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Promise Guard

Promise Guard Creature17

Rare LN Medium Human Humanoid

Perception +29

Languages Common, Draconic

Skills Athletics +33, Diplomacy +30, Hermea Lore +33, Intimidation +33, Society +30, Survival +28

Str +8, Dex +2, Con +9, Int +2, Wis +3, Cha +2

Items +2 greater striking longsword, +2 greater resilient full plate, greater sturdy shield (Hardness 15, HP 120, BT 60), +2 striking composite shortbow (20 arrows), potion of flying

AC 43 (45 with shield raised), Fort +32, Ref +26, Will +29

HP 330

Promise Guard Stance A Promise guard always has their shield raised as if they had used the Raise a Shield action, as long as they meet that action’s requirements.

Shield Warden A Promise guard can use their Shield Block reaction to prevent damage to an adjacent ally.

Attack of Opportunity [reaction] A Promise guard can use Attack of Opportunity when a creature within their reach uses a concentrate action, in addition to its normal trigger. They can disrupt triggering concentrate actions, and they disrupt actions on any hit, not just a critical hit.

Shield Block [reaction]

Speed 30 feet

Melee [one-action] longsword +38 (magical, versatile P), Damage 7d8+8 slashing

Ranged [one-action] composite shortbow +36 (deadly 3d10, magical, propulsive, range increment 60 feet, reload 0), Damage 4d8+8 piercing

Shield Shove [two-actions] The Promise guard makes a Strike with their longsword, then attempts to push the target back. If the Strike hits, the target is flat-footed until the start of the guard’s next turn, and the guard can automatically Shove the target, with the same benefits as the Shove action (including the critical success effect if the Strike was a critical hit). If the guard moves to follow the target, this movement doesn’t trigger reactions. In addition, if the target has to stop moving because it would hit an object, it takes damage equal to the guard’s Strength modifier.

Sudden Charge [two-actions] The Promise guard Strides up to double their Speed. If the guard ends their movement within melee reach of at least one enemy, they can make a melee Strike against that enemy.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #150: Broken Promises © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Luis Loza, with James Jacobs, Alex Riggs, and Owen K.C. Stephens.