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Caligni Caller

Although the mysterious demigods known as the Forsaken disappeared eons ago, many calignis continue to follow their ancient traditions of worship. Owbs, once the Forsaken's servants, still respond to caligni prayers. Caligni callers serve as the priests of their communities, calling upon these shadowy owb patrons for guidance, favors, and power. Their most important ceremony, the blanching, determines the potential of most newborn calignis and shapes their eventual forms.

Due to their close ties to the malevolent owbs, most callers exhibit cruel and inscrutable natures. They often lead caligni enclaves alongside caligni stalkers as spiritual advisors. Callers tend to be highly superstitious, seeing omens everywhere, and they avoid revealing details of their rituals even to other calignis.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 24

Caligni CallerCreature 6

UncommonCEMediumCaligniHumanoid
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 40
Perception +11; greater darkvision
Languages Caligni, Undercommon
Skills Arcana +9, Intimidation +14, Occultism +13, Stealth +15
Str +2, Dex +5, Con +1, Int +1, Wis +1, Cha +4
Items dagger
AC 24; Fort +9, Ref +15, Will +11
HP 70; Weaknesses light blindness
Death Umbra (darkness) When the caller dies, an explosion of shadow devours their body. Each creature in a 10-foot emanation must attempt a DC 22 Fortitude save.
Critical Success The creature is unaffected.
Success The creature is enfeebled 1 for 1 minute.
Failure The creature is enfeebled 2 and slowed 1 for 1 minute.
Speed 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action dagger +15 [+11/+7] (agile, finesse, versatile S), Damage 1d4+4 piercing plus 1d6 negativeOccult Innate Spells DC 24, attack +16; 5th shadow walk; 4th darkness; 3rd chilling darkness (×2), grim tendrils (×3); 2nd darkness (at will); Cantrips (3rd) chill touch, detect magic
Rituals DC 24; 3rd owb pact
Sneak Attack The caller deals an additional 2d6 precision damage to flat-footed creatures.

All Monsters in "Caligni"

NameLevel
Caligni Caller6
Caligni Creeper2
Caligni Dancer1
Caligni Slayer3
Caligni Stalker4
Caligni Vanguard5

Caligni

Source Bestiary pg. 50
Calignis lurk in subterranean cities, creeping to the surface to steal, stalk, or make mischief. Each caligni serves in a specific role and grows into a specific form as determined by supernatural traditions and influences in caligni society. Regardless of their size or role, all calignis are gaunt, with pale flesh and white eyes. Some surface dwellers call the caligni “dark folk,” a term they dislike because it doesn’t reflect either their appearance or character, only their environment.

Each individual in caligni society serves a specific role. At times, certain roles so rarely find suitable candidates that a community might only see a few individuals fill them in an entire generation.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Caligni Faiths

Some calignis have abandoned their traditional faith in favor of more active deities; evil individuals favor Norgorber or Zon-Kuthon, while the less malevolent might follow Nocticula or Pharasma. Perhaps unexpectedly, Desna also has a small caligni following, particularly among those who frequently travel.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Caligni Treasure

Many calignis hide shiny baubles and trinkets beneath their dark rags, keeping them out of sight of their greedy kin. They also keep several doses of black smear poison on hand to incapacitate foes.

Sidebar - Additional Lore The Caligni Legacy

The calignis are descendants of humans who, millennia ago, fled underground to escape a devastating cataclysm and begged malevolent, shadowy demigods known only as the Forsaken for salvation. The Forsaken warped the refugees into tough survivors, but at a price: every caligni that dies combusts in a burst of energy that provides a scrap of soul energy to the Forsaken. The greatest irony of the caligni's bargain is that the Forsaken themselves mysteriously vanished long ago and no longer answer pleas or prayers. Today, caligni still burst into light upon death, but their soul energy no longer feeds a mysterious pantheon of shadowy divinities.