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Shemhazian (Mutilation Demon)

Shemhazian Creature16

CE Gargantuan Demon Fiend

Senses Perception +30; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet, true seeing

Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Draconic; telepathy 100 feet

Skills Athletics +31, Deception +25, Intimidation +27, Medicine +28, Religion +30

Str +9, Dex +5, Con +7, Int +0, Wis +6, Cha +3

AC 39; Fort +32, Ref +26, Will +27; +1 status to all saves vs. magic

HP 350; Weaknesses cold iron 15, good 15

Paralyzing Gaze (aura, divine, enchantment, visual) 30 feet. A non-evil creature that ends its turn in the aura must attempt a DC 35 Fortitude save. If it fails, it’s slowed 1 for 1 round, and if it critically fails, it is instead paralyzed for 1 round.

Succor Vulnerability A shemhazian’s mutilation is a part of them, and they can’t bear to see it reversed. The first time each round that a creature heals from damage the shemhazian dealt on their last turn, the demon takes 3d6 mental damage.

Tail Whip [reaction] Trigger A creature within reach of the shemhazian’s tail leaves a square during a move action it’s using. Effect The shemhazian attempts to Trip the triggering creature. On a success, the creature also takes damage as if the shemhazian had hit with a tail Strike, and if the creature was flying, it falls 30 feet.

Speed 35 feet, climb 20 feet, fly 35 feet (from fly)

Melee [one-action] jaws (evil, magical, reach 20 feet) +33, Damage 3d12+17 piercing plus 1d6 evil and enfeebling bite

Melee [one-action] claw (agile, evil, magical, reach 20 feet) +33, Damage 3d8+17 slashing plus 1d6 evil

Melee [one-action] pincer (evil, magical, reach 20 feet) +33, Damage 3d8+17 bludgeoning plus 1d6 evil and Improved Grab

Melee [one-action] tail (evil, magical, reach 30 feet) +33, Damage 3d6+17 slashing plus 1d6 evil

Divine Innate Spells DC 37; 8th divine decree (evil only); 5th dimension door, prying eye (-3); 4th clairvoyance (-3), dimension door (at will); 2nd invisibility (at will); Constant (7th) fly, true seeing

Divine Rituals DC 36; Abyssal pact

Enfeebling Bite (divine, necromancy) If the shemhazian’s jaws Strike damages a creature, the target is enfeebled 3. The target can attempt a DC 37 Fortitude save to reduce this to enfeebled 1 (or be unaffected on a critical success).

Focused Gaze [one-action] (concentrate, divine, enchantment, incapacitation, visual) The shemhazian focuses their gaze on a non-evil creature they can see within 30 feet. If that creature isn’t already slowed by the shemhazian’s paralyzing gaze, it must attempt a save against the shemhazian’s paralyzing gaze. If that creature is slowed, it must succeed at a DC 35 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1 round. A shemhazian can’t use this ability against the same creature more than once per round.

Rend [one-action] claw


Shemhazians rise from the souls of torturers and those who reveled in mutilating the physical bodies of their victims. Standing 35 feet tall, a shemhazian is well equipped with a wide range of talons, claws, and fangs to continue inflicting such torments on those it encounters.

Shemhazians delight in visiting torment upon mortals, of course, but more than most demons, these fiends revel in sharing the pain with their own kind. Other demons fear and hate shemhazians for this reason, with only the most powerful willing to work with a shemhazian to achieve a shared goal. Even then, the shemhazian is always on the watch for an opportunity to bring pain and suffering to its allies along with any foe.

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