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Cruel shapechangers, popobawas feed on negative emotions, particularly fear, despair, and anguish. Though they're dangerously strong carnivores that drink the blood of their victims, their greatest pleasure lies in mesmerizing victims to cause suffering and spread chaos. A popobawa moves about populated areas in disguise, seeking new victims and revisiting past victims to bask in their suffering, spreading gossip and incriminating innocents for its crimes while still relishing its own loathsome infamy.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 36
Unspecific Lore: DC 34
Specific Lore: DC 31

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PopobawaCreature 15

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 206
Perception +25; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet
Languages Common
Skills Acrobatics +24, Athletics +26, Deception +29, Intimidation +29, Lore +24 (its home settlement or country), Occultism +22, Stealth +26
Str +7, Dex +5, Con +5, Int +3, Wis +4, Cha +6
AC 37; Fort +26, Ref +24, Will +27
HP 270; Immunities disease, sickened, stunned
Stench (aura, olfactory) 30 feet. A creature entering the aura or starting its turn in the aura must succeed at a DC 34 Fortitude save or become sickened 1 (plus slowed 1 for as long as it's sickened on a critical failure). While within the aura, affected creatures take a –2 circumstance penalty to saves against disease and to recover from the sickened condition. A creature that succeeds at its save is temporarily immune for 1 minute.
Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet, fly 80 feet
Melee jaws +30 [+25/+20], Damage 3d10+15 piercing plus 1d10 mental and shameful loathingMelee talon +30 [+26/+22] (agile), Damage 3d10+15 slashing plus GrabOccult Innate Spells DC 36, attack +28; 6th animated assault, dominate; 5th clairaudience (at will), clairvoyance (at will), telekinetic haul, telekinetic maneuver, ventriloquism (at will); Cantrips (7th) ghost sound, mage hand
Change Shape (concentrate, occult, polymorph, transmutation) The popobawa can take on the appearance of a human or a Small or Medium bat. It loses its stench aura while transformed. In human form it also loses its Strikes but can make fist Strikes that deal the same amount of bludgeoning damage as its talon Strike.Feed on Sorrow (concentrate, healing, necromancy, occult, positive) Frequency once per round; Effect The popobawa draws strength from the suffering of others. It regains 10 Hit Points for each enemy within 30 feet that has one of the following conditions, to a maximum of 40 Hit Points: confused, doomed, dying, enfeebled, fatigued, frightened, sickened, slowed, stunned, stupefied, or wounded.Hallucinatory Haunting Trigger The popobawa moves an object with mage hand or telekinetic haul, controls a creature with dominate, or casts animated assault; Effect The popobawa casts ghost sound or ventriloquism, with the sound originating from the target or area of the spell.Shameful Loathing (curse, emotion, enchantment, mental, occult) A creature damaged by the popobawa's jaws is overcome with shame and self-hatred and must attempt a DC 36 Will save.
Success The target is unaffected.
Failure The target becomes stupefied 1 until the curse is removed.
Critical Failure As failure, but the target is also doomed 1.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Perverse Vanity

Popobawas seek out lands where unrest is high, hungering for the fevered emotions brought on by chaos, danger, persecution, and war. After attacking or dominating someone, a popobawa commands its victim to spread word of the shapechanger's cruelty