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Azata

Azatas are a race of celestials native to the plane of Elysium, where the pursuit of freedom and goodness is paramount. Azatas are champions of these concepts, great bards, knights, and explorers who roam the planes in search of good folk in need of their help. Frequently described as the most elven or fey-like celestials, azatas nevertheless often have strange, inhuman shapes or can take elemental or eldritch forms. Most have some knightly or courtly title, such as duke, countess, or prince, apparently hereditary, perhaps from a celestial monarchy long abandoned and forgotten. Azatas do not exploit these titles to exert influence over each other, instead using them for personal identification or a bit of self-importance. They are deadly and resolute foes of evil, fearless and clever in battle.

It is not surprising that the three best-known kinds of azatas can all fly, for they rarely stay in one place for long and prefer the thrill of motion and discovery to creature comforts. Most azata “settlements” are little more than a collection of tents around a landmark, gathered over the course of a day to share news, stories, and perhaps good-natured duels, and then packed up again a few days later. Such temporary settlements are colorful and have a celebratory atmosphere, as azatas are quick to greet any of their kind as old friends. Although few can predict when and where an azata community might arise, some groups or breeds of azatas gather in cycles for traditional festivals and reunions. Such gatherings typically take place at a time of mystical consequence, such as on the evening of the lunar equinox, or during less predictable times, such as upon the wedding of two seers, and always in a place of pristine or stunning natural wonder. All azatas fundamentally know when and where the closest or next gathering of their people might occur, and while none are required or even expected to attend, all are welcome. These gatherings do not preclude more permanent azata holdings and communes, however, and the heights of Elysium endlessly ring with the songs of azata choirs.

While the stoic, homebound archons call their cousins flighty, azatas are driven by a crusading nature and feel bored when forced to stay in one place too long. This tendency also means they are unlikely to agree to serve mortals for an extended period of time, preferring to arrive, get the job done, and move on to some other quest or challenge. As much as they seek to spread the cause of freedom and joy, azatas realize that they cannot enforce such virtues throughout the multiverse. Without darkness there can be no light, and without struggle there can be no victory. Understanding this, these celestials remain removed from the majority of mortal conflicts, preferring to act as advisors in such situations rather than champions, granting goodly mortals ownership over their own triumphs. In cases where the forces of evil act overtly, however, and intrude upon mortal worlds, azatas are quick to rally to defend such realms and aid those who have no hope of defending themselves.

Azatas generally work together, but their powerful personalities and strong sense of individual freedom often see them disagreeing on how best to handle a particular situation. While both parties have the greater good at heart, these arguments can fester and grow into long-lasting grudges. In cases where a single azata is convinced his way is right, he might even enter a sort of self-imposed exile, abandoning the support of his kin so he can launch a one-azata crusade against the cruelties of the multiverse.

Most azatas originate from the untamable beauty of Elysium, created and nourished by the influx of goodly mortal souls. Like most other outsiders, they cannot reproduce with each other in the mortal fashion, and often tryst with mortals who prove charming and good spirited. Azatas dally frequently with their own kind, being quick to seek out feelings of love, joy, and companionship, but rarely feel bound or exclusive to merely one lover, regardless of its race.

Azatas speak Celestial, Draconic, and Infernal, but can speak with almost any creature because of their truespeech special ability. See creature subtypes for full details on truespeech and other shared azata traits.

Azata, Bralani

Silver-white hair the color of a lightning strike whips about this poised elf-like archer, his eyes swirling with vibrant colors.

Bralani CR 6

XP 2,400

CG Medium outsider (azata, chaotic, extraplanar, good, shapechanger)

Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +15

Defense

AC 20, touch 14, flat-footed 16 (+4 Dex, +6 natural)

hp 66 (7d10+28)

Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +6

DR 10/cold iron or evil; Immune electricity, petrification; Resist cold 10, fire 10; SR 17

Offense

Speed 40 ft., fly 100 ft. (perfect)

Melee +1 scimitar +13/+8 (1d6+8/18–20) or slam +12 (1d6+7)

Ranged +1 composite longbow +12/+7 (1d8+6/×3)

Special Attacks whirlwind blast

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th)

At Will—blur, charm person (DC 13), gust of wind (DC 14), mirror image, wind wall

2/day—lightning bolt (DC 15), cure serious wounds

Statistics

Str 20, Dex 18, Con 19, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 15

Base Atk +7; CMB +12; CMD 26

Feats Blind-Fight, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Bluff +12, Fly +22, Handle Animal +12, Perception +15, Ride +14, Sense Motive +12, Stealth +14

Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech

SQ wind form

Ecology

Environment any (Elysium)

Organization solitary, pair, or squad (3–6)

Treasure double (+1 scimitar, +1 composite longbow [+5 Str])

Special Abilities

Whirlwind Blast (Su) When in wind form, a bralani can attack with a scouring blast of wind, dealing 3d6 points of damage in a 20-foot line (Reflex DC 17 half). The save DC is Constitution-based.

