Lubay-Lubyok Mahanginun si Mahuyokhuyokan is a beautiful maiden with deep brown skin and long dark, windswept hair, dressed in the finest silks made of clouds, stars, and the night sky. She is elusive, hiding behind the sunset, escaping the sights of all those who try to reach for her.
Lubay-Lubyok is a gorgeous goddess, born of Maklium sa T’wan, the oldest god of the plains and animals. Lubay-Lubyok is the youngest of three sisters. Despite her captivating looks, she does not like to be seen by many. Many an adventurer has tried to look for her because of the boons that she grants mortals who impress her and do favors for her.
Bringer of A Calming Breeze
When Lubay-Lubyok sings, she summons a gentle wind that calms the emotions of everyone around her. Her presence radiates with purity that cleanses the surrounding area and drives away any evil creatures and wards against them.
A Precious Princess
Lubay-Lubyok bears the title of “binukot” which means hidden princess. She is to be kept unsullied, such that her feet must never touch the ground. As such, she often floats around by her power over wind wherever she goes.
Boons of Incredible Wonder
Lubay-Lubyok can sometimes grant some boons to mortals that grant her favors. She peeks into the heart of the adventurer to see if they are worthy of the boon and what would suit them best. However, if she finds that there is darkness in your heart, she will turn you away.
Despite often being seen as a soft, tender soul, Lubay-Lubyok’s mood can become volatile. If she detects any signs of ungratefulness or if she sees that she is being used as a means to an end that she does not approve of, she is capable of showing her more tempestuous nature, weaving the breezes into gale force winds that will blow anyone out of her pocket dimension.
The greatest trespass that one can do against Lubay-Lubyok is to misuse any power and kindness that she grants to you. Once you have angered this goddess, beware, for she can and will steal your face. One of the most famous legends associated with her is how she moved the faces of a fruit that she created because they were being insufferable. In her anger, she will not hesitate to move your face to another part of your body as a curse.
5e D&D Stat Block:
Lubay-Lubyok Mahanginun si Mahuyokhuyokan
Medium fey, chaotic good
Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 123 (19d8 + 38)
Speed 40 ft., fly 50 ft. (hover)
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16(+3) 18(+4) 14(+2) 18(+4) 20(+5) 18(+4)
Skills Insight +10, Perception +10, Performance +9, Stealth +9
Damage Resistances Lightning, Thunder; Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks that aren’t Cold iron
Senses blindsight 10 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 20
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 16 (15,000 XP)
Innate Spellcasting. Lubay-Lubyok’s innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 18, +10 to hit with spell attacks). Lubay-Lubyok can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
At will: charm person, gust of wind, protection from evil and good, thunderwave
3/day each: call lightning, calm emotions, wind wall
1/day each: banishment, plane shift, wind walk
Multiattack. Lubay-Lubyok makes two attacks.
Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage plus 10 (3d6) lightning damage.
Heart Sight. Lubay-Lubyok looks at a creature within 10 feet and magically knows the creature’s current emotional state. If the target fails a DC 18 Charisma saving throw, Lubay-Lubyok also knows the creature’s alignment. Celestials, fiends, and undead automatically fail the saving throw.
Wickedness’ Price. If someone has abused Lubay-Lubyok’s gifts or otherwise demonstrated cruelty in her eyes, she punishes them harshly. Lubay-Lubyok can curse a living creature within 90 feet, disfiguring or relocating its face. The target of this effect must succeed on a DC 18 Constitution saving throw or take 2d4 Charisma damage and becomes disfigured. A successful save renders the target immune to this ability for 24 hours.
Lubay-Lubyok can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Lubay-Lubyok regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.
Attack. Lubay-Lubyok makes one attack.
Spell (2 actions). Lubay-Lubyok casts a spell.
Teleport. Lubay-Lubyok magically teleports to an unoccupied space she can see within 40 feet.
Lubay-Lubyok’s Lair: Burutlakan-sing Adlaw
Lubay-Lubyok lives in a pocket plane of existence called Burutlakan-sing-adlaw where she presides over a beautiful forest that hosts fantastic flora and fauna of her own creation. The name of her pocket plane literally translates to “Where The Sun Rises” and is an idyllic paradise, always perfectly sunny with bursts of rainfall when needed. This is where she created the cashew fruit and cursed them when they reared their ungratefulness towards her. There is said to be some of them who remained sentient and retained their capability to speak. Finding one is the easiest way to find Lubay-Lubyok who remains elusive, even in her own domain.
On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), Lubay-Lubyok takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects; Lubay-Lubyok can’t use the same effect two rounds in a row:
- Lubay-Lubyok sings an ethereal song, causing a calming breeze to fill the area within 120 feet of her. Everyone within the area must make a DC 18 Charisma saving throw. Those that fail become indifferent toward any creature that they had been hostile toward. This indifference ends if the target is attacked or harmed by a spell or if it witnesses any of its friends being harmed. This effect lasts until initiative count 20 on the following round.
- When angered, Lubay-Lubyok can conjure gale force winds that whip across her domain. Each creature within 120 feet of Lubay-Lubyok must make a DC 18 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. The winds continue until initiative count 20 on the following round, rendering the whole area difficult terrain.
Lubay-Lubyok has three floating cashew fruits that accompany her, bearing the faces of those that have angered her. These poor souls despise any who garner Lubay-Lubyok’s attention and aim their ire at those who offend her. Each of the floating cashew fruit heads casts vicious mockery on one creature (spell save DC 13, 2d4 psychic damage).
Lore: Sinta Posadas
Statblock: Eugene Marshall
Ink: Bien Flores
Sensitivity Editor: Pamela Punzalan
Art Director: Aaron Acevedo
This creature is from the upcoming Book of Beasts. Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new monster as part of our Monster of the Week series!