Twin tentacles stretch from the crown of this feminine fiend’s head, while her lower body blooms in a gown of writhing tendrils.
Handmaiden Devil (Gylou) CR 14
Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +22 (2d8+7/19-20/x3), 2 tentacles +20 (1d6+3 plus grab)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with tentacle)
Special Attacks tentacle cage (4d8+10 bludgeoning, AC 17, 18 hp)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; concentration +19)
Constant—spider climb, true seeing
At will—alter self, dispel good (DC 20), enthrall (DC 17), greater teleport (self plus 1 entrapped Creature and 50 lbs. of goods only), persistent image (DC 20)
3/day—black tentacles, charm monster (DC 19)
1/day—summon (level 5, 3 erinyes 65%)
Str 24, Dex 25, Con 25, Int 22, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +15; CMB +22 (+26 grapple); CMD 39 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Acrobatic Steps, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Multiattack, Nimble Moves, Strike Back
Skills Acrobatics +25 (+29 jump), Bluff +23, Diplomacy +23, Disguise +23, Escape Artist +22, Fly +14, Knowledge (arcana) +21, Knowledge (planes) +24, Perception +23, Perform (sing) +23, Sense Motive +23, Spellcraft +21, Stealth +25
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal, telepathy 100 ft.
SQ agile grappler
A gylou does not gain the grappled condition if she grapples a foe.
If a gylou successfully grapples a creature, she transfers that creature into her lower body’s nest of cage-like tentacles. This works like swallow whole. The gylou’s tentacles are AC 17 and have 18 hp for the purpose of an entrapped creature cutting itself out. A gylou’s tendrils heal quickly, allowing her to use this ability 1 round after a creature cuts itself free.
Environment any (Hell)
Organization solitary, retinue (1 gylou and 2d4 erinyes), or cortege (1–4 gylous and 2d10 erinyes)
Known as handmaiden devils, Mothers of Pain, and Maids of Miscarriage, gylous attend to the whims and schemes of Hell’s few female overlords. Like manipulative matrons amid decadent mortal courts, these deceivers hide their fathomless evil beneath illusions of beauty, graciousness, and tradition. Gylous particularly loathe children. It’s said that the persistent cry of a babe can sometimes cause these fiends to abandon their illusions and viciously attack.
As greater devils, gylous can command many lesser devils, yet harbor an exclusive favoritism for erinyes. A gylou weighs 160 pounds and stands stiffly at 5-1/2 feet— though many wear their head-sprouting tentacles in tall, elaborate coiffures.