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Devil, Chort (Pig-Faced Devil)


Small horns crown the head of this pig-faced devil. Quick and canny, the creature stands on shaggy goat legs and holds a flaming polearm in its clawed hands. It bears a wicked gleam in its black eyes.

Chort Devil
CR 15

XP 51,200
LE Medium outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar)
Init +11; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +27

DEFENSE

AC 29, touch 17, flat-footed 22 (+7 Dex, +12 natural)
hp 229 (17d10+136)
Fort +15, Ref +17, Will +17
DR 10/good; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10; SR 26

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +24 (1d8+7 plus 1d4 Cha drain), or flaming burst ranseur +25/+20/+15/+10 (2d4+10/19–20/×3)
Special Attacks 1d4 Cha drain
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th; concentration +25)

Constantfly, true seeing
At willblur, greater teleport (self plus 50 lb. of objects only), magic circle against good
5/dayscorching ray
3/daydominate person (DC 24), flame strike (DC 24), greater dispel magic, quickened haste (self only)
1/daysummon devil (level 6, 3 barbed devils 35%)

STATISTICS

Str 24, Dex 25, Con 27, Int 20, Wis 24, Cha 29
Base Atk +17; CMB +24; CMD 41
Feats Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (ranseur), Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (haste), Weapon Focus (ranseur)
Skills Acrobatics +27, Bluff +29, Diplomacy +24, Fly +19, Intimidate +21, Knowledge (arcana) +22, Knowledge (planes) +24, Perception +27, Sense Motive +27, Spellcraft +24, Stealth +27, Use Magic Device +37; Racial Modifiers +8 Use Magic Device
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Ignan, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ devilish weapons

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Devilish Weapons (Su)

Any weapons wielded by a chort possess the flaming burst property and are considered evil aligned for the purposes of overcoming DR.


ECOLOGY

Environment any, Hell
Organization solitary, pair, or league (3–9)
Treasure standard

Devilish dealmakers use varied, pleasing forms to entice mortals to make terrible bargains, but the chort revels in its obvious devilishness and the unease its appearance brings to someone desperate for its help. In Hell, a chort merely intimidates lesser devils, but in mortal worlds, where it specializes in bargains of revenge and coercion, it proves to be counter-intuitively deceptive. A chort stands nearly 8 ft. tall and weighs over 350 lb.

A chort wants its victim to know it is dealing with a devil. The relative straightforwardness of this approach enables the creature to better deceive those with which it bargains. After all, the chort affirms, if the victim weren’t so desperate, he wouldn’t be bargaining with a devil. If necessary, an implied threat of immolation gives it greater bargaining power, but the creature is careful not to torture or otherwise harm its patsy, since that moots any potential contract.

An annual spectacle involves some poor fool who believes he can trick a chort and escape a legal bargain. The devil appears and recites the entirety of the contract its victim signed, replete with details about a dispatched rival, the ensnarement of a love who once spurned him, and other embarrassing details. A chort ensures all those entangled in its victim’s affairs are present before outing him and disappears once all his dark secrets have been revealed, leaving the fool to his fate. Similarly, an overly zealous opponent of the chort eventually finds himself the victim of his own hubris, as the devil digs up or manufactures dirt on its foe and brings his folly to light. Much as it does with humanoid targets, a chort enjoys tarnishing the reputation of tools of good. For example, it will abscond with a paladin’s holy sword and apply its considerable skill in Use Magic Device to convince the sword it is good aligned. Then, it uses the sword to murder an especially pious member of a community, and as a final twist, it leaves the sword at the scene of the crime. Thus, a chort dispatches a foe strongly resistant to its manipulations, brings suspicion to another potential foe, and taints a weapon—at least in reputation—which might be used against it.

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