As this lithe humanoid moves, its flesh shimmers and wavers, temporarily breaking apart into motes of shimmering light.
Axiomite CR 8
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +18
AC 21, touch 15, flat-footed 16 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural)
hp 85 (10d10+30); regeneration 5 (chaotic or magic)
Fort +6, Ref +11, Will +14
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (good)
Melee +1 longsword +16/+11 (1d8+7/19–20)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +14)
1/day—summon inevitable (level 6, 1 zelekhut, see below), true seeing
Str 21, Dex 19, Con 16, Int 21, Wis 20, Cha 20
Base Atk +10; CMB +15; CMD 30
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ crystalline dust form
Environment any (lawful plane)
Organization solitary, pair, or team (3–12)
Treasure standard (+1 longsword, other treasure)
Crystalline Dust Form (Su) An axiomite can shift between its solid body and one made of golden, crystalline dust as a free action once per round. In dust form, the axiomite looks like a shifting mass of glowing mathematical symbols and equations. In this form it can fly and gains the incorporeal quality; it can use spell-like abilities but cannot make physical attacks. In its solid form, an axiomite cannot fly. Both shapes are the axiomite's true form, and it does not revert to a different form if killed. A true seeing spell reveals both forms simultaneously.
Stewards of ancient, colossal cities on lawful planes, axiomites represent the fundamental search for order. According to their own history, the first axiomites sprang from the raw mathematical underpinnings of the cosmos long before the first gods began to stir—they are personifications of a primordial reality made flesh in an attempt to understand itself. New axiomites are formed from souls much like celestials or fiends, with spirits drawn across the planes to one of the axiomites' humming crystal monoliths, emerging later as purified creatures of law and theory.
A particular axiomite may look like any humanoid-shaped creature, though the particular form does not affect its abilities in any way. Beneath this form, all axiomites are the same—clouds of glowing, crystalline dust that constantly swirl and congeal into complex tangles of symbols and equations, making them literally creatures of pure mathematical law.
Axiomite society is broken into three divisions, each with its own duty and purpose. One devotes itself to the construction and maintenance of inevitables, another to the expansion and construction of their capital city, and the third to continuing the exploration and calculation of the laws and constants that underlie all of reality. Their leader is a gestalt mind formed by the greatest individuals of their race, forming when needed and then dispersing into its component axiomites to put the god-mind's plans into action.