Swarm of Chorister Bees (5e Creature)

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Swarm of Chorister Bees[edit]

Huge swarm of Small beasts, unaligned


Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 71 (13d12 - 13)
Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (hover)


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 16 (+3) 9 (-1) 3 (-4) 13 (+1) 16 (+3)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, slashing
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, prone, restrained, stunned
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)


Innate Spellcasting. The swarm's innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 14). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components:

At will: bane, vicious mockery
3/day: dissonant whispers, calm emotions

Polyphonic. The swarm can cast up to 3 spells as a single action, or 2 if it has half of its hit points or fewer. It has advantage on Constitution saving throws to maintain concentration.

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

ACTIONS

Stings. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 18 (4d6 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, it takes 14 (4d6) poison damage plus 14 (4d6) psychic damage, or 7 (2d6) poison damage plus 7 (2d6) psychic damage if the swarm has half of its hit points or fewer, and becomes incapacitated with pain until the end of its next turn. On a success, it takes half as much damage.


Bees the size of dogs, each marked with a blazing sigil. They don't buzz, but sing in plainsong. The thrashing of their wings is the drumbeat of apocalypse, and people flee in panic from their mighty stingers.
Their plainsong drowns lamentation, and the fury and the mind. The chorister swarm takes the lyrics of poets yet unwritten; the unsung songs from lips now forever silent. It is only iron and fire that quietens the voice of carnage.
Chorister nectar is valued by vocalists, poets, and those with a sweet tooth. For tea-drinkers it's a sweetener; for poets an inebriant. For singers it's an enhancement, widening the vocal range by a valuable semi-tone or two. Unfortunately, to get at it you have to go through really quite a lot of bee.



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