Part of the space battle skill challenge and part of a giff boarding party. Moya’s captain a level 17 warforged monk – quickly disabled them by stunning them all in 1 round and Moya’s bio-mechanical marines captured them and put them in the brig. When Moya got away from the pursuing dreadnaught the party renegotiated with the giff mercenaries whose contract with the mind flayers expired in a month – and the trip to Penumbra was 19 “sleep cycles” anyway. The giff wanted 10,000 gp/month the party negotiated 1,000gp/month plus 20% share of the loot and a lift anywhere they want – they agreed – especially after being reminded that the captain had disabled them all in 1 round and they are, perhaps, overvaluing their ability in comparison to the PCs.
The boarding party (and contract includes) 5 giff and 1 loxodon.
The loxodon is a modified hobgoblin captain and inspired by the Magic card of the same name.
LOXODON LINE BREAKER (x1)
Large giant, lawful neutral
Armor Class 18 (plate)
Hit Points 84 (8d10 + 40)
Speed 40 ft.
Saving Throws DEX +4, CON +8, WIS +4
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 11
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)
Focus. As a bonus action, the mastodon elite can target a creature it can see within 30 feet of it and make that creature its focus. The target remains the giant’s focus for 1 minute, or until either the target or the giant drops to 0 hit points. When the giant makes an attack roll against its focus, it adds a d4 to its attack roll. If the giant attacks a different target while it has a focus, it subtracts a d4 from its attack roll.
Vigilant. The mastodon elite can’t be surprised.
Multiattack.The mastodon elite makes two maul attacks.
Maul. Melee Weapon Attack:+9 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target.
Hit: 25 (3d12 + 6) slashing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 17 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the mastodon elite scores a critical hit, it does an additional 50 points of slashing damage.
Cannonball. Ranged Weapon Attack:+9 to hit, range 60/240 ft., one target.
Hit:28 (4d10 + 6) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 20 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
Furious Defense. After an ally the mastodon elite can see is dealt damage by a foe within 10 feet of the giant, the giant makes a maul attack against that foe.
The mastodon elite can take 2 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The mastodon elite regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.
- Attack. The mastodon elite makes a weapon attack.
- Bellow (Costs 2 Actions). The mastodon elite yells menacingly at one creature he can see within 60 feet of him. That creature must succeed on a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened of him for 1 minute. If the creature is already frightened, it becomes stunned A creature that is the target of the mastodon elite’s focus makes the save with a bane (-1d6). A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the mastodon elite’s Bellow for the next 24 hours.
These elephants headed humanoids stand 10 feet tall and originate from the same world as the giff.