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Nightgaunt

Nightgaunt CR 4

This lanky ebon humanoid has batlike wings and a long prehensile tail, yet its most unsettling feature is its lack of a face.

XP 1,200
CN Medium monstrous humanoid (extraplanar)
Init +3; Senses blindsight (thought) 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10

DEFENSE HP 50

EAC 16; KAC 18
Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +5
Defensive Abilities faceless, unflankable
Immunities cold, gaze attacks, inhaled poison, scent-based attacks

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (Ex, good)
Melee claw +12 (1d6+9 S plus grab)
Offensive Abilities clutches, tickle

STATISTICS

Str +5, Dex +3, Con +1, Int –1, Wis +1, Cha +0
Skills Acrobatics +10, Intimidate +10, Stealth +15
Languages Aklo (can’t speak)
Other Abilities no breath

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Clutches (Ex)

If a nightgaunt uses its fly speed to move itself and a grappled target, it can fly at full speed.

Faceless (Ex)

A nightgaunt has no face but can still see in all directions as if its entire body were an eye. It cannot be flanked and is immune to gaze attacks, but not to illusions that rely upon vision to function. It has no need to breathe and is immune to all inhaled and scent-based effects.

Tickle (Ex)

As a swift action, a nightgaunt can use its tail to send an electrical charge which tickles a grappled or helpless foe with horrible efficiency. The target must succeed at a DC 13 Fortitude save or be nauseated for 1 round.

ECOLOGY

Environment any mountains (Dimension of Dreams)
Organization solitary, pair, or haunt (3–6)

Nightgaunts haunt the deepest and darkest chasms of dreams. They lurk in the shadows that loom at the edges of sane slumber but are ready at any moment to snatch a blithe dreamer away, carrying it off into realms of endless nightmare and tickling it terribly all the way. They appear as stooped, emaciated humanoids, yet possess a remarkable strength in their sinewy limbs. With inky black skin, batlike wings, a long spiny tail, and demonic horns protruding from its skull, a nightgaunt is a fearsome foe—yet the lack of any facial features is what makes it truly nightmarish.

Nightgaunts feed on emotions, preferring despair, horror, and nervous laughter. They enjoy carrying their prey high over the mountains, tickling their prey to create a mix of emotions, and finally dropping their victims in remote areas where other monsters can stalk and kill them. Some creatures pay nightgaunts to serve as guardians or carry them from place to place, though the nightgaunts are prone to turn on their employers at the smallest slight.

Most nightgaunts have little interest in anything other than sating their hunger on sleepers and gather in colonies to entertain each other by sharing emotion-memories through strange caresses. They sometimes war with the other creatures found in their desolate realms.

A typical nightgaunt would stand 7 feet tall if fully upright and weighs 175 pounds.

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