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bodak geiko

These mobs were purposely created to show how the bad guys can use the Oiran class against them.  Was a fun encounter as the PCs realised they prefer not to be on the receiving end of the geiko’s buffing songs.



Medium undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor, tattered kimono)

Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18)

Speed 30 ft.







15 (+2)

16 (+3)

15 (+2)

7 (-2)

12 (+1)

15 (+2)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +6, Performance +5

Damage Resistances Cold, Fire, Necrotic; Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks

Damage Immunities Lightning, Poison

Condition Immunities CharmedFrightenedPoisoned

Senses Darkvision 120 ft., Passive Perception 14

Languages Abyssal, Common, Spirit Tongue

Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Aura of Annihilation. The bodak geiko can activate or deactivate this feature as a bonus action. While active, the aura deals 5 necrotic damage to any creature that ends its turn within 30 feet of the bodak. Undead and fiends ignore this effect.

Death Gaze. When a creature that can see the bodak geiko’s eyes starts its turn within 30 feet of the bodak geiko, the bodak geiko can force it to make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw if the bodak geiko isn’t incapacitated and can see the creature. If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the creature is reduced to 0 hit points, unless it is immune to the frightened condition. Otherwise, a creature takes 16 (3d10) psychic damage on a failed save. Unless surprised, a creature can avert its eyes to avoid the saving throw at the start of its turn. If the creature does so, it has disadvantage on attack rolls against the bodak geiko until the start of its next turn. If the creature looks at the bodak geiko in the meantime, it must immediately make the saving throw.

Sunlight Hypersensitivity. The bodak geiko takes 5 radiant damage when it starts its turn in sunlight. While in sunlight, it has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks.

Geiko Singing. The bodak geiko can use an action to start a song which persists until she is killed, ends it voluntarily or fails a Constitution saving throw when taking damage as if she was concentrating on a spell.

Remove the Mask. As a bonus action a bodak geiko may remove her mask momentarily triggering her death gaze ability. She places her mask back at the end of her turn.

Taunt (1 Charge). The chanter can use a bonus action on his turn to target one creature within 30 feet of him. If the target can hear the chanter, the target must succeed on a DC 13 Charisma saving throw or have disadvantage on ability checks, attack rolls, and saving throws until the start of the chanter’s next turn.


Hideous Songtress. The bodak geiko can sing a song and make a black nail or withering gaze. She may maintain all 3 songs as a free action.

Black Nails. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage plus 9 (2d8) necrotic damage.

Withering Gaze. One creature that the bodak geiko can see within 60 feet of it must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw, taking 22 (4d10) necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

To Do Song of Yomi. The geiko bodak sings a song that fortifies her allies healing them for 10 (1d10 + 5) points of damage and granting other undead advantage on saving throws against being turned.

To Do Battle Chant of Jigoku. All allies within 30 feet can use their reaction to move their speed and make a melee attack. If an attack hits, the target is taunted.

To Do Fateful Keening (5 Charges). All hostile creatures within 30 feet must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or take 24 (7d6) thunder damage, and the bodak geiko pushes the target 10 feet while each ally may move five feet in response as a free action.


Reveal her Beauty. As a reaction to being missed by an attack within 5 feet of her, the bodak geiko takes her mask off momentarily and makes a withering gaze attack. The target is also subjected to her death gaze trait.


These creatures have noh masks which nullifies their gaze attacks. They will spend their time singing – a dreadful mockery of standard geiko songs – supporting the oni they are with but will take their masks off on their turn to affect hostile creatures. Each bodak gieko will sing and maintain a separate song.


These bodak were once geiko’s and still act the part – wearing a fine, but soiled, kimono, stylised hair and a white porcelain noh mask of a geisha they look the part – if it wasn’t for the wicked clawed hands and feet that protrude from the kimono.  If the mask is shattered the cyclopean eye is revealed.

In the cursed buso’s mind they are “entertaining” any captives they take – in fact they entertain them to death.


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