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Excorion Creature7

Uncommon NE Medium Undead

Senses Perception +18; darkvision

Skills Acrobatics +16, Athletics +17, Stealth +16

Str +4, Dex +5, Con +4, Int -3, Wis +1, Cha +0

AC 24; Fort +17, Ref +18, Will +14

HP 160, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, mental, paralyzed, poison, unconscious; Weaknesses positive 10, slashing 5

Vein Walker The excorion moves about by way of hundreds of pulsating blood vessels, which stretch from its body in dozens of tight, ropy bundles and anchor it to the ground. An excorion can’t be Tripped, Shoved, or otherwise forcibly moved except by magic, and the excorion ignores difficult terrain (but not greater difficult terrain).

Speed 35 feet

Melee [one-action] fist +18 (agile, finesse), Damage 2d8+8 bludgeoning plus Grab

Ranged [one-action] bloody spew +18 (range 20 feet), Damage 3d6+4 bludgeoning and dazzled for 1 round

Bloody Handprint [one-action] The excorion plants a magical handprint on the target, marking them as chosen for death. The excorion makes a fist Strike against an adjacent creature; this doesn’t count toward the excorion’s multiple attack penalty. On a hit, the attack does no damage, but the creature becomes observed to every excorion within 60 feet, even if an excorion’s line of sight would be blocked by a wall or other obstacle. This effect lasts until the handprint is washed off, which requires water and spending 3 actions to fully clean off.

Vital Transfusion [two-actions] Requirements The excorion has at least 70 Hit Points; Effect The excorion sacrifices itself and transfers its bloody, vital energy to a willing living creature within 30 feet. The excorion is immediately destroyed, and the targeted living creature heals a number of HP equal to half the excorion’s remaining HP at the time that it used this ability. The living creature is slowed 1 during its next turn as its body adjusts to the newly transfused blood and vital energy; the living creature also counts as an excorion for 1 minute for the purpose of seeing other excorions’ Bloody Handprint marks.

Vomit Blood [one-action] The excorion spews necrotic blood all over a foe it has grabbed or restrained. The grabbed creature must succeed at a DC 25 Fortitude save or become sickened 2.


These hideous undead creatures result from an exquisitely painful necromantic process where flayed humanoids are animated through their exposed blood vessels. Cults of undeath typically punish apostates and renegades with this cruel method of reanimation, though sacrificial victims or unfortunate prisoners might suffer a similar fate. Excorions have supernaturally strong, pulsing veins that extend outward from their bodies like thousands of tiny, bloody cilia.

Excorions move their bulks not with their dead muscles but with heaving contractions of their blood vessels, which pull them along in a swift but jerky manner. Excorions can shift their magical blood easily throughout their bodies, allowing them to squirt blood from their gaping, skinless mouths or to messily mark their foes.

Most excorions are so broken by the process of their creation that they retain few memories of their past lives or identities. This is, typically, a minor blessing in their cursed tale, protecting the excorion’s former friends and family from truly realizing their horrific fate.

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.