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Kyton, Augur

A single eye peers from behind the armor plates and keen-edged blades that compose the cage-like exterior of this tiny flying orb.

Augur Kyton
CR 2

XP 600
LE Tiny outsider (evil, extraplanar, kyton, lawful)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., deathwatch; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 15, flat-footed 14 (+3 Dex, +2 natural, +2 size)
hp 19 (3d10+3); regeneration 2 (good weapons and spells, silver weapons)
Fort +2, Ref +8, Will +4
DR 5/good or silver; Immune cold

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., fly 50 ft. (perfect)
Melee gore +4 (1d4-1 plus bleed)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks bleed (1d2), unnerving gaze (30 ft., DC 9)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th; concentration +4)

Constantdeathwatch
At willbleed (DC 8), mage hand, open/close
3/dayinflict light wounds (DC 10)
1/weekcommune (CL 12th, 6 questions)

STATISTICS

Str 8, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 13 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes
Skills Bluff +4, Escape Artist +9, Fly +11, Intimidate +4, Perception +7, Sense Motive +7, Sleight of Hand +9, Stealth +17
Languages Common, Infernal (cannot speak)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Unnerving Gaze (Ex)

A creature that succumbs to an augur’s unnerving gaze becomes shaken for 1 round.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Plane of Shadow)
Organization solitary, pair, pack (3-5), or squad (6-8)
Treasure standard

Gory sentinels with a lust for flesh and the myriad bodily fluids contained within, augurs number among the most common—as well as most despicable— kytons on the Plane of Shadow. Having given up their humanoid bodies in favor of the more stealthy and wretched guise of a singular large eye armored in bloodied metal plates, augurs act as spies and sycophants for more powerful kytons. Their miniscule size, sturdy exterior, and unnerving gazes make them ideally equipped for dangerous reconnaissance missions to the Material Plane, where the augurs are able to scout out potential raiding locations or spot vulnerable, lone travelers before their more powerful kyton brethren cross the planes to attack.

While their usefulness in tasks of stealth and guile makes augurs deadly companions, their insatiable lust for blood often proves their ultimate downfall. Augurs, like most kytons, find themselves in a heightened state of arousal when witness to the destruction of flesh, but the extent to which these muscular orbs find pleasure in blood is far more treacherous than their more disciplined peers. Many augurs cannot help but indulge themselves when exposed to gore—rolling within and dipping their blades into freshly spilled pools—an unfortunate trait which has led many careless augurs to their capture or doom.

An augur’s gruesome appearance is not always self-inflicted. They are sometimes constructed by other kytons who seek to impose an everlasting punishment upon a particularly unwilling mortal sacrifice; the defiant individual’s body is cast aside for scraps as its mind and soul are transferred into the monocular shell, producing an augur when the ritual is complete. Augurs are the least pragmatic type of all kytons, and thus the least respected among their peers. The condemnation of an individual’s spirit to the cage-like body of a kyton augur is the precedent for a truly agonizing and lonely existence.

A lawful evil spellcaster can gain an augur as a familiar at 7th level by taking the Improved Familiar feat. A typical augur kyton is 1 foot in diameter and weighs 30 pounds.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.