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Urdefhan Blood Mage

Hardened masters of occult power, urdefhan blood mages trade their blood for magical might. A heavily scarred blood mage is held in esteem by their fellow urdefhans, as it shows they have survived many bargains with eerie occult patrons.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 24
Unspecific Lore: DC 22
Specific Lore: DC 19

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Urdefhan Blood MageCreature 8

Source Pathfinder #165: Eyes of Empty Death pg. 85
Perception +15; greater darkvision
Languages Aklo, Daemonic, Undercommon
Skills Arcana +16, Athletics +16, Intimidation +16, Occultism +18, Religion +16
Str +4, Dex +2, Con +4, Int +6, Wis +3, Cha +2
Items +1 striking kukri
AC 26; Fort +18, Ref +14, Will +17
HP 140 (negative healing); Immunities death effects, disease, fear
Necrotic Decay (divine, necromancy, negative) When an urdefhan dies, its invisible flesh quickly rots away and sublimates into a foul-smelling gas that fills a 5-foot emanation around the body. This gas deals 8d6 negative damage to creatures in this area as their flesh curdles and rots as well (DC 24 basic Fortitude save).
Speed 25 feet
Melee kukri +16 [+12/+8] (agile, trip), Damage 2d6+8 piercingMelee jaws +15 [+10/+5], Damage 2d6+8 plus Wicked BiteDivine Innate Spells DC 26, attack +18; 3rd paralyze; 2nd death knell; 1st feather fall (at will; self only), ray of enfeeblement
Occult Spontaneous Spells DC 26, attack +18; 4th call the blood, confusion, dimension door, phantasmal killer (4 slots); 3rd haste, levitate, slow, vampiric touch (4 slots); 2nd dispel magic, ghoulish cravings, invisibility, touch of idiocy (4 slots); 1st bane, fear, grim tendrils, phantom pain (4 slots); Cantrips (8th) chill touch, daze, message, shield, telekinetic projectile
Blood Offering (occult, metamagic, necromancy) Frequency once per round; Effect The blood mage cuts themself and takes 8 slashing damage. If the blood mage's next action is to Cast a Spell, the action can't be disrupted, and if the spell has a range, the blood mage can increase that spell's range by 30 feet.Wicked Bite Requirements The urdefhan damaged a creature with a jaws Strike on its last action; Effect The urdefhan maintains contact, turning the creature's flesh translucent around the site of the injury. The urdefhan chooses one of two options, each of which requires a DC 26 Fortitude save. If the jaws Strike was a critical hit, the creature suffers both effects, using the same save result for both.
  • Drain Blood The urdefhan drinks some of the creature's blood. On a failed save, the creature is drained 1 and the urdefhan regains 10 HP (or, on a critical failure, it's drained 2 and the urdefhan regains 20 HP).
  • Drain Vitality (necromancy) The urdefhan draws out some of the creature's vital essence. The creature becomes enfeebled 1 for 1 hour on a failed save (or enfeebled 2 for 1 hour on a critical failure).

Sidebar - Additional Lore Blood Magic

Urdefhans typically cast divine spells, as their cultural connection to the Four Horsemen is strong. Those who embrace blood magic are turning away from their cult's zealous faith for strange occult powers.

All Monsters in "Urdefhan"

Urdefhan Blood Mage8
Urdefhan Death Scout6
Urdefhan Dominator14
Urdefhan High Tormentor10
Urdefhan Hunter12
Urdefhan Lasher7
Urdefhan Tormentor5
Urdefhan Warrior3


Source Bestiary 2 pg. 272 2.0
The violent warmongers, occultists, and poisoners known as urdefhans dwell within the Darklands. They were created in eons past by the mysterious First Horsemen of the Apocalypse to serve as agents of the end times within the Material Plane. Urdefhans continue to honor their creators by worshipping the wretched beings who rule over the plane of Abaddon, and like their fiendish lieges, urdefhans exist for one reason and one reason alone: to kill.

While urdefhans are humanoid and dwell together in large groups, this is where their similarities to surface ancestries end. Their visages are horrific, with transparent skin and musculature displaying their glistening entrails, gleaming bones, and perhaps worst of all, their baleful red eyes. This, combined with their gaping maws full of sharp fangs, works to create the false impression that these beings are some sort of vampiric undead, not creatures of living flesh and blood. When an urdefhan’s life comes to an end, their flesh quickly curdles and then bursts in a wave of awful corruption that spreads to the flesh of other creatures in the area. The typical urdefhan views their eventual demise as a disappointment, for once they’re dead, their chances to kill will finally come to an end.

Urdefhans’ primary concern is death and how to inflict it in the goriest, most painful, and widespread ways. Beyond this ethos of violence, urdefhans concern themselves only tangentially with matters such as formal modes of warfare or aspects of their damnable religion. When an urdefhan is not actively engaged in violence, their giddy cruelty is tempered only by a sense of self-preservation that ensures they survive long enough to spread the “blessings” of their daemonic patrons. They pass the time between wars inventing new weapons, developing new diseases, and researching awful new magic, all in preparation for the next inevitable conflict.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Alternate Urdefhan Mounts

Urdefhans use skavelings as mounts most of the time, but they aren't picky, using any beast that can be broken and trained. Giant lizards, pterosaurs, and even Darklands-dwelling manticores all serve as urdefhan mounts, on occasion.

Sidebar - Locations Minos-Pashat

The first urdefhans were unleashed into the depths of Golarion's Darklands in the vault of Minos- Pashat, a nation-sized cavern riddled with maze-like tangles of stalactites, stalagmites, and fissures.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Rhoka Swords

The rhoka sword is the preferred weapon of urdefhan soldiers, though all urdefhans know how to wield these instruments of war. These uncommon advanced weapons cost 4 gp, deal 1d8 slashing damage, have 2 Bulk, and require 1 hand to use. Rhoka swords are in the sword group and have the deadly d8 and two-hand 1d10 traits.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Shauth Weapons

Shauth blades and shauth lashes are made from the teeth of fallen urdefhans. Collecting these teeth is difficult, as a slain urdefhan dissolves into a foul-smelling gas almost immediately. However, their bones are somewhat more durable.