Illustration by Sean K Reynolds


Rejected Bestiary 2 Ideas

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 2 is in development, and part of the development process is making interesting connections between existing monsters to give GMs ideas for neat encounters. The achaierai is a lawful evil, four-legged, intelligent, predatory flightless bird-creature that lives in the lower planes. Kytons are lawful evil outsiders and can sometimes be found on the lower planes. As both creatures are LE non-devil outsiders that like torturing others, the idea was proposed that achaierais and kytons may ally from time to time, with kytons using the achaierais as mounts. As it turns out, there aren't that many kytons in Hell, so this sort of alliance would be unusual rather than common, so we dropped the idea. But it did inspire this strange "what if?" art....

Sean K Reynolds
Developer

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Achaierai Kytons Monsters Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Sean K Reynolds
Dark Archive

The achaierai have been around since 1st ed, sometimes you just have to give non devils thier due.


I actually like this idea.


Why did the kyton in the picture trade in his spiked chain for a giant banana?

Dark Archive

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

It's not just a banana. It's a +5 Keen Vorpal Adamantine Banana of Death! <shudder>

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2009 Top 8

So that's what speech bubbles look like when you're speaking Infernal.


Tarren Dei wrote:
So that's what speech bubbles look like when you're speaking Infernal.

...and you're capable of belching a cloud of poison gas.

Silver Crusade

Kytons will soon find out switching from iron chains to fine cowhide leather works better on those long trail rides from one level of the hells to another.

Contributor

hogarth wrote:
Why did the kyton in the picture trade in his spiked chain for a giant banana?

That's a cowboy hat! Probably made from someone he killed!

Grand Lodge

Bearded Devil is maybe a good choice to ride Achaierai despite Barbazus being devils.

Chain Devils riding birds, though -- Paizo made the right choice.

Now all they gotta do is take a serious look at the designer who proposed the idea in the first place; make him clean the latrines at the offices or something.


Sean K Reynolds wrote:
hogarth wrote:
Why did the kyton in the picture trade in his spiked chain for a giant banana?
That's a cowboy hat! Probably made from someone he killed!

A +5 keen vorpal adamantine hat of death!


Sean K Reynolds wrote:
hogarth wrote:
Why did the kyton in the picture trade in his spiked chain for a giant banana?
That's a cowboy hat! Probably made from someone he killed!

A Hat is a Badge of Honor!

Shadow Lodge

Sean K Reynolds wrote:


That's a cowboy hat! Probably made from someone he killed!

Aww, you missed out on the "made from real cowboys" joke.


Sean K Reynolds wrote:
hogarth wrote:
Why did the kyton in the picture trade in his spiked chain for a giant banana?
That's a cowboy hat! Probably made from someone he killed!

It can be two things!


Dark Psion wrote:
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
hogarth wrote:
Why did the kyton in the picture trade in his spiked chain for a giant banana?
That's a cowboy hat! Probably made from someone he killed!
A Hat is a Badge of Honor!

Hyu mean dat Kyton iz a Jägerkin? RHAAAAGH!

Contributor

W E Ray wrote:
Now all they gotta do is take a serious look at the designer who proposed the idea in the first place; make him clean the latrines at the offices or something.

You hear this "You Know Who You Are?" Big dumb dummy.

Contributor

I predict this will be the flumph of Misfit Monsters Reedemed 2.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ha! Awesome pic though!


"Achaieraischoo, I choose you!"


When are we oldsters going to see the Shmoo stated up?


silverhair2008 wrote:
When are we oldsters going to see the Shmoo stated up?

The shmoo is right here. (They must've just forgotten the part about providing butter, eggs and milk, somehow.)

Silver Crusade

Sean K Reynolds wrote:
hogarth wrote:
Why did the kyton in the picture trade in his spiked chain for a giant banana?
That's a cowboy hat! Probably made from someone he killed!

If he's lucky, of course. D:

Spoiler:
That feyskin leather shop in Nidal still gives me chills. Throw in a ring of regeneration and it becomes weapons-grade nightmare fuel...

That said, this thread needs more monsters-riding-monsters suggestions! :D

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Sean K Reynolds wrote:
I predict this will be the flumph of Misfit Monsters Reedemed 2.

By that you mean completely bad-ass, of course. Right?

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Mikaze wrote:
That said, this thread needs more monsters-riding-monsters suggestions! :D

Trogs on giant subterranean slugs.

Anything immune to acid on black puddings.

Silver Crusade

Wererat/Otyugh cavalry?

Liberty's Edge Contributor

Xvarts riding FlailSnails!!!
There, I said it...
I'll go back to my cage now thanks.


Goblins riding an Ogre in war elephant style!


Tim Hitchcock wrote:

Xvarts riding FlailSnails!!!

There, I said it...
I'll go back to my cage now thanks.

Envelopers riding gambados?


Tim Hitchcock wrote:

Xvarts riding FlailSnails!!!

There, I said it...
I'll go back to my cage now thanks.

Disembodied head wizards riding Ulfen raiders? It seemed to work for you pretty well at Iron GM 2008 ^_~

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16, 2012 Top 32

Flumphs riding slightly bigger flumphs.


Tweens riding trillochs.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Me riding Grace Pa-

Nevermind, going to hell for that one.

Shadow Lodge

Zmar wrote:
Dark Psion wrote:
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
hogarth wrote:
Why did the kyton in the picture trade in his spiked chain for a giant banana?
That's a cowboy hat! Probably made from someone he killed!
A Hat is a Badge of Honor!
Hyu mean dat Kyton iz a Jägerkin? RHAAAAGH!

Aaaaaaaaand another wasted soda LMAO


I actually thought this was a drawing of one of the Village People. :P

Contributor

I would like to point out that in my original turnover of the chain devils, their original plural was "kytoni," not "kytons."

Sadly, they changed to the more standard -s pluralization, and now apparently ride farting acheraiai while waving the flayed skin of some poor sap. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS.

Community / Forums / Pathfinder / Pathfinder RPG / Paizo Products / Product Discussion / Paizo Blog: Rejected Bestiary 2 Ideas All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.
Recent threads in Product Discussion

See Also: