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Daemon, Charonodaemon

This creature appears as a skeletal humanoid shrouded in a dark hooded robe. Small pinpoints of crimson light burn in its eye sockets and seem to function as its eyes.

Charonodaemon CR 9

XP 6,400
NE Medium outsider (daemon, evil, extraplanar)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect magic, see invisibility; Perception +15

DEFENSE

AC 24, touch 13, flat-footed 21 (+3 Dex, +11 natural)
hp 105 (10d10+50)
Fort +12, Ref +12, Will +5
DR 10/good; Immune acid, death effects, disease, poison; Resist cold 10, electricity 10, fire 10; SR 19

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee quarterstaff +15/+10 (1d6+5)
Special Attacks fear gaze (30 ft, DC 19 Will save or affected as by fear spell)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th)

Constantdetect magic, see invisibility
At willdeeper darkness, desecrate, greater teleport (self plus skiff only), plane shift (self plus skiff only)
1/daysummon (level 4, 1d4 hydrodaemons or 1 charonadaemon 35%)

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 16, Con 21, Int 15, Wis 15, Cha 18
Base Atk +10; CMB +15; CMD 28
Feats Improved Initiative, Improved Sunder, Lightning Reflexes, Persuasive, Power Attack
Skills Bluff +17, Diplomacy +21, Intimidate +21, Knowledge (planes) +15, Perception +15, Sense Motive +15, Stealth +16, Survival +15
Languages Abyssal, Common, Daemonic, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ alter self

ECOLOGY

Environment Abyss, Gehenna, Hades, Nine Hells, or Tarterus
Organization solitary
Treasure standard coins; 50% goods; 50% items

Charonadaemons resemble their master, Charon, the Boatman of the Lower Planes, and are often mistaken for him. Unlike their master, they care nothing for ferrying souls across the River Styx and seek to murder or steal from those that request passage. Travel across the River Styx by a charonadaemon costs 50 gp per character level per creature seeking passage. The total cost can be in magic items, coins, gems, or any combination of the aforementioned items.

Even if the price is paid, the charonadaemon usually betrays his passengers, attempting to dump them into the River Styx or kill them outright. If more money or fare is offered, the charonadaemon can be persuaded not to attack. A charonadaemon can be summoned to the banks of the River Styx by casting blasphemy, holy word, planar ally, planar binding, summon monster IX, or symbol (any). Charonadaemons appear as 6-foot tall skeletal humanoids dressed in black hooded robes.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Charonodaemon from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.