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Xulgath Bilebearer

Xulgath Bilebearer Creature2

CE Medium Humanoid Xulgath

Perception +6; darkvision

Languages Draconic, Undercommon

Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +6, Deception +5, Stealth +8, Thievery +8

Str +2, Dex +4, Con +2, Int +1, Wis +0, Cha -1

Items 2 daggers

AC 18; Fort +8, Ref +10, Will +4

HP 30

Stench (aura, olfactory) 30 feet. As xulgath warrior. A xulgath bilebearer can activate or deactivate its stench aura as a free action.

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] dagger +12 (agile, finesse, versatile S), Damage 1d4+4 piercing plus xulgath bile

Melee [one-action] jaws +10, Damage 2d4+4 piercing plus xulgath bile

Melee [one-action] claw +10 (agile), Damage 1d6+4 slashing plus Grab

Ranged [one-action] dagger +12 (agile, finesse, thrown 10 feet, versatile S), Damage 1d4+4 piercing plus xulgath bile

Putrid Blast [two-actions] (olfactory, poison) Frequency once per minute; Effect all adjacent creatures must attempt a DC 18 Fortitude save. On a failure, the creature is slowed 1 (slowed 2 on a critical failure) until the end of its next turn and takes a -2 circumstance penalty to Fortitude saves against xulgath bile for 1 minute.

Xulgath Bile (poison) Saving Throw Fortitude DC 16; Maximum Duration 1 hour; Stage 1 fatigued (1 minute); Stage 2 fatigued and unconscious (1 minute).


While they are primarily assassins and kidnappers, bilebearers may also accompany their kin on hunts for more mundane prey. On such hunts, bilebearers surround a large prey animal and disable it with their secretions. Xulgaths’ preferred cooking method-charring to near inedibility-neutralizes any residual poison in prey’s flesh.

Xulgath Bilebearer while many xulgaths impose their will by strength or sheer numbers, some resort to more nefarious-and grotesque-means to take care of matters.

The bilebearer takes its name from its eponymous bile, a putrid substance that oozes from gill-like folds in its colorful, bulging neck. Bilebearers coat their weapons with the viscous substance or secrete a concentrated dose that suffuses the air around them and disables foes.

A bilebearer’s neck bulges with folds of scaled flesh that extend almost to the creature’s shoulders, containing its namesake bile productions glands inside. These folds expand and contract with each breath, and each fold has a vertical line of muscled pores that gradually exudes the thick substance, providing a perpetual supply for coating weapons. Bilebearers’ necks also contain inflatable bladders, which they can quickly pressurize to expel a blast of vaporized bile in a noxious, overwhelming cloud.

Bilebearers serve their clutches by kidnapping or slaying specific enemies.

They frequently accompany their kin, particularly xulgath skulkers, to raid rival clutches or intercept foes. A bilebearer’s mode of attack typically involves sneaking in, overwhelming any guards with a noxious blast of bile, and then turning their attention to the primary target. The xulgath either shreds the rapidly weakening victim on the spot or drags them away for future violence.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #151: The Show Must Go On © 2020, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jason Tondro, with Andrew Mullen, Patrick Renie, David N. Ross, and Michael Sayre.