The creature is a loathsome cross between a human, a stirge, and an abyssal fly. It stands on four stirge-like hind legs and grasps with its humanlike forelimbs, which end in chitinous claw-like fingers. It has the wings of a stirge, though wrinkled and seemingly useless. Its stirge-like head has distinctly human features and is topped with a bristled, backswept mane. Its mouth is tiny and filled with fangs, though its nose is long and sharp and is used to pierce and draw blood.
|Stirge Demon||CR 10|
Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee 2 claws +13 (2d4+6 plus 1d4 bleed), bite +13 (2d6+6 plus blood drain)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks blood drain (1d4 Constitution), drone, wounding
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th)
Str 22, Dex 17, Con 23, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 15
Base Atk +8; CMB +15; CMD 28 (32 vs. trip)
Feats Blind-Fight, Cleave, Power Attack, Iron Will
Skills Bluff +10, Climb +18, Escape Artist +11, Fly +16, Intimidate +13, Knowledge (planes) +10, Perception +21, Sense Motive +13, Stealth +10, Survival +13; Racial Modifiers +8 Climb, +8 Perception
Languages Abyssal, Common, Undercommon; telepathy 100 ft.
At all times, save when using any spell-like abilities, the stirge demon drones and buzzes like a fly. All creatures within a 60-foot spread that hear it must succeed on a DC 20 Will save or fall into a comatose sleep for 1d4 hours. There is no HD limit for this effect and it otherwise functions as the sleep spell (CL 10th). Note, the stirge demon can drain blood from a sleeping creature without automatically waking it up. In such an event, the sleeping creature receives a new Will save (same DC) each round the stirge demon drains blood. The save DCs are Constitution-based.
Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary, gang (2–4), or squad (5–6)
One of the most foul and despicable of all demonkind, the stirge demon hates all other demonic races and usually attacks them on sight. It savors the blood of vrocks and hezrous, but generally avoids any more powerful demonic races. Stirge demons play no role in the Abyssal armies as most demon lords and princes find them hard to control and consider them pests to be exterminated. Other demons loathe them as well, and usually attack them when they are encountered.
A stirge demon is about 10 feet long and weighs 800 pounds.
Stirge demons enter combat and attempt to drone as many of their opponents to sleep as they can. Creatures that resist are attacked with claws and bite. Once the stirge demon has droned all its opponents to sleep, or they have fled, it feasts on any sleeping creatures, draining their blood. If outnumbered or overmatched, a stirge demon does not engage an enemy. If confronted by foes more powerful than it, the stirge demon uses its greater teleport to escape.