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Do You Think Flattery Will Keep You Alive?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Only one creature could be the winner in this Bestiary 5 throwdown, and with it, five winners of our latest Pathfinder Roleplaying Game hardcover!

Dominating against the Pakalchi Sahkil, the Wyrmwraith emerged the victor in our battle royale! This CR 17 incorporeal undead has a terrifying array of powers at its command, making you long for the days of "just" fighting a dragon for its wealth. Not even dragons are safe from the wyrmwraith, for as much as this undead hates the living, it hates those that remind it of what it lost the most.

Many of you voted in our elimination contest, leading the Wyrmwraith to victory, and for your votes, we promised a signed copy of Bestiary 5, and I'm happy to announce that Thyrion is the winner! We'll be contacting you shortly, and the four winners of the PDF copy are: BelkarBitterleaf, fuzbuckle, Paladinosaur, and Drexer!

And following tradition, here's the complete table of contents for Bestiary 5!

Aatheriexa7
Abrikandilu (demon)74
Aerial servant11
Aether elemental106–107
Aether wysp282
Ahkhat14
Ahool15
Air veela264
Air wysp282
Akaname16
Amarok17
Amphiptere18
Android19
Anemos20–21
Animate hair26
Annihilator (robot)206
Anunnaki28–29
Apallie30
Apkallu32–33
Apostate devil78–79
Astomoi37
Astral dragon88–89
Bagiennik40
Balisse (angel)22
Bat plague swarm193
Bisha ga tsuku42
Blightspawn43
Blood caterpillar51
Blue whale276
Bone ship44–45
Boroboroton (tsukumogami)252
Brain mole46
Brain mole monarch47
Caligni (dark folk)66
Caller in darkness48
Cambion (demon)75
Cameroceras49
Capramace50
Celedon52
Ceratosaurus (dinosaur)83
Cervinal (agathion)12
Cerynitis53
Cetus54
Chalicotherium (megafauna)170
Cherufe55
Chicken (familiar)112
Choral (angel)23
Chuspiki56
Clockwork familiar57
Corpse lotus60
Crone queen61
Crystal golem126
Cuero62
Cursed king63
Cytillipede65
Danava (titan)246–247
Death coach67
Deep merfolk172
Deep one68
Deep one hybrid70
Delgeth71
Devastator77
Digmaul82
Dire polar bear41
Domovoi (house spirit)142
Doppeldrek85
Dragonkin98
Dream dragon90–91
Duppy101
Dvorovoi (house spirit)142
Dwiergeth102
Earth veela264
Earth wysp282
Echeneis103
Eclipse giant121
Egregore104–105
Elder deep one69
Emotion ooze108–109
Empyrean (angel)24–25
Encantado110
Esipil (sahkil)213
Ether drake99
Etheric dragon92–93
Etiainen111
Exscinder (archon)34
Fastachee114
Fext115
Firbolg116
Fire veela265
Fire wysp283
Flying fox (familiar)112
Flytrap leshy156
Frog father117
Gancanagh (azata)38
Gate archon35
Gearsman (robot)207
Gegenees118
Ghoran119
Giant assassin bug36
Giant mantis shrimp232
Giant muckdweller175
Giant scarab221
Giant termite242
Glaistig124–125
Goliath frog117
Gravebound128
Gray129
Gray goo130
Great assassin bug36
Griefgall133
Grim reaper134–135
Grimslake136
Grioth137
Gristly demodand72
Guardian scroll138
Gunpowder ooze139
Hag eye ooze140
Heikegani141
Heresy devil80
Hobkins (gremlin)131
Horn caterpillar51
Hundun144–145
Hunter urchin (sea urchin)223
Ichthyocentaur146
Isonade147
Jungle drake100
Kabandha (cyclops)64
Kaprosuchus (megafauna)170
Karkadann148
Kasa-obake (tsukumogami)252
Kawa akago149
Ketesthius150
Khala151
Kikimora152
