Bloodstorm Devil (3.5e Monster)
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|Bloodstorm Devil (Sanguiobeleus)|
|Size/Type:||Large Outsider (Baatezu, Evil, Lawful, Menos)|
|Hit Dice:||15d8+105 (225 hp)|
|Armor Class:||30 (+10 dex, -1 size, +11 natural), touch 19, flat-footed 20|
|Attack:||Scimitar +24 (1d8+6, 15-20/x2)|
|Full Attack:||Eight Scimitars +24 (1d8+6, 15-20/x2)|
|Space/Reach:||10 ft./10 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Bloodstorm, Life Drain +2, Maneuver-Like Abilities, Smell Magic, Superior Multiweapon Fighting|
|Special Qualities:||Cloak of Endless Blades, Evasion, DR 10/good and magic, Darkvision 60 ft., Disruptive Field 30 ft. (DC 20), Extraordinary Health, Immune to Ability Damage/Disease/Energy Drain/Poison, Immune to Electricity, Hinder Magic, Low-Light Vision, Quickness, Regeneration 5, SR 25, Telepathy 100 ft.|
|Saves:||Fort +16, Ref +19, Will +15|
|Abilities:||Str 18, Dex 30, Con 24, Int 15, Wis 19, Cha 19|
|Skills:||Balance +30, Bluff +22, Concentration +25, Diplomacy +8, Disguise +4 (+6 to act in character), Intimidate +28, Jump +10, Listen +22, Martial Lore +20, Perform (Dance) +22, Sense Motive +22, Spot +22, Tumble +28|
|Feats:||Weapon FinesseB, Combat Expertise, Improved Disarm, Power Attack, Iron Will, Expeditious DodgeRotW, Superior Expertise|
|Organization:||Solitary, Pair, or Flurry (3-12)|
|Alignment:||Always Lawful Evil|
|Advancement:||16-30 HD (Huge), 31-45 HD (Gargantuan)|
Before you is a tall and beautiful woman dressed in thin robes and ribbons, and its face covered by a somewhat disturbing porcelain mask which seems to change expression when you aren't looking. Instead of two arms, they have eight which seem to waver more like tentacles than arms with bones in them. It spots you and challenges you to battle!
The bloodstorm devil, also known as a sanguiobeleus, are lawful evil outsiders found on Acheron who are well named. Wherever they go, the sky rains blood with a thousand attacks. While no less violent or evil than their kin, bloodstorm devils are ironically the most noble, appreciating a good fight and a good opponent. They are born from the souls of those obsessed with battle, the blood knights and warrior cultures who were simultaneously honorable yet evil. They find joy in battle, the string of the blade, the cries of fallen enemies, and in such times their face masks take on twisted expressions of glee. If defeated in battle but allowed to live, they give their opponent great respect. Yet one cannot rest gaining the respect of a bloodstorm devil, for they will periodically challenge you to combat again and again, often at the worst times, until they are finally victorious or dead themselves.
The nature of the bloodstorm devil's mask is a mystery. It cannot be removed, it does not move with their voice, yet it does change expression at seemingly erratic times. When bloodstorm devils die, their bodies disintegrate in a blast of light and sound, leaving nothing but the now black-scorched masks behind, some which still retain fiendish essence.
They make up the shock troops of the menos subtype, lower planar beasts who have a disruptive effect on magic. A bloodstorm devil is about 9 feet tall and weigh 300 lbs. They very rarely speak, but when they do they speak Abyssal, Celestial, and Infernal, and two other languages, typically those of war-like races such as Orc, Goblin, or Gnoll. Their real language is the language of war, and they can communicate more during a battle than any mere words can portray.
A bloodstorm devil cuts through masses of mooks without care, but if they encounter a particularly strong or important looking opponent, they will attempt to challenge them one on one. If the challenge is accepted, it will keep its promise and bring in no reinforcements as it fights to the death. They cannot resist a challenge or a gamble.
Bloodstorm (Ex): Whenever a bloodstorm devil kills a creature, it can choose to finish them off in a fantastically spectacular fashion with extra ludicrous gibs. This has the effect of a immediate 30 ft. burst which causes a Will save vs shaken. The saving throw is 10 + the HD of the opponent slain. This is a mind-affecting fear effect.
Cloak of Endless Blades (Ex): The cloak of endless blades functions as a unique martial stance which follows all the normal rules for martial stances. While in cloak of endless blades, the bloodstorm's devil's rapid movements cut the opponent simply for standing by them. If a creature begins its turn within 10 feet of a bloodstorm devil, they take 8d6 damage (1d6 per sword) with a Reflex save for half damage, DC 25. This is considered a 5th level maneuver.
Disruptive Field (Ex): An aura which radiates in a 30-foot radius out from the menos disrupts the flow of magic, psionics, and any other spell or spell-like ability. Any attempts to cast within one must succeed on a caster level check DC 5 + the creature's HD or be unable to cast (the action is lost, but the spell however is not lost). It is not an antimagic field, and so magical effects originating from outside the field can still get in.
Extraordinary Health (Ex): A menos always recieves maximum hit points per hit die.
Life Drain (Ex): Any successful attack against a living creature deals at +2 extra damage (already accounted for), which is absorbed as 2 points of healing per attack.
Maneuver-Like Abilities (Ex): axiom of determinancy (stance), cosmic dance of eternity (stance), dais of the heavens (boost), dance of great destruction (strike), divine storm flurry (boost), hamedo (counter), irrational number inculcation (strike), mudra parry (counter), quivering soul (strike), rhythmic blade clash (counter), thousand demon blade (boost), taunt (strike)
Quickness (Su): Bloodstorm devils are supernaturally quick. It can take an extra standard action or move action during its turn each round.
Regeneration (Ex): The regeneration of a bloodstorm devil is bypassed by acid and good damage.
Superior Multiweapon Fighting (Ex): A bloodstorm devil fights with a scimitar in each hand. The bloodstorm devil does not suffer an attack or damage penalty for attacking with eight weapons.
|Alignment||Always Lawful Evil +|
|Challenge Rating||15 +|
|Identifier||3.5e Monster +|
|Level Adjustment||— +|
|Subtype||Baatezu +, Evil +, Lawful + and Menos +|
|Summary||The bloodstorm devil, also known as a sang … |
The bloodstorm devil, also known as a sanguiobeleus, are lawful evil outsiders found on Acheron who are well named. Wherever they go, the sky rains blood with a thousand attacks. While no less violent or evil than their kin, bloodstorm devils are ironically the most noble, appreciating a good fight and a good opponent.eciating a good fight and a good opponent. +
|Title||Bloodstorm Devil +|