This creature’s ebony skin stretches over the impressive muscles beneath. It appears as a mass of five creatures fused back-to-back and is now a single monstrosity with ten eyes, ten arms, and ten legs.
Paigoel Demon CR 12
AC 26, touch 10, flat-footed 25 (+1 Dex, +16 natural, -1 size)
hp 161 (14d10+84)
Fort +10, Ref +10, Will +12
Defensive Abilities whirling blades; DR 10/good;
Immune electricity, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10, fire 10
Speed 50 ft.
Melee 10 cold iron longswords +19 (2d6+6/19-20) or 10 slams +19 (1d8+9)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks hail of darts, multiweapon mastery, potent charge
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; concentration +18)
Str 22, Dex 13, Con 23, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 19
Base Atk +14; CMB +21 (+23 bull rush; +25 grapple); CMD 32 (34 vs. bull rush; 36 vs. grapple; can’t be tripped)
Feats Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Grapple, Improved Unarmed Strike, Iron Will, Power Attack
Skills Bluff +21, Climb +27, Perception +22, Intimidate +21, Knowledge (arcana, dungeoneering, or religion) +17, Knowledge (planes) +17; Racial Modifiers +4 to Climb
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic; telepathy 100 ft.
The paigoel can project a fusillade of darts from its palm in a line 30 feet long and 5 feet wide. Those caught in the hail take 10d6 damage, or half damage on a DC 23 Reflex save. The save DC is Constitution-based.
A paigoel never takes penalties to its attack roll when fighting with multiple weapons.
The paigoel can use its multiple arms to make extra attacks when charging. At the end of a successful charge, it can make up to three attacks that round instead of the normal one.
The paigoel can use its multiple arms to defend and attack. As a full-round action it can choose to grant itself a +5 deflection bonus to AC but then can only make 5 melee attacks in that round. This bonus to AC lasts until the paigoel’s next turn.
Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary, pair or patrol (4-6)
Treasure standard (10 cold iron longswords, other treasure)
The fearsome paigoel serve as abyssal shock troops and guardians for demon lords. The demons stand over 10-feet tall and possess five evenly spaced pairs of arms, legs and eyes as if they are the fusion of five separate humanoids. In fact, paigoel are such a conglomeration. Fashioned from the bodies and souls of demon worshippers slain during orgies of self-immolation and sacrifice, the paigoel displays utter devotion to its lord and role. However, not all paigoel come from such beings. Any creature taken by a demon can be made into a paigoel. Adventurers killed in the Abyss or who run afoul of some demon lord on the Material Plane often wind up incorporated into a paigoel’s body. It amuses some demons to create paigoels from single adventuring bands who intruded upon its realm or challenged its evil schemes. The resulting creature retains the memories of its previous existence. Paigoel created from unwilling subjects takes out the agony and despair of its condition on the enemies of its lord. A paigoel’s other Knowledge skill is based upon the creatures from which it originated.
A paigoel opens a fight with a hail of darts against the greatest cluster of opponents. In combat, since it has no fear of being flanked, the paigoel wades amongst foes to gain as many melee attacks as possible. The ten attacks of a paigoel can wreak massive damage. Most paigoel employ longswords in combat but can use any weapon with which they are proficient, including two-handed weapons.
Forgotten Foes © 2010 Tricky Owlbear Publishing, Inc.; Authors Mark Gedak and Stefen Styrsky.