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Dahzagan


This winged horror has the upper body of a feral, bloody-mouthed female orc warrior and the lower body of a giant wolf.

Dahzagan CR 6

XP 2,400
CE Large outsider (chaotic, evil, extraplanar)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., deathwatch, scent; Perception +14

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch +11, flat-footed +17 (+2 Dex, +7 natural, +1 dodge, –1 size)
hp 76 (8d10+32)
Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +7
DR 10/good or lawful; Immune fire, poison; Resist electricity 10; SR 16

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee mwk greatsword +13/+8 (2d6+7) and 2 claws +12 (1d4+5)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks terrifying howl
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th; concentration +10)

Constantdeathwatch

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 14, Con 18, Int 7, Wis 16, Cha 19
Base Atk +8; CMB +14; CMD 27 (31 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge, Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Iron Will, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (greatsword)
Skills Fly +8, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (planes) +9, Perception +14
Languages Abyssal, Orc
SQ heart-feaster, undersized weapons

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Heart-Feaster (Su)

As a full-round action, a dahzagan can rip out and devour the heart of an orc or half-orc who died in battle within the past 24 hours.

The strength of the dead warrior empowers her, granting her the effects of rage (CL 9th).

Terrifying Howl (Su)

A dahzagan can use the terrifying howl barbarian rage power as a standard action (Will DC 19). A creature that succeeds at its save is immune to that dahzagan’s terrifying howl for 24 hours.

Undersized Weapons (Ex)

Although dahzagans are Large, their upper bodies are those of Medium orcs. As such, they wield weapons as Medium creatures.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary, trio, or murder (6–8 dahzagans)
Treasure standard (mwk greatsword, other treasure)

Servants of the orc pantheon, dahzagans are colloquially known as “orc valkyries” and are seen by many orcs as the midwives of their gods. These wild, bloodlust-driven warriors possess centaur-like builds with over-sized wolf bodies below the waist and large, bat-like wings growing from their lupine backs. When especially strong, brutal, or savage orcs die in battle, dahzagans are sent to the Material Plane to fetch the warriors’ souls and bear them to their gods. The warriors are then reincarnated as even greater orcs and returned to the Material Plane to avenge their own deaths.

Completely feral on the field of battle, dahzagans serve their gods loyally, usually taking on aspects of the deities to whom they are sworn. While most dahzagans serve orc gods.

Dahzagans are also seen as the spiritual mothers of “cross-souls”—female warriors believed to be reincarnations of male orc champions. While male orcs often use the idea to explain the existence of capable female warriors and leaders, many female orcs resent the practice, and instead see dahzagans’ gender as a symbol of female orc strength.

The average dahzagan is 8 feet tall and weighs 2,300 pounds or more.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Tyler Beck, Jason Garrett, Alex Greenshields, and David Schwartz.