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Demon, Vrock

Vrock CR 9 (Combatant)

XP 6,400
CE Large outsider (chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +17


HP 145
EAC 22; KAC 24
Fort +12; Ref +11; Will +8
DR 10/good; Immunities electricity, poison; Resistances acid 10, cold 10, fire 10; SR 20


Speed 30 ft., fly 50 ft. (Ex, average)
Melee claw +22 (2d10+15S), or bite +22 (2d10+15P)
Multiattack 2 claws +16 (2d10+15S), bite +16 (2d6+15P)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Offensive Abilities dance of ruin, spores, stunning screech
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)

At willholographic image (DC 14), magic missile, teleport (self plus 5 bulk of objects only)
3/day-darkness*, holographic image II (DC 15), mirror image, sanctuary (DC 15)*
1/day-desecrate*, jester’s jaunt*, summon ally (1 vrock 35%)

*see Starfarer’s Companion


Str +6; Dex +2; Con +4; Int +2; Wis +3; Cha +3
Skills Acrobatics +17, Intimidate +22, Mysticism +17
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Draconic; telepathy 100 ft.


Dance of Ruin (Su)

A vrock can dance and chant as a full-round action — at the end of 3 rounds, a crackling wave of energy explodes from the vrock, dealing 5d6 points of electricity damage to all creatures within 100 feet. A DC 16 Reflex save halves this damage.

For each additional vrock that joins in the dance, the damage increases by 5d6 and the DC to avoid the effect increases by +1, to a maximum of 20d6 when four or more vrocks are dancing (the DC continues to increase with additional vrocks, but the damage does not). The dance immediately ends and must be started anew if any of the participating vrocks is slain, stunned, or otherwise prevented from dancing.

Spores (Ex)

A vrock can release a cloud of spores from its body once every 3 rounds as a swift action.

Adjacent creatures take 1d8 points of damage from the spores, plus 1d4 points of damage per round for 10 rounds as the spores grow into thick green vines.

Although ugly, the vines are harmless and wither away in 1d4 days if not shaved off before then. The spores can be destroyed by casting bless* or remove affliction on the affected creatures or by sprinkling them with holy water.

Stunning Screech (Su)

Once per hour, a vrock can emit a shrill screech. All creatures except demons within a 30-foot-radius spread must succeed on a DC 16 Fortitude save or be stunned for 1 round.


Environment any (Abyss)
Organization solitary, pair, or gang (3-10)

Demons are fiends that originate from a terrifying realm known as the Abyss. It is a place of pure chaos and pure evil, where a constant war is waged to destroy all of creation. Every living creature… every city… every plant… every standing mountain… entire worlds, if possible, are the ideal target of destruction for a demon.

Demons exist solely to destroy everything they see. While their fiendish counterparts – the devils – seek to manipulate mortal minds and souls, demons desire only to annihilate them. They feed off suffering, mayhem, ruin, and conflict.

Unlike devils, who were once either fallen angels from Heaven or mortals that have had their souls corrupted into a fiendish form, demons are beings created from pure chaos. They are spawned by the foul corruption of the Abyss; an infinite realm of cruelty and depravity. Whenever great death and destruction occurs in the mortal realms, demons begin spawning in ever greater numbers in the Abyss; the wake of destruction seems to call these fiends into existence.

The many different demonic realms of the Abyss are uninhabitable by mortal standards. The rivers and seas are made of acid. The air is poisonous to breathe. Even the land and its plant life seek to devour any unfortunate enough to not watch their step. Demons are properly suited to exist in an environment such as this.

Few demons are as despised as the vrocks. These fiends embody the worst traits of the demonic race: betrayal, rage, and hatred. Vrocks are used by other demons as shock troops, but are always watched carefully, as they tend to turn sides at the last minute.

Such is their chaotic nature. Vrocks delight in slowly slaying mortal creatures and feasting on their warm entrails while the still-living victim watches in horror.

Much like the vultures they appear to resemble, vrocks will scavenge meat from any kill they can find.

A vrock appears to be a vulture-like demon with knobby skin covered in wart-like growths. These growths often explode at a moment’s notice, releasing a cloud of spores that burrows into the flesh of anything around the fiend. A vrock stands 8 feet tall and weighs 500 pounds (50 bulk).

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Starfarer Adversaries: Legacy Bestiary © 2020, Rogue Genius Games LLC; Author: Jacob E. Blackmon; Additional work by: Owen K.C. Stephens. Produced by Owen K.C. Stephens.