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Caligni Stalker

Caligni stalkers are often leaders of caligni enclaves.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 19

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Caligni StalkerCreature 4

Source Bestiary pg. 51
Perception +10; greater darkvision, light blindness
Languages Caligni, Undercommon
Skills Acrobatics +13, Athletics +8, Stealth +13, Thievery +11
Str +2, Dex +5, Con +2, Int -1, Wis +2, Cha +1
Items black smear poison (6 doses), leather armor, shortsword (2)
AC 21; Fort +10, Ref +13, Will +8
HP 60 (death flame)
Death Flame (light) When the stalker dies, their body combusts in a flash of white-hot flame. All creatures in a 20-foot burst take 5d6 fire damage (DC 21 basic Reflex save). The stalker’s gear and treasure are unaffected by the flames and are left in a pile where they died.
Speed 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action shortsword +13 [+9/+5] (agile, finesse, versatile S), Damage 1d6+7 piercing plus black smear poisonOccult Innate Spells DC 19; 2nd darkness (at will), obscuring mist (at will); Cantrips (2nd) detect magic
Double Slice Two ActionsTwo Actions The caligni stalker makes two Strikes against the same target, one with each of their shortswords. The stalker combines the damage of any attacks that hit and applies precision damage, resistances, and weaknesses only once. Both attacks count toward the stalker’s multiple attack penalty, but the penalty increases only after both attacks.Encircling Command Single ActionSingle Action (auditory) Each caligni creeper within 30 feet of the stalker can Step. Each creeper can benefit from Encircling Command only once per round.Sneak Attack The Caligni Stalker 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.