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Caulborn

Caulborn Creature7

Uncommon N Medium Astral

Senses Perception +18; thoughtsense (precise) 120 feet, no vision

Languages Abyssal, Aklo, Celestial, Common, Daemonic, Draconic, Infernal, Protean, Requian, Utopian; telepathy 100 feet

Skills Arcana +17, Deception +15, Intimidation +15, Nature +16, Occultism +19, Religion +14, Society +17

Str +2, Dex +4, Con +3, Int +6, Wis +5, Cha +4

Collective Sense (divination, mental, occult) Caulborn are aware of all other caulborn within 300 feet, with the effects of a status spell, and they can perceive anything within the other caulborns’ thoughtsense. If two or more caulborn are within range of each others’ thoughtsense, they can’t be flanked.

Thoughtsense (divination, mental, occult) The caulborn senses all non-mindless creatures at the listed range.


AC 24; Fort +12, Ref +15, Will +18

HP 105; Immunities visual; Resistances mental 10


Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] claw +17 (agile, finesse); Damage 2d10+5 slashing

Melee [one-action] hand +17 (finesse, mental); Damage 2d12 mental

Occult Innate Spells DC 25, attack +17; 7th plane shift (self only); 4th charm, vampiric touch (×2); 3rd hypnotic pattern, mind reading (×3), paralyze; Cantrips (4th) daze, detect magic, read aura, shield

Consume Thoughts [one-action] (mental) Requirements The caulborn’s last action was a successful hand Strike; Effect The caulborn steals some of the psychic energy from the creature it hit. The target must attempt a DC 25 Will save; regardless of the outcome, the creature is temporarily immune to Consume Thoughts for 1 minute.

  • Success The target is unaffected.
  • Failure The target becomes stupefied 2 for 1 minute, and the caulborn regains 1d12 Hit Points.
  • Critical Failure As failure, but the target is stupefied 3 for 1 minute and the caulborn regains 2d12 Hit Points. If the target was already stupefied when the caulborn used this ability, the target is also confused for 1 round.

About

Telepathic prophets and historians, caulborn gather in small cabals for protection and camaraderie, using their collective brainpower to unravel cosmic conundrums.

Once they’ve exhausted an area’s secrets, they depart, seeking new homes hidden within cities, sequestering themselves within caves, or lurking in forgotten corners of the planes. From the moment an ioton absorbs especially profound thoughts and begins taking on the permanent form of a young caulborn, these ennosites’ genius and toughness grow with each new discovery. Absorbing such information destabilizes their corporeal form, like when books are stacked too high, so excess knowledge seeps from a caulborn’s body, causing a literal brain drain that caulborn find incredibly vexing. To avoid this occurrence, caulborn must feed on others’ psychic energy to maintain themselves, which is usually a harmless process.

Especially hungry caulborn even abduct prey.

Despite their need to feed, caulborn rarely care to interact with other creatures, especially beings that could react to their appearance with fear or hostility. They occasionally make exceptions for accomplished scholars or storied travelers, however, bartering their own lore for outside secrets.

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