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Velstrac, Ostiarius

Ostiarius Creature5

LE Medium Fiend Velstrac

Senses Perception +15; greater darkvision, painsight, sense portal

Languages Common, Infernal, Shadowtongue; telepathy 100 feet

Skills Acrobatics +13, Deception +12, Diplomacy +12, Intimidation +16, Religion +11, Torture Lore +11

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

Painsight (divination, divine) As augur.

Sense Portal (divination, divine) The ostiarius always knows the direction and distance to the closest portal between the Shadow Plane and the Material Plane. This sense functions only on these two planes.

AC 21; Fort +9, Ref +15, Will +13; +1 status to all saves vs. magic

HP 67, regeneration 5 (deactivated by good or silver); Immunities cold; Weaknesses good 5, silver 5

Whispering Wounds (aura, divine, enchantment, mental, visual) 30 feet. When a creature ends its turn in the aura, it hears the wounds on the ostiarius’s body whisper obscene truths. The creature must succeed at a DC 21 Will save or become sickened 1.

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] claw +13 (agile, evil, finesse, magical), Damage 2d6+2 slashing plus 2d6 persistent bleed

Divine Innate Spells DC 24; 3rd enthrall, wanderer’s guide; 2nd calm emotions (at will), darkness, silence; Cantrips (3rd) shield

Rituals DC 22; inveigle

Compel Courage [one-action] (auditory, divine, emotion, enchantment, linguistic, mental) The ostiarius inspires their willing allies and themself by whispering words of courage from their wounds. The ostiarius and their allies in a 50-foot emanation gain a +1 status bonus to attack rolls, damage rolls, and saves against fear effects. The ostiarius can Sustain Compel Courage. Non-velstracs who accept this compelled courage find bleeding wounds opening on their own bodies to whisper in thanks. They take 1 persistent bleed damage and can’t attempt a flat check to end this damage as long as they’re compelled.

Focus Gaze [one-action] (concentrate, divine, enchantment, fear, mental, visual) The ostiarius stares at a creature they can see within 30 feet. The creature must immediately attempt a Will save against whispering wounds. In addition, if the creature was already sickened and fails its save, the creature is fascinated by the ostiarius and can’t use hostile actions. This fascination lasts for 1 round or until the ostiarius takes any hostile action against the creature or the creature’s allies. Whether the creature succeeds at or fails the save, it is temporarily immune for 1 hour.


Ostiariuses, as emissaries of the velstracs, tend to the portals between the Shadow Plane and the Material Plane. They not only escort other velstracs into the world of mortals, but also work to entice mortals into the realms of the velstracs- from which most mortals never leave. Among the most pleasant and persuasive of the velstracs, ostiariuses are prepared to converse for hours upon any topic, and they are skilled at returning, again and again, to the subject of the delights found in their perverse philosophies. Ostiariuses stand over 6 feet tall, and individuals range from skeletally thin to hugely corpulent.

The most powerful velstracs are unique divinities known collectively as velstrac demagogues-powerful creatures worshiped by those mortals who seek to experience agonizing new revelations and gain power by enhancing the body through pain.

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