Menos (3.5e Subtype)
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Like the tanar’ri, the obyrith, baatorians, and other sub-species of fiend, the menos is a subtype of outsiders, usually of lower planar stock. Menos fiends can be found in any evil alignment, either spontaneously generated within the ranks of the abyss or particularly bred from resistant stock in more lawful planes, and they can possess this subtype along with the original subtype (if any), such as tanar’ri or baatorian.
If adding the menos subtype to a pre-existing outsider, these traits raise the CR by +2.
A menos creature possesses the following traits (unless otherwise noted in a creature’s entry).
- Disruptive Field (Su): 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. Creatures unaware of the aura are not innately aware of the aura, but the aura can be seen by detect magic as a "void" in the natural ambient energy of space.
- Hinder Magic (Ex): All magical damage or healing is hindered by 50%.
- Life Drain (Ex): Any successful attack against a living creature deals at least +1 extra damage, which is absorbed as 1 point of healing per attack. These attacks can be made with any melee weapons. It has no effect on creatures without a Con score.
- Extraordinary Health (Ex): A menos always receives maximum hit points per hit die.
- Smell Magic (Su): Menos have a sort of magical sense. They may act as they have scent against anything which would show up with detect magic and may spend three rounds studying the scent to gain information as per the spell.
- Telepathy (Su): Menos telepathy typically extends out to 100 feet. They may communicate with any creature which possesses a language.
Menos Subtype Creatures
The following creatures have the menos subtype:
|Adamantine Devil||The adamantine devil, also known as a silexaversio, are lawful evil outsiders found on Acheron who are the result of evil spirits possessing a suit of armor, transforming it into a huge monstrous tank.|
|Belatucadros||Before you is a godly being, 15 feet tall in crimson and gold full plate, decorated in death and the still-living corpses of his former victims on cursed spines. His face is obscured by black smoke which billows from his helm, hiding the horrible visage of the devil under a coying veil of toxic fumes.|
|Bloodstorm Devil||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.|
|Daggerling||The daggerling, also known as a sicarii, are lawful evil outsiders found on Acheron admists the bloodied battlefields of a thousand wars.|
|Genslatr||Dread tales tell of the genslatr, a lawful evil outsider found on Acheron whose mere mention disturbs even the hardest of devils. Masters of battle, eternally fighting in endless conflict, the genslatrs are the essence of war distilled. Filled with hatred of all things and desiring to crush life out with their own hands, they are a threat to the world itself.|
|Scar Devil||The scar devil, also known as an eschara, are lawful evil outsiders found on Acheron searching for those who can make it give the only feeling it can feel, pain. And it is happy to return to favor.|
|Slaughter Devil||The slaughter devil, also known as a mazacruim, are lawful evil outsiders found on Acheron who make up the bulk of menos foot soldiers. Empowered by an undying hate, they seek any mean to bring ruin to their enemies.|
|Squall Devil||The squall devil, also known as a termagant, are lawful evil outsiders found on Acheron who make up their infernal air forces. Egotistical and proud, squall devils fancy themselves leaders of lesser devils and men, using their silver tongues as much as their deadly lances.|
|Vorospes||The vorospes is a titanic lawful evil outsider found on Acheron who bring ruin and devestation wherever they go. The tactical nukes within the troops, these bulbous floating blimps devour everything in sight!|
|Identifier||3.5e Subtype +|
|Summary||Within the ranks of fiends, certain spirit … |
Within the ranks of fiends, certain spirits were born with a disruptive effect on the spells and spell-like abilities of others. Seeking opportunity, ancient fiends took the aberrant evolution and engineered from one an entire race of magically resistant fiends.entire race of magically resistant fiends. +