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Shikigami


Three and a half feet tall, this creature possesses swarthy green skin, a leering face with oversized features, and small, ivory horns.

Shikigami CR 2

XP 600
CE Small outsider (evil, goblin, oni, shapechanger)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +6

DEFENSE

AC 16, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +3 natural, +1 size)
hp 22 (3d10+6); regeneration 2 (acid, fire)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +3
Immune cold, poison; Resist electricity 10; SR 13

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +3 (1d3) or greatclub +3 (1d8)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th)

At willinvisibility
3/dayinflict moderate wounds (DC 12), dancing lights, gaseous form, mage hand
1/daycharm person (DC 12)

STATISTICS

Str 11, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 8
Base Atk +2; CMB +1; CMD 13
Feats Great Fortitude, Toughness
Skills Bluff +5, Craft (any) +6, Intimidate +6, Perception +6, Sense Motive +6, Stealth +12
Languages Abyssal, Giant, Goblin, Kaidanese
SQ change shape (small or tiny animal; beast shape II)

Shikigami Familiar

Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +4

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 7 (1d10+2)
Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +2
Immune cold, poison; Resist electricity 10; SR 11

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +0 (1d3-1) or greatclub +0 (1d8-1)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th)
At willinvisibility
3/daydancing lights, mage hand

STATISTICS

Str 9, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 8
Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 12
Feats Toughness
Skills Bluff +3, Craft (any) +4, Intimidate +4, Perception +4, Sense Motive +4, Stealth +10
Languages as master
SQ change shape (small or tiny animal; beast shape II)

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pack (2-8), band (5-20; led by a more powerful oni)
Treasure standard

The shikigami is among the smallest of the oni. As a race, there is little commonality of features between one shikigami and the next. Their skin color varies wildly and garishly, as does their hair coloration. They tend to have large eyes, large noses and big ears, but even these features are not universal and some shikigami are more bestial in appearance than others of their ilk. Despite their diverse looks, in terms of personality, one shikigami is much like the next. They are simple, possessed of a crude humor and delight in causing small miseries. A shikigami, left to its own devices, frequently takes to haunting a locale, playing obnoxious and mean-spirited pranks upon those it encounters.

Shikigami are rarely encountered as independent agents. More often than not, they are conscripted into serving other, more powerful creatures. This includes other oni, but shikigami are also frequently compelled into service as familiars for onmyoji wizards.

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