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Zelekhut

A zelekhut is a bounty hunter and executioner. The zelekhut resembles a mechanical centaur crafted from silvery metal with golden clockwork wings adorning its back. Instead of hands, the zelekhut's arms end in long, barbed chains that crackle with electricity. Whether sent by the powers of Axis or summoned by mortal authorities, the zelekhut seeks out those who continually evade justice—either through active flight, or by abusing their power and station—so as to bring justice to the multiverse's most notorious fugitives and criminals. Indeed, many a zelekhut's quarry are as famous for their ability to evade capture as for the crimes they commit.

Though the zelekhut is implacable and unrelenting in enforcing sentences, it does not pass judgments of its own or take the initiative in pursuing targets of opportunity. While hunting a condemned serial killer or notorious thief across half a dozen planes, the zelekhut wouldn't shift a single hoof to capture a corrupt ruler whose offenses are far greater. All zelekhuts understand that laws can and must differ from place to place, and it is not the zelekhut's job to moralize, merely to obey its rightful assignments and track down those who seek to flee their punishment.

Recall Knowledge - Monitor (Religion): DC 26

ZelekhutCreature 9

LNLargeAeonInevitableMonitor
Source Bestiary 2 pg. 9 2.0
Perception +21; darkvision, true seeing
Languages Celestial, Infernal, Utopian; truespeech
Skills Acrobatics +18, Athletics +21, Axis Lore +15, Diplomacy +16, Survival +21 (+23 when tracking)
Str +6, Dex +5, Con +4, Int +0, Wis +3, Cha +3
Truespeech A zelekhut can speak with and understand any creature with a language.
AC 28; Fort +17, Ref +20, Will +18; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 160; Immunities death effects, disease, emotion, poison, unconscious; Weaknesses chaotic 10
Attack of Opportunity ReactionReaction
Speed 40 feet, fly 40 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action chain +21 [+16/+11] (lawful, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d10+6 slashing plus 2d6 electricity and 1d6 lawful plus KnockdownDivine Innate Spells DC 28; 5th locate; 4th clairaudience, clairvoyance, dimensional anchor, dispel magic, paralyze (×3); Constant (6th) true seeing
Rituals DC 32; 3rd geas
Double Attack Two ActionsTwo Actions The zelekhut makes two chain Strikes, each targeting a different creature. Each Strike counts toward the zelekhut's multiple attack penalty, but the penalty doesn't increase until after it has made both attacks. If the zelekhut subsequently uses the Knockdown action, it affects all creatures it hit with Double Attack.

All Monsters in "Aeon"

NameLevel
Arbiter1
Axiomite8
Bythos16
Kolyarut12
Marut15
Pleroma20
Theletos7
Zelekhut9

Aeon

Source Bestiary pg. 8
Aeons have always been the caretakers of reality and defenders of the natural order of balance. Each type of aeon takes on some form of duality in its manifestation and works either to shape the multiverse within the aspects of this duality in some way, or to correct imbalances to the perfect order of existence. Aeons can bring weal or woe when they appear in a region, and their machinations can raise a nation, raze it, or restore it from ruin. Their reasons are their own, and they rarely share their motivations with others— they simply create the results they insist through their strange envisioning communication are necessary to maintain the balance of the multiverse.

As a result of recent shifts in reality, aeons have begun to reassert a presence in the perfect planar city of Axis. To the aeons, this is merely the latest in a recurring cycle, albeit one that mortals have not yet borne witness to. Once regarded as an independent faction, the living machines known as inevitables are now revealed as having been agents of the aeons all along, and while inevitables have their own shared themes and features, they are very much living but constructed manifestations of the aeons’ war against imbalance—particularly with regard to how this war is waged against the forces of chaos.

Aeons have a name for this cyclic return, in which they welcome the industrious axiomites back to their fold and bring the inevitables once again under their control: the “Convergence.” At the onset of the Convergence, a council of pleroma aeons appeared in the Eternal City of Axis, where they revealed that axiomites were wayward aeons, split off long ago to pursue the act of creation. With the latest cycle of change it was time for the axiomites and their creations, the inevitables, to rejoin the aeon cause. While most axiomites and inevitables fell in line, realizing perhaps on a fundamental level of reality that what the aeons said was the truth, some refused to heed the call and waited for the wrath of the aeons — but that wrath has yet to come. The dual-natured aeons have responded to those who have declined in confusing ways. With some they treat and even bargain, while a handful of others they have destroyed, and a few have been exterminated by the axiomites and allied inevitables. But most of these quiet insurgents they leave alone, allowing these axiomites to continue to create in peace and the inevitables to continue with their duties. How—or if—this Convergence will end is as little understood as the aeons themselves.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Aeon Divinities

Whether the aeons serve an actual divinity, a philosophical concept, or merely a “supreme oneness” is a topic hotly debated by planar scholars. The aeons themselves are silent, referring to this being or concept as the Monad, a “condition of all.” Regardless of what the Monad actually is, there certainly exists another category of powerful aeons—the primal inevitables, each a unique demigod with its own powers and goals. Relatively few primal inevitables remain today, for nearly three-quarters of their irreplaceable kind have fallen in the endless battle with the inexorable forces of entropy.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Aeons

Aeons are among the least understood of the Great Beyond’s immortal creatures, and they have a wide range of powers and abilities. Far more aeons exist than those presented here, including guardians of time like the four-armed bythos and the weirdly symmetrical theletos, which moderates the duality between freedom and fate.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Paradox and Unity

To mortals, aeons sometimes seem to combine elements that are fundamentally incompatible, whether it's an aeon combining opposing concepts, or axiomites and inevitables mixing the organic with the mathematical or mechanical. Aeons see no paradox in this, but rather claim it is an expression of the underlying unity of all things.