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Daqqanoenyent Creature9

Rare NE Medium Undead

Senses Perception +17; darkvision

Languages Common, Necril, plus any one language spoken in life (can’t speak any language)

Skills Acrobatics +17 (+21 to Maneuver in Flight), Athletics +21, Survival +17 (+21 to track anyone involved in the desecration that created them)

Str +6, Dex +4, Con +4, Int +0, Wis +2, Cha +0

AC 28; Fort +21, Ref +17, Will +15

HP 170, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious; Weaknesses fire 10, positive 5

Speed 15 feet, fly 30 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +21, Damage 2d12+9 piercing plus 1d4 negative and Grab

Melee [one-action] talon +21 (agile), Damage 2d8+9 slashing plus 1d4 negative and Grab

Baleful Gaze [two-actions] (curse, emotion, fear, mental, visual) The daqqanoenyent’s face twists into an expression of unbridled rage. Each creature within 30 feet that can see the daqqanoenyent must attempt a DC 28 Will save. The creature is then temporarily immune for 1 minute.

Critical Success The target is unaffected.

Success The target is frightened 1.

Failure The target is frightened 2.

Critical Failure The creature is frightened 3.

Snatch A daqqanoenyent can Fly at half Speed while they have a Medium or smaller creature grabbed or restrained in their talons, carrying that creature along with them.

Swallow Whole [one-action] (attack) Medium, 2d8+9 bludgeoning, Rupture 24


A daqqanoenyent is a horrific monstrosity arising from a terrible crime against the dead, obsessed with exacting retribution. The creature manifests as an enormous, disembodied head, 10 feet in height and covered in coarse black hair, with bat-like wings and vicious fangs and talons. Daqqanoenyents are naturally conflicted creatures. As the product of the tortured wills of numerous victims, daqqanoenyents sometimes exhibit strange or contradictory behavior as various individual wills struggle for control. Their conflicting desires make daqqanoenyents relatively easy to trick or deceive, and the creatures are vulnerable to fire. One story of a daqqanoenyent encounter describes the creature attempting to eat an old woman, only to be tricked by the woman into devouring a live coal. Their mouth aflame, the daqqanoenyent fled into the wilderness, never to be seen again.

Tragic Origins

Whereas most beheaded are created intentionally, a daqqanoenyent only arises spontaneously. Though documentation is rare, such an manifestation can occur after a mass murder and the subsequent beheading of the corpses. Typically, this is done as a callous act of desecration, meant to deny the victims the possibility of being laid to rest with respect.

The daqqanoenyent consists of the combined tortured wills of the murdered victims. They will pursue the perpetrators and their associates without rest. This type of beheaded is both vengeful and easily distracted, however, making them a danger to anyone they happen across.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Book of the Dead © 2022, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Brian Bauman, Tineke Bolleman. Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Jessica Catalan, John Compton, Chris Eng, Logan Harper, Michelle Jones, Jason Keeley, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, Liane Merciel, Patchen Mortimer, Quinn Murphy, Jessica Redekop, Mikhail Rekun, Solomon St. John, Michael Sayre, Mark Seifter, Sen.H.H.S., Kendra Leigh Speedling, Jason Tondro, Andrew White.