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Aerial Servant (Haoou)

by Sheldon Morris

On the Prime Plane, the aerial servant appears as an eerie, menacing, roiling fog in a vaguely humanoid shape. It is believed that their evil and cold natural causes the fog to form in their presence, and if not for that, they would be invisible like an invisible stalker. They are extremely fast and often surprise their target. On their home Plane of Air they are known as "haoou" and have an evil empire there, reigning in places void of other beings. The helions and djinn are natural enemies of the haoou.

Summoned Servants. Aerial servants are summoned to the Prime Material Plane by clerics using the Planar Ally spell. They will generally not fight for the summoner and so are often used to retrieve items or individuals and return them to the cleric. Their speed is among the fastest known to humans, outside of magical, instantaneous travel. Combined with an exceptional capability to hold on to their quarry, an aerial servant is the quintessential retriever. However, if the haoou ever encounter a human on the plane of Air, they are hateful enemies.


Medium elemental, any evil
Armour Class 16
Hit Points 127 (17d8 + 51)
Speed 60 ft., fly 150 ft. (hover)
18 (+4)|22 (+6)|17 (+3)|12 (+1)|9 (-1)|10 (+0)
Saving Throws Dex +9, Con +6
Skills Acrobatics +9, Stealth +9
Damage Resistances lightning, thunder, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained, unconscious
Senses passive Perception 9
Languages Auran, understands Common but cannot speak
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Air Form. The aerial servant can enter a hostile creature's space and stop there. It can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing.

Multiattack. The aerial servant makes three slam attacks.

Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.
Hit: 14 (3d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage.

Seize. The aerial servant is often summoned and ordered to seize and retrieve an object or prisoner. When attempting to seize a creature, it uses Dexterity (Acrobatics) to attempt a Grapple (escape DC 22). Creatures grappled by the aerial servant have disadvantage on melee attacks against it.