This human-shaped beast has a horse’s skull for a head. It walks on cracked hooves and bears the rotting wings of a carrion bird.
AC 23, touch 16, flat-footed 16 (+7 Dex, +7 natural, –1 size)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Str 25, Dex 24, Con 23, Int 16, Wis 21, Cha 16
Once per minute as a standard action, a leukodaemon can unleash a cloud of corpse-bloated, biting black flies in a 20-foot cone. Those caught in the cone take 8d6 points of slashing damage. A DC 21 Reflex save halves this damage. Those who take any damage are also sickened for 1 minute. In addition, the flies linger for 1d4+1 rounds, congealing into a buzzing 20-foot-square cloud centered on the cone’s original point of origin. Any creature that ends its turn in this cloud must make a DC 21 Reflex save to avoid taking 4d6 points of damage and becoming sickened for 1 minute. This cloud of flies may be dispersed by any area effect that does damage or creates wind of at least strong wind force. All daemons are immune to this effect. The save DCs are Constitution-based.
Any arrow a leukodaemon fires from a bow is tainted with disease. If a creature is damaged by a leukodaemon’s arrow, it must make a DC 19 Fortitude save or be affected as if by the spell contagion. A leukodaemon can manifest arrows at will and never runs out of ammunition.
This monster seems to be missing a class bonus to Survival. We believe it should be 10 ranks +5 Wis +3 class bonus for a total of +18.
GMs are encouraged to use these corrected values.
About this Daemon Type…
The deacons of Apollyon, leukodaemons serve their master by spreading plague and disease. The least potent of the four deacon races, these amalgams of corpses and carrion birds make up for their comparative weakness with massive numbers darkening the skies above their master’s Throne of Flies. More so than any other deacon race, Apollyon’s leukodaemons cooperate together and with summoners to spread their chosen misery, eschewing personal glory for end results. Gathered together, they act like legions of archers, raining down storms of disease-tainted arrows. Despite their deadly accuracy, leukodaemons prefer that some victims survive their onslaughts, escaping to spread their diseases to others.
Personification of Death: Disease.
Preferred Sacrifice: Scabs or the bottled blood or sputum from a plague victim, or a bound plague survivor.
Source Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Book of the Damned, Vol. 3 © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Todd Stewart.
Environment any (Abaddon)
Organization solitary or wake (2–10)
Treasure standard (+1 composite longbow, other treasure)
Deacons of the Horseman of Pestilence, leukodaemons serve their lord in Abaddon as well as across the planes by spreading plagues and pandemics.
Leukodaemons stand upward of 14 feet tall but weigh just over 200 pounds. The skulls that serve as their heads can be replaced with any skulls, yet these creatures choose horse skulls to show their loyalty to the Horsemen. The creature’s true head is merely a blistered knob between its shoulders.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.