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Angel, Dapsara

This otherworldly dancer moves with incredible grace. A second pair of ghostly arms complement the motions of her physical arms.

Dapsara CR 4

XP 1,200
NG Medium outsider (angel, extraplanar, good)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +10

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 32 (5d10+5)
Fort +2, Ref +6, Will +8; +4 vs. poison
DR 5/evil; Immune petrification; Resist acid 5, cold 5, electricity 5, fire 5; SR 15

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (average)
Melee 4 slam +7 (1d4)
Special Attacks bardic performance 16 rounds/day (countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire competence +2, inspire courage +2), ghostly arms
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +7)

At willsummon instrument
3/daycalm emotions, lesser confusion (DC 13), remove fear, saving finale
1/dayeagle’s splendor, gallant inspiration, ghostbane dirge (DC 14), invisibility (self only)

STATISTICS

Str 11, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 15, Cha 14
Base Atk +5; CMB +5; CMD 17
Feats Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +7, Knowledge (history) +8, Knowledge (religion) +8, Perception +10, Perform (any one) +10, Sense Motive +10
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal, speak with animals, truespeech
SQ change shape (any humanoid or a cloud of perfume; alter self or gaseous form), versatile performance, weapon proficiencies

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Bardic Performance (Su)

A dapsara has the bardic performance ability of a 5th-level bard.

Ghostly Arms (Su)

A dapsara’s two spectral arms may manipulate corporeal or incorporeal creatures and objects, as if they had the ghost touch weapon property. She may manifest or hide these arms at will in any shape, even in gaseous form.

Versatile Performance (Su)

A dapsara has the bard’s versatile performance ability, using one Perform bonus in place of the skill bonuses of that Perform skill’s associated skills.

Weapon Proficiencies (Ex)

A dapsara is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the glaive, longsword, rapier, sap, short sword, shortbow, and whip.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Nirvana)
Organization solitary, pair, or band (3–5)
Treasure standard

A dapsara is a physical representative of beauty and grace. Each studies one type of music, dance, poetry, or singing, and together they create elaborate performances for inhabitants of Nirvana. Some come to the Material Plane to be muses for mortals and still others protect sacred theaters and places of great natural beauty. They prefer to remain hidden, either in gaseous form, invisibly, or both, so they can advise and watch over the mortal world on behalf of the goddess.

A dapsara in her natural form looks like a beautiful humanoid woman (usually an elf or human), sometimes with an unusual skin color such as jade green or sky blue, but she can take the shape of any humanoid or any gender. She typically uses her second pair of arms to play musical instrument or assist some other type of performance, such as holding a sheet of lyrics for a song or manipulating a cloak or dress to look like wings or flowing wind. A dapsara is a mediocre flier and normally only uses her flight to augment a performance or to garner attention. A dapsara can use many kinds of weapons, but prefers to use magic to confound and defeat opponents; in a pinch, she can attack with all four arms.

Although these servitors respect and revere art is all of its forms, they especially delight in performance art, song, dance, and other arts of the moment.

They delight in the intimacy of sharing beauty with a limited group and knowing that a single masterful performance will never be reproduced in exactly the same way. They will also go far to help recover lost works of art, so long as they get to attend the eventual exhibition.

Dapsaras stand about 5-1/2 feet tall and weigh about 120 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Gods © 2014, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Sean K Reynolds, with Amanda Hamon, James Jacobs, John Ling, Mark Moreland, David N. Ross, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, Tork Shaw, James L. Sutter, Jerome Virnich.