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
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)
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
Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary or pack (2–5)
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.
Nerizo Demon from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.