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Phistophilus (Contract Devil)

Contract devils are clerks, scribes, and bureaucrats of Hell rarely found outside the infernal courts, and then almost always to pursue potential contracts, tempting mortals to sell their souls in exchange for achieving their worldly desires. If a target is desirable enough, a phistophilus can offer contracts for prices seemingly lesser than their soul all at once, though in this case, the devil carefully manipulates the price to drive the signatory toward the forces of law and evil, and therefore ultimately to Hell anyway. Contract devils are tall creatures with skin tones that range from bronze to crimson and large curving horns extending from their bodies, over which they often drape favored or important contracts.

PhistophilusCreature 10

Source Bestiary pg. 90
Perception +21; greater darkvision
Languages Abyssal, Aklo, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal, Undercommon; telepathy 100 feet, tongues
Skills Arcana +19, Deception +23, Diplomacy +21, Intimidation +21, Legal Lore +25, Religion +19, Society +19, Stealth +18
Str +3, Dex +4, Con +4, Int +7, Wis +5, Cha +5
AC 30, Fort +18, Ref +18, Will +23; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 150; Immunities fire, ward contract; Resistances physical 10 (except silver), poison 10; Weaknesses good 10
Ward Contract A signed contract carried by a living contract devil (including draped over its horns) is immune to damage from all creatures other than that contract devil. A contract devil is immune to mental effects that would make it destroy, nullify, or alter a contract.
Speed 25 feet

All Monsters in "Devil"

Barbazu (Bearded Devil)5
Erinys (Fury Devil)8
Gelugon (Ice Devil)13
Phistophilus (Contract Devil)10
Pit Fiend (Tyrant Devil)20


Source Bestiary pg. 86
Masters of corruption and architects of conquest, devils seek both to tempt mortal life to join in their pursuit of all things profane and to spread tyranny throughout all worlds. The temptations they offer mortals range from great powers granted by the signing of an infernal contract to twisted favors following a whispered pledge to a diabolic patron, or any number of even subtler exchanges. Those who succumb to these temptations find themselves consigned to an afterlife of endless torment in the pits of Hell, wherein the only hope of escape lies in the chance of being promoted to become a devil in the infernal ranks. Every devil has a specific role to play in the upkeep of the remorseless bureaucratic machine that is Hell, from soldiers and scholars to inquisitors, lawyers, judges, and executioners. Lowly lemures and imps perform subservient labor to more powerful and specialized devils, such as contract devils and erinyes, while the greatest pit fiends command entire infernal armies.