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Urdefhan

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.

Members

Urdefhan Blood Mage (Creature 8), Urdefhan Death Scout (Creature 6), Urdefhan Dominator (Creature 14), Urdefhan High Tormentor (Creature 10), Urdefhan Hunter (Creature 12), Urdefhan Lasher (Creature 7), Urdefhan Tormentor (Creature 5), Urdefhan Warrior (Creature 3)

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.