Monday, January 3, 2011

General Rules: Monsters - Demon, Manes

Demon, Manes (from the Book of Vile Darkness)
Small Outsider (Chaotic, Evil)

Hit Dice: 1d8 (4 hit points)
Initiative: +0
Speed: 20 feet
Armor Class: 14 (+1 size, +3 natural); touch 11, flat-footed 14
BAB/Grapple: +1/-3
Attack: Claw +2 melee (1d3, slashing, 20 x2)
Full Attack: 2 claws +2 melee (1d3, slashing, 20 x2) and bite +0 melee (1d4, bludgeoning, slashing, and piercing, 20 x2)
Space/Reach: 5 feet by 5 feet/5 feet
Special Attacks: -
Special Qualities: Acidic cloud, demon traits, DR 5/+1, outsider traits
Saves: Fortitude +2, Reflex +2, Will -2
Abilities: Str 10, Int 3, Wis 3, Dex 10, Con 10, Cha 3
Skills: Climb +2, Jump +2
Feats: Multiattack
Environment: Any land and underground
Organization: Solitary, swarm (6 - 15), or horde (10 - 100)
Challenge Rating: 1
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Advancement: 2 - 6 Hit Dice (Small)

Formed directly from the souls of evil creature sent to the Hells for eternity, manes are the lowest of the demons, even lower than dretches. They have no magical abilities at all, and are almost mindless. They act more like wild beasts than anything else.

Manes are 2-foot tall humanoids with pale, bloated flesh riddled with maggots. Their white eyes show no sign of sentience, but their claws and jagged teeth betray their feral nature. Manes cannot speak, but can understand simple concepts spoken in any language (as a side effect of their limited use of demonic telepathy).

Manes are largely mindless, but devoted to savagery and fury. They obey their masters and throw themselves into battle heedless of danger, but they are slow, stupid, and largely ineffective combatants. As weak as they are, they can overcome foes by their numbers.

Acidic Cloud (Ex): When a manes dies, it dissolves into a cloud of noxious vapor. Anyone within 10 feet of a slain mane who fails a Reflex save (DC 20) takes 1d6 points of acid damage.

Demon Traits: Demons can communicate telepathically with any creature within 100 feet that has a language. Manes are immune to electricity and poison and they have acid resistance 20, cold resistance 20, and fire resistance 20.

Outsider Traits: A manes has darkvision with a range of 60 feet. It cannot be raised or resurrected.

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