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Kyton, Feral

Feral Kyton CR 9

Although humanoid there is something animalistic and insectoid about this distended and misshapen thing, with too many arms of various sizes and twisted, deformed legs that seem somehow to have been lashed or wired into its demented body. The creature’s face has been stretched, the remnants of cruel bands forcing the things mouth forward, into a grin of sharp crooked teeth.

XP 6,400
LE Medium outsider (evil, extraplanar, kyton, lawful)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +17

DEFENSE HP 145

EAC 22; KAC 24
Fort +11, Ref +11, Will +10; DR 10/good or silver; Immunities cold, pain

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft., climb 50 ft.
Melee bite +22 (2d10+15 B)
Offensive Abilities distended bite, swarm gaze

STATISTICS

Str +6, Dex +4, Con +2, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +1
Skills Athletics +22, Stealth +17
Languages Common, Infernal

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Distended Bite (Ex)

The mouth of the feral kyton contains a second spiked maw that is able to erupt from its primary mouth, extending the kyton’s reach to 10 ft. during its turn.

Swarm Gaze (Su)

When three or more feral kytons are within 10 feet of each other, they can each take a swift action to collectively unnerve a single target within 30 feet, causing it to be frightened for 1d3 rounds (Will DC 15 negates).

If the kytons instead focus as a full action, this affects all creatures within 30 feet of any participating kyton. A target that succeeds at this Will save is immune to all feral kytons’ gazes for 24 hours. Creatures without a sense of sight and other kytons are immune to this effect.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Plane of Shadow)
Organization solitary or swarm (6–120)

When a termagant kyton dwells in a place of relative safety, the creatures bred by her are often predominantly feral kytons. The feral kyton is in many ways a lesser being even to weaker kin; they are almost always found in hives where the number of kyton is vast, the profligate manner of their birth often makes weaker or inferior kyton that some say are deliberately created to allow cruelty to thrive. Feral kytons are more brutish and sadistically violent than their more subtle and cruel kin—the huge numbers they are found in does not enable many to rise above the foul rank and file of their birth. They are cruel—like all their kin—but this cruelty is more sadistic bullying and group torment than refined suffering. They are creatures of the pack.

Feral kytons are grotesque and animalistic creatures. Though roughly humanoid in shape, they have longer, more savage features, including prehensile tails that are often more dexterous than their gnarled and gangly limbs. Their mouths— used to biting in huge packs—have mouths able to extend outwards; their jaws tearing and rending, not for food, but for pleasure.

The feral kyton exists within the pack, but also hates it—it despises its need to have others of its kind nearby to use its gaze attack. It also hates those above it; fears and loathes their power and that of the mother that bred it; a figure it regards as divine yet hates and envies. The feral kyton has one big advantage, however, over its less common kin; if it is able to rise through the festering sweating mass of its brood, it is truly a figure of power. A microscopic number of feral kytons rise to become more powerful kytons—revoltingly animalistic versions of interlocutor or sacristan.

Some ferals rise to form particular new types of kyton that can come only from feral heritage.

These feral kytons have horrific powers to call and command other kytons, able to bend them to their own will or take away their will to the point of self-destruction.

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