Large monstrosity, neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)

Hit Points 85 (10d10+30)

Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

17 (+3) 12 (+1) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 12 (+1)

Skills Deception +3, Insight +5, Stealth +3

Senses blindsight 30 ft.

Languages Olman

Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Source. tales from the yawning portal, page 238

Amphibious. Kalka-Kylla can breathe air and water.

False Appearance. While Kalka-Kylla remains motionless and hidden in its shell, it is indistinguishable from a polished boulder.

Shell. Kalka-Kylla can use a bonus action to retract into or emerge from its shell. While retracted, Kalka-Kylla gains a +4 bonus to AC, and it has a speed of 0 and can’t benefit from bonuses to speed.


Multiattack. Kalka-Kylla makes two claw attacks.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage, and if the target is a Medium or smaller creature, it is grappled (escape DC 13). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained. Kalka-Kylla has two claws, each of which can grapple only one target.