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Appearance: The Buckawn is a diminutive fey creature standing at a mere 2 feet tall, adorned in studded leather that seamlessly blends with the forest hues. Covered in a thick coat of swarthy fur, their eyes gleam with a greenish-brown intensity, giving them an enigmatic aura. Despite their small stature, their wiry frames exude agility and grace.

Behavior: Renowned for their reclusive nature, Buckawns are elusive and rarely engage with outsiders. In Scottish folklore, their behavior is contradictory; they display mischievous tendencies yet offer invaluable assistance in times of need. Their social structure revolves around tribes, and their loyalty to one another is unwavering. Although they might seem distant, Buckawns form tight-knit bonds within their communities.

Habitat: Buckawns thrive in temperate forests, where their natural affinity with the flora and fauna allows them to move seamlessly through the foliage. They create hidden sanctuaries deep within the heart of the woods, fiercely guarding these domains from intrusion. The magical aura of their habitats reflects their deep connection with nature.

Modus Operandi: In combat, they favor stealth and poisoned blades. Armed with daggers and darts, they use their agility to gain strategic advantages. Their poisoned weapons, often coated with moonseed berries, are deployed when facing formidable foes or when outnumbered. They are experts in hit-and-run tactics, disappearing into the shadows as swiftly as they appear.

Motivation: Driven by an innate desire to protect their forest realms, Buckawns are motivated by a deep connection to the natural world. They guard against trespassers, evil-doers, and those who threaten the pristine beauty of their domains. While appearing aloof, their actions reflect a commitment to maintaining the delicate balance of their ecosystems. The Buckawn’s motivation lies in preserving the sanctity of their enchanted forests and ensuring the well-being of their fey kin.


  • Buckawn 5e
  • Buckawn Pathfinder
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Small fey, true neutral

Armor Class 15 (studded leather)
Hit Points 54 (12d6+12)
Speed 30 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
10 (+0)17 (+3)12 (+1)12 (+1)13 (+1)14 (+2)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from weapons that aren’t silvered
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Innate Spellcasting. The buckawn‚Äôs innate spellcasting ability is¬†Charisma¬†(spell save DC 12). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
    • At will:¬†disguise self, druidcraft,¬†invisibility¬†(self only)
    • 1/day each:¬†entangle,¬†pass without trace,¬†insect plague¬†(2d10 damage only)
  • Pack Tactics. The buckawn has advantage on an¬†attack¬†roll against a creature if at least one of the buckawn‚Äôs allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn‚Äôt¬†incapacitated.

ACTIONS

  • Dagger.¬†Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.¬†Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage and 5 (2d4) poison damage.
  • Shortbow.¬†Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 80/320 ft., one target.¬†Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage and 5 (2d4) poison damage.

ABOUT

Buckawns are somehow related to brownies, but they are nowhere near as kind-hearted and playful. Buckawns are extremely reclusive and rarely have dealings with outside races.

Trade of any kind between a buckawn tribe and another race is virtually unheard of. Characters who journey into a buckawn‚Äôs realm are usually left alone, providing they themselves leave their realm alone. Trespassers, evil-doers, and those that disturb the natural beauty of their domain are dealt with quickly‚Äďand permanently if necessary. They favor daggers and darts in combat. They readily use¬†poisoned¬†blades when confronted with a tough opponent, when outnumbered, or when battling opponents for whom they have great disdain.

A buckawn stands about 2 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Faerie Bestiary (5E)¬†¬© 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Matt Kimmel, Michael ‚Äúsolomani‚ÄĚ Mifsud, Miguel Colon, Robert J. Grady, Jason Nelson, Jeff Ibach, Tim Hitchcock.

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Buckawns are both male and female. They are exceedingly hairy. They are mischievous and often attach themselves to families. They are solitary creatures.

Source: Pathfinder d20pfsrd.com

This creature is a halfling-sized humanoid with swarthy skin and dark hair. Its eyes are greenish-brown and its clothes are brown.

Buckawns are somehow related to brownies, but they are nowhere near as kind-hearted and playful. They are extremely reclusive and rarely have dealings with outside races. Trade of any kind between a buckawn tribe and another race is virtually unheard of.

Characters who journey into their realm are usually left alone, providing they themselves leave their realm alone. Trespassers, evil-doers, and those that disturb the natural beauty of a buckawn domain are dealt with quickly’ and permanently if necessary.

A buckawn stands about 2 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds.

They favor daggers and darts in combat. They readily use poisoned blades when confronted with a tough opponent, when outnumbered, or when battling opponents for whom they have great disdain.


Buckawn CR 2
XP 600

N Small fey

Init +3; Senses Low-Light Vision; Perception +9
DEFENSE
AC 17, touch 15, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dexterity, +1 Dodge, +2 natural, +1 size)

hp 11 (3d6)

Fort +1; Ref +6; Will +4

DR 5/cold iron; SR 13
OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.

Melee dagger +5 (1d3 plus poison)

Ranged dart +5 (1d3 plus poison)

Spell-like Abilities (CL 3rd)

At will¬ódancing lights, disguise self, ghost sound (DC 12), invisibility (self only)1/day¬óentangle (DC 13), pass without trace, insect plague (one swarm only)

STATISTICS
Strength 10, Dexterity 17, Constitution 11, Intelligence 12, Wisdom 13, Charisma 14

Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 14

Feats Dodge, Weapon Finesse

Skills Bluff +8, Craft (alchemy) +7 (+9 when making poison), Escape Artist +9, Knowledge (nature) +7, Perception +9, Sense Motive +7, Stealth +13;
Racial Modifiers +2 Craft (alchemy) when making poison, +2 Perception

Languages Common, Sylvan

SQ poison use
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Poison Use (Ex)

Buckawns never risk accidentally poisoning themselves when applying poison to a blade. They favor moonseed berries as poison and usually have a plentiful supply readily available.These small berries are bluish-purple and resemble wild grapes. They are highly poisonous and are often mixed with food or crushed and smeared on a weapon or object.Moonseed Berries: poison¬ócontact or ingested; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Constitution; cure 1 save; Price 1,500 gp.

ECOLOGY
Environment temperate forests

Organization gang (2-4), band (6-11), or tribe (12-20)

Treasure incidental

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete

Buckawn from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.

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