Rougarou (5e Creature)

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Rougarou[edit]

Medium monstrosity, chaotic evil


Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 142 (15d8 + 75)
Speed 50 ft.


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
22 (+6) 16 (+3) 20 (+5) 10 (+0) 19 (+4) 4 (-3)

Skills Perception +8, Stealth +7
Damage Immunities bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered weapons
Condition Immunities charmed
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 18
Languages Common
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)


Aggressive. As a bonus action, the rougarou can move up to its speed toward a hostile creature that it can see.

Berserk. At the start of its turn, the rougarou 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.

Blood Frenzy. The rougarou has advantage on melee attack rolls against any creature that doesn't have all its hit points.

Brave. The rougarou has advantage on saving throws against being frightened.

Keen Hearing and Smell. The rougarou has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.

Pounce. If the rougarou moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a bite or claw attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 15 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the rougarou can make one bite attack against it as a bonus action.

Quick Reflexes. The rougarou gets one extra reaction.

Rampage. When the rougarou reduces a creature to 0 hit points with a melee attack on its turn, the rougarou can take a bonus action to move up to half its speed and make a bite attack.

Relentless (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). If the rougarou takes 20 damage or less that would reduce it to 0 hit points, it is reduced to 1 hit point instead.

Running Leap. With a running start, the rougarou can long jump up to 25 feet.

Standing Leap. The rougarou's long jump is up to 20 feet and its high jump is up to 10 feet, with or without a running start.

Swamp Camouflage. The rougarou has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made in swampy terrain.

Wounded Fury. While it has 15 hit points or less, the rougarou has advantage on attack rolls. In addition, it deals an extra 7 (2d6) damage to any target it hits with a melee attack.

ACTIONS

Multiattack. The rougarou makes three melee attacks, only one of which may be a bite attack.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 6) piercing damage.

Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) slashing damage.

REACTIONS

Unbridled Fury. In response to being hit by a melee attack, the rougarou can make one melee weapon attack with advantage against the attacker.

Rougarou.JPG
A Rougarou by Dinomaster337

Of all the places in the world, the bayou is one of the most superstitious. From these dark and rancid, backwater swamps have sprung many a story of witchdoctors, evil spirits, and monsters. Out of all, however, the one that sends the most children to hid in the closet is the lycanthrope-like rougarou.

Bayou Beast. The rougarou hide in the most desolate of swamps, where so few souls live. It's in these places that you'll be most likely to see a rougarou, as they never venture far from home and only travel out of the bayou at night if at all. They wander their rancid territory and strike without prejudice. Rougarou aren't fond of travelers and attack any humanoids in or around their home.

Hunger and Violence. While similar in essence to lycanthropy, there is only one way to spawn a rougarou; witchcraft. To create a rougarou, a witch has to cast a specific curse on someone, usually as payback for something, and wait. At first, the afflicted seem completely normal, but a few months after the casting one aspect of the victim changes; their appetite. The cursed will become insatiably hungry for just about whatever is available; this is uncomfortable to witness but does little to draw suspicion of any kind of foul play, much less a curse. However, as it continues, the afflicted will feel random instances of intense aggression and become hungry for one specific item; long pig, or as it's known to most, humanoid flesh.
Once the afflicted take the first bite, there's no going back. After this, their bones morph within their bodies, their teeth become long and jagged, their muscles swell, their nails sharpen into claws, and their skin becomes fetid and wormy. After this, they've fully transformed and nothing is left of the person before. Now is only an insatiable hunger for the blood of all around it; now, there is only the rougarou.



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