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Demon, Nerizo (Hound Demon)

This man-sized feral-looking creature has dark bluish-black skin. Its arms end in sharpened claws and its feet are splayed hooves. A long, snake-like barbed tail trails behind it. Its hairless head is long and oval and its eyes are large and crimson.

Nerizo Demon CR 9

XP 6,400
CE Medium outsider (chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +19

DEFENSE

AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 20 (+2 Dex, +10 natural)
hp 125 (10d10+70)
Fort +14, Ref +9, Will +7
DR 10/good; Immune electricity, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10, fire 10; SR 20

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 claws +16 (1d6+6), sting +16 (1d8+6 plus poison)
Special Attacks spit acid (10-ft. line, 4d6 acid damage, Ref DC 22 half, usable every 1d4+1 rounds)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th)

At willdarkness, detect good, greater teleport (self plus 50 pounds of objects only)
1/dayconfusion (DC 17), summon (level 4, 2d10 dretches or 1 nerizo 35%)

STATISTICS

Str 23, Dex 15, Con 25, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 16
Base Atk +10; CMB +16; CMD 28
Feats Blind-Fight, Cleave, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Stealth), Iron Will
Skills Acrobatics +2 (+10 jump),Climb +19, Diplomacy +8, Escape Artist +10, Intimidate +16, Perception +19, Sense Motive +15, Stealth +21, Survival +15; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +8 Acrobatics to jump
Languages Abyssal

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Posion (Ex)

Sting—injury; save Fort DC 22; frequency 1 round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Str; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary or pack (2–5)
Treasure standard

The bestial nerizo can be found on almost all layers of the Abyss. More animalistic than not, the nerizo are sometimes used as “hunting dogs” by the greater demons and lords. The nerizo themselves realize that they may not be the smartest or strongest of the demons, but they resent being relegated to common hunting dogs for the greater demons.

A nerizo stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 160 pounds.

The nerizo prefers to attack from surprise, leaping to attack its foes when they are within range. A nerizo attacks using its tail sting and claws. Slain creatures are dragged away and devoured at a later time. If in the employ of a greater demon, the nerizo follows the commands of its “master.” Nerizo are known to stalk their prey for up to a week before attacking.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete
Nerizo Demon from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.