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Ei’risai, Lesser (3pp)

The enormous abomination before you is humanoid in only the loosest sense of the word. It appears as a conglomeration of various creatures, stuck on a broad-shouldered, powerful frame. Its eyes are wild and angry as the abomination glares balefully at the world around.

Ei’risai, Lesser CR 7

XP 3,200
CN Large outsider (chaotic, extraplanar)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +4

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+3 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)
hp 59 (7d10+21); fast healing 5
Fort +8, Ref +8, Will +2
Immune one energy type (random; see Table: Energy Immunity); Resist all other energy types 5

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +11 (2d8+5 plus pandemoniac corruption), 2 secondary attacks +9 (1d4+2 plus pandemoniac corruption)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks nauseating cloud, pandemoniac corruption, powerful charge (bite, 3d8+7), summon ei’risai

Tactics Unlike their more intelligent cousins, lesser ei’risai form only the most rudimentary tactics. They are smart enough to employ simple schemes, such as waiting for prey to round a blind corner before attacking, but anything more than that is beyond them. They are straightforward combatants, relying almost solely on brute force.
Lesser ei’risai prefer to begin battle with a charge attack, letting their mouths gape open and literally ramming with their teeth before biting down (Ei’risai with the heads of horned animals may gore with their horns instead.)

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 6, Wis 7, Cha 8
Base Atk +7; CMB +13; CMD 26
Feats Combat Reflexes, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack
Skills Acrobatics +12, Climb +14, Escape Artist +10, Perception +4, Stealth +8
Languages Ei’risai, Common

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Nauseating Cloud (Ex)

The lesser ei’risai emanates a foul miasma in a 20-foot radius. Any living creature exposed to it must succeed on a DC 16 Fortitude save or be nauseated for 1d3 rounds.The save DC is Constitution-based. A successful save renders the subject immune to the nauseating cloud of that particular ei’risai for 24 hours. Even a subject who fails its save can only be affected once; once the effect wears off, the subject cannot again be affected by that particular ei’risai’s nauseating cloud for 24 hours.

Pandemoniac Corruption (Ex)

The Pandemoniac corruption of a lesser ei’risai can be resisted with a DC 18 Fortitude save. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.

Summon Ei’risai (Sp)

Once per day a lesser ei’risai can attempt to summon another lesser ei’risai with a 40% chance of success. This ability is the equivalent of a 3rd-level spell.

ECOLOGY

Environment planes of chaos
Organization solitary, pair, cluster (3–5), mob (6–10)
Treasure standard

The lesser ei’risai, though easily the weakest of the species, is in its own way the most representative of Chaos itself. They waste little time on plans, communication, or even rational thought. Lesser ei’risai are engines of destruction and reproduction, capable of understanding little, willing to understand even less. They are violence given form. Even a threat to their own lives may be only dimly understood, and many lesser ei’risai die when faced with superior foes because the thought of retreat simply never enters their minds. This may, in fact, be one of the main factors responsible for keeping ei’risai numbers as low as they are.

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The Iconic Bestiary: Classics of Fantasy Copyright 2005, Lions Den Press; Author Ari Marmell