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Caligni Dancer

Caligni dancers serve as intermediaries between caligni clans.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 15

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Caligni DancerCreature 1

Source Bestiary pg. 50
Perception +6; greater darkvision, light blindness
Languages Caligni
Skills Acrobatics +7, Performance +6, Stealth +7, Thievery +7
Str +0, Dex +4, Con +2, Int -1, Wis +1, Cha +3
Items baton (light mace), dagger
AC 17; Fort +7, Ref +9, Will +4
HP 18 (death flare)
Distracting Frolic ReactionReaction (fortune, manipulate) Trigger An ally within 10 feet of the dancer rolls a saving throw against a mental or illusion effect. Effect The target ally can roll the save twice and take the better result.
Death Flare (light) When the dancer dies, their body combusts in a flare of white light. All creatures in a 10-foot emanation must succeed at a DC 17 Fortitude save or be dazzled for 1d4 rounds. Calignis that fail this save are also frightened 1. The dancer’s gear and treasure are left in a pile where they died. As this isn’t a magical effect, the light has no effect within magical darkness.
Speed 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action baton +9 [+5/+1] (agile, finesse, shove), Damage 1d4 bludgeoningMelee Single ActionSingle Action dagger +9 [+5/+1] (agile, finesse, versatile S), Damage 1d4 piercingRanged Single ActionSingle Action dagger +9 [+5/+1] (agile, thrown 10 feet, versatile S), Damage 1d4 piercingOccult Innate Spells DC 16; Cantrips (1st) counter performance (visual only), inspire courage
Dancer's Curse Single ActionSingle Action (curse, enchantment, occult, mental) The caligni dancer touches a foe and curses it. If the target fails a DC 18 Will save, it gains clumsy 1 and stupefied 1. The target is then temporarily immune for 24 hours. These conditions persist until the curse is removed. The victim can attempt a new DC 18 Will save once per hour to end the curse. Sneak Attack The caligni dancer deals 1d6 extra precision damage to flat-footed creatures.

All Monsters in "Caligni"

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


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.