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Azata, Veranallia

This rosy-haired woman is completely nude except for the mass of vines and leaves that cover her lower body. The plant matter silently weaves about her frame seemingly of its own volition, and consists of flourishing vines bursting with blooming flowers as well as wilted leaves covered with a silvery sheen of hoarfrost.

Veranallia Azata
CR 20

XP 307,200
CG Large outsider (azata, chaotic, extraplanar, good)
Init +12; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +39

DEFENSE

AC 36, touch 17, flat-footed 28 (+8 Dex, +19 natural, –1 size)
hp 324 (24d10+192)
Fort +21, Ref +16, Will +22
DR 15/cold iron and evil; Immune electricity, petrification; Resist cold 10, fire 10; SR 31

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft.; transport via plants
Melee +3 icy burst sickle +35/+30/+25/+20 (1d6+12/19–20 plus 1d6 cold), 4 vines +27 (1d8+4 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with vines)
Special Attacks autumnal embrace, constrict (1d8+4), rebirth
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +29)

Constantdetect animals or plants, detect evil, speak with plants, transport via plants
At willblight, cure serious wounds, diminish plants, entangle (DC 20), plant growth
5/daycontrol plants (DC 27), grove of respite, wall of thorns
3/dayanimate plants, awaken, repel metal or stone
1/dayregenerate, shambler

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

9thenergy drain (DC 27) (2), mass heal, storm of vengeance (DC 27)
8thcloak of chaos, earthquake, mass cure critical wounds (2), sunburst (DC 26)
7thblasphemy (DC 25), destruction (DC 25), greater restoration, mass cure serious wounds, repulsion (DC 25)
6thantilife shell, banishment (DC 24), greater dispel magic, heal, wind walk
5thbreath of life, dispel evil (DC 23) (2), greater command (DC 23), insect plague
4thantiplant shell, chaos hammer (DC 22), freedom of movement, holy smite (DC 22), neutralize poison, poison (DC 22)
3rdcontagion (DC 21), daylight, dispel magic, protection from energy, searing light, water walk
2ndalign weapon, barkskin, calm emotions (DC 20), enthrall (DC 20), gentle repose, lesser restoration
1stdetect law, divine favor, endure elements, entropic shield, protection from evil, remove fear
0thcreate water, detect poison, light, purify food and drink

STATISTICS

Str 28, Dex 26, Con 25, Int 18, Wis 27, Cha 29
Base Atk +24; CMB +34 (+38 grapple); CMD 52 (56 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Cleave, Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Critical Focus, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (sickle), Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Attack (vine), Power Attack, Sickening Critical, Toughness
Skills Bluff +36, Climb +33, Escape Artist +35, Heal +35, Intimidate +36, Knowledge (nature) +31, Knowledge (planes) +31, Perception +39, Sense Motive +39, Stealth +31
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; speak with plants; truespeech
SQ undersized weapons, winter sickle

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Autumnal Embrace (Su)

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

Rebirth (Su)

Once per day, a veranallia can reincarnate a creature she deems worthy of the honor. The creature’s original body decays and sinks into the ground, affecting the surrounding area in a 1/2-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 the reincarnate spell.

Spell Casting

Veranallias cast divine spells as 20th-level clerics and have access to some druid spells. They do not gain access to domains or other cleric abilities.

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 8 feet tall and weighs about 350 pounds.

Beautiful and majestic, the queenly veranallia possesses a form that combines aspects of a feylike woman and the subtle power of nature. A veranallia appears humanoid from the waist up, but where her thighs and legs should be, sprout countless vines, leaves, and various kinds of plant matter instead. 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, primeval realms where few but the mightiest azatas dare tread. They 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 various heavily wooded forests throughout Elysium; as many as a dozen veranallias are reputed to dwell among the ever-changing trees and plants of the forest, and it is thought their annual tribunals are actually the source of the eldritch woodland’s transformative climate and continually shifting composition.

At first glance, a veranallia’s lower body may appear to be made of living plants that wrap themselves around her, but these vines are in fact a part of the azata’s strange physiology. Despite this, she is not subject to blight or similar plant-affecting magic, and attempts to use such abilities to hinder her inspire a veranallia’s ire like little else. A veranallia’s vines are incredibly strong and 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 any predictable or sensible manner.

Veranallias prefer the company of other azatas, and may have any number of faithful bralani or ghaele followers. Their fickle natures make it difficult for most other creatures, even other azatas, to interact with them.

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.

Due to their power and influence, it takes a force of great evil to slay veranallias. When a veranallia does die, however, her body explodes into a fine glittering dust that covers a radius of up to a mile. This area becomes exceedingly fertile and subject to indeterminate weather. Storms, snowfalls, heat waves, and gentle showers come by turns regardless of the region’s usual climate. Veranallias who have died on the evil Outer Planes have left such fertile areas behind, but the soil inevitably becomes corrupted again, giving rise to vile creatures such as sards and spawning vicious weather patterns.

Hardy plane-traveling adventurers speak of ancient veranallias living in the remotest corners of Elysium, and claim that these unique azatas possess even greater mastery over the elements than their more commonly encountered kin. Veranallias with the ability to shower entire mountains with lightning or cause heat waves so intense that they turn lakes to sand are spoken of in arcane texts.

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