Wind Form (Su) A bralani can shift between its humanoid body and a body made of wind and mist as a standard action. In humanoid form, it cannot fly or use its whirlwind blast. In wind form, it functions as if under the effects of a wind walk spell. It can make slam attacks and use spell-like abilities in either form. A bralani remains in one form until it chooses to assume its other form. A change in form cannot be dispelled, nor does the bralani revert to any particular form when killed (both shapes are its true form). A true seeing spell reveals both forms simultaneously.

Bralanis are among the fiercest and wildest of the azatas, living from moment to moment and always on the lookout for chances to test their skill in battle. In addition to their elf-like forms, they can take the shape of whirlwinds of dust, snow, or sand. In the mortal realm, they are often mistaken for djinn. They delight in violent weather, not for the destructive qualities of such events, but for the intensity and energy, and many tales describe bralani as spirits who laugh as they sail amid the strongest storms.

Bralanis do not need to eat, but they enjoy doing so. Most prefer elven food, fiery human dishes, and spiced wine. Because of their similarities to elementals and fey, they sometimes act as intermediaries between mortals, elementals, and fey, though they prefer to arrange temporary truces that allow the interested parties to conduct their own negotiations on neutral ground. When taking the role of mediators—or whenever else such opportunities present themselves—bralani are quick to suggest friendly competitions or games to end disputes and enjoy creating challenges or complicated contests to test both physical and mental mortal prowess.

Azata, Ghaele

This elegantly armored sentinel stands alert, her eyes radiating divine light and her noble blade crackling with power.

Ghaele CR 13

XP 25,600

CG Medium outsider (azata, chaotic, extraplanar, good, shapechanger)

Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect evil, low-light vision, see invisibility; Perception +20

Aura holy aura

Defense

AC 28, touch 16, flat-footed 26 (+4 deflection, +1 Dex, +1 dodge, +12 natural)

hp 136 (13d10+65)

Fort +17, Ref +11, Will +16

DR 10/cold iron and evil; Immune electricity, petrification; Resist cold 10, fire 10; SR 25

Offense

Speed 50 ft., fly 150 ft. (perfect)

Melee +2 holy greatsword +22/+17/+12 (2d6+12)

Ranged 2 light rays +14 ranged touch (2d12)

Special Attacks gaze

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 13th)

Constant—detect evil, holy aura (DC 21), see invisibility

At will—aid, charm monster (DC 17), continual flame, cure light wounds, dancing lights, detect thoughts (DC 15), disguise self, dispel magic, hold monster (DC 18), greater invisibility (self only), major image (DC 16), greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only)

3/day—globe of invulnerability

1/day—chain lightning (DC 19), prismatic spray (DC 20), wall of force

Spells Prepared (CL 13th)

7th—holy word (DC 21)

6th—banishment (DC 20), heal (DC 20)

5th—flame strike (DC 19), raise dead, true seeing

4th—death ward, dismissal (2) (DC 18), divine power, restoration

3rd—cure serious wounds (3), searing light (2)

2nd—aid, align weapon, bear's endurance, lesser restoration (2)

1st—bless, command (DC 15), divine favor, obscuring mist, shield of faith

0 (at will)—detect magic, purify food and drink, stabilize, virtue

Statistics

Str 25, Dex 12, Con 20, Int 16, Wis 19, Cha 17

Base Atk +13; CMB +20; CMD 31

Feats Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Lightning Reflexes

Skills Diplomacy +19, Escape Artist +17, Fly +25, Handle Animal +19, Knowledge (nature) +16, Knowledge (planes) +19, Perception +20, Sense Motive +20, Stealth +17

Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech

SQ light form

Ecology

Environment any (Elysium)