Kimenhul (sahkil)214–215
Knight ant27
Koto-furunishi (tsukumogami)252
Kurobozu153
Lamhigyn154
Lead golem127
Leechroot155
Leng ghoul120
Lesser death (grim reaper)134
Liminal sprite158
Lipika (aeon)8–9
Living mirage159
Locust plague swarm192
Lotus leshy157
Lotus tree160
Lusca161
Maharishi manu (manasaputra)164
Makara (vahana)262
Manu (manasaputra)163
Megapon ant27
Megaprimatus (ape)31
Mngwa173
Moa (megafauna)171
Moon dog174
Moon giant122
Muckdweller175
Mummy lord176–177
Muse179
Mutant180–181
Myrmidon (robot)208
Narwhal (whale)276
Nemhain182
Nightmare dragon94–95
Ningen183
Nulmind184
Nuno (gremlin)132
Occult dragon96–97
Ophiotaurus185
Orang-pendak186
Ostovite187
Othaos (aeon)10
Ovinnik (house spirit)143
Pakalchi (sahkil)216
Papinijuwari188
Penguin (familiar)112
Peuchen189
Pharaonic guardian191
Plagued beast194
Plankta195
Plesiosaurus (dinosaur)83
Polar bear41
Polong196
Psychemental197
Psychepore198
Putrid ooze199
Pyrausta200
Qolok (sahkil)217
Raelis (azata)39
Ramidreju201
Rat plague swarm192
Red panda (familiar)112
Reptial (agathion)13
Reptoid202
Rhu-chalik203
Riftcreeper204
Rishi manu (manasaputra)165
Roiling oil210
Rope dragon211
Sangoi219
Saxra220
Scarab swarm221
Scitalis222
Seal (familiar)113
Seilenos224–225
Seraptis (demon)76
Sha226
Shabti227
Shadow collector228
Shasalqu229
Shen230–231
Skinwalker233
Solar pitri (manasaputra)166–167
Somalcygot234
Spear urchin (sea urchin)223
Sphinx colossus58
Storm hag235
Stormghost236
Stranglereed237
Stringy demodand73
Su238
Sun giant123
Swamp mummy178
Syricta239
Taxidermic creature240–241
Termite swarm242
Terraformer (robot)209
Therizinosaurus (dinosaur)84
Thought eater243
Thriae constructor244
Thriae dancer245
Tiyanak248
Tizheruk249
Trench mist250
Trilobite (familiar)113
Troodon (dinosaur)84
Tsaalgrend251
Tulpa254–255
Turul256–257
Twilight pitri (manasaputra)168–169
Uintatherium (megafauna)171
Undigested258
Undigested swarm258
Unfettered phantom190
Uraeus259
Urannag260
Ursikka261
Vahana262
Ved263
Vescavor queen266
Vescavor swarm267
Vilderavn268–269
Vishap270–271
Vukodlak272
Wakandagi273
Warmonger devil81
Warmonger wasp274
Water leaper275
Water veela265
Water wysp283
Wihsaak (sahkil)218
Witchcrow277
Wizard's shackle278
Wolliped279
Wood colossus59
Wyrmwraith280–281
Xiao284
Yangethe285
Zygomind286–287

Of course, we won't stop—can't stop—with previewing the amazing art in Bestiary 5!


Illustrations by Wayne England, Ben Wootten, Kent Hamilton, and Jorge Fares

Thank you to everybody who participated in the contest, and until we meet again...

Liz Courts
Community Manager

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Liberty's Edge

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What, I won?

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yeah, I guess the dragon was going to be a shoo-in. Congrats to the winners. Liking the art for the cetus and Kurobozu. And I see we're getting some yokai? Cool!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

Wyrmwraith, I'm so proud to see how far you've come *sniffles*

Paizo Employee Developer

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Oh my poor pakalchi. ;)

Congrats to the winners of this contest! Enjoy your monsters and have fun when you sic 'em on your PCs!

