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Cecaelia Trapper Creature5

CN Medium Amphibious Humanoid

Senses Perception +11; darkvision, wavesense (imprecise) 10 feet

Languages Aquan, Common

Skills Acrobatics +13, Athletics +11 (+13 to Grapple), Stealth +13, Survival +9

Str +4, Dex +4, Con +3, Int -1, Wis +2, Cha +0

Items longspear, net (2)

AC 24; Fort +10, Ref +15, Will +11

HP 53

Speed 20 feet, swim 35 feet

Melee [one-action] longspear +15 (magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+7 piercing

Melee [one-action] tentacle +15 (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d4+7 bludgeoning plus Grab

Cecaelia Jet [two-actions] (move) The cecaelia moves up to 140 feet in a straight line through the water.

Hurl Net [one-action] Requirements The cecaelia is holding a net in two appendages; Effect The cecaelia hurls their net, attempting to hamper a foe. The cecaelia makes a ranged Strike (with a +15 modifier) against a Medium or smaller creature within 20 feet. On a hit, the target is flat-footed and takes a -10-foot circumstance penalty to its Speeds. On a critical hit, the creature is instead restrained. The DC to Escape the net is 16. A creature adjacent to the target can Interact with the net to remove it from the target.

Ink Cloud [one-action] The cecaelia emits a cloud of black ink in a 10-foot emanation. This ink cloud has no effect outside of water. Creatures inside the cloud are undetected by creatures using sight or smell, and they can’t see or smell while inside the cloud. The cloud dissipates after 1 minute. The cecaelia can’t use Ink Cloud again for 2d6 rounds.


Cecaelias tell unsubstantiated tales of their forebears ruling a vast nautical empire within the depths of some oceans. The ruins of their empire and of their capital, a nautiloid city, have yet to be discovered, despite many treasures of unidentified cultures washing up along coastlines. Today, Cecaelias can be found in all oceans, and whatever calamity robbed them of their home is buried in myth.

Cecaelias resemble humans with octopus tentacles instead of legs. These oceanic hunters are agile and intelligent creatures, but proud. Their inquisitiveness often brings them into contact with strangers, where a poor turn of phrase or an unintended insult can quickly spark their legendary tempers.

Cecaelias live nomadic lives, hunting and scavenging along coastlines for food and trade-able trinkets. They engage in frequent trade with terrestrial communities, offering anything from seafood to treasures retrieved from sunken vessels in exchange for goods not readily available underwater. Some take to piracy or hire themselves out as mercenaries, but their quarrelsome disposition invariably leads to them going their own way again before too long.

The only non-cecaelia communities that maintain long-lasting relationships with cecaelias are those of the remarkably laid-back locathahs.

Cecaelias live in warm waters along verdant ocean reefs or coastlines, often near humanoid settlements. Able to adapt rapidly over a few generations, cecaelias adopt the physical features of their closest humanoid neighbors, which sages liken to an octopus’s natural camouflage.

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