Manasaputra, Rishi Manu

This regal, apparently human figure has glowing purple eyes and the grace and fluidity of water given form.

Rishi Manu CR 14

XP 38,400
LG Medium outsider (extraplanar, good, lawful, manasaputra)
Init +10; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +26


AC 31, touch 31, flat-footed 24 (+4 deflection, +6 Dex, +1 dodge, +10 soul armor)
hp 189 (18d10+90)
Fort +11, Ref +17, Will +16; +2 vs. enchantment
Immune calling, disease, poison; Resist adaptive 10; SR 25


Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (perfect)
Melee rishi scepter +27/+27/+22/+17/+12 (2d6+10/18–20) or 4 slams +22 (2d6+4)
Ranged cosmic fire +24 touch (10d6 fire and 10d6 positive energy)
Psychic Magic (CL 14th; concentration +19; Wisdom-based)

19 PEanticipate thoughts (2 PE), burst of insight (1 PE), dream council (6 PE, DC 21), synapse overload (5 PE, DC 20), remote viewing (5 PE)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; concentration +19; Wisdom-based)

At willgreater teleport (self only), plane shift (self only)

Special Attacks cosmic fire, rishi scepter


Str 19, Dex 23, Con 20, Int 16, Wis 21, Cha 18
Base Atk +18; CMB +22; CMD 53
Feats Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Dazzling Display, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Shatter Defenses, Weapon Focus (rishi scepter), Wind Stance
Skills Acrobatics +24, Diplomacy +25, Fly +14, Intimidate +22, Knowledge (any one) +24, Knowledge (history, local, planes) +24, Perception +26, Sense Motive +26
Languages Celestial, Common; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ formless, no breath, planetary bond, positive energy affinity, subjective appearance


Cosmic Fire (Su)

As a standard action a rishi manu can project a ray of cosmic fire with a range of 100 feet. Firing this ray does not provoke attacks of opportunity. This ray deals 10d6 points of fire damage and 10d6 points of positive energy damage. This positive energy does not harm creatures not normally damaged by positive energy nor does it heal them.

Planetary Bond (Ex)

Each rishi manu is bonded to a particular planet on the Material Plane. While on its bonded world, a rishi manu doesn’t count as extraplanar. When traveling to its bonded world from an extraplanar location using plane shift, a rishi manu always arrives at the exact location of its choice.

Rishi Scepter (Su)

Rishi manus possess a scepter forged from thought and will. In the hands of a rishi manu, it functions as a +4 speed club that deals damage as if it were two size categories larger and penetrates damage reduction as if it were both lawful-aligned and good-aligned. A rishi manu can touch a living creature of lawful good alignment with its scepter, granting it the benefits of moment of prescience (CL 14th). Once a creature has benefited from the touch of a rishi scepter, it can’t benefit from it again for 24 hours.


Environment any (Material Plane or Positive Energy Plane)
Organization solitary or council (2–16)
Treasure standard

Rishi manus are the shepherds of entire worlds, watching for shifts in the collective consciousness and gently nudging specific individuals of significant power or influence toward paths of enlightenment that will affect as many others as possible.

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