Erina Defender

As the largest and hardiest of their kind, erina defenders take the defense of their home tunnels very seriously, and are quite suspicious of outsiders. Once an outsider proves himself a friend, they warm considerably, but until then defenders are quite spiky.

Erina Defender

Small humanoid (erina), neutral

Armor Class 15 (chain shirt)

Hit Points 44 (8d6 + 16)

Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
11 (+0) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 12 (+1) 11 (+1)

Skills Athletics +4, Perception +3

Damage Resistances poison

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13

Languages Common, Erina

Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Keen Smell. The erina has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Hardy. The erina has advantage on saving throws against poison.

Spines. An enemy who hits the erina with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 5 (2d4) piercing damage.

Actions

Multiattack. The erina defender makes two attacks.

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

Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.

Reactions

Protect. The erina imposes disadvantage on an attack roll made against an ally within 5 feet of the erina defender.