This majestic tiger has white fur with deep blue stripes. It glows with divine radiance and radiates an aura of calm.
Pavbagha CR 4
Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d8+2 plus grab), 2 claws +7 (1d6+2 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws +7, 1d6+2), stunning claw (4/day, DC 15)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th; concentration +6)
Str 15, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 17, Cha 10
Base Atk +5; CMB +8 (+12 grapple); CMD 19 (23 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills Acrobatics +13 (+17 when jumping), Knowledge (history, religion) +8, Perception +11, Stealth +9 (+13 in tall grass), Swim +10; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics (+8 when jumping), +4 Stealth (+8 in tall grass)
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic
A pavbagha is immune to fear, magical or otherwise. Each ally within 10 feet of it gains a +4 morale bonus on saving throws against fear effects. This ability functions only while the pavbagha is conscious, not if it’s unconscious or dead.
This ability functions like the Stunning Fist feat, except the pavbagha uses a claw attack instead of an unarmed strike. The servitor can use this ability five times per day. A successful DC 15 Fortitude saving throw negates this effect. The save DC is Wisdom-based.
Environment any (Axis)
Organization solitary, pair, or pride (3–5)
A pavbagha is the reincarnated soul of an enlightened mortal worshiper transformed into the shape of a white tiger. Having lived one full mortal lifetime (if not more), it is patient, calm, and wise. It prefers to draw on its experience to guide and instruct mortals on ways to better themselves. Many enemies mistake a pavbagha’s inner peace for weakness or pacifism, but the servitor was a warrior and a fierce predator in previous lives, and it quickly leaps into battle to defend its students or confront those who would dare destroy knowledge.
Fulfilling the roles of guardians in the mortal world pleases pavbaghas, whether they’re looking after a special person or watching over a sacred site. Although they don’t need to eat, they enjoy the challenge and exercise of hunting and stalking prey. Rather than killing its catch, a pavbagha usually lays a single paw upon its target before allowing the creature to run away, secure in its triumph.
Some pavbaghas serve in temples and monasteries, where they help in training students in physical combat, particularly in how to deal with monsters and other dangerous beasts. Others guide students in meditation, helping them unravel those quandaries they might have on the path to perfection. Still other pavbaghas that make their homes in monasteries on the Material Plane focus their efforts on attending to those who visit shrines and temples looking for divine assistance.
A pavbagha measures about 10 to 12 feet long and weighs between 750 and 900 pounds.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Gods © 2014, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Sean K Reynolds, with Amanda Hamon, James Jacobs, John Ling, Mark Moreland, David N. Ross, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, Tork Shaw, James L. Sutter, Jerome Virnich.