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Vargouilles are scavengers from the swamps of Abaddon, where they flop and flap through strange and haunted skies in constant search of fresh souls to torment. In this daemonic nightmare realm, vargouilles play a role similar to that of a raven or vulture, although they augment these roles with a malevolent delight in causing pain and anguish that no scavenger bird could ever hope to match. A vargouille is larger than a human head, typically between 12 and 20 inches high with a 15- to 35-inch wingspan. While vargouilles aren't natives of the Material Plane, they can be found there nevertheless, occupying graveyards, ancient battlefields, or anywhere one can find remnants of death and decay.

Recall Knowledge - Aberration (Occultism): DC 21
Recall Knowledge - Fiend (Religion): DC 21
Unspecific Lore: DC 19
Specific Lore: DC 16

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VargouilleCreature 2

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Rare NE Small Aberration Fiend 
Source Crown of the Kobold King pg. 124, Pathfinder #157: Devil at the Dreaming Palace pg. 35
Perception +8; darkvision
Languages Daemonic
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +4, Intimidation +6, Stealth +8
Str +0, Dex +4, Con +2, Int -3, Wis +2, Cha +0
AC 18; Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +8
HP 28
Speed fly 25 feet
Meleebite +10 [+6/+2] (agile, finesse), Damage 1d8 piercing plus 1d6 poisonTenacious Wounds (curse, necromancy, occult) A creature who takes poison damage from a vargouille must succeed at a DC 18 Fortitude save or be cursed. The cursed creature can't regain HP except via magic, and anyone Casting a Spell to heal the creature must succeed at a DC 18 counteract check or the healing has no effect. The vargouille's counteract level is equal to its creature level. A creature can attempt a new DC 18 Fortitude save once per day (typically when it makes its daily preparations) to end this curse. The curse ends automatically if the creature is healed to maximum HP.Vargouille's Kiss [three-actions] (disease, occult, transmutation) Requirements The vargouille is adjacent to a paralyzed, unconscious, or willing humanoid creature; Effect The vargouille nuzzles up against a helpless or willing humanoid creature in a parody of a lover's kiss—the creature must then attempt a saving throw or begin an unsettling transformation into a vargouille. The sickened, stupefied, and unconscious conditions from Vargouille's Kiss don't improve on their own until the disease is cured. This disease can't progress in stage as long as the victim is in sunlight or in the area of a 3rd-level or higher light effect. Saving Throw DC 18 Fortitude; Stage 1 no ill effect (2 hours); Stage 2 victim's hair falls out, sickened 1 (2 hours); Stage 3 victim's ears elongate into winglike shapes and their teeth grow tangled and sharp, stupefied 1 (2 hours); Stage 4 as Stage 3, but the victim falls unconscious (2 hours); Stage 5 death, and the victim's head transforms into a new vargouille that detaches from the body and flies off to spread evil on its own.Vargouille's Shriek [two-actions] (auditory, evocation, incapacitation, occult, visual) The vargouille distends its jaw awfully and emits an unnerving shriek. All creatures within 60 feet who can see and hear the vargouille must attempt a DC 15 Fortitude save.
Success The creature is unaffected and is temporarily immune to Vargouille's Shriek for 24 hours.
Failure The creature is paralyzed until the end of its next turn.
Critical Failure The creature is paralyzed. It can attempt a new save at the end of each of its turns, and the DC cumulatively decreases by 1 on each such save.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Infestations of Evil

While an evil spellcaster can certainly conjure vargouilles and seed them through a region to spread their kind, these minor fiends have an even more insidious method of crossing the planar boundary. In graveyards that have become corrupted by daemonic influences or cults devoted to the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, fresh corpses can spontaneously serve as portals from Abaddon, allowing brand new vargouilles to be “born” from the heads of the dead.