Shadow Lodge

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Congratulations to the winners!

Also that thriae looks absolutely awesome. Yay more thriae!


Congratulations! Now for me, to the store page!


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I would like to thank Nethys for his inspiration to the chaotic and lawful nature of the RNG demi-gods, and my players who shall suffer mightily through these new and beautiful pets that I shall unleash on them.


Now the heikegani will always stay the unfinished artwork. Love the undead monk, dislike this art of cetus wich looks a bit like the lusca.


Nice to see some of the Triaxian creatures making it to the (setting neutral) big time!

I've always loved the look of the wollipeds. And storm ghosts and ursikka could ruin anyone's day. :)


1 person marked this as a favorite.

While I'm sad I didn't win, I'm glad for the people that did. Now I just have to convince my mom that getting this for my Birthday is a good thing.

That or Christmas.


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There is a lot of interesting sounding words in that list.

Taxidermic creature makes me wonder, undead or construct? Either way it sounds like a template I want to apply to some humans for super creepy encounters.

Astral, Dream, Etheric, Nightmare, Occult Dragon looks like the new dragon family. I wonder what they are called as a group?

Ether Drake as well.

Giant Mantis shrimp, does that mean I get my cannon shrimp?

Hope Mutants are the ones from the recent numeria material rather than the mana waste mutants, if it is at all either of those templates. The numerian mutants are much more variable and interesting.

Wollipeds are great to see on the mere fact hat they are animal type but not actually a real animal, or an oversized version of a real animal.

Vukodlak? Are we to see a new type of werewolf?


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber

TROODONS!

*pleasebeafamiliaroptionpleasebeafamiliaroption*


Threeshades wrote:

There is a lot of interesting sounding words in that list.

Vukodlak? Are we to see a new type of werewolf?

If I remember right the vukodlak is a kind of werewolf ghost that was written up in the bestiary for one of the entries in Carrion Crown.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Congratulations to the winners, and the Wyrmwraith. I know its CR17, but PLEASE find a way to fit it into a PFS scenario or at least a high level sanctioned module or AP.


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Yet again no Proteans? :(


Threeshades wrote:


Astral, Dream, Etheric, Nightmare, Occult Dragon looks like the new dragon family. I wonder what they are called as a group?

I'm pretty sure these are the Esoteric Dragon group.

Paizo Employee Designer

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Zach Davis wrote:
Congratulations to the winners, and the Wyrmwraith. I know its CR17, but PLEASE find a way to fit it into a PFS scenario or at least a high level sanctioned module or AP.

Tell you what: Come to the delve table at Paizocon while I'm running and remind me to do this, and I'll run a wyrmwraith for your four 4th-level pregens. It won't be as bad as the time they found Lamashtu (though I guess Kyra converted and lived) or an efreet (and accidentally wished Sandpoint into annihilation so that it "Would never be attacked by monsters again").

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber
Mark Seifter wrote:
Zach Davis wrote:
Congratulations to the winners, and the Wyrmwraith. I know its CR17, but PLEASE find a way to fit it into a PFS scenario or at least a high level sanctioned module or AP.
Tell you what: Come to the delve table at Paizocon while I'm running and remind me to do this, and I'll run a wyrmwraith for your four 4th-level pregens. It won't be as bad as the time they found Lamashtu (though I guess Kyra converted and lived) or an efreet (and accidentally wished Sandpoint into annihilation so that it "Would never be attacked by monsters again").

O.O

Wow, I would've loved sitting in on that table.

Liberty's Edge

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Hi all,

I got the below mail from Liz Courts this night.

Hard to believe that I had the unearned luck to get the price...

Looks credible though.

Regards

Thriyon

Hello there Thomas!

I wanted to inform you that you are the winner of a signed copy of Bestiary 5 (see the blog here http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5li95?Do-You-Think-Flattery-Will-Keep-Y ou-Alive ). I’d love to send it to you, but before I can do that, I need to have an address that I can send it to. Please let me know by replying to me as soon as you can.

