Lusting Creature (CR +2)[3pp]

Lust is a sin, and the wicked fiends of damnation have ever rewarded sin. These vile powers transform some creatures who earn their attention though their intense desire for the immaterial into lusting creatures. Lust is most often a sin derived from sexual desire, but it can in fact result from any massive desire for something abstract. Lust for power is quite common, especially amongst malevolent would-be-tyrants. Other lusting creatures have an overwhelming desire for conquest, honor, friendship, respect, and/or forbidden knowledge. Lusting creatures are always supple and attractive, their bodies always seeming to be relaxed and at ease, they always appear as the most attractive specimens of their species or possess incredibly magnetic personalities.

Creating a Lusting Creature

“Lusting” is an acquired template that can be added to any creature with an Intelligence of 4 or higher (referred to hereafter as the base creature).

A lusting creature uses all the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

CR: +2

Alignment: Changes to any evil.

Defenses/Qualities: ferocity DR 5/good (increase to 10 if the lusting creature’s CR is 10 or higher, increase to 15 if the lusting creature’s CR is 15 or higher); Immune fire, mind-affecting, resist cold 10 (increase to (increase to 20 if the lusting creature’s CR is 10 or higher, increase to 30 if the lusting creature’s CR is 15 or higher)

Special Abilities: A lusting creature retains all the special abilities of the base creature, plus the special abilities as described below:

Aura of Lust (Su)

A lusting creature radiates an aura of uncontrolled mental energy of 5′ for every HD it possesses (Maximum 100′ radius). Creatures in the aura must make a successful Will save (DC 10 +1/2 the lusting creature’s HD + its Cha modifier with a +2 from its language of longing ability, see below) or become distracted by what they lust for (be that sex, power, conquest, honor, friendship, respect, knowledge, etc.). These creatures suffer a –2 circumstance penalty on AC, attack rolls, CMB, CMD, damage rolls, initiative, saving throws, skill checks, and ability checks. This also distracts the mind of spellcasters, forcing them to make a concentration check (DC 10 + the lusting creature’s HD + its Cha modifier) or they fail to cast the spell (though they do not lose the spell). In addition, they cannot cast spells or use any skill, feat, or extraordinary, spell-like, or supernatural ability that uses Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma, or has them as prerequisites, or any abilities that require patience or concentration, nor can he cast spells or activate magic items that require a command word, a spell trigger (such as a wand), or spell completion (such as a scroll) to function. This is a mind affecting compulsion effect.

Change Shape (Su)

Once a lusting creature desires a relationship with a particular creature, it can shapechange at will as a free action into a creature of the same species.

Burning Desire (Su)

A lusting creature’s melee and ranged attacks deal an additional 2d6 points of fire damage. Its supernatural, spell, and spell-like ability attacks deal an additional 2d6 points of fire damage upon a failed saving throw (if it has no save, this ability has no effect) a lusting creature can suppress (and activate) this ability as a free action. This otherwise functions as the burn universal monster ability.

Language of Longing (Su)

A lusting creature’s magical nature speaks to creatures in ways that words cannot convey. A lusting creature gains a +2 racial bonus to the DC of all enchantment charm and compulsion supernatural abilities, spells and spell-like abilities. In addition, none of its enchantment spells are considered language-dependent as communication is handled on a more primal level.

Sire Offspring (Su)

Lusting Creature’s are extremely fertile; the coupling of a lusting creature with another living creature always results in viable offspring. The lusting creature can also accelerate the growth of its gestation and its offspring to adulthood within the space of a year and a day. This could result in a half-breed or an amalgam creature.

Stripping Gaze (Su)

The lusting creature has a 30′ gaze attack unless a subject makes a successful Will save (DC 10 +1/2 the lusting creature’s HD + its Cha modifier) the subject becomes cursed and loses all equipment-based bonuses and protections (armor, shield, magic rings, magic cloaks, etc.), except for those acquired from artifacts or divine relics. The subject is, for all intents and purposes, naked. This is a necromantic curse effect and can be removed by any spell or effect that can remove a bestow curse.

Abilities: Increase from the base creature as follows: Con +4 (+2 hp per HD, +2 to Fortitude saves, and any of the base creature’s Constitution-based DCs), +8 Cha (+4 to Bluff, diplomacy, Disguise, Handle Animal, Intimidate, Perform, and Use Magic Device; attempts to influence others, and Channel Energy DCs, +4 to any of the base creature’s Charisma-based DCs).

Skills: Lusting creatures gain a +8 racial bonus on Bluff and Diplomacy checks.

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Pathways Bestiary (c) 2017, Rite Publishing LLC.; Author: Steven D. Russell.

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