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Shaorhaz, Glutton of the Green

This four-armed nightmare stands with an elegance that seems out of place, given its demonic visage. Huge black wings fan behind its back, and flickering black blades burn in its hands.

Shaorhaz, Glutton of the Green CR 23

Source Demons Revisited pg. 44
XP 819,200
Male vrolikai inquisitor of Cyth-V’sug 9 (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 2 81)
CE Large outsider (chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
Init +21; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision, true seeing; Perception +44

Defense

AC 42, touch 13, flat-footed 38 (+10 armor, +3 Dex, +1 dodge, +19 natural, –1 size)
hp 489 (28 HD; 19d10+9d8+345)
Fort +24, Ref +22, Will +26
Defensive Abilities freedom of movement; DR 15/cold iron and good; Immune death effects, electricity, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10, fire 10; SR 30

Offense

Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (perfect)
Melee +1 black flame knife +39/+34/+29/+24 (1d6+15/17–20 plus energy drain), 3 +1 black flame knives +39 (1d6+8 plus energy drain), bite +36 (1d8+7), sting +36 (1d6+7 plus madness)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks bane (9 rounds/day), black flame knives, death-stealing gaze (DC 28), madness (DC 28), multiweapon mastery
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 19th; concentration +28)
Constant—true seeing
At will—deeper darkness, enervation, greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only), telekinesis (DC 24)
3/day—quickened enervation, regenerate, silence (DC 21), vampiric touch
1/day—mass hold monster (DC 28), summon (level 6, 1 marilith 50% or 1d4 glabrezus 75%), symbol of death (DC 27)
Inquisitor Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +18)
At will—detect alignment
9 rounds/day—discern lies
Inquisitor Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +18)
3rd (5/day)—cure serious wounds, dimensional anchor, seek thoughts (DC 22), speak with dead (DC 22)
2nd (6/day)—barkskin, death knell (DC 21), detect thoughts (DC 21), spiritual weapon
1st (8/day)—command (DC 20), cure light wounds, divine favor, protection from good, shield of faith
0 (at will)—acid splash, brand (DC 19), bleed (DC 19), detect magic, disrupt undead, read magic
Domain Decay

Statistics

Str 38, Dex 27, Con 34, Int 22, Wis 28, Cha 28
Base Atk +25; CMB +40; CMD 59
Feats Combat Expertise, Critical Focus, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Greater Vital Strike, Improved Critical (black flame knife), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Mobility, Multiattack, Outflank, Power Attack, Precise Strike, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (enervation), Staggering Critical, Swap Places, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +36, Fly +42, Intimidate +44, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +37, Knowledge (nature) +37, Knowledge (planes) +37, Knowledge (religion) +37, Linguistics +10, Perception +44, Sense Motive +44, Spellcraft +37, Stealth +37 (+45 in shadowy areas), Use Magic Device +37; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception, +8 Stealth in shadowy areas
Languages Abyssal, Aklo, Celestial, Draconic, Druidic, Sylvan; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ cunning initiative, judgment (2, 3/day), monster lore +9, solo tactics, stern gaze, track +4
Gear +4 ghost touch shadow undead-controlling breastplate, belt of giant strength +6, ring of earth elemental command, ring of freedom of movement

Description

Even before he was recruited by Deskari to raze the Green Faith from Sarkoris, the vrolikai Shaorhaz had a long tradition of antipathy toward the druidic faith. When Shaorhaz first came to the Material Plane to grow, he had the misfortune of appearing in the small village of Rookhill in southeastern Ustalav. At first, Shaorhaz met little opposition from the villagers, and he fed with impunity. But then a cabal of druids came to Rookhill’s aid, and Shaorhaz found his hunting grounds increasingly well guarded and dangerous. Stubborn to a fault, the nabasu refused to move on to easier hunting grounds elsewhere, and time and time again, he clashed with the druids. With each attempt to kill them, though, the druids grew more and more adept at fighting the nabasu, and with each dawn, it seemed that the very wilderness in which he had enjoyed hiding for so many months was turning against him. When the nabasu was nearly slain by the druids’ treant ally, he made a desperate attempt to assassinate their leader. This foolish assault earned the nabasu nothing more than the loss of his accumulated growth, as the druid sacrificed his life to return the spiritual energies the demon had fed upon to the land. Only then did Shaorhaz flee Ustalav, teleporting to another wilderness to start over. It took the demon 10 times as long as he’d hoped to finally achieve apotheosis and transform to a vrolikai, and in that time, his hatred of the druidic faith only grew.

Today, Shaorhaz rules over the ruins of the Forest of Stones in what was once northern Sarkoris. This region, known today as the Stonewilds, was once sacred to the Green Faith, but now the only druids who remain are the warped and twisted undead abominations known as siabraes, for when it became clear that Shaorhaz had won the battle, the last few druids turned again to sacrifice to defeat the demon. Yet this time, the tactic did not work. This time, Shaorhaz was prepared, and the vile energies he commanded ref lected back upon the druids, turning them into the very things they detested most. Since then, Shaorhaz has spent the majority of his time within his palace, Greengrave, searching for a way to feed not on more mortal souls but upon the very soul of Golarion itself.

Shaorhaz prefers offerings of druids, especially those of the Green Faith. He often promises to let these offerings live if they can reveal to him something of the druidic faith that he has not already confirmed for himself—those druids foolish enough to take the demon at his word get the deaths they deserve. It’s a DC 33G check to research the Glutton of the Green.