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Kyton, Sacristan

Sacristan Kyton CR 10

Chains and piercings torture this being’s bloodless flesh. The greatest violations invade its face and mouth.

XP 9,600
LE Medium outsider (evil, extraplanar, kyton, lawful)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., see in darkness; Perception +19

DEFENSE HP 116

EAC 22; KAC 24
Fort +14, Ref +10, Will +10
Defensive Abilities fast healing 5 (silver or good-aligned weapons and spells); DR 10/good or silver; Immune cold, pain; SR 21

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee microserrated longsword +23 (2d10+17; analog; critical bleed 2d6)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Offensive Abilities shadow scream, unnerving gaze (30 ft., DC 17)

STATISTICS

Str +7, Dex +3, Con +1, Int +2, Wis +2, Cha +5
Skills Bluff +19, Intimidate +24, Stealth +19
Languages Common, Infernal

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Fast Healing (Ex)

A sacristan’s fast healing is suppressed for 1 round when it is dealt damage from a silver or good-aligned weapon or spell.

Shadow Scream (Su)

Once per hour as a standard action, a sacristan can burst the bonds that seal its mouth and unleash a cacophony of darkness and soul-shaking howls from the Shadow plane’s darkest depths. This functions as the create darkness universal creature rule, with the following differences. The darkness stays centered on the sacristan, and creatures with darkvision cannot see in this darkness; only creatures with the see in darkness ability (such as kytons) can see inside. All non-kyton creatures within the area are deafened for as long as they remain in the area and must make a DC 17 Will saving throw or become confused for as long as they remain in this area and for 1d4 rounds after leaving. Any creature that falls unconscious while under the confusion effect must succeed at an additional DC 17 Will saving throw or suffer from the curse of shadow shakes (this is an insanity effect). A sacristan’s shadow scream lasts for 3 rounds and ends early if the sacristan wills it or if it is affected by the spell planar barrier.

Shadow ShakesType curse; Save Will DC 17; Effect Whenever the victim is in dim light, it becomes shaken. If the light becomes any darker, the victim becomes panicked and attempts to move away from the darkness as quickly as possible. If the victim has darkvision, it does not function for as long as this curse lasts.; Cure The victim must spend 24 hours in an area of darkness. This curse can also be cured in the same manner as an insanity effect.

Unnerving Gaze (Ex)

A creature that succumbs to a sacristan’s unnerving gaze becomes staggered for 1 round.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (The Shadow plane)
Organization solitary, pair, bodyguard (1d4 plus 1 kyton of lower CR), or entourage (2d6 plus 1 kyton of higher CR)

Born from scraps of imperfect flesh, bent chain, and scarred minds, sacristans are bound together by kyton sculptor-surgeons. They lack the burden of free will, and their minds are etched with the ability to serve, making them utterly obedient to other kytons. While much more than automatons, sacristans are a potent slave caste, one manufactured to take ecstatic pleasure from serving their brethren. Their other blessing is a miniature, permanent portal to the Shadow Plane sealed within their mouths. Kept restrained, this portal endlessly howls the music of the kytons‘ realms of shadowed torture and veiled delights. When threatened, sacristans burst open their mouths and allow the song of their collective race to seduce their foes in a way these brutes never could.

Sacristans vary in their appearance, but always look like tortured and maimed humanoids, often with redundant or absent features. They typically stand between 6 and 8 feet tall and weigh from 80 to 160 pounds.

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