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Gylou (Handmaiden Devil)

Though gylous are deeply entrenched in the expansive and complex machinations of Hell, they are highly skilled agents capable of nuanced diplomacy, masterful deception, physical finesse, and nearly any other tasks they set their minds to. This versatility has led to gylous becoming widespread throughout all layers of Hell, enabling them to filter key information to their masters regarding other devils' plots and schemes. Their allegiance is no secret, but their skills are so great that powerful devils employ one or more gylous regardless. While most gylous have a feminine form (combined with their role, this is the source of their common moniker of “handmaiden”), some have other gender presentations, and nearly all gylous take on carefully cultivated illusions to best suit the roles they fill. More often than not, gylous arise when lesser devils who have demonstrated exceptional utility and invaluable skills are uplifted into a new form, though on rare occasions they are shaped from the souls of evil mortals who showed unparalleled savvy within bureaucratic enterprises.

Recall Knowledge - Fiend (Religion): DC 32

GylouCreature 14

LEMediumDevilFiend
Source Bestiary 2 pg. 75
Perception +28; greater darkvision, true seeing
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal; telepathy 100 feet
Skills Acrobatics +27, Arcana +25, Athletics +28, Deception +30, Diplomacy +28, Religion +26, Stealth +27
Str +4, Dex +7, Con +4, Int +5, Wis +6, Cha +8
AC 36; Fort +22, Ref +25, Will +28; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 240; Immunities fire; Resistances physical 10 (except silver); Weaknesses good 10
Reflexive Grab ReactionReaction Trigger A creature leaves a square within the gylou's reach using a move action or attempts a melee Strike against the gylou; Effect The gylou lashes out with a tentacle, attempting to Grapple the triggering creature. If the triggering Strike was with a melee weapon, the attacking creature can Release the weapon to cause the gylou to automatically fail the Athletics check.
Speed 35 feet, climb 35 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action claw +30 [+26/+22] (agile, evil, finesse, magical), Damage 3d8+12 slashing plus 1d6 evilMelee Single ActionSingle Action tentacle +30 [+25/+20] (evil, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 3d12+12 bludgeoning plus GrabDivine Innate Spells DC 36, attack +28; 7th dispel magic, dominate; 5th black tentacles, dimension door, illusory object (at will); 4th charm (×3), dimension door (at will), enthrall (at will); Constant (7th) true seeing
Rituals DC 36; 1st infernal pact
Change Shape Single ActionSingle Action (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation) The gylou adopts the appearance of any Small or Medium humanoid. This doesn't change their Speed or the attack and damage modifiers of their Strikes, but it might change the damage type their Strikes deal (typically to bludgeoning).Indispensable Savvy ReactionReaction Frequency once per day; Trigger The gylou attempts a skill check but hasn't rolled yet; Effect The gylou demonstrates a preternatural ability for the task at hand. They use their Deception modifier for the triggering check and for all skill checks using the same skill thereafter until the next time the gylou uses this ability or until 24 hours have passed, whichever happens first.Tentacle Encage Single ActionSingle Action (attack) Requirements The gylou has a Medium or smaller creature grabbed; Effect The gylou transfers the grabbed creature into their lower body's net of encaging tentacles, freeing their limbs and tentacles to make Strikes. This has the same effects as Swallow Whole (Medium, 2d12+12 bludgeoning, Rupture 30), except the encaged creature is not at risk of suffocation, and the gylou can bring the encaged creature with them when they cast dimension door. A gylou can have only one creature encaged at a time.

All Monsters in "Devil"

NameLevel
Barbazu (Bearded Devil)5
Cornugon (Horned Devil)16
Erinys (Fury Devil)8
Gelugon (Ice Devil)13
Gylou (Handmaiden Devil)14
Hamatula (Barbed Devil)11
Imp1
Lemure0
Osyluth (Bone Devil)9
Phistophilus (Contract Devil)10
Pit Fiend (Tyrant Devil)20
Sarglagon (Drowning Devil)8
Zebub (Accuser Devil)3

