Japanese themed mimic. Don’t ask what his cape is made from.
Medium monstrosity (shapechanger, yokai), chaotic neutral
Armor Class 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18)
Speed 35 ft.
|17 (+3)||12 (+1)||15 (+2)||5 (-3)||13 (+1)||8 (-1)|
Skills Performance +5, Stealth +5
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Spirit Tongue (Kami)
Challenge 2 (450 XP)
False Appearance (Object Form Only). While the mujina remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary object.
Keen Smell. The mujina has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
Shapechanger. The mujina can use its action to polymorph into an object or back into its true badger like form. Its statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It reverts to its true form if it dies.
Trickster. When the mujina is disguised as an inanimate object (usually a chest) and is “opened” it transforms back into its true form – a bipedal medium badger like creature – and does a performance. If the targeted creature – the one who “opened” the Mujina – can mimic the performance – using opposed rolls – the mujina gives the treasure it was guarding to the target creature. If the target creature fails the check the mujina turns into a duplicate of the creature and attacks. The mujina’s statistic stays the same, however, it gains the AC, all the attack and spell options of the creature it is mimicking which replaces its normal AC and Actions. In the second case the target receives no treasure.
Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.
Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) slashing damage.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.
Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage plus 4 (1d8) necrotic damage.
Mujina are badgers transformed into crafty and cunning yokai. Like foxes and tanuki, stories of them disguising themselves as humans to do mischief have circulated since ancient times. They enjoy hiding inside treasure chests and springing out to surprise whoever opens the lid.
Mujina love playing pranks and causing trouble, and are not necessarily malicious by nature. They may move strangely to see how a startled person reacts, but if that person responds with the same movement, they will leave the area, satisfied with their newfound playmate.
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