Fisher from Outside

Fisher From Outside CR 5

XP 1,600
CE Large magical beast (mythos)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9


AC 19, touch 10, flat-footed 18 (+1 Dex, +9 natural, –1 size)
hp 57 (6d10+24)
Fort +9; Ref +6; Will +2


Speed 10 ft., fly 80 ft. (average)
Melee talon +11 (2d6+9 plus grab), bite +11 (1d8+6/19–20)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (2d6+9), raucous call


Str 22, Dex 13, Con 18, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +6; CMB +13 (+17 grapple); CMD 24 (22 vs. trip)
Feats Flyby Attack, Hover, Improved Critical (bite)
Skills Fly +12, Perception +9, Stealth +5 [2 ranks, +3 C, +1 Dex, –1 size]; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +8 Fly
Languages Aklo (cannot speak)
SQ no breath


Constrict (Ex)

A fisher from outside can transfer a victim it has grappled in its talon to its mouth as a move action. Grappling a victim with its mouth does not give the fisher from outside the grappled condition, and it automatically deals bite damage each round to a victim it has grappled in its mouth. A fisher from outside cannot use its raucous call while it has a victim grappled in its mouth.

Raucous Call (Ex)

A fisher from outside can emit an extremely loud, raucous, grating call. Any creature within 60 feet other than another fisher from outside or a shantak must make a DC 19 Fortitude save or take 1d4 points of Dexterity damage and be nauseated and confused for 1d4 rounds. On a successful save Dexterity damage is halved, and the nausea and confusion are negated. Once a creature has saved against a fisher from outside’s raucous call, it cannot be affected by that same fisher from outside’s call for one day. The save DC is Strength-based.


Environment cold mountains
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–12)
Treasure none

An enormous shape, like a deformed fishing-bird with a single taloned leg, a serrated beak, and single blazing red eye swoops from the darkness. Its hide is scaled rather than feathered, and scaly, translucent wings hold it aloft in great sweeping gusts, and its cry is liked the grinding, ragged edges of Hell.

Fishers from outside are thought to be related to the elephantine shantaks, though they are, in fact, two distinct species. With only one leg and over-sized talon and one eye, fishers from outside are clumsy and ungainly on the ground, but they are graceful and swift fliers. They dwell primarily in caverns on the moon Luna where they serve the strange masters of that realm in exchange for blood sacrifices. They are capable of going long periods of time without feeding and can subsist on eating the rubble of their strange caverns if necessary, though they always prefer fresh prey when they can get it. Unlike their shantak cousins, fishers from outside are incapable of unaided starflight and must rely on external or magical means to travel between planets or across the voids space.

Fishers from Outside first appeared in the Lin Carter short story, “The Fishers from Outside.”.

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Mythos Monsters (PF1) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Jim Groves, Jonathan Keith, Tom Phillips, Alistair J. Rigg, and Greg A. Vaughan

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