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Demon, Nalfeshnee


A towering, corpulent beast, this fiend has the hideous head of a boar and arms ending in fatty, four-fingered hands.

Nalfeshnee CR 14

XP 38,400
CE Huge outsider (chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
Init +5;
Senses darkvision 60 ft., true seeing; Perception +31
Aura unholy aura (DC 23)

DEFENSE

AC 29, touch 13, flat-footed 28 (+4 deflection, +1 Dex, +16 natural, –2 size)
hp 203 (14d10+126)
Fort +22, Ref +9, Will +21
DR 10/good; Immune electricity, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10, fire 10; SR 25

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +23 (3d8+11/19–20), 2 claws +23 (2d6+11)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks unholy nimbus
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th)
Constant—
true seeing, unholy aura (DC 23)
At will—
call lightning (DC 18), feeblemind (DC 20), greater dispel magic, slow (DC 18), greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only)
1/day—
summon (level 5, 1 nalfeshnee 20%, 1d4 hezrous 40%, or 1d4 vrocks 50%)

STATISTICS

Str 32, Dex 13, Con 29, Int 23, Wis 22, Cha 20
Base Atk +14; CMB +27; CMD 42
Feats Awesome Blow, Cleave, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack
Skills Bluff +22, Diplomacy +22, Fly +10, Intimidate +19, Knowledge (arcana) +23, Knowledge (planes) +23, Knowledge (any one other) +20, Perception +31, Sense Motive +23, Spellcraft +23, Stealth +10, Use Magic Device +22; Racial Modifier +8 on Perception
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Draconic; telepathy 100 ft.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Unholy Nimbus (Su)

Three times per day as a free action a nalfeshnee can create a nimbus of unholy light, causing nauseating beams of writhing color to play around its body. One round later, the light bursts in a 60-foot radius. Any non-demon creature caught within this area must succeed on a DC 22 Will save or be dazed for 1d10 rounds as visions of madness hound it. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Publisher’s Choice Quality Stock Art (c) Rick Hershey / Fat Goblin Games

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary or warband (1 nalfeshnee, 1 hezrou, and 2–5 vrocks)
Treasure standard

Few demons understand the inner workings of the Abyss like the nalfeshnee, and it is not unusual to see a nalfeshnee seeming to serve the Abyss itself rather than a demon lord. Some claim stewardship over the fleshy realms that birth new demons, while others guard sites of particular significance deep in the plane’s secret reaches. Often, a nalfeshnee’s realm in the Abyss surpasses the strength and size of the largest of mortal kingdoms, for nalfeshnees display a singular gift for managing and ordering the chaos of the Abyss. Mortal summoners often seek them out for their unparalleled yet mad intellects, ever taking care to comb through bargains with such demons for hidden and unwanted consequences, for there is little a nalfeshnee will agree to do that does not, in some sinister way, advance the needs and desires of the Abyss.

Nalfeshnees stand 20 feet tall and weigh 8,000 pounds. They form from the souls of greedy or avaricious evil mortals, particularly those who ruled over empires of slavery, theft, banditry, and more violent vices.

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