Psychopomp, Catrina

Catrina Creature 5

N Medium Monitor Psychopomp

Senses Perception +13; darkvision, lifesense 60 feet

Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Infernal, Requian; telepathy 120 feet, tongues

Skills Acrobatics +14, Boneyard Lore +11, Diplomacy +14, Intimidation +14, Medicine +12, Occultism +11, Religion +12

Str +0, Dex +5, Con +4, Int +2, Wis +4, Cha +5


AC 22; Fort +11, Ref +12, Will +13; +1 status to all saves vs. magic

HP 75; Immunities death effects, disease; Resistances negative 5, poison 5

Calming Presence (aura, divine, emotion, enchantment, incapacitation) 30 feet. A creature that begins its turn within the area must attempt a DC 18 Will save.

Critical Success The creature is unaffected and is temporarily immune to calming presence for 24 hours.

Success The creature’s attack rolls take a –1 status penalty for 1 round.

Failure Any emotion effects that would affect the creature are suppressed and the creature can’t use hostile actions. If the creature is subjected to hostility from any other creature, it ceases to be affected by calming presence and is temporarily immune to calming presence for 24 hours.

Critical Failure As failure, but hostility doesn’t end the effect.

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] fist +14 (agile, finesse), Damage 2d8+2 bludgeoning plus spirit touch

Divine Innate Spells DC 22; 4th dimension door, talking corpse (at will); 3rd illusory disguise; 2nd invisibility (at will, self only); Cantrips (3rd) dancing lights; Constant (5th) tongues

Compel Condemned [one-action] (divine, enchantment, incapacitation, mental) The catrina telepathically compels a creature within 30 feet to approach and allow the catrina to kiss them, in preparation for using Kiss of Death. The target must attempt a DC 22 Will save.

Success The creature is unaffected and is temporarily immune to Compel Condemned for 24 hours.

Failure The creature must spend each of its actions to move closer to the catrina as quickly as possible, while avoiding obvious dangers. If the compelled creature is adjacent to the catrina, it stays still and doesn’t act. If the creature takes any damage, the effect ends and the creature is temporarily immune to Compel Condemned for 24 hours. This effect lasts for 1 round, but if the catrina uses this ability again on subsequent rounds, it extend the duration by 1 round for all affected creatures.

Critical Failure As failure, but damage does not end the effect.

Kiss of Death [two-actions] (death, divine, manipulate, necromancy) The catrina gives a long, passionate kiss to an unconscious or willing creature, dealing 3d6 negative damage. Any creature damaged by the same catrina’s Kiss of Death for 3 consecutive rounds becomes unconscious and is dying 1.

Spirit Touch As esobok.

About

Not all spirits realize they have died. Catrinas meet these souls, helping to convince them of the finality of their fate to ease a spirit’s passing. Catrinas are more likely to intervene when a mortal can’t accept their death. They perform their task to keep the afterlife calm, rather than out of true compassion for a mortal’s grief. Catrinas only rarely visit the Material Plane, typically to help an extremely important mortal pass on.

Catrinas resemble skeletons dressed in bright flowers and colorful dresses, giving them a simultaneously festive and macabre appearance. Though most catrinas present as feminine, masculine catrinas still dress in bright colors and carry garlands of flowers.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
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