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Gashadokuro

The dreaded gashadokuro is an undead haunter of the night, a giant skeleton that rises from the earth in the aftermath of a mass starvation event and seeks to inflict its unending hunger on the living.

A gashadokuro that comes about due to a poor growing season is more prone to stalk remote village farmlands at night, while a gashadokuro that arose from the victims of a government-instigated food shortage has few compunctions about stomping straight into bustling cities in broad daylight. These latter gashadokuro even seem to target aristocrats and government authorities—whether or not they are the same politicians whose negligence resulted in the famine in the first place—leading many to believe that the gashadokuro seeks to slake its thirst for revenge even more than it seeks to sate its unending hunger.

Recall Knowledge - Undead (Religion): DC 33

GashadokuroCreature 13

UncommonNEHugeUndead
Source Pathfinder #148: Fires of the Haunted City pg. 84
Perception +24; darkvision
Languages Common; can't speak any language
Skills Athletics +27, Intimidation +24
Str +8, Dex +4, Con +5, Int -3, Wis +3, Cha +3
AC 33, Fort +26, Ref +21, Will +24
HP 230 (negative healing); Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious; Resistances cold 10, electricity 10, fire 10, piercing 10, slashing 10
Starvation Aura (aura, divine, mental, necromancy) 60 feet. Any creature that ends its turn in the aura feels the intense pain of starvation and must attempt a DC 30 Fortitude save. On a failure, the creature becomes fatigued and takes 6d6 damage. Damage and fatigue a creature takes from this aura can’t be healed until the affected creature has eaten a full meal.
Speed 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +27 (reach 10 feet), Damage 3d12+14 piercing plus GrabMelee Single ActionSingle Action claw +27 (agile, reach 15 feet), Damage 3d8+14 slashingBreath Weapon Two ActionsTwo Actions (divine, necromancy) The gashadokuro breathes a spray of bone shards in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in the area takes 8d12 piercing damage (DC 34 basic Reflex save). It can’t use Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.Corpse Consumption (divine, necromancy) If the gashadokuro kills a creature with Swallow Whole, it immediately regains Hit Points equal to the swallowed creature’s level. As long as the gashadokuro still exists, creatures consumed in this way can’t be resurrected except by wish or a similarly powerful effect.Swallow Whole Single ActionSingle Action (attack) Large, 3d6+8 bludgeoning, Rupture 24

Sidebar - Additional Lore Nocturnal Terrors

The gashadokuro hunts for victims mainly after dusk, especially in the hour just after midnight. In parts of Tian Xia, particularly in the tumultuous regions of war and famine following the collapse of Imperial Lung Wa, parents hush their hungry children to sleep by warning that nighttime cravings will cause a gashadokuro to visit the household.