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Source Pathfinder #146: Cult of Cinders pg. 84
Legend holds that charau-kas share ancestry with the demon lord Angazhan, who transformed the bodies of humans who tried to wage war against his cult, causing the dead to rise as the first of the simian humanoids known as a charau-ka. Rumors persist that charau-ka priests have perfected a hideous ritual to force those slain to reincarnate as new charau-kas in honor of this ancient tale. Other stories hold that powerful totems devoted to Angazhan contain this power, and that conducting ritual sacrifices before these magical artifacts causes the spirits of the dead to return to life as violent devotees of Angazhan, the master of those who revel in savagery and destruction.


Charau-ka Acolyte of Angazhan (Creature 3), Charau-ka Butcher (Creature 6), Charau-ka Warrior (Creature 1)

Sidebar - Locations A Fragmented Nation

Until recently, most charau-kas were united under the rulership of Ruthazek the Gorilla King, a powerful warlord and champion of Angazhan who ruled from the city of Usaro. But when adventurers challenged and defeated Ruthazek, the charau-ka nation fragmented and the clans scattered into the jungle, each led by their own individual warlords.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Charau-ka Tribes

Charau-kas generally dwell in small tribes consisting of a few dozen members. They often keep dangerous jungle creatures as pets or guardians, trusting their rangers or animal handlers to keep these deadly beasts under control. It’s not uncommon to find a group of charau-kas who cage a wild beast in the midst of their village, sacrificing victims to the imprisoned creature or tormenting it by holding it as a living trophy of sorts. A typical charau-ka village extends from the jungle floor up into the canopy above, and usually includes several treehouse-style structures connected by vines or rope bridges.