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Owb

Commonly called owbs, or lesser owbs by more powerful owb prophets, most of these mysterious creatures focus on manipulating caligni culture. Among calignis, an owb hides from mortals they deem beneath them—even including calignis in their charge. An owb prefers to select one caligni leader to control from the shadows, manipulating them using charisma and magic. Through coersion of such agents, owbs maintain a steady hand in the politics of the community, either blessing and breaking pacts with other creatures or acting as intermediaries and ambassadors between calignis and powerful external entities.

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OwbCreature 6

UncommonNEMediumShadow
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 196
Perception +13; greater darkvision
Languages Caligni; (can't speak any languages); telepathy 100 feet
Skills Acrobatics +15, Deception +13, Diplomacy +11, Occultism +12, Religion +11, Stealth +15
Str +4, Dex +5, Con +4, Int +0, Wis +3, Cha +3
Light Blindness
AC 24; Fort +14, Ref +15, Will +13; Immunities cold
HP 90
Speed 5 feet, fly 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action claw +16 [+12/+8] (agile, magical), Damage 1d8+7 slashing plus 1d8 coldRanged Single ActionSingle Action burning cold +17 [+12/+7] (magical, range 120 feet), Damage 2d8 cold plus 1d8 persistent coldOccult Innate Spells DC 23, attack +15; 7th plane shift (self only; to or from the Shadow Plane only); 5th shadow blast, shadow walk; 4th darkness (at will), invisibility; 3rd mind reading (at will); Cantrips (3rd) chill touch, daze, read aura, shield
Curse of Darkness Single ActionSingle Action (curse, darkness, evocation, occult) The owb inflicts a curse on one creature taking persistent cold damage from their burning cold Strike, stealing the victim's vibrancy. The creature must attempt a DC 23 Fortitude save. On a failure, the creature gains light blindness and its coloration turns to washed out shades of gray, along with all equipment it carries, wields, or wears. These effects have an unlimited duration. Regardless of the result of its save, the creature is temporarily immune for 1 minute.
If the owb uses this ability on a caligni, the curse can't be removed short of wish or similar powerful magic

All Monsters in "Owb"

NameLevel
Owb6
Owb Prophet13

Owb

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 196
These ancient denizens of the Shadow Plane appear as grayish humanoid torsos covered in translucent funeral veils of shadow. Silent and mysterious, they float about, absent legs to hold them aloft. Never speaking a word aloud, they instead reach into the minds of creatures around them to whisper and mumble curses, threats, and strange bits of forlorn augury.

These haunting creatures are revered by calignis as proxies of the Forsaken—a strange array of ancestor-like demigods whom many calignis worship. Some even believe owbs are the Forsaken manifested.

A multitude of owbs visit and even remain to advise caligni communities, as varied in personality as the Forsaken. All owbs share a hatred of light and color, except for the flickering glow of the burning cold magic they can hurl as a weapon. Owbs who live among calignis tend to prohibit the use of light and color, using their curse of darkness to quench violators if necessary. The only other similarity across all owbs is their entrenched desire to manipulate their charges through mind-reading and deception, though such manipulation can be either subtle or overt.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Shadows Among Shadows

Little is known about owbs' lives on the Shadow Plane. They keep to themselves so much that most other shadowy denizens either remain unaware of their presence or even disbelieve they exist. Some rumors suggest that these creatures lack any real power on the Shadow Plane and thus spend most of their time manipulating their strange caligni “children” on the Material Plane. Other theories indicate that owbs are even more subtle, able to manipulate creatures on the Shadow Plane without leaving behind any indication.