Death is more terrifying for those who have the best of life. Many rulers obsess over their mortality, the most brazen turning to the mystical arts, pouring their fears into splendid vessels, fashioning simulacra of themselves to bear the scourge of their god’s judgment. In the mortal world, these icons are nothing but gold with a ruler’s face and name, but in death, they are shabti.
Existing as something between mortal souls, fabricated beings, and true children of the planes, shabti are immortal facsimiles of death-obsessed nobles. They serve out the sentences of their mortal twins, whether it be an infinity of torture or an eternity wandering the planes. Most never emerge from such trials, but some manage to find their own paths upon the planes.
Shabti typically look like idealized humans with perfect physiques and flawless features. They usually stand just over 6 feet tall and weigh between 150 and 210 pounds.
Liberated shabti often explore the planes, seeking to replace their false memories with unique experiences. Shabti are defined by their class levels—they do not possess racial Hit Dice.
All shabti have the following racial traits.
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