Near East Bestiary

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B Bat, Behemoth, Buraq

C Crocodile*~, Crocodile Giant *~, Cyclops Lesser *~(New)

D DemonDemon, Rage (Aeshma) * (New), Demon Asakku *(New), Demon Dev* (New), Demon Druj*(New), Demon Utukku*(New) Unique Demons, Demon Apollyon*~(New), Demon Pazuzu Prince of the Lower Aerial Kingdoms*~(New), Devil*~, Devil Barbed (Hamatula) *~ Devil Bearded (Barbazu) *~ Devil Bone (Osyluth) *~

Devil, Draconopides

“The Fall of Man” by Hugo van der Goes

[The name I got from Karl Shuker again, and unfortunately I can’t find any sources that aren’t him. Even if it’s a bogus name, the concept is certainly one with a lot of art history traction–the Serpent of the Garden of Eden as a chimeric devilish creature rather than just a snake.]

Devil, Draconopides

This man-sized creature bears an innocent expression despite its odd, hybrid appearance. Its face is that of a human, with backwards-sweeping horns and a head of luxurious hair. Its body is that of a quadrupedal reptile, with a ridge of spines down the back and a long broad tail tipped in a stinger.

The draconopides, or “scaled devils”, are among the vanguard of Hell’s forces in the mortal world. It is their duty to spread discord and mistrust, leaving people, families and societies vulnerable to the promises of stability and order offered by Hell’s other agents. There are those who suggest that the first sin was inspired by a draconopides’ sinister suggestions. Between their shapechanging abilities and their mind-influencing magic, draconopides are consummate manipulators. Even devils view draconopides as dangerous and possibly seditious due to their affinity for utilizing chaos.

Most draconopides avoid combat at all costs—although they are fairly skilled assassins, having to rely on violence is typically an indication that a scheme has backfired somehow. A draconopides uses its spell-like abilities to make allies out of enemies and thwart any attempt at organized resistance before disappearing from the battlefield entirely. Draconopides are adept at holding grudges, and those who cross them may end up with their throat torn out as they sleep.

A draconopides is typically small for a Medium creature, growing up to five feet in length and weighing little more than 100 pounds. Their humanoid faces are always beauteous and innocent in aspect, even in the middle of combat.

Draconopides    CR 12

XP 19,200

LE Medium outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)

Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, Perception +22, see in darkness

Defenses

AC 28, touch 22, flat-footed 21 (+6 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural, +5 profane)

hp 161 (14d10+84), regeneration 5 (good, silver)

Fort +15, Ref +20, Will +19

DR 10/good and silver; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10; SR 23
Defensive Abilities wicked wisdom

Offense

Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

Melee bite +20 (1d6+3 plus poison), sting +20 (1d4+3 plus poison)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks insidious whisper, sneak attack +6d6

Spell-like Abilities CL 14th, concentration +21

Constant—misdirection (DC 19), nondetection, tongues

At will—greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs only), scorching ray, suggestion (DC 20), unholy blight (DC 21)

3/day—charm monster (DC 21)

1/day—improved invisibility, mass suggestion (DC 23), persistent image (DC 22), summon (level 4, 2 eryines, 50%)

Statistics

Str 17, Dex 22, Con 23, Int 18, Wis 20, Cha 25

Base Atk +14; CMB +17; CMD 33 (37 vs. trip)

Feats Combat Expertise, Dodge, Improved Feint, Mobility, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse, Whirlwind Attack

Skills Acrobatics +17, Bluff +24, Climb +18, Diplomacy +24, Disguise +24, Intimidate +24, Knowledge (local) +18, Knowledge (planes) +21, Perception +22, Sense Motive +22, Stealth +24

Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal, telepathy 100 ft., tongues

SQ change shape (humanoid or animal, polymorph)

Ecology

Environment Hell

Organization solitary
Treasure double standard

Special Abilities

Insidious Whisper (Su) When a draconopides successfully uses the Bluff skill to lie to a creature, that creature suffers a -2 penalty on all Will saves made against that draconopides’ mind-influencing effects for 1 hour.

