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Cacodaemon (Harvester Daemon)

Cacodaemon Creature1

NE Tiny Daemon Fiend

Senses Perception +6; darkvision

Languages Common, Daemonic; telepathy 100 feet

Skills Acrobatics +8, Deception +5, Religion +6, Stealth +8

Str +0, Dex +3, Con +2, Int -1, Wis +1, Cha +2

AC 16; Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +6

HP 22; Immunities death effects; Weaknesses good 3

Speed 5 feet, fly 40 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +8 (agile, disease, evil, finesse, magical) Damage 1d8 piercing plus 1d4 evil and cacodaemonia

Divine Innate Spells DC 17; 4th read omens; 2nd invisibility (at will; self only); 1st detect alignment (at will; good only), fear; Cantrips (1st) detect magic (at will)

Cacodaemonia (disease) The cacodaemon can telepathically communicate with the afflicted creature at any distance on the same plane; Saving Throw DC 17 Fortitude; Stage 1 carrier (1 day); Stage 2 stupefied 1 (1 day); Stage 3 stupefied 2 (1 day)

Change Shape [one-action] (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation)

  • Lizard Speed 20 feet; Melee jaws +8 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d8+1 piercing
  • Octopus size Small; Speed 20 feet, swim 30 feet; Melee tentacle +8 (finesse), Damage 1d8+1 bludgeoning plus Grab; Melee beak +8 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d6 piercing plus 2 poison
  • Scorpion size Small; Speed 30 feet; Melee pincer +8 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d6+1 bludgeoning plus Grab; Melee stinger +8 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d6+1 piercing plus 1d4 poison

Soul Lock [three-actions] (death, divine, necromancy) Once per day, a cacodaemon can ingest the soul of a sentient creature within 30 feet that died within the last minute. When it does, the cacodaemon grows a fist-sized soul gem (Hardness 2, HP 8) in its gut and can regurgitate it at any time as an Interact action. Destroying the gem frees the soul within but does not return the deceased creature to life. The caster of a spell to return a creature to life whose soul is trapped within a soul gem must succeed at a DC 30 Religion check. On a success, the soul gem shatters and the creature is returned to life as normal for the spell.

By using an Interact action, a fiend can ingest a soul gem it is holding, condemning the soul to the fiend’s home plane. The fiend gains fast Healing 5 for 1 minute.


These embodiments of demented violence and spite are spawned from eddies of angry and warped souls amid Abaddon’s mists. Cacodaemons constantly hunger for mortal souls and yearn to create suffering. As gnashing spheres of teeth, fins, and spines, they are the weakest of daemonkind, an amalgam of various petty forms of death without the strength that comes from focusing on a single cause of demise.

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