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PFS StandardCassisian (Archive Angel)

The weakest of angels, cassisians usually serve as lackey messengers for more powerful angels or as spiritual guides for mortals. Despite their limited intellect, cassisians have a knack for precise recollection, particularly with scripture. Most cassisians are formed from the souls of trustworthy mortals, but some arise from fragments of greater angels destroyed in service to the celestial realms.

Recall Knowledge - Celestial (Religion): DC 15
Unspecific Lore: DC 13
Specific Lore: DC 10

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CassisianCreature 1

Legacy Content

NG Tiny Angel Celestial 
Source Bestiary pg. 16
Perception +6; darkvision
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
Skills Acrobatics +6, Diplomacy +6, Religion +6, Stealth +6
Str -1, Dex +1, Con +2, Int -1, Wis +1, Cha +1
AC 18 +1 status vs. evil creatures; Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +4; +1 status to all saves vs. evil creatures
HP 20; Resistances cold 3, fire 3 ; Weaknesses evil 3
Transfer Protection A non-evil creature can wear a willing cassisian as a helmet. While it does, the cassisian can take no actions, but the cassisian extends its +1 status bonus to AC and saves against evil creatures to its wearer. At any time, the cassisian can detach itself from its wearer as an action.
Speed Fly 40 feet
Melee [one-action] headbutt +6 [+2/-2] (agile, finesse, good, magical), Damage 1d6-1 bludgeoning plus 1d4 goodDivine Innate Spells DC 16; 4th read omens; 1st detect alignment (at will, evil only), heal; Cantrips (1st) know direction, light
Change Shape [one-action] (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation) A cassisian can take the appearance of a dove, a winged humanoid, a dog, or a fish. Normally, this doesn’t change its Speed or the attack and damage bonuses for its Strikes, but it might change the damage type Strikes deal (typically to bludgeoning). Any further changes for specific forms are noted below.
  • Dog size Small; scent (imprecise) 30 feet, Speed 40 feet; Melee jaws +7, Damage 1d6+2 piercing plus Knockdown
  • Fish swim Speed 30 feet
Eye Beams [two-actions] (concentrate, divine, evocation) The cassisian releases beams of heat or cold from its eyes, dealing 2d6 cold or fire damage (DC 17 basic Reflex save) to all creatures in a 15-foot line. It can’t use Eye Beams again for 1d4 rounds.Repository of Lore While the cassisian isn’t particularly intelligent, it has perfect memory and can remember everything it sees or hears. This allows it to attempt Lore checks on any topic, provided (at the GM’s discretion) the cassisian has encountered the topic in question before. The cassisian’s limited intellect often prevents it from acting upon its knowledge, making it a better resource than agent in matters of information use.

All Monsters in "Angel"

Astral Deva (Emissary Angel)14
Balisse (Confessor Angel)8
Cassisian (Archive Angel)1
Choral (Choir Angel)6
Monadic Deva (Soul Angel)12
Movanic Deva (Guardian Angel)10
Planetar (Justice Angel)16
Solar (Archangel)23


Source Bestiary pg. 16
The celestial hosts of angels are messengers and warriors, divided into choirs based on their abilities and purviews. The majority of angels are neutral good and live in Nirvana, the plane of virtue and enlightenment. However, some angels, including several angelic deities, have different alignments, and some even dwell on other planes. Regardless of alignment, angels remain benevolent messengers possessed with magical auras to aid their allies.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Angelic Divinities

The most powerful angels belong to a category of demigods known as the empyreal lords—a title shared with other powerful good-aligned demigods among the host of archons, azatas, and other inhabitants of the celestial planes. The most powerful and most well-known of the angelic empyreal lords is Sarenrae.

Sidebar - Locations Angelic Locations

Angels normally live on Nirvana or other celestial planes, but their missions can bring them to the Material Plane. Spellcasters can conjure them for aid or advice in times of need, and they can even be found, if rarely, crusading against fiends in Hell, the Abyss, or anywhere in between.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Angelic Treasure

Many angels wear exquisite armor or wield beautiful and often magical weapons. While they are not hampered by mortal sins like greed or pride (save for the very rare and tragic exception), they do enjoy the beauty of fine clothing, exquisite jewelry, and works of art.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Angels

The most powerful angels are known as the solars, but numerous others can be found in Nirvana working their own missions or goals. Angels generally appear as beautiful, often somewhat androgynous humanoids, and the most powerful often possess two or even four sets of feathered wings.

Sidebar - Additional Lore What is a Deva?

Three types of devas exist among the angelic host, all of which serve as angelic “field agents.” Of the types of angels, devas are the ones most likely to be encountered dwelling somewhere other than Nirvana, as these angels focus their work on cultivating and protecting goodness in mortal souls, be they living or dead.