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Lesser Death

No one is quite sure what lesser deaths are, though some claim that they are avatars of the grim reaper. Unlike that strange hunter, however, lesser deaths hunt in packs on rare occasions. More often than not, they manifest from cursed magic items. Other times, they are just the enactors of death, hunting in the same way the grim reaper does— silently, with neither remorse nor quarter. Rarely, multiple lesser deaths work together to cull a large population, their scythes cutting through crowds and leaving entire cities devoid of life, inspiring (hopefully) false rumors of multiple grim reapers.

Lesser DeathCreature 16

NEMedium
Source Bestiary pg. 197
Perception +32; darkvision, see invisibility, status sight, true seeing
Languages Common, Necril
Skills Acrobatics +33, Athletics +28, Deception +30, Intimidation +32, Religion +30, Society +26, Stealth +35
Str +6, Dex +9, Con +6, Int +4, Wis +6, Cha +6
Death’s Grace The lesser death can choose whether or not it counts as undead for effects that affect undead differently. Even if it does not count as undead, the grim reaper still never counts as a living creature.
Status Sight The lesser death automatically knows the Hit Points, conditions, afflictions, and emotions of all creatures it can see.
Items scythe
AC 39, Fort +30, Ref +33, Will +32; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 255 (negative healing); Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious
Aura of Misfortune (aura, divination, divine, misfortune) 20 feet. Living creatures in the aura must roll twice on all d20 rolls and use the lower result.
Negative Healing The lesser death can choose whether or not it takes positive damage.
Lurking Death ReactionReaction (teleportation); Trigger A creature within 60 feet makes a ranged attack or uses an action that has the concentrate, manipulate, or move trait. Effect The lesser death teleports to a square adjacent to the triggering creature and makes a melee Strike against it. If the Strike hits, the lesser death disrupts the triggering action.
Speed 50 feet, fly 40 feet

All Monsters in "Grim Reaper"

NameLevel
Grim Reaper21
Lesser Death16

Grim Reaper

Source Bestiary pg. 196
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