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Hatred Siktempora

Spawned by acts and legacies of cold-blooded spite, hatred siktemporas kill indiscriminately out of pure loathing, methodically hunting down and slaughtering anyone who catches their vile attention. Fortunately for mortals, they typically limit their predations to the Dimension of Time, where they hunt down creatures foreign to that realm—and some native to it.

Hatred siktemporas appear roughly humanoid, but their gaunt forms resemble bone and tendon more than flesh and skin. Adding to their unnerving appearance, their legs have an additional segment between their shin and thigh, and likewise for their eerily long arms. Their featureless faces bear only a singular scar, which takes a different form on every hatred siktempora. They clad themselves in immaculate finery chosen from the most vitriolic empires that ever existed, in the past and the future, and they form a magical garrote as a manifestation of their cold malice.

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Hatred SiktemporaCreature 18

RareNEMediumSiktemporaTime
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 235
Perception +33; darkvision
Languages Aklo; (can't speak any language), telepathy 500 feet
Skills Athletics +35, Deception +32, Dimension of Time Lore +32, Intimidation +32, Stealth +32
Str +9, Dex +6, Con +4, Int +4, Wis +7, Cha +6
Temporal Sense A siktempora can always roll Dimension of Time Lore for initiative. When it does, it gains a +2 circumstance bonus to the roll.
AC 42; Fort +28, Ref +30, Will +33
HP 240, regeneration 50 (deactivated by good, mental, or orichalcum); Immunities disease, emotion, poison
Impending Dread (aura, emotion, fear, mental, occult) 150 feet. Creatures within the hatred siktempora's aura don't reduce the value of their frightened condition automatically at the end of their turns.
Uncanny Pounce Free ActionFree Action Trigger The hatred siktempora rolls Dimension of Time Lore for initiative; Effect The hatred siktempora Strides once and makes a claw Strike, in either order.
Punish Flight ReactionReaction Trigger A creature attempts to Escape from the hatred siktempora; Effect The siktempora makes a loathing garotte Strike against the triggering creature. This Strike doesn't have Improved Grab.
Speed 80 feet; air walk
Melee Single ActionSingle Action loathing garotte +35 [+30/+25] (cold, reach 10 feet), Damage 3d10+17 cold plus Improved GrabOccult Innate Spells DC 40; 9th blink; 4th dimension door (at will); Constant (9th) air walk
Contorted Clutch The hatred siktempora can have up to two creatures grabbed with their loathing garotte at once.Vindictive Crush Single ActionSingle Action Frequency once per round; Requirements The hatred siktempora has a creature grabbed; Effect The hatred siktempora tightens their garrote, dealing 5d10 bludgeoning damage to each creature they're Grabbing. Each creature grabbed by the siktempora must attempt a DC 40 Fortitude save.
Critical Success The creature takes no damage.
Success The creature takes half damage.
Failure The creature takes full damage and can't breathe or speak while it remains grabbed; it must hold its breath or begin suffocating.
Critical Failure As failure, but double damage and the creature becomes restrained and can't speak for 1 round after it's no longer grabbed.

All Monsters in "Siktempora"

NameLevel
Hatred Siktempora18
Love Siktempora16
Misery Siktempora12
Triumph Siktempora14

Siktempora

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 232
In the Dimension of Time, intense emotions are more than just ethereal feelings. They accumulate over time, from things like the critical mass of emotion caused by a historic event or a settlement passing down a powerful sentiment for generations. These accretions eventually give birth to siktemporas. Each siktempora feels, with all their being, a singular intense emotion linked to the circumstances that spawned them. A rare few, however, are created when an emotionally invested creature attempts to travel to the Dimension of Time or interferes with the flow of time, which can create paradoxes or manipulate past events.

Siktemporas usually isolate themselves on the Dimension of Time in mindscapes infused with the emotion that created them, but some travel to other planes. These wanderers long to indulge in more of their core emotion or to engender more of that feeling, thus perpetuating their own kind.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Siktemporas

Almost any intense emotion that exists over time can give birth to a siktempora. What few reports exist of the Dimension of Time give references to siktemporas of anger, joy, and whimsy, while ancient tales tell of creatures similar to siktemporas that hold sway over dedication and discovery, awe and infatuation, or pity and panic. Some sages even discuss the existence of hybrid siktemporas, created by epoch events that inspired two different emotions in equal intensity

Sidebar - Locations Siktempora Lairs

While many siktemporas on the Material Plane seek out the emotions that built them with utmost fervor, after eons of emotional intensity, some claim an area for their respite. A love siktempora might live in the attic of a coffee shop whose employees are skilled matchmakers, while a hatred siktempora might dwell beneath the floorboards of a vindictive organization that seeks to spread injustice.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Siktempora Treasures

Siktemporas hold few practical items on them, but they regularly hoard items associated with the events that spawned them. A misery siktempora created by the pain of a mass killing might hunt the perpetrators down and carry the weapon used, while a love siktempora might hold the series of love letters that gave birth to them close to their chests