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Boggard Swampseer

The boggard swampseer has been gifted with magic through its worship of the demon lord Gogunta, and uses its power to rule a boggard village, keeping the rest of the village in line and planning raids on nearby communities.

Recall Knowledge (Society): DC 18

Boggard SwampseerCreature 3

CEMediumAmphibiousBoggardHumanoid
Source Bestiary pg. 45
Perception +11; darkvision
Languages Abyssal, Boggard, Common
Skills Athletics +8, Intimidation +8, Medicine +9, Nature +11, Performance +8, Religion +9
Str +3, Dex +0, Con +2, Int +0, Wis +4, Cha +3
Items staff
AC 18, Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +11
HP 40
Speed 20 feet, swim 25 feet; swamp stride
Melee Single ActionSingle Action staff +10 (two-hand d8), Damage 1d4+6 bludgeoningMelee Single ActionSingle Action Tongue +10 (reach 10 feet), Damage Tongue GrabPrimal Prepared Spells DC 21, attack +11; 2nd acid arrow, obscuring mist; 1st fear, jump, shillelagh; Cantrips (2nd) acid splash, dancing lights, ray of frost, tanglefoot
Destructive Croak Two ActionsTwo Actions (sonic) The swampseer utters a powerful croak that deals 4d6 sonic damage to any non-boggard within a 15-foot emanation (DC 19 basic Fortitude save); any creature with the frightened condition takes additional sonic damage equal to twice the value of their frightened condition. The boggard can’t use Destructive Croak again for 1d4 roundsDrowning Drone ReactionReaction (auditory, mental) Trigger The boggard swampseer or one of its allies within 60 feet attempts a saving throw against an auditory or sonic effect. Effect The swampseer releases a croak that drowns out other sound. It rolls a Performance check. It and boggard allies in the area can use the higher result of the swampseer’s Performance check or their saves to resolve the effects against the auditory or sonic effect.Swamp Stride A boggard swampseer ignores difficult terrain caused by swamp terrain features.Terrifying Croak Single ActionSingle Action (auditory, emotion, fear, mental) The boggard swampseer unleashes a terrifying croak. Any non-boggard within 30 feet becomes frightened 1 unless they succeed at a DC 19 Will save; those who critically succeed are temporarily immune for 1 minute.Tongue Grab If the boggard swampseer hits a creature with its tongue, that creature becomes grabbed by the boggard. Unlike with a normal grab, the creature isn’t immobilized, but it can’t move beyond the reach of the boggard’s tongue. A creature can sever the tongue by hitting AC 15 and dealing at least 4 slashing damage. Though this doesn’t deal any damage to the boggard, it prevents it from using its tongue Strike until it regrows its tongue, which takes a week.

All Monsters in "Boggard"

NameLevel
Boggard Scout1
Boggard Swampseer3
Boggard Warrior2

Boggard

Source Bestiary pg. 44
Boggards are aggressive humanoid amphibians that thrive in swamps, marshes, and even some rain forests. Boggards hatch from eggs into tadpoles, fiercely competing for food and even consuming their siblings in that struggle. Over 3 years, the surviving boggards develops arms, legs, and lungs while learning the rudiments of hunting, crafts, and warfare—everything needed to survive in their might-makes-right society. At the top of most boggard hierarchies lords a hulking swampseer imbued with sinister divine magic.

Boggard Villages

Boggards prefer to dwell in swamplands and mires. Though they are at home in the water, they prefer to spend most of their lives on land, and build villages of mud huts. They often keep guardian beasts, such as bloodseekers, crocodiles, giant frogs, or other feral animals tamed (if only just barely) to serve as protectors.

Gogunta

Gogunta is the patron of the boggard people, many of whom worship her as their goddess.