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Azata, Veranallia

This beautiful, rosy-haired woman has a lower body composed of a column of autumnal leaves and gently swaying vines.

Veranallia CR 20

XP 307,200
CG Large outsider (azata, chaotic, extraplanar, good)
Init +12; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect animals or plants, detect evil, low-light vision, tremorsense 60 ft., true seeing; Perception +35
Aura holy aura (DC 27)

DEFENSE

AC 36, touch 21, flat-footed 28 (+4 deflection, +8 Dex, +15 natural, –1 size)
hp 372 (24d10+240)
Fort +28, Ref +20, Will +26
DR 15/cold iron and evil; Immune electricity, petrification; Resist cold 10, fire 10; SR 31

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft., air walk
Melee +3 icy burst sickle +35/+30/+25/+20 (1d8+12/19–20 plus 1d6 cold), 4 vines +32 (1d8+9/19–20 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with vines)
Special Attacks autumnal embrace, constrict (1d8+9), winter sickle
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +29)

Constantair walk, detect animals or plants, detect evil, holy aura (DC 27), speak with plants, true seeing
At willblight (DC 24), cure serious wounds, diminish plants, entangle (DC 20), plant growth
3/dayanimate plants, awaken, control plants (DC 27), grove of respite, repel metal or stone, quickened wall of thorns
1/dayregenerate, shambler

Cleric Spells Prepared (CL 20th; concentration +28)

9thimplosion (DC 27), mass heal, storm of vengeance (DC 27), true resurrection
8thdimensional lock, earthquake, mass cure critical wounds, reverse gravity, sunburst (DC 26)
7thdestruction (DC 25), fire storm (DC 25), greater restoration, mass cure serious wounds, sunbeam (DC 25)
6thantilife shell, banishment (DC 24), greater dispel magic, heal, word of recall
5thbreath of life, call lightning storm (DC 23), dispel evil (DC 23), greater command (DC 23), insect plague
4thantiplant shell, chaos hammer (DC 22), freedom of movement, holy smite (DC 22), ice storm, neutralize poison
3rddaylight, dispel magic, protection from energy, remove disease, searing light, water walk
2ndalign weapon, barkskin, calm emotions (DC 20), enthrall (DC 20), gentle repose, lesser restoration
1stdivine favor, endure elements, entropic shield, protection from evil, remove fear, sanctuary (DC 19)
0create water, detect poison, light, purify food and drink

STATISTICS

Str 28, Dex 26, Con 31, Int 18, Wis 27, Cha 29
Base Atk +24; CMB +34 (+38 disarm); CMD 56 (58 vs. disarm, can’t be tripped)
Feats Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Critical Focus, Eschew Materials, Greater Disarm, Improved Critical (sickle), Improved Critical (vine), Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (wall of thorns), Sickening Critical
Skills Bluff +36, Climb +33, Diplomacy +36, Heal +35, Knowledge (nature, planes) +31, Perception +35, Sense Motive +35, Stealth +31, Use Magic Device +36
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; speak with animals; truespeech
SQ bounteous caster, rebirth

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Autumnal Embrace (Su)

At will, a veranallia can make any creature within 30 feet barren or sterile. The target must succeed at a DC 31 Fortitude save or lose any ability it has to reproduce or bear children. This effect can be removed only by a heal, limited wish, miracle, or wish spell. Creatures that reproduce magically are not affected by this ability. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Bounteous Caster (Su)

Once per day, a veranallia can use the Eschew Materials feat to eschew any material component for a spell, regardless of the cost of the material component.

Rebirth (Su)

Once per day, a veranallia can reincarnate a willing creature she deems worthy of the honor. The creature’s original body decays and sinks into the ground, affecting the surrounding area in a half-mile radius as though with plant growth (enrichment). Over the course of 1d4 days, a white, flowery cocoon emerges from the affected ground and splits open, revealing the newly reincarnated creature inside.

Creatures reincarnated by a veranallia always return to life as aasimars. This ability otherwise functions as per reincarnate (CL 20th).

