Clad in black leather, this woman has pale skin and bloody holes where her eyes used to be.
Apostle Kyton CR 12
AC 27, touch 18, flat-footed 20 (+5 armor, +1 deflection, +6 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural)
hp 142 (11d10+77); regeneration 5 (good weapons, good spells, silver weapons)
Fort +15, Ref +17, Will +11
Defensive Abilities evasion
Immune cold; Spell Resistance 23
Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 cold iron sickle +18/+13/+8 (1d6+5 plus 1d6 bleed), +1 cold iron sickle +18/+13/+8 (1d6+5 plus 1d6 bleed)
Special Attacks agonizing prayer (11d6, DC 20), bleeding touch (1d6), seductive oration (2d6 Wisdom or 6 sanity, DC 20), sneak attack +3d6, studied target +3 (3rd, swift action), unnerving gaze (30 ft.; DC 20)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +16)
Str 18, Dex 24, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 16, Cha 20
Base Atk +11; CMB +15; CMD 33
Feats Dodge, Double Slice, Greater Two-Weapon Fighting, Improved Initiative, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Iron Will, Toughness, Two-Weapon Fighting, Two-Weapon Rend, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (sickle)
Skills Bluff +23, Heal +21, Intimidate +23, Perception +17, Sense Motive +17, Stealth +21, Survival +17 (+22 when tracking); Racial Modifiers +4 Bluff, +4 Heal, +4 Intimidate
Languages Common, Infernal
SQ shadow traveler, slayer talents (evasion, finesse rogue, ranger combat style ), stalker, swift tracker, track +5
Environment any land
Organization solitary or cabal (1 plus 4 ostiarius kytons)
Treasure NPC gear (+1 mithral chain shirt, +1 cold iron sickle , ring of protection +1, belt of incredible dexterity +2, cloak of resistance +3, other treasure)
Not all victims of a kyton’s torturous transformations perish from their captors’ exacting ministrations. Some creatures are transfigured into hybrids of their past selves and the dark malevolence of the kytons. These apostle kytons vary from being degenerate and submissive entities wholly subservient to the will of the kytons that massacred their sense of self, to utterly abominable creatures that take glee in their transformation, rising into leadership positions within kyton hierarchy. Creatures that lose themselves completely to the shadowbound corruption also sometimes become apostle kytons, as their souls are twisted to match the kytons’ amoral sensibilities. Those who willingly become apostle kytons tend to share a similar niche with ostiarius kytons, and the two sorts of kytons often collude together in cabals.
Other apostles assist interlocutors in their ministrations or even serve the mighty eremites directly as seekers of “perfect parts.”
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Horror Adventures © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Bennett, Clinton J. Boomer, Logan Bonner, Robert Brookes, Jason Bulmahn, Ross Byers, Jim Groves, Steven Helt, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Brandon Hodge, Mikko Kallio, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, F. Wesley Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.