OGC:Maw Swarm (5e Creature)

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Maw Swarm

Medium swarm of Tiny aberrations, unaligned


Armor Class 13
Hit Points 104 (16d8 + 32)
Speed 0 ft., fly 40 ft. (hover), swim 40 ft.


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 3 (-4) 10 (+0) 6 (-2)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, prone, restrained, stunned
Senses , darkvision 60 ft.,passive Perception 10
Languages Deep Speech
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


Whispers of the Weird. The maw swarm murmurs and whispers constantly, speaking secrets in languages beyond mortal comprehension. A creature that starts its turn in the maw swarm’s space or enters it for the first time on its turn must make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw, suffering 10 (3d6) psychic damage on a failed save.

Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny maw. The swarm can’t regain hit points or gain temporary hit points.

Aberrant Physiology. The maw swarm does not need to breathe or sleep.

ACTIONS

Bites. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 0 ft., one creature in the swarm’s space. Hit: 17 (4d6 + 3) piercing damage, or 10 (2d6 + 3) piercing damage if the maw swarm has half its hit points or fewer.


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In the lightless depths of the sea and the unthinkable realms far beyond our reality, there exist living humanoid mouths, trailing exposed muscles and bloody viscera. They cluster by inexplicable instinct into swarms of hundreds, and scour the deeps as a wandering, allconsuming hunger.
Torn from the Drowned. When drowned humanoids sink to the depths of the sea, aboleths and other horrors find them. The transformations that are worked upon these bodies are too numerous to list and too awful to contemplate, but one form of them separates the maw and gullet from the corpse without ending its drive to consume. The aboleths lure maw swarms into areas they want to purge of all living matter, so that they can inhabit the area themselves.




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