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Cassisian (Archive Angel)

Cassisian Creature1

NG Tiny Angel Celestial

Senses Perception +6; darkvision

Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal

Skills Acrobatics +6, Diplomacy +6, Religion +6, Stealth +6

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

AC 18; +1 status vs. evil creatures; Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +4; +1 status to all saves vs. evil creatures

HP 20; Weaknesses evil 3; Resistances cold 3, fire 3

Transfer Protection A non-evil creature can wear a willing cassisian as a helmet. While it does, the cassisian can take no actions, but the cassisian extends its +1 status bonus to AC and saves against evil creatures to its wearer. At any time, the cassisian can detach itself from its wearer as an action.

Speed fly 40 feet

Melee [one-action] headbutt +6 (agile, finesse, good, magical), Damage 1d6-1 bludgeoning plus 1d4 good

Divine Innate Spells DC 16; 4th read omens; 1st detect alignment (at will, evil only), heal; Cantrips (1st) know direction, light

Change Shape [one-action] (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation) A cassisian can take the appearance of a dove, a winged humanoid, a dog, or a fish. Normally, this doesn’t change its Speed or the attack and damage bonuses for its Strikes, but it might change the damage type Strikes deal (typically to bludgeoning). Any further changes for specific forms are noted below.

  • Dog size Small; scent (imprecise) 30 feet, Speed 40 feet; Melee jaws +7, Damage 1d6+2 piercing plus Knockdown
  • Fish swim Speed 30 feet

Eye Beams [two-actions] (concentrate, divine, evocation) The cassisian releases beams of heat or cold from its eyes, dealing 2d6 cold or fire damage (DC 17 basic Reflex save) to all creatures in a 15-foot line. It can’t use Eye Beams again for 1d4 rounds.

Repository of Lore While the cassisian isn’t particularly intelligent, it has perfect memory and can remember everything it sees or hears. This allows it to attempt Lore checks on any topic, provided (at the GM’s discretion) the cassisian has encountered the topic in question before. The cassisian’s limited intellect often prevents it from acting upon its knowledge, making it a better resource than agent in matters of information use.


The weakest of angels, cassisians usually serve as lackey messengers for more powerful angels or as spiritual guides for mortals. Despite their limited intellect, cassisians have a knack for precise recollection, particularly with scripture. Most cassisians are formed from the souls of trustworthy mortals, but some arise from fragments of greater angels destroyed in service to the celestial realms.

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