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Gashadokuro Creature13

Uncommon NE Huge Undead

Perception +24; darkvision

Languages Common (can’t speak any language)

Skills Athletics +27, Intimidation +24

Str +8, Dex +4, Con +5, Int -3, Wis +3, Cha +3

AC 33; Fort +26, Ref +21, Will +24

HP 230, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious; Resistances cold 10, electricity 10, fire 10, piercing 10, slashing 10

Starvation Aura (aura, divine, mental, necromancy) 60 feet. Any creature that ends its turn in the aura feels the intense pain of starvation and must attempt a DC 30 Fortitude save. On a failure, the creature becomes fatigued and takes 6d6 damage. Damage and fatigue a creature takes from this aura can’t be healed until the affected creature has eaten a full meal.

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +27 (reach 10 feet), Damage 3d12+14 piercing plus Grab

Melee [one-action] claw +27 (agile, reach 15 feet), Damage 3d8+14 slashing

Breath Weapon [two-actions](divine, necromancy) The gashadokuro breathes a spray of bone shards in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in the area takes 8d12 piercing damage (DC 34 basic Reflex save). It can’t use Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.

Corpse Consumption (divine, necromancy) If the gashadokuro kills a creature with Swallow Whole, it immediately regains Hit Points equal to the swallowed creature’s level. As long as the gashadokuro still exists, creatures consumed in this way can’t be resurrected except by wish or a similarly powerful effect.

Swallow Whole [one-action] (attack) Large, 3d6+8 bludgeoning, Rupture 24


The dreaded gashadokuro is an undead haunter of the night, spawning as a giant skeleton that rises from the earth in the aftermath of a mass starvation event. These enormous creatures then seek to inflict their unending hunger on the living.

A gashadokuro that comes about due to a poor growing season is more prone to stalk remote village farmlands at night, while a gashadokuro that arose from the victims of a government-instigated food shortage has few compunctions about stomping straight into bustling cities in broad daylight. These latter gashadokuro even seem to target aristocrats and government authorities—whether or not they were the same politicians whose negligence resulted in the famine in the first place—leading many to believe that the gashadokuro seeks to slake its thirst for revenge even more than it seeks to sate its unending hunger.

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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.