Flowing black robes hang all around this four-armed, weasel-faced humanoid. Feathers that resemble quills emerge from each knuckle of its clawed upper hands.
Bibliodaemon CR 8
AC 22, touch 14, flat-footed 18 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural)
hp 85 (10d10+30)
Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +9
DR 10/good or silver; Immune acid, death effects, disease, poison; Resist cold 10, electricity 10, fire 10; SR 19
Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 light mace +15/+10 (1d6+4/19–20), 2 claws +8 (1d6+1)
Special Attacks final verdict
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +12)
Constant—detect thoughts (DC 13)
At will—erase, identify, secret page
3/day—acid arrow, dispel magic, greater teleport, slow (DC 14)
1/day—corrosive consumption, lesser geas (DC 16), misdirection, modify memory (DC 16)
Str 16, Dex 17, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 15
Base Atk +10; CMB +13; CMD 27
Feats Dodge, Improved Critical (light mace), Mobility, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (light mace)
Skills Bluff +15, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (nobility) +15, Linguistics +15, Perception +15, Profession (barrister) +15, Sense Motive +15, Spellcraft +15
Languages Abyssal, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
Final Verdict (Su)
When a bibliodaemon hits a creature with its light mace, the target must succeed at a DC 17 Will save or be cursed. A creature that succeeds at its save is immune to that bibliodaemon’s curse for 24 hours. If the bibliodaemon confirms a critical hit with its light mace, the save DC increases by 4, and the curse can affect even creatures that have already succeeded at a prior save against this effect. A creature that fails this save interprets any contract as favorable to itself, even in cases when the contract is one-sided and potentially lethal. In addition, an affected creature takes a –4 penalty on saves against spells and effects reliant on spoken commands or verbal contracts, such as geas. A remove curse or more powerful spell can remove this curse. The save DC is Charisma-based.
Organization solitary, partners, or firm (3–8)
Treasure standard (+1 light mace, other treasure)
Bibliodaemons are daemons that personify death by paperwork. A village that starves due to bureaucracy-delayed aid or an innocent person sent to hang because of a transcription error—these and more are the domain of bibliodaemons. These daemons actively work to ensure such deaths, forging important documents or duping others into deadly contracts.
A bibliodaemon is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Druma, Profit and Prophecy © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton and Thurston Hillman