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Movanic Deva (Guardian Angel)

Movanic devas are stewards of the flow of good creatures' souls through the cycle of life and death, from the point a creature is born to the day it dies. These angels arise from the souls of stalwart nurturers and protectors, and share a specific connection with a creature's vital essence—its life force. Movanic devas are most concerned with guiding and protecting good creatures during their mortal lives, so once a soul has passed into the River of Souls, the movanic deva leaves its protection to the soul angels, or monadic devas. As part of their stewardship over good creatures, movanic devas can waken within animals a level of sapience to allow them to become kindly and benevolent as well, thus increasing the flow of goodness into the afterlife. They also spend time patrolling the Positive Energy Plane and Negative Energy Plane, seeking to contain significant threats to life.

Recall Knowledge - Celestial (Religion): DC 27
Unspecific Lore: DC 25
Specific Lore: DC 22

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Movanic DevaCreature 10

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 14 2.0
Perception +22; darkvision
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; tongues
Skills Athletics +20, Diplomacy +22, Intimidation +22, Nature +22, Religion +19, Stealth +17, Survival +17
Str +6, Dex +4, Con +4, Int +4, Wis +5, Cha +5
Items +1 striking bastard sword
AC 30; Fort +21, Ref +17, Will +19; +1 to all saves vs. magic
HP 195; Immunities negative; Weaknesses evil 10
Aura of Vitality (abjuration, aura, divine) 20 feet. Allies in the movanic deva's aura gain a +1 status bonus to all saving throws, resistance 10 to positive and negative damage, and are unharmed by the effects of a plane's positive and negative traits. Animals in the aura of 12th level or lower don't attack the movanic deva or the deva's allies unless they are controlled or otherwise forced to attack.
Speed 30 feet, fly 40 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action flaming bastard sword +23 [+18/+13] (good, magical, two-hand d12), Damage 2d8+9 slashing plus 1d6 fire and 1d6 goodDivine Innate Spells DC 29; 5th divine wrath, remove curse, remove disease, remove fear; 4th create food, heal (×3); 2nd invisibility (at will; self only); 1st detect alignment (at will; evil only); Constant (5th) tongues
Rituals DC 29; 6th awaken animal; 1st angelic messenger
Dispelling Field Two ActionsTwo Actions (divine, transmutation) Frequency once per day; Effect The movanic deva attempts to unravel unwelcome magic effects on allies within its aura of vitality to protect them from malevolent forces. The movanic deva attempts a counteract check against as many spell effects affecting allies in the area as it wishes with a +19 counteract modifier and a counteract level of 4, rolling once for the selected effects.Flaming Armaments (divine, transmutation) When a movanic deva wields a weapon, that weapon gains the effect of a flaming rune.

Sidebar - Additional Lore The Gift of Sapience

When a movanic deva awakens an animal, the animal becomes neutral good and is well-disposed toward the deva, but the deva understands that free will is an important part of life. While the deva provides enough support and guidance to the animal to help it adjust to its newly sapient world view, not all animals awakened in this way remain on the path of good.

All Monsters in "Angel"

Astral Deva (Emissary Angel)14
Balisse (Confessor Angel)8
Cassisian (Archive Angel)1
Choral (Choir Angel)6
Monadic Deva (Soul Angel)12
Movanic Deva (Guardian Angel)10
Planetar (Justice Angel)16
Solar (Archangel)23


Source Bestiary pg. 16
The celestial hosts of angels are messengers and warriors, divided into choirs based on their abilities and purviews. The majority of angels are neutral good and live in Nirvana, the plane of virtue and enlightenment. However, some angels, including several angelic deities, have different alignments, and some even dwell on other planes. Regardless of alignment, angels remain benevolent messengers possessed with magical auras to aid their allies.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Angelic Divinities

The most powerful angels belong to a category of demigods known as the empyreal lords—a title shared with other powerful good-aligned demigods among the host of archons, azatas, and other inhabitants of the celestial planes. The most powerful and most well-known of the angelic empyreal lords is Sarenrae.

Sidebar - Locations Angelic Locations

Angels normally live on Nirvana or other celestial planes, but their missions can bring them to the Material Plane. Spellcasters can conjure them for aid or advice in times of need, and they can even be found, if rarely, crusading against fiends in Hell, the Abyss, or anywhere in between.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Angelic Treasure

Many angels wear exquisite armor or wield beautiful and often magical weapons. While they are not hampered by mortal sins like greed or pride (save for the very rare and tragic exception), they do enjoy the beauty of fine clothing, exquisite jewelry, and works of art.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Angels

The most powerful angels are known as the solars, but numerous others can be found in Nirvana working their own missions or goals. Angels generally appear as beautiful, often somewhat androgynous humanoids, and the most powerful often possess two or even four sets of feathered wings.

Sidebar - Additional Lore What is a Deva?

Three types of devas exist among the angelic host, all of which serve as angelic “field agents.” Of the types of angels, devas are the ones most likely to be encountered dwelling somewhere other than Nirvana, as these angels focus their work on cultivating and protecting goodness in mortal souls, be they living or dead.