Cavasha (5e)

Medium Beast, neutral evil
Armor Class 5 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points 42 (5d10 +15)
Speed 30 ft.

STR 17(+3)
DEX 10(+0)
CON 16(+3)
INT 2(-4)
WIS 7(-2)
CHA 5(-3)

Senses Darkvision 60 ft.
Condition Immunities Blinded, Charmed
Languages – 
Challenge 1/2 (125 XP)
Petrification. The cavasha’s eyes emit a blinding flash of light. Any creature viewing this flash must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or become blind. At the end of each turn, the target can make another Constitution saving throw. If they succeed, the target is no longer blinded. This can also be reversed with the Restoration spell. If a character fights the cavasha but averts their gaze to avoid being blinded, they make all their attacks with disadvantage. While averting their gaze, a character cannot be blinded by the creature’s gaze.

MultiAttack. The Cavasha makes two claw attacks.
Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 +3) slashing damage. 

Cavasha are gruesome creatures possessing a humanoid torso, arms, and head. Instead of legs, the creature has a tangled mass of tentacles, which it uses to propel itself across floors, rocks, and other surfaces. Its skin is leathery and varies from gray to black coloration. Its humanoid head is abnormal with a jutting mouth filled with jagged teeth, bat-like ears, and two large, white globes that appear to be eyes. Even though the creatures are actually blind, cavasha detect prey through a combination of hearing and olfactory, granting the monsters the equivalent of ultravision with a 90-foot range. Lastly, their gnarled, oversized hands are equipped with iron-like talons.

Cavasha dwell mainly in underground areas such as tunnels, caves, and dungeons. They are aggressive predators that devour any living creature without preference. Although most often encountered singly, groups ranging between 1 and 3 are possible. In addition, cavasha sometimes leave their underground lairs to hunt for food.

Scholars cannot agree on the origin of these monsters. Some suggest that the beast goddess created them, while others believe they were sinister abominations created by the death god or god of disease. It is even possible that some insane wizard designed them as an experiment. Regardless of their origin, cavasha are feared by adventurers and travelers alike.