Izula Lesser (Lesser Lightning Bird) (5e Creature)
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Small monstrosity, neutral evil
Skills Stealth +5
Death Burst. When the Izula dies, it explodes in a burst of lightning. Each creature within 5 feet of it must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 12 (3d6) lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
False Appearance. While the Izula remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary branches on a tree or bush.
Innate Spellcasting (2/Day). The Izula can innately cast Mirror Image or Faerie Fire (spell save DC 12), requiring no material components. Its innate spellcasting ability is Charisma.
Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 2) slashing damage plus an extra 5 (1d4+2) lightning damage.
Shocking Bolt (Recharge 5-6). The Izula exhales a 30-foot line of lightning. Each creature in that line must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 12 (3d6) lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
The Izula is a spectacular magical bird, its feathers can change colors to it's environment, when hiding in trees or bushes it camouflages with the branches and limbs quite well. When it flies out to attack it's feathers become a bright electric blue with violet tips and it crackles with electric energy. These creatures are fearsome hunters especially in packs and are known to roast full grown waterbuffalo to death and peck at their charred carcasses for nourishment. They are said to be related to the Great Izula or Great Lightning birds and it is sometimes rumored that these greater monstrosities lead their lesser flocks across the skies looking for something to hunt. The Izula enjoys eating meat but is actually an omnivore and is happy to devour succulent fruits like dates and mangos or even fish and insects.