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Chattering Ghost

A type of hungry ghost, this child ghost seeks to choke the life out of mortals.


Small undead (yokai), chaotic evil
Armor Class 12 
Hit Points 13 (3d6 + 3)
Speed 0 ft., fly 40 ft. (hover)







16 (+3) 14 (+2) 14 (+1) 4 (-3) 12 (+1) 7 (-2)
Skills Stealth +6
Damage Resistances Acid, Fire, Lightning, Thunder; Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks
Damage Immunities Cold, Necrotic, Poison
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 11
Languages Spirit Tongue (Kami, Oni) and any languages it knew in life
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Ethereal Sight. The chattering ghost can see 60 feet into the Ethereal Plane when it is on the Material Plane, and vice versa.

Incorporeal Movement. The chattering ghost can move through other creatures and objects as if they were difficult terrain. It takes 5 (1d10) force damage if it ends its turn inside an object.

Ghostly Quickness (Recharge after a Short or Long Rest). The chattering ghost can take an extra action on its turn.


Multiattack. The chattering ghost makes two tentacle attacks.Ethereal Hair. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) bludgeoning damage plus 3 (1d6) piercing damage. If the target is a Large or smaller creature, it is grappled (escape DC 15). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the chattering ghost can’t use this ethereal hair on another target. The chattering ghost has two ethereal hair attacks. If this attack is a critical hit, the target also can’t breathe or speak until the grapple ends.


In the far corner of the room, a low chattering sound drifts out of the shadows.  Straining to see what lies in the dark you catch a fleeting glimpse of movement and the chattering teeth grow ever louder.

As you are about to give up your search for the source of the chattering the gaunt form of a ghostly child erupts form the darkness, its flowing black hair wraps around your throat, threatening to squeeze the life from you.


Banner Credit: “Poltergeist” by Goulit

Posted in 5e, Dungeons & Dragons, Monstrous Compendium, Oriental Adventures

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