Organization solitary, pair, or squad (3–6)

Treasure triple (+2 holy greatsword)

Special Abilities

Gaze (Su) In humanoid form, a ghaele's gaze attack slays evil creatures of 5 HD or less (range 60 feet, Will DC 18 negates, shaken for 2d10 rounds on a successful save). Nonevil creatures, and evil creatures with more than 5 HD, must succeed on a DC 18 Will save or be shaken for 2d10 rounds. A creature that saves against a ghaele's gaze is immune to that particular ghaele's gaze for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting fear effect. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

Light Form (Su) A ghaele can shift between its solid body and one made of light as a standard action. In solid form, it cannot fly or use light rays. In light form, it can fly and gains the incorporeal quality—it can make light ray attacks or use spell-like abilities in this form, but can't make physical attacks or cast spells. This ability otherwise functions similarly to a bralani's wind form ability.

Light Ray (Ex) A ghaele's light rays have a range of 300 feet. This attack bypasses all damage reduction.

Spells Ghaeles cast divine spells as 13th-level clerics. They do not gain access to domains or other cleric abilities.

Ghaeles are the most knightly of the azatas, hunting fiends, dragons, and undead with equal vigor. Most appear like idealized humans or elves and are quick to smile—and equally quick to strike against those they perceive as wicked.

Azata, Lillend

This creature has the body of a seductive, winged elven woman from the waist up and that of a snake from the waist down.

Lillend CR 7

XP 3,200

CG Large outsider (azata, chaotic, extraplanar, good)

Init +3; Senses low-light vision, darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13

Defense

AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 17 (+3 Dex, +8 natural, –1 size)

hp 73 (7d10+35)

Fort +7, Ref +10, Will +10

Immune electricity, petrification, poison; Resist cold 10, fire 10

Offense

Speed 30 ft., fly 70 ft. (average)

Melee +1 longsword +12/+7 (2d6+8/19–20), tail slap +6 (2d6+2 plus grab)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Special Attacks bardic performance (20 rounds/day), constrict (2d6+5)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 7th)

3/day—darkness, hallucinatory terrain (DC 18), knock, light

1/day—charm person (DC 15), speak with animals, speak with plants

Spells Known (CL 7th)

3rd (2/day)—charm monster (DC 17), cure serious wounds

2nd (4/day)—hold person (DC 16), invisibility, sound burst (DC 16), suggestion (DC 16)

1st (5/day)—charm person (DC 15), cure light wounds, identify, sleep (DC 15)

0 (at will)—dancing lights, daze (DC 14), detect magic, lullaby (DC 14), mage hand, read magic

Statistics

Str 20, Dex 17, Con 21, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 19

Base Atk +7; CMB +13; CMD 26 (can't be tripped)

Feats Combat Casting, Hover, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes

Skills Bluff +14, Diplomacy +14, Fly +11, Knowledge (nature) +9, Perception +13, Perform (stringed instruments) +16, Sense Motive +13, Survival +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Survival

Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech

Ecology

Environment any (Elysium)

Organization solitary, pair, or choir (3–6)

Treasure standard (+1 longsword, masterwork harp)

Special Abilities

Bardic Performance A lillend has the bardic performance ability of a 7th-level bard, granting her access to that ability's countersong, fascinate, inspire courage, inspire competence, and suggestion aspects.

Spells A lillend casts spells as a 7th-level bard. They favor enchantment and healing spells.

Among the azatas, lillends are the tale-tellers and chroniclers, gathering lore and recording stories in the form of epic poems and songs. They are generally peaceful, though they are swift to act if they believe a piece of rare art or a talented artist is threatened. A lillend's lower section is about 20 feet long, and a typical lillend weighs 3,800 pounds.

Although they have no need of mortal nourishment, it is said that lillends sup on the joy of music, art, and performance. They also love unspoiled wilderness and seek out places in the mortal realm that remind them of the beauty of their home plane. From the lore of numerous races come tales of these muses, particularly those that have taken a vested interest in the training of a single talented prodigy or the ongoing creation of some fantastic work of art. Such legends sometimes prove true, as all lillends have their favorite works, creations, and artists, and often visit the Material Plane to enjoy their splendor and make sure they remain safe. In the defense of such beauty, lillends prove passionate foes, calling upon the might of nearby allies or crushing philistines in their striking but deadly coils.