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Div, Pairaka

Often charming, sometimes even seductive, pairakas worm their way into mortal relationships, subtly destroying the ties of friendship and love through emotional and physical corruption and plague. Pairakas appear as beautiful, blue-skinned humanoids spotted with large rashes and boils, but they rarely take on their true forms. Instead, they adopt shapes that attract just enough attention for them to worm their way into the confidences of those they wish to torment and corrupt.

Recall Knowledge - Fiend (Religion): DC 23

PairakaCreature 7

LEMediumDivFiend
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 70
Perception +15; greater darkvision
Languages Common, Daemonic; telepathy 100 feet
Skills Acrobatics +14, Arcana +13, Deception +20, Diplomacy +20, Intimidation +16, Religion +13, Society +13, Stealth +16
Str +3, Dex +5, Con +3, Int +2, Wis +4, Cha +7
AC 24; Fort +12, Ref +16, Will +17; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 105; Immunities disease; Weaknesses cold iron 5, good 5
Hatred of Red Pairakas hate the color red. They won't wear the color or willingly enter any place painted red. Given a choice, they'll attack a creature wearing red first. If barred from expressing their displeasure toward the color by force or some magical effect, they take 2d6 mental damage at the end of their turn.
Speed 25 feet, fly 35 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action claw +16 [+12/+8] (agile, evil, finesse, magical), Damage 2d8+6 slashing plus 1d6 evil and bubonic plagueDivine Innate Spells DC 25; 4th charm (at will), dimension door (at will), misdirection (at will; self only), outcast's curse (at will), suggestion (at will); Cantrips (4th) detect magic
Rituals DC 25; 1st div pact
Bubonic Plague (disease) A creature can't remove the fatigued condition while infected; Saving Throw DC 23 Fortitude; Onset 1 day; Stage 1 fatigued (1 day); Stage 2 enfeebled 2 and fatigued (1 day); Stage 3 enfeebled 3, fatigued, and take 1d6 persistent bleed damage every 1d20 minutes (1 day)Change Shape Single ActionSingle Action (divine, polymorph, transmutation, concentrate) The pairaka can take the appearance of any Small or Medium humanoid or animal. This doesn't change their Speed or their attack and damage modifiers with the Strikes, but it might change the damage type their strikes deal.Tormenting Dreams Two ActionsTwo Actions (divine, emotion, enchantment, mental) Frequency once per day; Effect The pairaka torments a sleeping creature within 100 feet with visions of betrayals by loved ones and friends. The target must attempt a DC 25 Will save, with the effects of the nightmare spell.

All Monsters in "Div"

NameLevel
Div, Aghash4
Div, Doru1
Div, Pairaka7
Div, Sepid14

Div

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 68
Some fiends want to tear down the multiverse; others dedicate themselves to creating chaos and carnage, or to rule over realms with an iron fist. Divs strive toward a different, if equally reprehensible, goal—they seek to thwart and ruin the schemes and works of mortal beings.

Long ago, divs were once genies bound to serve ancient mortal empires lost to the passage of eons. In the beginning, these genies were masters of creation, working alongside gracious mortal partners to create works of subtle design and powerful magical potential. What started as a collaboration with mortals soon morphed into abuse, disrespect, and even slavery and bondage. Eventually, these genies rebelled, but in doing so, they came under the sway of a nihilistic demigod known as Ahriman. Their new master twisted their form and granted them the power to avenge themselves upon their mortal overlords, leading to the birth of the first divs.

Since that first wave of corruption, new divs arise from the spirits of the most wicked and hateful genies who die on the Material Plane, or those truly betrayed by mortals and overcome through their desire for vengeance. Upon such a death, instead of returning to the Elemental Planes, these genies' spirits are trapped in the dread orbit of Abaddon, where Ahriman reshapes them as divs and hoists them back to the world to wreak vengeance upon mortals.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Lord of the Divs

The dread shadow known as Ahriman counts servants mainly among divs as well as a scattering of followers throughout the mortal realm.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Divs

The divs on these pages present only a few of the forms that Ahriman gave these manipulative fiends. Other types of divs include ghawwas, amphibious divs who prey on sailors; the lion-headed shiras, who obsess over toying with their prey and can never go for the easy kill; and the stinking fly-like druj nasus, who have an obsession with dogs.