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Div, Pairaka

Pairaka Creature7

LE Medium Div Fiend

Senses Perception +15; greater darkvision

Languages Common, Daemonic; telepathy 100 feet

Skills Acrobatics +14, Arcana +13, Deception +20, Diplomacy +20, Intimidation +16, Religion +13, Society +13, Stealth +16

Str +3, Dex +5, Con +3, Int +2, Wis +4, Cha +7

AC 24; Fort +12, Ref +16, Will +17; +1 status to all saves vs. magic

HP 105; Immunities disease; Weaknesses cold iron 5, good 5

Hatred of Red Pairakas hate the color red. They won’t wear the color or willingly enter any place painted red. Given a choice, they’ll attack a creature wearing red first. If barred from expressing their displeasure toward the color by force or some magical effect, they take 2d6 mental damage at the end of their turn.

Speed 25 feet, fly 35 feet

Melee [one-action] claw +16 (agile, evil, finesse, magical), Damage 2d8+6 slashing plus 1d6 evil and bubonic plague

Divine Innate Spells DC 25; 4th charm (at will), dimension door (at will), misdirection (at will; self only), outcast’s curse (at will), suggestion (at will); Cantrips (4th) detect magic

Divine Ritual DC 25; div pact

Bubonic Plague (disease) A creature can’t remove the fatigued condition while infected; Saving Throw DC 23 Fortitude; Onset 1 day; Stage 1 fatigued (1 day); Stage 2 enfeebled 2 and fatigued (1 day); Stage 3 enfeebled 3, fatigued, and take 1d6 persistent bleed damage every 1d20 minutes (1 day)

Change Shape [one-action] (concentration, divine, polymorph, transmutation) The pairaka can take the appearance of any Small or Medium humanoid or animal. This doesn’t change their Speed or their attack and damage modifiers with the Strikes, but it might change the damage type their strikes deal.

Tormenting Dreams [two-actions] (divine, emotion, enchantment, mental) Frequency once per day; Effect The pairaka torments a sleeping creature within 100 feet with visions of betrayals by loved ones and friends. The target must attempt a DC 25 Will save, with the effects of the nightmare spell.


Often charming, sometimes even seductive, pairakas worm their way into mortal relationships, subtly destroying the ties of friendship and love through emotional and physical corruption and plague. Pairakas appear as beautiful, blue-skinned humanoids spotted with large rashes and boils, but they rarely take on their true forms. Instead, they adopt shapes that attract just enough attention for them to worm their way into the confidences of those they wish to torment and corrupt.

The divs on these pages present only a few of the forms that Ahriman gave these manipulative fiends. Other types of divs include ghawwas, amphibious divs who prey on sailors; the lion-headed shiras, who obsess over toying with their prey and can never go for the easy kill; and the stinking fly-like druj nasus, who have an obsession with dogs.

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