This lithe, toothy creature’s jet-black skin looks like living tar, and ooze drips from the claws that cap its long arms.
|Tarry Demodand||CR 13|
AC 26, touch 13, flat-footed 23 (+6 armor, +3 Dex, +7 natural)
hp 171 (18d10+72)
Fort +15, Ref +11, Will +12; +4 vs. divine spells
DR 10/good and magic; Immune acid, poison; Resist cold 10, fire 10; SR 24
Speed 40 ft., fly 40 ft. (average)
Melee mwk short sword +26/+21/+16/+11 (1d6+9/19-20), mwk short sword +26/+21/+16 (1d6+4/19-20), bite +22 (1d8+4)
Special Attacks adhesion, faith-stealing strike
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 13th; concentration +24)
Str 28, Dex 21, Con 18, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 17
Base Atk +18; CMB +27; CMD 42 (46 vs. disarm)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Greater Two-Weapon Fighting, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Lunge, Power Attack, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (short sword)
Skills Bluff +16, Climb +19, Fly +23, Intimidate +24, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Knowledge (planes) +14, Perception +22, Sense Motive +14, Stealth +17, Survival +14
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common
SQ heretical soul
A creature striking a tarry demodand with a manufactured weapon must make a DC 23 Reflex save; failure means the weapon sticks to the demodand and cannot be used to make attacks until freed. Freeing a stuck weapon requires a successful grapple check. This adhesion grants a +4 racial bonus to CMD against disarm attempts.
Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary, pair, or patrol (3-8)
Treasure standard (masterwork breastplate, 2 masterwork short swords, other treasure)
Tarry demodands are lithe and lean compared to other demodands. Despite this difference, all tarry demodands are strong and agile. Although their batlike wings appear tattered and useless, they can still fly. A tarry demodand stands 7 feet tall and weighs 400 pounds.
The tarry demodand is the grunt of the demodand army—bred for battle, these swift and deadly demodands make up the bulk of any demodand legion. That they themselves are more powerful than most outsiders is as much a testament to their race as anything else—a single tarry demodand is a formidable opponent, to say nothing of a group of the creatures. Although tarry demodands are quite strong, they prefer using light weapons—one in each hand. Tarry demodands only rarely use larger weaponry, and then only when directly ordered by a superior. They lack the terrific claws of the greater demodands, and a tarry demodand with no weapons tends to flee combat as soon as possible, only to return when it is properly armed.