This celestial being’s body is obscured by darkness, but its glorious wings glow brilliantly around it, outlining the silhouette of a stern individual with shining yellow eyes.
Balisse Angel CR 8
AC 21, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural; +4 deflection vs. evil)
hp 95 (10d10+40)
Fort +11, Ref +7, Will +10; +4 vs. poison, +4 resistance vs. evil
DR 10/evil; Immune acid, cold, petrification; Resist electricity 10, fire 10; SR 19
At will—aid, dispel evil (DC 19), dispel magic, holy smite (DC 18), invisibility (self only), plane shift (DC 20), remove curse, remove disease, remove fear
3/day—cure serious wounds, hold person (DC 16)
1/day—atonement, mark of justice
Str 17, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 18
Base Atk +10; CMB +13; CMD 26
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility, Power Attack
Skills Acrobatics +15, Diplomacy +17, Fly +19, Knowledge (planes) +14, Knowledge (religion) +14, Perception +16, Sense Motive +16
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech
Three times per day, a balisse angel can brand a judged individual within 30 feet. The target must succeed at a DC 19 Will save or be branded with a painless, glowing icon on its chest—usually the holy symbol of the deity or empyreal lord the balisse angel serves. This brand lasts for a number of days equal to the balisse angel’s Hit Dice (10 days for most balisse angels). Anyone who attacks the branded target gains a +2 sacred bonus on weapon attack and damage rolls and a +2 sacred bonus on caster level checks to overcome the target’s spell resistance. The save DC is Charisma-based.
Environment any good-aligned plane
Treasure double (+1 flaming heavy mace, other treasure)
Balisse angels, sometimes called confessor angels, appear to good individuals on the horns of a moral dilemma or to those experiencing a crisis of faith. They prefer to guide individuals to their own moral decisions rather than order them to conform to a specific ideal of good.
Balisse angels form from the spirits of individuals who have committed evil acts but later are redeemed and die while living an exemplary, moral life. Though balisse angels do not usually remember their mortal years, they retain a strong belief in the power of mentoring and salvation.
The role of confessor is a solitary one. Balisse angels rarely interact with their own kind and cherish every minute they are able to spend on the celestial planes.
Some balisse angels form long-lasting bonds with the people they have helped; between missions they may travel to visit their old success stories. Often a balisse angel leaves a mortal just as the mortal is beginning to appreciate the angel’s company. Reunions are rare, but cherished all the more because of their scarcity.
The average balisse angel stands 7 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds; its powerful wings make up the majority of this weight.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Chronicle of the Righteous. © 2013 Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Amber Scott.