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Rhinam Guardian


AC 15 (natural armor)

HP 67 (9d8 + 27; bloodied 34)

Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

Proficiency +2; Maneuver DC 12

Skills Perception +4

Saving Throws Str +5, Con +5 

Damage Resistances piercing and slashing damage from nonmagical, non-adamantine weapons

Damage Immunities poison

Condition Immunities fatigue , petrified , poisoned , unconscious

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14

Languages Goblin, Rhinam

False Appearance. While motionless, the gargoyle is indistinguishable from a normal statue.

Elemental Nature. Rhinam Guardian don’t require air, sustenance, or sleep.

Rhinam Gems. The Rhinam Guardian has two Rhinam Life Gems with 1d6+1 charges each. It can expend these charges to use the following Empowered abilities, but only does so if it is bloodied .

Empowered Blows. As a bonus action the Rhinam guardian expends 2 charges to increase its Strength score by 4.

Empowered Defenses. As a reaction when it is hit by an attack, the Rhinam guardian expends 1 charge. Until the start of its next turn, it gains a +3 bonus to its AC, including against the triggering attack.

Empowered Movement. As a bonus action, the Rhinam guardian expends 1 charge to increase its movement speed by 20 feet. Additionally, until the end of its turn it doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when flying.


Multiattack. The gargoyle attacks with its bite and its claws.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.

Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage, or 9 (2d6 + 2) slashing damage if the gargoyle started its turn at least 20 feet above the target.

Rock. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage.


Rare in the extreme, these gargoyles resemble golden eagle statues with emerald gems for eyes. They are the last remnants of the Rhinam that can be found above the ice, and each keeps watch above a set of Rhinam offering stones, sacrificial spaces where countless humanoids were killed to feed the endless lives of the Rhinam. Still following the orders of their long dead creators, a guardian will remain motionless at a site for months at a time before relocating to another according to some inscrutable logic. A guardian will attempt to kill any humanoids it discovers at its location, believing them to be an offering and, if successful, charges the life gems that serve as its eyes with the victims’ souls.

Monster Type Description

Elementals are creatures from one of the Elemental Planes. The most basic of elementals are earth elementals , fire elementals , water elementals , and air elementals , each composed of magically animate earth, fire, and so on. The Elemental Planes are also home to genies, mephits , and other elemental creatures.