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One of the many horrid life-forms native to Zevgavizeb's Abyssal realm of Gluttondark, viskithrels—or “gluttonraptors”—are tireless hunters resembling tentacled theropods. They are social creatures by nature and prefer to hunt in large packs, chasing down prey and tearing them apart to share with their fellow hunters. A lone viskithrel forgoes hunting to frantically seek out others of its kind, starving to death if it cannot do so. Although viskithrels attack nearly any other creatures they encounter, they virtually never fight other viskithrels; even beasts in rival packs give each other space rather than fight over territory or prey.

Other, smarter denizens of Gluttondark, such as xilvireks herd and train viskithrels, working to convince the viskithrels that the trainer is one of their pack. This not only protects the trainer from attacks by the viskithrels, but also enables the trainer to easily direct them.

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ViskithrelCreature 15

Source Pathfinder #156: The Apocalypse Prophet pg. 84
Perception +27; darkvision, scent (precise) 100 feet
Languages Abyssal; (can't speak any languages)
Skills Acrobatics +25, Athletics +31, Survival +27
Str +8, Dex +6, Con +4, Int -3, Wis +4, Cha -1
Ravenous Tracker A viskithrel can detect a creature's scent up to a week after the creature has passed through or left an area, and it gains a +4 circumstance bonus to Track a creature whose scent it has detected.
AC 37; Fort +25, Ref +27, Will +23; selective scent
HP 275; Immunities sickened
Selective Scent A viskithrel's many-chambered snout allows it to partition and ignore scents. The creature can choose to critically succeed at any saving throw against an inhaled threat (such as inhaled poison) or olfactory effects, regardless of its roll.
Predator's Leap ReactionReaction Trigger A creature within 10 feet of the viskithrel makes a melee Strike against it; Effect The viskithrel Steps up to 15 feet, ignoring difficult terrain as it leaps over obstacles. If this movement takes the viskithrel out of range of the triggering Strike, the Strike is disrupted. It then makes a jaws Strike against a bleeding creature.
Speed 40 feet, swim 20 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +30 [+25/+20] (reach 15 feet), Damage 3d10+14 piercing plus 1d10 acid and GrabMelee Single ActionSingle Action talon +30 [+26/+22] (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 3d10+14 slashingMelee Single ActionSingle Action tentacle +30 [+25/+20] (reach 20 feet), Damage 1d10+14 slashing plus 2d10 persistent bleedSwallow Whole Single ActionSingle Action (attack) Large, 3d10 bludgeoning plus 2d10 acid, Rupture 25

Sidebar - Additional Lore Summoning Viskithrels

Long ago, xulgath priests deep in the Darklands learned that summoning a single viskithrel doesn't do much good; the lone creature resists any commands, instead seeking out other viskithrels to form a new pack. Summoning multiple viskithrels at once requires more powerful magic, and is usually performed only by the most powerful xulgath priests or by Darklands denizens who live near stable gates to Gluttondark.