Once again, congratulations and thank you for participating in the contest!

Liz Courts
Community Manager
Paizo Inc.
{...}


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Congrats Thyrion and to everyone who won the pdf.

Scarab Sages

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

What was the result? I can't get it to come up.

Community Manager

Charles Scholz wrote:

What was the result? I can't get it to come up.

The final results were not public, but the Wyrmwraith has almost double the Pakalchi's votes.

Liberty's Edge

Hi again,

Ok, it seems I have to face the truth.

I will assume the winner's name and accept gratefully the price.

Maybe my name was confused because of my new favorite spell: Aspect of the Toad.

Many Thanks to Paizo and for the Congrats!

Regards

Thyrion


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Nightterror wrote:
Now the heikegani will always stay the unfinished artwork. Love the undead monk, dislike this art of cetus wich looks a bit like the lusca.

Look what I found! :D

http://jimnelsonart.blogspot.com/2015/11/heikegani-crab_19.html?m=1


Acolyte of Mushu wrote:
Nightterror wrote:
Now the heikegani will always stay the unfinished artwork. Love the undead monk, dislike this art of cetus wich looks a bit like the lusca.

Look what I found! :D

http://jimnelsonart.blogspot.com/2015/11/heikegani-crab_19.html?m=1

Ahh! That is so nice of you! Thanks man! I owe you one!

Good eye you found that one, I never could :p


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Nightterror wrote:
Acolyte of Mushu wrote:
Nightterror wrote:
Now the heikegani will always stay the unfinished artwork. Love the undead monk, dislike this art of cetus wich looks a bit like the lusca.

Look what I found! :D

http://jimnelsonart.blogspot.com/2015/11/heikegani-crab_19.html?m=1

Ahh! That is so nice of you! Thanks man! I owe you one!

Good eye you found that one, I never could :p

No problem! Funny thing is, I only found it because you mentioned there was a Pathfinder squonk image floating around, so I looked up said image and found the crab on the same site, posted recently. :P


Did you find the Squonk in the end?

And maybe I can thank you with this un-used Kaiju artwork that should have been in Bestiary 3.


I did indeed find ft! And yeah that kaiju is pretty sweet, it would've been an awesome addition to the bestiary.


The Jungle Drake is gorgeous, easily my favorite piece of artwork in the book


I voted Mind Flayer. Why Mind Flayer no win?

Silver Crusade

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moon-beast wrote:
I voted Mind Flayer. Why Mind Flayer no win?

The Intellectual Property Dragon ate him.


Intellectual property would seem to be the property a mind flayer would have the easiest time damaging.


Here's hoping the jungle drake is a familiar option. Looks small, but the picture could be misleading.

Either way it's most likely evil.


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Azten wrote:

Here's hoping the jungle drake is a familiar option. Looks small, but the picture could be misleading.

Either way it's most likely evil.

It's actually Large, so yeah, not a familiar. It is Neutral Evil, though.

Improved Familiar options for this book are:

Brain Mole (5th, one step of neutral)
Chuspiki (7th, any chaotic)
Clockwork Familiar (7th, any)
Liminal Sprite (7th, any chaotic)
Sahkil, Esipil (7th, neutral evil)
Aether/Air/Earth/Fire/Water Wysp (7th, any)
Xiao (7th, any)

...and technically, a small aether elemental is an option since it lists Elemental, Small (any type) in the feat.


Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Azten wrote:

Here's hoping the jungle drake is a familiar option. Looks small, but the picture could be misleading.

Either way it's most likely evil.

They are evil.

They are also size Large.


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In a battle royal of monsters, remember: The Dragon always wins.


DaemonAngel wrote:
In a battle royal of monsters, remember: The Dragon always wins.

Not true, the Nightmare Dragon actually lost to the Deep Merfolk (if I remeember well)

This is an undead. :-p

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