The attractive young woman is garbed in a voluminous white dress and wide-brimmed hat as she leads her victim into the lone forest towards the ravine. He bubbles with anticipation of romantic exchanges. Nearing their destination, she removes her hat to reveal her glowing red eyes and grinning skull before using her cloven hoof to kick her victim into the ravine to his death. She then vanishes into thin air.
Mortal, Mistress, Demon
La Diablesse was born a human but her dealings with the devil turned her into a shapeshifting spirit. Only appearing on a full moon, her beauty lies within her poise, physique, and sensuous voice as she takes on a human appearance to tempt her drunken male victims into accommodating her. Upon success, she reveals her true identity.
Lady in White
Although her clothing may look old-fashioned, her white dress often has a slit onone side to display her feminine human leg, but it also veils her leg with the cloven hoof, a feature that sets her apart from other women. Her wide-brimmed hat perched atop her head hides her eyes, glowing red out of vengeance and a yearning for justice, and revolting face.
La Diablesse saunters along lonely paths or intrudes social gatherings with no intention but to aid tormented women. While keeping her cloven hoof out of sight, she lures the intoxicated men who cross her path into the forest or towards a secluded area before she transforms, and they meet their demise. Sometimes she may choose to simply vanish to instill fear and confusion or outright kill him.
Sensitivity to Fire
When escorting her oblivious victim, he may have the sudden urge to smoke a cigarette, but La Diablesse discourages him from lighting it. If he ignores her and pulls out a lighter or strikes a match, she suddenly disappears in a flash.
5e D&D Stat Block:
Medium fiend, lawful evil
Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 82 (11d8 + 33)
Speed 30 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18(+4) 12(+1) 16(+3) 13(+1) 14(+2) 18(+4)
Skills Deception +6, Insight +4, Perception +4, Persuasion +6, Stealth +3
Damage Vulnerability Fire
Damage Resistances Cold; Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks
Condition Immunities Charmed, Exhaustion, Frightened, Paralyzed, Petrified
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Infernal
Challenge 3 (700 XP) Proficiency Bonus +2
Hellish Appearance. Any humanoid that starts its turn within 30 feet of La Diablesse and can see her true form must make a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the creature is frightened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, with disadvantage if la Diablesse is within line of sight, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to La Diablesse’s Hellish Appearance for the next 24 hours.
Unless the target is surprised or the revelation of La Diablesse’s true form is sudden, the target can avert its eyes and avoid making the initial saving throw. Until the start of its next turn, a creature that averts its eyes has disadvantage on attack rolls against La Diablesse.
Innate Spellcasting. La Diablesse’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 14). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
At will: chill touch, dancing lights
3/day each: charm person, sleep
1/day each: enthrall, invisibility
Shapechanger. La Diablesse can use her action to polymorph into a human woman, or back into her true form. Her statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment she is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. She reverts to her true form if she dies.
Hoof. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
Creative Director: Kevin Andrew Murphy
Lore: Krystal Ramroop
Statblock: Eugene Marshall
Art: Everard McBain
Sensitivity Editor: Pamela Punzalan
Art Director: Aaron Acevedo