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Duergar Slaver

Duergar Slaver CR 2

Source Inner Sea NPC Codex pg. 20
XP 600
Duergar ranger 3
LE Medium humanoid (dwarf)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +8


AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 16 (+6 armor, +1 Dex)
hp 21 (3d10)
Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +3; +2 vs. spells and spell-like abilities
Immune paralysis, phantasms, poison
Weaknesses light sensitivity


Speed 20 ft.
Melee mwk light hammer +6 (1d4+2) or scourge +5 (1d4+2)
Ranged mwk light crossbow +5 (1d8/19–20)
Special Attacks favored enemy (dwarves +2)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd)
1/day—enlarge person (self only), invisibility (self only)


Str 15, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 10, Wis 15, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 16 (20 vs. bull rush, 20 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Rapid Reload (light crossbow), Skill Focus (Intimidate), Stealthy
Skills Escape Artist +3, Intimidate +9, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +6, Knowledge (local) +3, Perception +8, Stealth +6, Survival +8
Languages Common, Dwarven, Undercommon
SQ favored terrain (underground +2), track +1, wild empathy +3
Combat Gear potion of oil of magic weapon, potion of cure light wounds, tanglefoot bags (2); Other Gear mwk breastplate, mwk light crossbow with 20 bolts, mwk light hammer, scourge (as cat-o’- nine-tails that deals lethal damage

Those who travel the benighted tunnels of the Darklands soon learn to fear the duergar. Cruel and heartless, these gray dwarves are followers of the dark dwarven god Droskar, who teaches that all are destined for an eternity of harsh toil. This outlook serves the duergar well, for in the Darklands slaves are among the most highly sought after commodities.

Duergar slavers lurk along the roadways of Nar-Voth, especially those branching from or leading to the Long Walk, waiting to ambush unwary travelers. They rely on strength in numbers and their innate magical powers to capture their prey. A standard tactic is to use their invisibility to hide, then to grow to massive size before attacking. Duergar tend to focus on capturing individuals from races that are already adapted to life in the Darklands, particularly their dwarven kin, but they aren’t averse to making slaves of those who originated on the surface or of other Darklands denizens with valuable skills should an easy opportunity arise.

Those who fall prey to the slavers’ traps are usually taken to the slave markets of the duergar capital city of Hagegraf, located beneath the Five Kings Mountains, where they are sold to the highest bidder. The slavers use the threat of sadistic torture to keep their prisoners in line, but they rarely injure their property permanently, and kill slaves even less often. After all, a lame slave is worth less gold at market than one with who has his full physical faculties. Mental scars, in contrast, may actually add value if they help ensure the slave’s compliance.