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Devil Steed

This mangy horse-like beast walks perversely upright. Wings, a dragon’s tail, and a fanged mouth complete its vile appearance.

Devil Steed
CR 8

XP 4,800
NE Large outsider (native)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +18

DEFENSE

AC 22, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +9 natural, –1 size)
hp 114 (12d10+48)
Fort +12, Ref +7, Will +11
DR 5/cold iron; Immune fire, fear effects; SR 19

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +17 (2d6+6/19–20), 2 hooves +17 (1d8+6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks bay, hellfire breath, kick, trample (2d6+9, DC 22)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +13)

At willfog cloud, gust of wind, pyrotechnics (DC 15)
3/daydimension door, phantasmal killer (DC 17)

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 17, Con 19, Int 8, Wis 17, Cha 16
Base Atk +12; CMB +19; CMD 33 (37 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge, Hover, Improved Vital Strike, Mobility, Spring Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Fly +12, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (geography) +5, Perception +18, Stealth +14, Survival +18
Languages Abyssal, +1 additional

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Bay (Su)

When the devil steed screams as a standard action, all creatures within a 300-foot-radius spread must succeed on a DC 19 Will save or become panicked for 2d4 rounds. This is a sonic, mind-affecting fear effect. Whether or not the save is successful, creatures within the effect are immune to the Devil Steed’s bay for 24 hours thereafter. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Hellfire Breath (Su)

Once every 1d4 rounds, the devil steed can unleash a blast of infernal flame from its mouth as a standard action. This hellfire fills a 30-foot cone and causes 10d6 points of fire damage (Reflex DC 20 half). Anyone who takes damage from this breath weapon must also make a DC 20 Will save to avoid becoming cursed by the infernal flames—those who become cursed take a –4 penalty on all attack rolls, saving throws, and skill checks for a number of days equal to the damage taken—during this time, the victim’s skin appears to be horribly burned in places regardless of any healing applied. This curse effect functions at caster level 12th. The save DC for both saves is Constitution-based.

Kick (Ex)

The devil steed’s hoof attacks are primary attacks that deal bludgeoning and slashing damage.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure incidental

The legendary Devil Steed has haunted the lands for well over a decade. It most commonly appears on misty, moonless nights, sometimes leaving behind strange clues to its passing, such as brimstone-smelling hoofprints in odd places (such as along the eaves of a steep roof).

A thief of livestock, kidnapper of children, and bringer of woes—countless tales surround the beast. Some explain away the creature as an ancient, wizard-warped beast from a forgotten age. Others hold that the monster was borne by a cursed witch who broke an oath with a devil. Yet perhaps the most disturbing rumors point to the possibility that the creature is but one of many that dwell in the wilds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide. © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Keith Baker, Wolfgang Baur, Clinton J. Boomer, Jason Bulmahn, Joshua J. Frost, Ed Greenwood, Stephen S. Greer, Jeff Grubb, James Jacobs, Michael Kortes, Tito Leati, Mike McArtor, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Eric Nelson, Jeff Quick, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Leandra Christine Schneider, David Schwartz, Amber E. Scott, Stan!, Owen K.C. Stephens, Todd Stewart, James L. Sutter, Greg A. Vaughan, Jeremy Walker, and JD Wiker.