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Charau-ka Butcher

While charau-ka are infamous for their brutality, some even frighten their own kind in their obsession with violence. These deadly butchers are well-versed in the art of inflicting vicious, bloody wounds on their enemies, and they consider anyone not charau-ka an enemy. A single taste of a foe's blood can grant one terrifying strength, as if the charau-ka butcher literally gains power from their victims' pain.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 22

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Changes from being Elite are marked in red below.
NOTE: The +2 damage bonus to non-strike offensive abilities (+4 if the ability is limited, such as spells) is NOT factored in.

Elite Charau-ka ButcherCreature 6

Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 297 2.0, Pathfinder #146: Cult of Cinders pg. 85
Perception +15; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet
Languages Draconic, Mwangi
Skills Acrobatics +13, Athletics +17, Intimidation +16, Religion +11, Stealth +15
Str +5, Dex +3, Con +3, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +2
Items +1 striking trident, hide armor
AC 23; Fort +18, Ref +14, Will +15
HP 115
Attack of Opportunity ReactionReaction
Blood Fury ReactionReaction (manipulate) Trigger The charau-ka butcher deals bleed damage to a creature; Effect The charau-ka licks blood from their weapon, becoming furious. They regain 5 Hit Points and gains a +1 status bonus to attack rolls until the end of their turn.
Speed 25 feet, climb 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action trident +19 [+14/+9] (magical), Damage 2d8+2+8 slashingMelee Single ActionSingle Action fist +17 [+13/+9] (agile, nonlethal), Damage 1d4+2+8 bludgeoningRanged Single ActionSingle Action trident +18 [+13/+8] (deadly d6, magical, thrown 20 feet), Damage 2d8+2+6 piercingRanged Single ActionSingle Action thrown debris +17 [+12/+7] (deadly d6, thrown 20 feet), Damage 2d6+2+8 bludgeoningMauler While the charau-ka butcher is raging, their melee Strikes deal an additional 1d4 persistent bleed damage.Rage Single ActionSingle Action As the barbarian class ability; AC 22, +9 Hit Points, +2 melee damageShrieking 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"

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


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.