MENACE MANUAL: THERIVAR

THERIVAR 
Small elemental (lightning), unaligned 

Armour Class 12
Hit Points 60 (8d12 + 8)
Speed fly 30ft.

STR 19 (+4) DEX 14 (+2) CON 12 (+1)
INT   9 (-1) WIS 10 (+) CHA   3 (+4)

Skills Perception +2
Senses blindsight 10ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Understands Common but can not speak.
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

ACTIONS
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10ft., one creature.
Hit: 11 (2d6 +4) lightning damage.

Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature.
Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) bludgeoning and lightning  damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 16). Until this grapple ends, the creature is restrained, and the snake can’t constrict another target.

DESCRIPTION
A Therivar is a snake made of energy that can slither through the air and enjoys living in technological items.  It can enhance the function of such devices.  If Aered is killed the Therivar will attempt to flee.  It could potentially be coaxed by the party into serving them as a companion creature.  If it is convinced to join them (DC 18 Charisma (Diplomacy) check) it will inhabit one piece of technology and from that point onward that piece of technology is no longer considered timeworn (if it was timeworn) and is considered to be at full charge all the time – that is, there is no need to recharge it.  The character also gains the Therivar’s Rebuke reaction.

Therivar’s Rebuke. When the owner is stuck in melee the Therivar will lash out at the attacker and cause 11 (2d6 +4) lightning damage.

Converted from the Numenera Ninth World Bestiary

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