Poison (Ex) Bite and sting—injury; save Fort DC 23; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; damage 1d3 Wis. The save DC is Constitution based.

Wicked Wisdom (Su) A draconopides gains a profane bonus to Armor Class and to all saving throws equal to its Wisdom bonus.

Devil
Erinyes
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Erinyes, Maximum HD
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Devil
Gate (Barregon)
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Devil
Hellcat (Bezekira)
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Devil
Hellcat, Maximum HD
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Devil
Horned (Cornugon)
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Devil
Ice (Gelugon)
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Devil
Kocrachon
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Devil
Lemure
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Devil
Pit Fiend
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Unique Devils

Devil
Chancellor of Hell Adrammelek
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Devil
The Ashmadia
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Devil
King Asmodeus
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Devil
Astaroth
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Devil
Duke
Baal *~(New)

Devil
Arch Devil Beelzebub
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Belphegor
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Adramalech
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Arch of Fire Eblis
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Devil Gazra Governor of Abriymoch*~(New), Devil Glasya, Princess of Hell*~(New), Devil
Haagenti
Arch-Devil of Inspiration*~(New), Devil
Lilith
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Lixer Prince of Hell
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Devil
Arch Devil Mammon
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Merorem
the Darkwind
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Devil
Arch Moloch
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Devil
Naamah (Lady Fierana)
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Devil
Duchess Rosier
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Devil
Samael
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Devil
Arch Semyaza
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Devil
Titivillus (patron of scribes)
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Devil
Zaebos, Minister of Promotion
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Devil
Zimimar, Minister of Morale
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Dire
Boar
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Dire
Rat
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Divs

Div,
Aghash

Div,
Akvan

Div,
Doru

Div,
Ghawwas

Div,
Pairaka

Div,
Sepid

Div,
Shira

Div, Vaporighu

Image by Tony DiTerlizzi, © TSR. Accessed at the Monstrous Manual website here

[Shoutout to @cappadocius for inspiring me to make this a div rather than just a one-shot evil outsider.]

Div, Vaporighu

This grotesquely bloated creature is vaguely humanoid, with oozing sores covering its body and patchy hair on its lower half. A foul odor rises from it and it moves with a sloshing, rolling gait.

All divs represent the forces of corruption and vaporighus represent the pollution of the air itself. Vaporighus are wretched stinking beasts that dwell in Abaddon, feeding on mortals, fiends and petitioners alike. They have little society except for their love of violence and decay, although their ability to animate objects allows them to surround themselves with mindless pawns. Vaporighus typically use these constructs as guardians, but may pit them against one another in fights to the death for the fun of it.

Despite their bulk, vaporighus are surprisingly mobile and imbued with the ability of magical flight. They rarely bother with stealth, and their stench would render such strategies ineffective at best. Creatures they cannot engage in melee are bombarded with spells from afar. They especially delight in battling opponents with heavy armor or elaborate weaponry in order to enjoy the despair their destruction would cause.

Vaporighus, like all divs, suffer from a psychological weakness as a side effect of their creation by Ahriman. Vaporighus cannot stand strong pleasant smells such as perfume, and target perfumed targets above all others. When on the Material Plane, they go out of their way to destroy sources of perfumes, such as myrrh trees and animals with musk, and these can be used as bait to lure out these foul creatures. A vaporighu is short for a Large creature, standing only 8 feet tall, but are nearly spherical. They are surprisingly light for their size due to the foul gasses that permeate their bodies.

