Rodden Mother


Large Monstrosity, Chaotic Evil

Armor Class: 14 (natural armor)

Hit points: 95 (10d6+60)

Speed: 20ft.

STR 18 (4) DEX 10 (0) CON 22 (6) INT 14 (2) WIS 10 (+0) CHA 9 (-1)

Skills Animal Handling +3, Survival +3

Senses darkvision 60ft., passive Perception 10

Languages Undercommon

Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Masochistic Response. If a creature hits a rodden mother but does not kill it, the rodden mother has advantage on all attack rolls until the end of its next turn.


Multiattack. The rodden mother can make two meaty fist attacks.

Meaty Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: 6 to hit, reach 5ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d64) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a Medium or smaller creature, it is grappled (escape DC 15). Although the rodden mother has two fists, it can only grab one target at a time.

Swallow. As a bonus action, the rodden mother can swallow any target it is grabbing and the grapple ends. While swallowed, the target is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the rodden mother, and it takes 12 (4d6) acid damage at the start of each of the rodden mother’s turns. A rodden mother can have only one creature swallowed at a time. If the rodden mother takes 20 damage or more on a single turn from the swallowed creature, the mother must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw at the end of that turn or regurgitate the creature, which falls prone in the a space within 10 feet of the rodden mother. If teh rodden mother dies, a swallowed creature is no longer restrained by it and can escape from the corpse by spending 15 feet of movement, exiting prone.

Sickening Spray (Recharge 6). The rodden mother spews acid in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 17 Dexterity saving throw, taking 14 (3d8) acid damage and being poisoned until the end of its next turn, or half as much damage on a successful save. Any swallowed creature is regurgitated and falls prone within 10 feet of the rodden mother and in the affected area.


My Babies! When a rodden is killed within line of sight of the rodden mother, it can move up to 15 feet and make a meaty fist attack as a reaction. If the rodden mother is already grappling a creature, it may immediately swallow them.

Panicked Spew. When the rodden mother is reduced to half its hit points (47) or less, it may use its reaction to immediately recharge and use its Sickening Spray.

LAIR ACTIONS (Rodden Lair)

On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), the Rodden Mother takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects; the Rodden Mother cannot use the same effect two times in a row.

  • Each Rodden in the lair has advantage on Wisdom and Charisma saving throws until initiative count 20 on the next round.
  • The first time each round that an enemy takes piercing or slashing damage until initiative count 20 on the next round, it must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw against Sewer Plague (see p. 257 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide for details). It takes 1d4 days for sewer plague’s effects to manifest in the affected creature.
  • An additional 1d4 Rodden are added to the combat.

Rodden Mother

Raakamah, City of Monsters VariSami