In the Shadows of the Last War
Ambassador of Cazhaak Draal
Medium monstrosity, lawful neutral
Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 130 (17d8 +51)
Speed 30 ft.
STR 10 (+0) DEX 15 (+2) CON 16 (+3) INT 16 (+3) WIS 13 (+1) CHA 20 (+5)
Skills Acrobatics +5, Arcana +6, Deception +8, History +6, Insight +4, Perception +7, Performance +8, Persuasion +11
Senses darkvision 60ft., passive Perception 17
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)
Petrifying Gaze. When a creature that can see Kalimeni’s eyes starts its turn within 30 feet of her, Kalimeni can force it to make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw if Kalimeni isn’t incapacitated and can see the creature. If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the creature is instantly petrified. Otherwise, a creature that fails the save begins to turn to stone and is restrained. The restrained creature must repeat the saving throw at the end of its next turn, becoming petrified on a failure or ending the effect on a success. The petrification lasts until the creature is freed by the greater restoration spell or other magic.
Unless surprised, a creature can avert its eyes to avoid the saving throw at the start of its turn. If the creature does so, it can’t see Kalimeni until the start of its next turn, when it can avert its eyes again. If the creature looks at Kalimeni in the meantime, it must immediately make the save. If Kalimeni sees herself reflected on a polished surface within 30 feet of her and in an area of bright light, Kalimeni is, due to her curse, affected by her own gaze.
Multiattack. Kalimeni makes either three melee attacks-one with her snake hair and two with her shortsword-or two ranged attacks with her longbow.
Snake Hair. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage plus 14 (4d6) poison damage.
Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. , one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.
Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 150/600 ft. , one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage.
Kalimeni is one of Droaam’s ambassadors in Sharn. She represents the Kingdom of Stone, Cazhaak Draal, and her people are medusas. She fights to uphold a reputation as a creature of honor and civility, despite the fear and apprehension many of the people of Breland feel about her appearance.
In public, Kalimeni wears blinders that prevent her from looking into the eyes of the other humanoids of Sharn in an attempt to keep peace. She can see without the use of her eyes quite clearly, however—a rather disconcerting discovery for those who choose to become foes rather than friends.
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