Veiled Master (Vidileth)

Veiled Master Creature14

Rare LE Large Aberration Aquatic

Senses Perception +25; darkvision

Languages Aklo, Alghollthu, Aquan, Common, Undercommon; tongues

Skills Arcana +27, Athletics +24, Deception +28, Intimidation +26, Lore (any one subcategory) +29, Occultism +29, Society +27, Stealth +24

Str +6, Dex +6, Con +8, Int +7, Wis +5, Cha +6

Mucus Cloud (aura, disease) As aboleth, but DC 36, 30-foot radius, and 24 hours.


AC 34; Fort +26, Ref +22, Will +24; +2 status to all saves vs. magic

HP 270; Immunities controlled, electricity, mental; Resistances cold 20


Speed 10 feet, swim 80 feet

Melee [one-action] claw +30 (agile, magical, reach 20 feet), Damage 3d10+12 slashing plus slime

Melee [one-action] fangs +28 (agile, magical, reach 10 feet, versatile S), Damage 3d8+12 piercing plus slime and consume memories

Melee [one-action] tentacle +28 (agile, electricity, magical, reach 20 feet), Damage 7d6 electricity plus thoughtlance

Occult Innate Spells DC 37; 9th project image (at will); 8th illusory scene (at will), suggestion (-3); 7th veil (at will); 6th dominate (-3); 5th dimension door (-3), hallucinatory terrain (at will), illusory object (at will); 3rd hypnotic pattern (at will), levitate (at will), mind reading (at will), secret page (at will); Constant (5th) tongues

Occult Rituals DC 37; geas (5th)

Change Shape [free-action] (concentrate, occult, polymorph, transmutation) Once per round, a veiled master can take on the appearance of a humanoid of Large, Medium, or Small size or resume its true form. While in humanoid form, the veiled master’s Speed is 30 feet, and it loses its mucus cloud aura and swim Speed. If the humanoid form assumed lacks the aquatic trait, the veiled master loses its own aquatic trait as well. In humanoid form, the veiled master can use weapons, or it can make Strikes that work like its tentacle attack but use the reach of its current form. If the assumed form has fangs or claws, the veiled master can also make such Strikes, but these attacks lack the veiled master’s slime.

Consume Memories (mental, occult) When a veiled master makes a fangs Strike against a creature, it can consume some of that creature’s memories. The target must succeed at a DC 37 Fortitude saving throw or become stupefied 1. A veiled master regains 5 Hit Points each time it successfully consumes memories. When a veiled master consumes memories, it learns some of the creature’s memories (subject to the GM’s discretion).

Delayed Suggestion (enchantment, occult) When a veiled master successfully casts dominate on a creature, a suggestion spell triggers when the dominate spell ends. This suggestion usually causes the target to return to the veiled master, so the creature can cast dominate again, but a veiled master can set the suggestion to different orders if it wishes.

Slime (curse, occult, virulent) As alghollthu master, but DC 36.

Tentacle Flurry [two-actions] The veiled master thrashes about with its tentacles. Make a tentacle Strike against each creature within its reach. Roll only one attack roll, and roll the damage only once for all targets.

Thoughtlance (curse, enchantment, occult) A creature touched by the veiled master’s tentacles, whether those tentacles deal damage or not, must attempt a DC 34 Will save, becoming slowed 1 on a failure or slowed 2 on a critical failure. Each time the affected creature ends its turn, its slowed value decreases by 1.

About

The powerful vidileths are the insidious veiled masters of the alghollthus. These manipulators of mind and body alike lead their species in the open, using their ability to change form to walk among and deceive humans and other sapient species. Many veiled masters are even more powerful than the typical specimen presented here and can use a wide range of arcane or occult spells and rituals.

While veiled masters command significant combat prowess and impressive magical skills, the greatest danger they pose to others is their uncanny ability to infiltrate into societies much different than their own. The most paranoid of adventurers and conspiracy scholars worry that every major city has been infested by secret cabals of vidileths, while others dismiss this as hogwash and fearmongering. The truth is likely somewhere in between, but it doesn’t take many veiled masters pulling the strings behind the scenes to wreak havoc upon an entire nation!

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