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Charau-ka Acolyte of Angazhan

Even with the Gorilla King's fall, many charau-ka still worship the terrible might of the god Angazhan. The strongest of these acolytes guard the steps of the High Throne in Usaro, ensuring that no one without Angazhan's favor or suitable physical prowess can approach the top of the massive stone step pyramid.

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Charau-ka Acolyte of AngazhanCreature 3

LESmallCharau-kaHumanoid
Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 297 2.0, Pathfinder #146: Cult of Cinders pg. 85
Perception +8; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet
Languages Abyssal, Draconic, Mwangi
Skills Athletics +7, Intimidation +7, Nature +9, Religion +11, Stealth +7
Str +2, Dex +2, Con +1, Int +0, Wis +4, Cha +2
Items hide armor, spear
AC 19; Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +11
HP 45
Speed 25 feet, climb 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action spear +10 [+5/+0] (thrown 20 feet), Damage 1d6+5 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action fist +10 [+6/+2] (agile, nonlethal), Damage 1d4+5 bludgeoningRanged Single ActionSingle Action spear +10 [+5/+0] (deadly d6, thrown 20 feet), Damage 1d6+5 piercingRanged Single ActionSingle Action thrown debris +10 [+5/+0] (deadly d6, thrown 20 feet), Damage 1d6+5 bludgeoningDivine Prepared Spells DC 17, attack +11; 2nd entangle, sound burst; 1st fear, heal, ray of enfeeblement; Cantrips (2nd) daze, detect magic, divine lance, guidance, message
Shrieking Frenzy Free ActionFree Action (primal, transmutation) Frequency once per hour; Trigger The charau-ka's turn begins; Effect The charau-ka is quickened until the end of their turn and can use the extra action only to Stride or Strike. While in the frenzy, the charau-ka can't speak and automatically critically fails Stealth checks, due to their loud wailing.Thrown Weapon Mastery Any weapon a charau-ka throws gains the deadly d6 weapon trait. Furthermore, when a charau-ka throws an improvised weapon, they do not take the –2 penalty for doing so, nor does they take a penalty for using a thrown improvised weapon with the nonlethal trait to make a lethal attack.

All Monsters in "Charau-ka"

NameLevel
Charau-ka Acolyte of Angazhan3
Charau-ka Butcher6
Charau-ka Warrior1

Charau-ka

Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 296 2.0
Legend tells that charau-ka share ancestry with the demon lord Angazhan, who transformed the dead bodies of humans who waged war against his cult, causing them to rise as the first of the mandrill-like humanoids. Though long unproven, rumors persist that charau-ka priests have perfected a hideous ritual that forces the slain to reincarnate as new charau-ka in honor of this ancient tale. Other stories say that powerful altars devoted to Angazhan contain this power, and that conducting ritual sacrifices before these magical artifacts causes the spirits of the dead to return to life as violent devotees of Angazhan, the master of those who revel in savagery and destruction.

The largest charau-ka stronghold in the Mwangi Expanse is the city of Usaro (see Lost Omens: Mwangi Expanse page 266), located on the shores of Lake Ocota. Though the death of their Gorilla King has led to political turmoil, the charau-ka will happily unite to kidnap or murder any outsiders in the area.

Sidebar - Locations A Fragmented Nation

Until recently, most charau-kas were united under the rulership of Ruthazek the Gorilla King, a powerful warlord and champion of Angazhan who ruled from the city of Usaro. But when adventurers challenged and defeated Ruthazek, the charau-ka nation fragmented and the clans scattered into the jungle, each led by their own individual warlords.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Charau-ka Settlements

Charau-kas generally dwell in small tribes consisting of a few dozen members. They often keep dangerous jungle creatures as pets or guardians, trusting their rangers or animal handlers to keep these deadly beasts under control. It’s not uncommon to find a group of charau-kas who cage a wild beast in the midst of their village, sacrificing victims to the imprisoned creature or tormenting it by holding it as a living trophy of sorts. A typical charau-ka village extends from the jungle floor up into the canopy above, and usually includes several treehouse-style structures connected by vines or rope bridges.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Kibwe Refugees

Not every charau-ka follows Angazhan or intends to slaughter every creature they meet. When Usaro collapsed into bloody chaos, a sizable number of charau-ka fled east to the city of Kibwe where they were welcomed with surprisingly few qualms. Though these charau-ka are rarely altruistic, they are willing enough to cooperate with other ancestries out of self-interest.