Home >Game Mastering >Bestiary >Creatures by Type >Outsiders >


Kyton CR 6

Wickedly barbed chains adorn this lean figure, and gaps in the bindings reveal deathly pale flesh etched with jagged scars.

XP 2,400
LE Medium outsider (evil, extraplanar, kyton, lawful)
Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft; Perception +13


EAC 18; KAC 20
Fort +8, Ref +10, Will +5
Defensive Abilities regeneration 2 (good weapons and spells, silver weapons); DR 5/silver or good; Immunities cold; SR 17


Speed 30 ft.
Melee chain +17 (1d4+9 B & P)
Multiattack 3 chains +14 (1d4+9 B & P)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with chains)
Offensive Abilities dancing chains, unnerving gaze (30 ft., DC 14)


Str +3, Dex +5, Con +2, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +1
Skills Acrobatics +18, Athletics +13, Intimidate +13
Feats Blind-Fight


Dancing Chains (Su)

A kyton can control up to four chains within 20 feet as a standard action, making the chains dance or move as it wishes.

In addition, a kyton can increase these chains’ length by up to 15 feet and cause them to sprout razor-edged barbs. These chains attack as effectively as the kyton itself. If a chain is in another creature’s possession, the creature can attempt a DC 14 Will save to break the kyton’s power over that chain. If the save is successful, the kyton cannot attempt to control that particular chain again for 24 hours or until the chain leaves the creature’s possession. A kyton can climb chains it controls at its normal speed without making Athletics checks.

Unnerving Gaze (Su)

A kyton can make its face resemble one of an opponent’s departed loved ones or bitter enemies. Those who fail their saves become shaken for 1d3 rounds. This is a mind-affecting fear effect.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, link (3–6), or chain (7–20)

Often classified among the ranks of the infernal and called chain devils by the uninitiated, the sadomasochistic kytons are not true devils. Many suggest that kytons were natives of Hell who existed there before the advent of devilkind, while others hypothesize they were later brought to the plane by some sadistic power. Regardless of their origins, kytons roam the planes in their lust to cause and receive suffering, seeking pain through violent abductions and sadistic debauches.

The kyton presented here is a typical member of this fiendish race of outsiders but is by no means the only type of its kind. Just as there are numerous different species of demon and devil, rumor holds that different kinds of kytons dwell in their jangling cities in Hell and on the Plane of Shadow. These kytons are invariably more powerful than the one presented here, often having spell-like abilities or hideous and unsettling special attacks along the themes of torture and pain. Rumor holds that the most powerful kytons are completely inhuman, and that these monsters are the true progenitors of the kyton race—the kyton presented here but the result of unholy dalliances with their unfortunate victims.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Alien Bestiary (Starfinder) © 2018, Legendary Games; Lead Designer: Jason Nelson. Authors: Anthony Adam, Kate Baker, John Bennet, Eytan Bernstein, Robert Brookes, Russ Brown, Duan Byrd, Jeff Dahl, Robyn Fields, Joel Flank, Matt Goodall, Robert J. Grady, Jim Groves, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Nick Hite, Daniel Hunt, Mike Kimmel Marshall, Isabelle Lee, Jeff Lee, Lyz Liddell, Jason Nelson, Richard Pett, Tom Phillips, Alistair J. Rigg, Alex Riggs, Wendall Roy, Mike Shel, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Russ Taylor, Rachel Ventura, Mike Welham, George Loki Williams, Scott Young.