This creature is a winged bull with the face of a bearded man. It looks on you with a calm and knowing gaze.
Shedu CR 6
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 hooves +13 (1d8+5)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)
Str 21, Dex 12, Con 17, Int 16, Wis 16, Cha 17
Base Atk +9; CMB +15; CMD 26 (30 vs. trip)
Feats Blind-Fight, Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack
Skills Diplomacy +15, Fly +6, Knowledge (arcana) +15, Perception +15, Sense Motive +15, Survival +8; Racial Modifiers Diplomacy, Knowledge (arcana), and Sense Motive are class skills
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, telepathy 100 ft.
SQ ethereal jaunt
Environment warm deserts
Organization solitary or herd (2-8)
The shedu appears as a winged bull with a dark pelt and the head of a man. The humanoid face always sports a long, woven beard. Though shedu can communicate telepathically, they prefer to speak, knowing the deep, placid timber of their voice puts creatures at ease.
Before the rise of humanoid civilizations, anarchy ruled among the world’s sentient creatures. The gods created the first shedu to bring the rule of law to all humanoids. Having fulfilled their original purpose, shedu now seek out and destroy all evil creatures. They still consider themselves the arbiters of law, order and good, and take it is as their duty to ensure such principles are upheld, either through battling agents of chaos or acting as advisors to kings. The reputation of the shedu for fairness is such that creatures with disputes will ask a shedu to arbitrate if one is nearby.
In combat, a shedu attacks with hooves, preferring to use flyby attack and ethereal jaunt to keep itself out of danger until it knows the strength of opponents. A greater shedu stays at range as long as possible and bombards foes with spells.
Most shedu weigh about 800 pounds.
Shedu lair in forgotten or ruined temples dedicated to gods of good and law. Though they prefer deserts, shedu are found in any desolate natural environment, defending the borders of organized societies against the encroachment of chaos.
Forgotten Foes © 2010 Tricky Owlbear Publishing, Inc.; Authors Mark Gedak and Stefen Styrsky.