Devil, Gylou (Handmaiden Devil)

Twin tentacles stretch from the crown of this feminine fiend’s head, while her lower body blooms in a gown of writhing tendrils.

Handmaiden Devil (Gylou) CR 14

XP 38,400
LE Medium outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Init +11; Senses darkvision 60 ft., true seeing; Perception +23


AC 31, touch 17, flat-footed 24 (+7 Dex, +14 natural)
hp 187 (15d10+105)
Fort +16, Ref +16, Will +10
DR 10/good; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10; SR 25


Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +22 (2d8+7/19-20/x3), 2 tentacles +20 (1d6+3 plus grab)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with tentacle)
Special Attacks tentacle cage (4d8+10 bludgeoning, AC 17, 18 hp)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; concentration +19)

Constantspider climb, true seeing
At willalter self, dispel good (DC 20), enthrall (DC 17), greater teleport (self plus 1 entrapped Creature and 50 lbs. of goods only), persistent image (DC 20)
3/dayblack tentacles, charm monster (DC 19)
1/daysummon (level 5, 3 erinyes 65%)


Str 24, Dex 25, Con 25, Int 22, Wis 21, Cha 20
Base Atk +15; CMB +22 (+26 grapple); CMD 39 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Acrobatic Steps, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Multiattack, Nimble Moves, Strike Back
Skills Acrobatics +25 (+29 jump), Bluff +23, Diplomacy +23, Disguise +23, Escape Artist +22, Fly +14, Knowledge (arcana) +21, Knowledge (planes) +24, Perception +23, Perform (sing) +23, Sense Motive +23, Spellcraft +21, Stealth +25
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal, telepathy 100 ft.
SQ agile grappler


Agile Grappler (Ex)

A gylou does not gain the grappled condition if she grapples a foe.

Tentacle Cage (Su)

If a gylou successfully grapples a creature, she transfers that creature into her lower body’s nest of cage-like tentacles. This works like swallow whole. The gylou’s tentacles are AC 17 and have 18 hp for the purpose of an entrapped creature cutting itself out. A gylou’s tendrils heal quickly, allowing her to use this ability 1 round after a creature cuts itself free.


Environment any (Hell)
Organization solitary, retinue (1 gylou and 2d4 erinyes), or cortege (1–4 gylous and 2d10 erinyes)
Treasure standard

Known as handmaiden devils, Mothers of Pain, and Maids of Miscarriage, gylous attend to the whims and schemes of Hell’s few female overlords. Like manipulative matrons amid decadent mortal courts, these deceivers hide their fathomless evil beneath illusions of beauty, graciousness, and tradition. Gylous particularly loathe children. It’s said that the persistent cry of a babe can sometimes cause these fiends to abandon their illusions and viciously attack.

As greater devils, gylous can command many lesser devils, yet harbor an exclusive favoritism for erinyes. A gylou weighs 160 pounds and stands stiffly at 5-1/2 feet— though many wear their head-sprouting tentacles in tall, elaborate coiffures.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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