Weapon Attack : (+5) to hit, reach 5’, one target.
Hit : 9 (2d6+3) Necrotic damage, and the target’s Strength score is reduced by d4. The target dies if this reduces its Strength to 0. Otherwise, the reduction lasts until the target finishes a short rest. If a creature dies from this attack, it does not rise as a shadow raven. This is the only means by which a shadow raven feeds.
On wings of night,
Nine worlds circled,
In their flight…”
Shadow ravens are undead birds created to serve as familiars and pets. Most are gifts from various evil gods and goddesses, or are called forth by necromancers through some unknown ritual. They have the general shape and appearance of a regular raven, but are composed of pure shadows. Their eyes glow a dark red, and their cries are screeching whispers. They obey their masters, but are willful and sly. They are always looking to feed.
Shadow ravens love to attack out of the night sky, dive-bombing the unaware. When indoors, they lie in wait in high, dark corners, always watchful for opportunities.
On the Shadowfell, these creatures are considered Beasts.