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Raja Rakshasa

When not disguised as a humanoid, the raja rakshasa has the head of an animal. The hands of a raja rakshasa are more subtly unsettling, for the fingers of these fiends bend outward, away from the palms.

More than any other types of rakshasa, rajas scoff at religion. They understand the power of the divine, yet they view themselves as the only things worthy of worship from mortal creatures; not even their own immortals are deemed deserving of such glorification. Raja rakshasas often form close-knit families that work together to bring down mortal cities or to rule them from the shadows within. Such families of rakshasas often incorporate other breeds of the fiend, often using dandasukas as favored servants or stealthy spies. Even though a raja family works together to achieve a shared goal, infighting and treachery among their own is a constant threat.

Raja RakshasaCreature 10

LEMedium
Source Bestiary pg. 275
Perception +19; darkvision
Languages Common, Infernal, Undercommon
Skills Deception +23, Diplomacy +21, Intimidation +21, Occultism +18, Performance +19, Stealth +20
Str +4, Dex +6, Con +4, Int +2, Wis +1, Cha +5
Items +1 striking kukri
AC 30, Fort +19, Ref +21, Will +18; +2 status to all saves vs. magic, +3 status to all saves vs. divine magic
HP 155; Resistances physical 10 (except piercing); Weaknesses good 10
Scoff at the Divine ReactionReaction Trigger A creature within 30 feet casts a divine spell or uses a divine ability. Requirements The raja rakshasa has an unexpended spell slot that can be used to cast dispel magic. Effect The raja rakshasa expends a spell slot that could be used to cast dispel magic and attempts to counteract the triggering spell or ability. The raja rakshasa can’t Scoff at the Divine for 1d4 rounds.
Speed 35 feet

All Monsters in "Rakshasa"

NameLevel
Dandasuka5
Raja Rakshasa10

Rakshasa

Source Bestiary pg. 274
Rakshasas are evil spirits that cloak themselves in the guises of humanoid creatures, that they might walk unseen among their prey. They embody what is taboo among most societies, and in the shape of those they seek to defile, rakshasas gorge themselves on these hideous acts. A wide range of rakshasas exist; presented below are the diminutive, sinister dandasuka rakshasa and the infamous raja rakshasa, who are the most widespread and commonly encountered of these fiends.