AC 28, touch 8, flat-footed 28 (+20 natural, –2 size)
Speed 40 ft.
Str 31, Dex 11, Con 31, Int 16, Wis 16, Cha 20
Publisher’s Choice Quality Stock Art (c) Rick Hershey / Fat Goblin Games
Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary or troop (1 glabrezu, 1 succubus, and 2–5 vrocks)
Whereas the succubus is a demon that works her wiles by exploiting the physical lusts and needs of her prey, the glabrezu is a tempter of a different sort. Ferocious and bestial in form, the glabrezu is in fact a master of trickery and lies. With its ability to cloak its true form in pleasant illusions, the glabrezu uses its magic to grant wishes to mortal humanoids as a method of rewarding those who succumb to its guile and deceit. A wish granted by a glabrezu always fulfills the wisher’s need in the most destructive way possible—although such methods might not be immediately apparent. A struggling weaponsmith might wish for fame and skill at his craft, only to find that his best patron is a cruel and sadistic murderer who uses the weapons to further his destructive desires. A lonely man who wishes for a companion might have his wish granted in the form of a lost love returned to “life” as a vampire, and so on—the glabrezu is nothing if not creative in addressing a mortal’s desires.
A glabrezu stands 18 feet tall and weighs just over 6,000 pounds. These treacherous demons form from the souls of the treasonous, the false, and the subversive—souls of mortals who, in life, bore false witness or used treachery and deceit to ruin the lives of others.
When a glabrezu grants a wish to a mortal, the glabrezu can grant the wish to the mortal without fulfilling it in the most destructive way possible. By granting the mortal the wish in this manner, the glabrezu can also cause one of the following effects to automatically affect the wisher (no save).
- Curse: The wisher becomes affected by the effects of bestow curse, heightened to 9th level.
- Mark of Treachery: The wisher gains a mark of treachery somewhere on her body. This mark appears as a fist-sized tattoo that combines the seven-pointed spiral of the sign of the Abyss (see page 3) and the glabrezu’s name (not its true name) written in Abyssal in a circle within the sign. This mark can only be removed by a miracle or wish, and only then if the caster makes a DC 30 caster level check. As long as the wisher is marked, the glabrezu can observe the world through the marked person’s senses and can communicate telepathically with her. At any point thereafter, the glabrezu can demand a service of the marked person—this allows the glabrezu to affect that person with a geas/quest to carry out the service if the person agrees to do the service. Agreeing to this causes the mark to fade. If the marked person refuses, she is immediately affected by a destruction spell (CL 14th, DC 22) and the glabrezu can demand the service again 1 round later. A mark of treachery persists through death and any resurrections that follow.
- Psychosis: The wisher immediately becomes chaotic evil and gains psychosis.
Pathfinder RPG Bestiary. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.