Vaporighu           CR 9

XP 6.400

Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +13, see in darkness

Aura stench (30 ft, DC 21)

Defense

AC 20, touch 10, flat-footed 20 (-1 size, +1 Dex, +10 natural)

hp 115 (10d10+60)

Fort +13, Ref +4, Will +9

DR 10/cold iron or good; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, electricity 10; SR 20 (25 vs. divination)

Defensive Abilities corrosive slime, improved uncanny dodge

Offense

Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft (good)
Melee 2 slams +15 (2d6+6/19-20 plus 2d6 acid plus corrosive slime)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Special Attacks breath weapon (30 ft. cone, 10d6 acid damage plus paralysis, Reflex DC 21 half, once every 1d4 rounds), change size

Spell-like Abilities CL 10th, concentration +13

Constant—fly, nondetection

At will— scorching ray, telekinesis (DC 18)

1/day—animate objects, cloudkill (DC 18),summon (level 4, 1 pairaka, 50% chance)

Statistics

Str 22, Dex 13, Con 23, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 16

Base Atk +10; CMB +17 (+19 bull’s rush); CMD 30 (32 vs. bull’s rush)
Feats Flyby Attack, Improved Bull’s Rush, Improved Critical (slam), Iron Will, Power Attack

Skills Acrobatics +14, Fly +21, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (planes) +13, Perception +13, Sense Motive +13

Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Infernal, telepathy 100 ft.

Ecology

Environment Abaddon
Organization solitary or revel (1 plus 2-6 animated objects)

Treasure incidental

Special Abilities

Breath Weapon (Su) Creatures who take damage from a vaporighu’s breath weapon must succeed a DC 21 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1d4 rounds. This is a paralysis and poison effect. The save DC is Constitution based.

Change Size (Sp) Three times per day, a vaporighu can magically change a creature’s size. This works just like an enlarge person or reduce person spell (the vaporighu chooses when using the ability), except that the ability can work on the vaporighu. A DC 15 Fortitude save negates the effect. The save DC is Charisma-based. This is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell.

Corrosive Slime (Ex) Any creature striking a vaporighu with a touch attack or natural weapon must succeed a DC 21 Reflex save or take 2d6 acid damage. A creature striking a vaporighu with a manufactured weapon must succeed a DC 21 Reflex save or have their weapon gain the broken condition. In addition, a vaporighu deals 2d6 points of acid damage with its natural attacks. A creature wearing armor that is struck by a vaporighu must succeed a DC 21 Reflex save or have its armor gain the broken condition. Any armor or weapon with the broken condition that fails a second save is destroyed. The save DC is Constitution based.

Dragon
Blue
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Dream
Host Self-image
*(New) Template

Dream
larva
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Dream
Lich
*(New) Template

Dybbuk

E

Eagle*~

Edimmu * (New)

Elephant *~

Ego
Manifestation
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Elemental
Fire
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Elemental
Fire Primal
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F

Fiendish
Monstrous Scorpion
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G

Genie

Genie,
Abasheen

Genie
Dao
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Genie
Dev
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Genie
Djinni
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Genie
Efreeti
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Genie,
Hawanar

Genie
Janni
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Genie
Marid
*(New)

Genie,
Shaitan

Ghoul *~

Ghul *(New)

Giant
Anakim
*(New)

Golem
Flesh (Frankstein’s Monster)

Golem
Stone
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H

Hadhayosh

Humbaba * (New)

I

Id
Manifestation
*(New) Template

Infernal*~

L

Lammasu*~

Lammasu,
Greater
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Celestial
Lammasu
*

M

Manticore *

Mermaid/Merfolk*~

Monstrous
Scorpion
*

N

Nasnas* (New)

Nephilim

O

Ophiduan

Ophiduan,
Anguineum Caste

Ophiduan,
Hominis Caste (Delphyne)

Ophiduan,
Semiferum Caste

P

Pony*
1/4, 1/2

R

Roc*

Rukh

S

Sakina * (New)

Scorpionfolk*(New)

Simurgh*~(New)

Sirrush*~

Snake
Constrictor
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Snake
Viper
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Superego
Manifestation
*(New) Template

T

Titanoboa,
Giant
* (New)

Tophet*
(New)

V

Vampire*~

Vampire
Spawn
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