Spells

Veranallias cast divine spells as 20th-level clerics. They do not gain access to domains or other cleric abilities, and can choose their spells from either the cleric spell list or the druid spell list.

Winter Sickle (Ex)

At will as a free action, a veranallia can create a jagged blade from her hoarfrost-covered vines that acts as a +3 icy burst sickle. One round after it leaves the veranallia’s grasp, the weapon melts into a small puddle of water.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Elysium)
Organization solitary, pair, or grove (3–6)
Treasure double

Veranallias are among the most powerful azatas known and embody the changing of the seasons, from blossoming spring to dormant winter. They command the growth and decay of plants, control various aspects of the weather, and enrich soil with the remains of fallen foes. A veranallia stands 10 feet tall and weighs about 350 pounds.

Beautiful and majestic, the queenly veranallia has a form that combines aspects of a beautiful woman and the subtle power of nature. A veranallia appears humanoid from the waist up, but where her thighs and legs should be, she instead sprouts countless vines, leaves, and various kinds of plant matter. These flora represent the life of plants throughout all stages of the year, continually shifting from blooming, verdant colors and textures to crisp, withered specimens and back in a matter of seconds.

Veranallias hail from the wildest regions of Elysium, realms where few but the mightiest azatas dare tread. Veranallias are creatures of transition, preferring the unpredictable maelstroms of weather at Elysium’s edges to the more temperate or consistent regions of that plane. They also have a particular appreciation for areas where one element transitions into another, such as coastlines, geysers, hot springs, and underground lakes. Many among their kind can be found in the lush fields or various heavily wooded forests throughout Elysium, particularly woodlands where the flora changes color almost at random. It is thought the annual tribunals of elder veranallias are actually the source of the eldritch woodland’s transformative climate and shifting composition.

At first glance, a veranallia’s body appears to be wrapped in foliage, but these vines are actually a part of the azata’s strange physiology. She is not subject to blight or similar plant-affecting magic, but attempts to use such abilities to hinder her provoke a veranallia’s ire like little else. A veranallia’s vines can entwine and crush an enemy as easily as a python would crush a field mouse. These vines often change appearance based on the veranallia’s environment, but not always in a predictable or sensible manner.

Veranallias often prefer the company of other azatas, and often have a following of faithful bralanis or ghaeles. Their volatile natures can make it quite difficult for many other creatures, even other azatas—to be involved with them.

For example, lillends are not inspired by the dangerous power of veranallias, and brijidines’ belief in the cleansing power of fire does not make friendship with the verdant veranallias easy. While most other celestials concede that veranallias have only the best intentions, most would still rather deal with more predictable members of the celestial planes.

Archons in particular find it almost impossible to speak to veranallias, and the noble angels and agathions have trouble following a veranallia’s leaps in logic and rapidly shifting moods.

Veranallia Elder

The most powerful of the veranallias are ancient entities indeed, beings known as veranallia elders. These veranallias appear as aged but still beautiful specimens, their upper human bodies looking like elderly women and their lower bodies always featuring what seems to be vegetation in late autumnal colors of red, yellow, and brown. As a general rule, veranallia elders have additional Hit Dice and vary in power from CR 21 to CR 25—they rarely take class levels, but often have powerful unique abilities beyond the capability of the standard veranallia. Two example veranallia elder powers are presented below.

Mastery of Life (Su)

As an immediate action, the veranallia elder can target any creature within 60 feet that has been killed within the last round by a breath of life effect (CL 20th). A creature restored to life by this effect gains fast healing 20 for 10 rounds.

Create Gate (Su)

A veranallia elder is able to create a gate between Elysium and the Material Plane once per day, as per the spell gate, but can do so only to allow travel between the two worlds. On the Material Plane end, the gate must open up into a wilderness area of natural beauty. Once created, such a gate exists until the veranallia elder is slain or chooses to end the effect.

A veranallia elder can maintain up to three such gates at once; if it makes a fourth gate, it chooses which of the three gates that it previously created is then ended as a result.

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