Aeon, Marut

Marut Creature15

LN Large Aeon Inevitable Monitor

Senses Perception +26; darkvision, true seeing

Languages Celestial, Infernal, Utopian; truespeech

Skills Athletics +31, Axis Lore +22, Diplomacy +27, Intimidation +29, Religion +26, Survival +28

Str +8, Dex +4, Con +6, Int +1, Wis +5, Cha +6

Truespeech A marut can speak with and understand any creature with a language.


AC 37; Fort +27, Ref +25, Will +26; +2 status to all saves vs. magic

HP 230, regeneration 15 (deactivated by chaotic); Immunities death effects, disease, emotion, poison, unconscious; Weaknesses chaotic 15

Attack of Opportunity [reaction]


Speed 25 feet; air walk

Melee [one-action] fist +30 (lawful, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 3d8+11 bludgeoning plus +1d6 lawful and fists of thunder and lightning

Divine Innate Spells DC 37; 8th chain lightning, dispel magic, earthquake, harm; 7th fear, plane shift, wall of force; 5th command, locate; 4th dimension door (at will); Constant (8th) air walk, true seeing

Rituals DC 36; geas

Final End The marut is anathema to beings that unnaturally extend their existence, including undead. Its fists bypass such creatures’ resistances to damage and apply the creatures’ highest weakness to damage. If a marut kills a creature that rejuvenates, like a lich or ghost, it always knows that the creature isn’t fully defeated.

Fists of Thunder and Lightning (divine, evocation, incapacitation) Each time the marut makes a fist Strike, it chooses either lightning or thunder. If it chooses lightning, the attack deals an additional 2d12 electricity damage and the target must succeed at a DC 33 Fortitude save or be blinded for 1 minute. If it chooses thunder, the attack deals an additional 3d8 sonic damage and the target must succeed at a DC 36 Fortitude save or be deafened for 1 minute.

About

A marut is tasked with hunting mortals who cheat death by artificially extending their lifespans. This includes those who seek undeath, such as liches and vampires, but also includes those who use powerful magic to cling to their youth, use divination to discover and avoid an appointed death, or call too often on the power of resurrection. Once the marut has selected its target, the inevitable pursues its quarry without surcease or deviation until either it or the target is dead.

Maruts seem to be carved from stone and clad in golden armor, yet they move with the deliberate grace of a creature made of flesh and bone. A marut never rushes, but its thunderous footfalls are relentless as it pursues its target. Though able to speak any language, the marut is taciturn even among inevitables.

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