Papilional (3.5e Monster)

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Papilional (Butterfly Guardinal)
Size/Type: Medium Outsider (Extraplanar, Good, Guardinal)
Hit Dice: 15d8+150 (270 hp)
Initiative: +10
Speed: 30 ft, fly 60 ft (good)
Armor Class: 32 (+10 deflection, +10 dex, +2 natural), touch 30, flat-footed 22
Base Attack/Grapple: +15/+17
Attack: +1 Moonlight Sword +26 melee (2d4+16, 18-20/x2) or Unarmed Strike +25 melee (1d4+10, 20/x2)
Full Attack: +1 Moonlight Sword +26 melee (2d4+16, 18-20/x2) or Unarmed Strike +25 melee (1d4+10, 20/x2)
Space/Reach: 5 ft/5 ft
Special Attacks: Lay on Hands, Spells, Stardust Trail
Special Qualities: Alternate Form, Darkvision 60 ft, DR 10/evil and magic, Evasion, Extraordinary Health, Immunities, Light Jacket, Resist Cold/Fire/Sonic 10, Resist Poison +4, Speak with Animals, SR 25, Starlight Fast Healing 10
Saves: Fort +19, Ref +19, Will +14
Abilities: Str 15, Dex 30, Con 30, Int 15, Wis 20, Cha 30
Skills: Concentration +28, Diplomacy +28, Hide +28, Knowledge The Planes +20, Listen +23, Move Silently +28, Perform (dance) +28, Spot +23, Sense Motive +23, Tumble +28
Feats: Weapon Finesse B, Improved Weapon FinesseB, Flyby Attack, Improved Unarmed Strike, Armed Deflect Arrows, Improved Deflect Arrows, Combat Reflexes, Stand Still
Environment: Elysium (espeially Belierin)
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 15
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Always Neutral Good
Advancement: By character class
Level Adjustment:

An angelic humanoid figure sits upon a delicate willow tree, with shimmering glowing butterfly wings instead of angel feathers. As it moves, sparkles follow in its wake. You watch it transform into a giant butterfly made of light and sail into the heavens silently.

A gaurdinal from the plane of Elysium, the beautiful papilionals (also known as butterfly guardinals or even starlight butterflies) are deceptively harmless looking. Peaceful beings prone to idealistic dreaming and endless optimism, their heads are often in the clouds leaving the events of the world to pass. However, when presented with evidence of things wrong in the world they focus with a burning desire to make right what has gone wrong, up to the point of changing it with the sword. However their idealism insists they exhaust all other options first.

Papilionals can transform into giant incorporeal butterflies made of light. In this form they can travel through any medium, even the void of space. In humanoid form they are about human size, but only weight about half as much as an equal sized human.


Papilionals can conjure a falchion made of starlight, which is a powerful weapon on its own. They can threaten out to 30 ft in distance, and typically stay just outside of reach while taking advantage of attacks of opportuity. They use their spells to buff, employ battlefield control, or even simply assault at a distance.

Alternate Form (Su): A papilional can transform into a giant butterfly made of light as a standard action. In this form it is Large, and gains the incorporeal subtype. It becomes unable to make any attacks except its Lay on Hands and Stardust Trail abilities, but gains an incorporeal touch attack which deals 1d6+10 damage (the damage is Charisma based). This is considered [Light] damage, and deals double damage against creatures sentitive to light. Against lycanthropes, it forces them to make a DC 25 Change Shape check or revert to their normal form.

A papilional does not need to eat, sleep, or breath in their transformed state and can travel through hazardous terrain easily thanks to their ghostly nature. It emits light anywhere from a candle to a torch, controlled as a free action. They cannot speak in this form. It can remain in this form as long as it wants, and transforms back as a standard action.

Evasion (Ex): A papilional has evasion like a rogue.

Extraordinary Health (Ex): A papilional always receives maximum hit points per HD.

Immunities (Ex): A papilional is immune to electricity and petrification.

Lay on Hands (Su): A papilional can use Lay on Hands like a paladin of its level, but heals as many points of damage a day equal to its maximum hit points.

Light Jacket (Su): A papilional is surrounded by an spiritual aura which protects it. It gains its Charisma modifier as a deflection bonus to AC (minimum 1).

Speak with Animals (Su): A papilional is constantly under a speak with animals effect.

Spells: A papilional casts spells as a 15th level sorcerer. In addition to normal spells, the papilional adds all cure spells to their spells known list. The save DCs are Charisma based.

Typical Sorcerer Spells Known (6/9/9/8/8/8/8/5; save DC 20 + spell level)

0—dancing lights, detect disease, detect poison, fragile shield, ghost sound, message, mending, prestidigitation, touch of fatigue; 1st—cure light wounds, magic missile, protection from evil, retort, silent image; 2nd—detect thoughts, fog cloud, gust of wind, see invisibility, resist energy; 3rd—arcane sight, great thunderclapSpC, haste, magic hovermissile; 4th—battle hymnSpC, cure critical wounds, greater mirror imagePHBII, rainbow pattern; 5th—hold monster, mass cure light wounds, telekinesis, wall of force; 6th—chain lightning, greater dispel magic, shadow walk; 7th—arcane spellsurgeDM, summon monster VII.

Stardust Trail (Su): The papilional can choose to leave a trail of stardust in its wake when it moves as part of a move action. Treat is as glitterdust in the area it moves through, with a DC 27 Will save to resist. Unlike normal glitterdust, the blindness lasts only 1 round but the penalty on hiding lasts for 1 hour.

Against evil creature, it also acts as a ravageBoED (inhaled, 1d4 Wis/1d4 Wis). The save is Charisma based.

Starlight Fast Healing (Su): When the papilional has line of effect to the night sky, or is in outer space, it gains fast healing 10.

Moonlight Sword: As a move action the papilional can conjure a greater shockwave hardlight falchion +1. Unlike normal greater shockwave, the papilional threatens out to a range of 30 ft, allowing it to make attacks of opportunity. The DC for the papilional's area effect shockwaves is DC 27. The weapon vanishes if it ever leaves the papilional's hands, but it can conjure another as a move action.

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AlignmentAlways Neutral Good +
AuthorEiji-kun +
Challenge Rating15 +
EnvironmentElysium (espeially Belierin) +
Identifier3.5e Monster +
Level Adjustment+
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeMedium +
SubtypeExtraplanar +, Good + and Guardinal +
TitlePapilional +
TypeOutsider +