Medium monstrosity, chaotic neutral
Armor Class 14
Hit Points 40 (9d8)
Speed 35 ft.
Saving Throws Dex +6
Skills Acrobatics +6
Damage Resistances lightning
Senses blindsight 10 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
Reckless. At the start of its turn, the hushabi can gain advantage on all melee weapon attack rolls during that turn, but attack rolls against it have advantage until the start of its next turn.
Solar Recovery. The hushabi regains 5 hit points at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hit point and is in sunlight.
Multiattack. The hushabi makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d12 + 4) piercing damage.
Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage.
Lash. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 15 ft., one to two targets. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
Shock. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 30 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d12) lightning damage.
Fortified State. The hushabi becomes petrified for 1 minute. While the hushabi is petrified in this way, it regains 10 hit points with its Solar Recovery and a creature that touches the hushabi or hits it with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it must make a DC 16 Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 26 (4d12) lightning damage and is paralyzed until the end of its next turn. On a successful save, a creature takes half as much damage and is not paralyzed.
Hushabis are humanoid beasts with thin bodies and smooth white skin, with hair of the same color, they have powerful long legs of a primal design and a long tail, their tails are usually equal, to double or up to four times their height and are about as thick as their torsos at the base where the tail connects to their body, going down to the thinness of a needle at the end. Their body carries a creative array of red markings that at first glance don't seem to have any other implications other than as an aesthetic to attract mates, which is only more confusing by their non-compliance to breed and their aggressively territorial behaviour when around others of their species, although the markings on their face have sometimes shown to act as additional means of displaying emotion.
The hushabi is a creature of questionable origins, and where they came from is up for debate among researchers, but hushabi are traditionally assumed to be from another planet, as they look almost alien, with their strong and lengthy tails, and their supernatural ability to ignore the concept of momentum with their fierce and sporadic footwork, they have been only known to appear where there is food or prey, leading some to believe they could be responsible for the disappearances of many vulnerable beggars on the streets of small or unprotected towns. Although they receive a bad reputation because of the accusations that are thrown at them, they tend to be generally harmless, curious souls. So harmless in fact, that some people even keep them as pets or companions, which has only slightly risen in popularity after they tend to prove protective of their owners or masters. Although they are kept as pets, a wild hushabi is much more common than a domestic one, as they are wild beasts at heart, very little is known about them since they are traditionally nocturnal, which has discouraged researchers and arcanists to continue efforts in the observation of the Hushabi. A hushabi is to the rest of high society, considered a rare domestic beast, but to a wild hushabi, it sees itself a wild relentless predator. Hushabis are not known to speak any languages and seem to only communicate in clicks inaudible to most humanoids, leading most observers to believe them to be completely silent, hence the name "hush"abis.
Hushabi are lone wolves in a sense that they do not form packs and do not get along with each other, wild hushabi sometimes fighting for territory, although they have high regards to respect, accepting defeat in a matter of seconds, they are quickly able to realize when a creature is far stronger than them, and know to keep their distance and respect their place in the food chain, on the contrary, they are also able to recognize when a creature is far weaker than them, and tend to follow their instincts, whether friend or foe, as long as it is weak, it might as well be dead, this is also what had lead to the domestic enthrallment of the species as they can recognize other humanoids as part of a society, and believe that this, in turn, makes them stronger than themselves, hushabi are loners or companions to another more powerful leader. And are not afraid to join forces with other hushabi to kill a common prey, or even join forces with groups of travelers, both to experience safety in numbers, and for the more curious of them, discover new sights, to satisfy their sightseeing needs. Although they do not seem to breed amongst each other, which begs the question of how they manage to thrive even if they only do it in such little numbers, some research seems to indicate that all hushabis may be female.