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Lyrakien (Wanderer Azata)

Lyrakiens are musical messengers and embodiments of free travel. They serve Desna and other deities and empyreal lords of Elysium, but are quite fond of the concept of free time and are always on the hunt for opportunities to pause in their duties to enjoy music or appreciate a moment of beauty. They love contests, stories, and songs, and they often challenge mortals to musical contests or pester them to share grand tales of their exploits. Lyrakiens rely on their agility to avoid conflicts, but they do their best to defend places of great natural beauty, especially against lawful or evil foes they can damage with their starlight. Lyrakiens have an innate wanderlust and rarely stay in the same place for very long. Some travel alongside adventurers, ofter writing songs about their quests and feats of derring-do.

Though light-hearted creatures, lyrakiens don't let their whimsical personalities get in the way of protecting breathtaking natural locations. Often called “glistenwings” by gnomes and halflings, they are frequently mistaken for sprites or similar fey, a bit of confusion that many lyrakiens find amusing and fertile ground for shenanigans involving those they deem deserving of a bit of unexpected fun and discord in their lives.

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

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LyrakienCreature 1

Source Bestiary pg. 30
Perception +8; darkvision
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
Skills Acrobatics +9, Diplomacy +6, Performance +8, Religion +6, Stealth +7
Str -2, Dex +4, Con +1, Int +1, Wis +3, Cha +3
AC 17; Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +6
HP 25; Weaknesses cold iron 3, evil 3
Speed 25 feet, fly 50 feet
Melee fist +9 [+5/+1] (agile, chaotic, finesse, good, magical), Damage 1d4-2 bludgeoning plus 1 chaotic and 1 goodRanged starlight ray +9 [+4/-1] (chaotic, good, light, range 10 feet), Damage 1d4 chaotic and 1d4 goodDivine Innate Spells DC 17; 4th read omens; 1st detect alignment (at will; evil only), heal, illusory object; Cantrips (1st) dancing lights, daze, detect magic; Constant (4th) freedom of movement
Starlight Blast (chaotic, good, light) The lyrakien unleashes a blast of holy starlight in a 5-foot burst centered on itself. Creatures in the area take 1d6 chaotic damage and 1d6 good damage (DC 17 basic Reflex save). The lyrakien can’t use Starlight Blast or its starlight ray ranged attack for 1d4 rounds.

All Monsters in "Azata"

Bralani (Wind Azata)6
Gancanagh (Passion Azata)4
Ghaele (Crusader Azata)13
Lillend (Muse Azata)7
Lyrakien (Wanderer Azata)1
Veranallia (Rebirth Azata)20


Source Bestiary pg. 30
Azatas are manifestations of freedom—kindly celestials with a penchant for curious exploration, spontaneous revelry, and whimsical quests. Born of the untamable wilds of Elysium, azatas are passionate and mercurial, but also fiercely loyal to those they hold dear. Azatas act quickly and directly against fiendish and otherworldly influences, but they tend to stay out of mortal affairs otherwise, allowing them the ultimate freedom to choose their own destiny. While all azatas cherish freedom, each type exemplifies a particular freedom above others. Many of their kind hold strange knightly and courtly titles that defy mortal classification and shift and change with time and on different occasions rather than following a strict hierarchy. This baffles archon and other more lawful creatures who haven't had much contact with azatas. In actuality, the azatas use their titles as personal flourishes and points of pride, rather than as excuses to order each other around.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Azata Divinities

The most powerful of all azatas belong to the cast of demigods known as empyreal lords. These lesser deities maintain many cults across many Material Plane worlds, and count among their kind such diverse demigods as Ashava, a protector of lost spirits and dancer in the moonlight; Black Butterfly, a mysterious agent of Desna and patron of the depths of outer space; and Sinashakti, joyful wanderer and deliverer of wisdom to vagabonds.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Azata Treasure

While azatas would like to think they are above material wealth, the truth is that most azatas adore finery and displays of beauty or grandeur. They might explain away bejeweled weapons as necessary tools against the forces of evil, or the wild array of jewelry and silks they wear as important diplomatic tools.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Azatas

The wilds of Elysium play host to a wide array of azatas, the most varied and widespread of the celestials. From the four-eyed mothlike uinuja to the supernaturally verdant and beautiful veranallia, whose lower body is a wondrous garden of wildflowers and plant life, azatas are nothing if not diverse!

Sidebar - Locations Wandering Azatas

While the idyllic realm of Elysium is the home plane of azatas, their overwhelming curiosity and natural wanderlust often lead them to travel far from this plane. On other planes, they can be seeking to right wrongs, looking for entertainment, or merely exploring to see the sights. More than a few azatas, taken by a whimsical urge to spread their sometimes unwelcome jocosity, see it as their duty to tease uptight or humorless mortal creatures.