Devil

Source Bestiary pg. 86
Masters of corruption and architects of conquest, devils seek both to tempt mortal life to join in their pursuit of all things profane and to spread tyranny throughout all worlds. The temptations they offer mortals range from great powers granted by the signing of an infernal contract to twisted favors following a whispered pledge to a diabolic patron, or any number of even subtler exchanges. Those who succumb to these temptations find themselves consigned to an afterlife of endless torment in the pits of Hell, wherein the only hope of escape lies in the chance of being promoted to become a devil in the infernal ranks. Every devil has a specific role to play in the upkeep of the remorseless bureaucratic machine that is Hell, from soldiers and scholars to inquisitors, lawyers, judges, and executioners. Lowly lemures and imps perform subservient labor to more powerful and specialized devils, such as contract devils and erinyes, while the greatest pit fiends command entire infernal armies.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Archdevils

At any one time, eight archdevils rule the eight upper layers of Hell, while the deepest layer is ruled by Asmodeus. Each archdevil is a unique demigod with a dedicated role in guiding the infernal machine forward. Barbatos is the doorwarden of Hellʼs uppermost layer, while Dispater rules Hellʼs largest city. Mammon guards Hellʼs treasuries, and Belial designs new weapons for Hellʼs legions. Geryon is the oldest archdevil and keeper of many secrets, while Moloch leads Hellʼs armies. Baalzebul is a brooding archdevil who has fallen from Asmodeusʼs favor, while mighty Mephistopheles was formed from the plane of Hell itself.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Diabolic Divinities

Many unique and powerful devils hold positions of power in Hell. The most numerous of these are the infernal dukes, many of whom were promoted to this position from already impressive statures as pit fiends. The supreme ruler of Hell itself is Asmodeus, the Prince of Darkness. Between these two tiers rule the eight archdevils—see the sidebar on the facing page.

Sidebar - Locations Diabolic Locations

The nine layers of Hell are the planar home of all devils, and they much prefer its tyrannically ordered environs to anywhere else in the multiverse. Yet devils can be encountered anywhere mortals can be tempted by infernal bargains or seek diabolic aid. On Golarion, the nation of Cheliax is particularly aligned with Hell. Its government is based upon Hellʼs organization, and the state church is that of Asmodeus.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Fiendish Relations

Devils view daemonsʼ constant hunt for souls as a short-sighted waste of potential, and demonsʼ chaotic destruction of society and flesh as uncivilized and obnoxious, but they do not loathe their fiendish counterparts. Indeed, most devils are more than willing to take advantage of daemons and demons as they can to further their own machinations.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Hellfire

Stinking, sulfurous hellfire is infused with evil. Hellfire always deals a combination of fire damage and evil damage, though the specific ratio depends on the hellfire's origin. Certain types of hellfire can impose other effects on creatures as well, such as sapping their strength or memories.

Sidebar - Locations Hellmouths

While travel to and from Hell is possible with plane shift, another way to reach and traverse the infernal realms is via hellmouths, strange living portals connecting different layers or even different planes. A hellmouth takes the form of a grimacing face, distended maw, or other distressingly organic aperture, and no two share the same appearance. Most are carefully guarded, but some new or well-hidden hellmouths have yet to be discovered.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Devils

The devils presented on these pages are a small sampling of the torments Hell has to offer. Other devils, like the inquisition-focused bone devils, the cherub-faced and fly-bodied accuser devils, and the aquatic drowning devil are a few examples of these widespread immortal creatures.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Queens of the Night

The four queens of the night wield great power in the Pit. Ardad Lili is a plotter and manipulator with ambitions of ruling the heavens, while Doloras revels in suffering. Most distant is Mahathallah, watching over fate and death. Mightiest among them is Eiseth, who is assembling an army in Dis in the hopes of claiming the iron throne of Malebolge.

Sidebar - Additional Lore The Hierarchy of Hell

Hell is a harsh plane of law with little use for compassion or empathy. As such, it exists entirely within a strict hierarchy, and this order extends to its denizens. While different types of demons correspond to various sins and daemons are associated with modes of mortal death, the different types of devils exist solely to fulfill particular roles in the infernal machine. On occasion, a particular devil can transcend the role for which they were literally shaped, but this often transforms the devil physically into the type suitable for their new role.