The horned face of some prehistoric jaguar tops a powerful humanoid frame. Massive arms extend from its fur-covered body and hold a wicked two-bladed sword. Its mouth sports large mandibles and its tail is tipped with a powerful stinger.
AC 30, touch 10, flat-footed 28 (+2 Dex, +20 natural, -2 size)
Speed 40 ft.
Str 35, Dex 14, Con 28, Int 18, Wis 16, Cha 22
With its sting, the felius can deliver one of many powerful curses. It can choose to inflict baleful polymorph (DC 17), curse of ages (DC 17), unluck (DC 20) or the curse of lycanthropy (DC 15, weretiger) on its target.
A felius suffers no penalties for using a double weapon.
Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary, troop (1 felius, 2-5 glabrezu)
Treasure standard (+1/+1 two-bladed sword, other treasure)
Felius demons delight in the tempting of mortals to greater and greater savagery. It is said that it was the felius that first infected an ancient tribe of humans with lycanthropy to give them a savage advantage over the other humanoids struggling for dominance. In all demonic conflicts, it seeks to be involved in the forward strikes and reconnaissance with the aid of a handful glabrezu.
Some unlucky planar travelers have run into a race of creatures known simply as jaguar-folk. These jaguar-headed humanoids had built up a multi-realm empire headed by twin castes—warrior and religious—through the use of permanent magical portals (of unknown origin). The aggressive warriors constructed great pyramids on numerous Prime Material worlds as bastions from which to launch the successful invasions of the lands. About fifty years ago, the many slave races from these worlds rose up to defeat their jag-folk overlords, despite the many felius demons in the warrior caste’s ranks, and now guard the portals with unfailing fortitude. Some of the jag-folk’s pyramids remain unlooted to this day but that is because in most cases a felius demon and its most fervent minions have refused to give up the immediate lands surrounding them. These scattered remnants of a once great empire serve as enticing prizes to adventurers who know about them.
A felius stands 20-ft. tall and weighs roughly 6,500 lbs. It is said that the souls of certain lycanthropes and cannibals are reborn as felius in the afterlife.