Retribution Demon (3.5e Monster)
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|Retribution Demon (Gjakmarrja)|
|Size/Type:||Medium Outsider (Chaotic, Cold, Evil, Extraplanar)|
|Hit Dice:||6d8+30 (78 hp)|
|Armor Class:||20 (+4 dex, +8 natural, -2 rage), touch 12, flat-footed 16|
|Attack:||Melee Weapon +14 (Varies plus 1d6 cold) or Claw +14 melee (1d6+8 plus 1d6 cold plus disease, 20/x2)|
|Full Attack:||Melee Weapon +14/+9 (Varies plus 1d6 cold) and Two Claws +14 melee (1d6+8 plus 1d6 cold plus disease, 20/x2)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft/5 ft|
|Special Attacks:||Best Served Cold, Cacophonic Telepathy 100 ft, Disease, Rage Burst, Revenge|
|Special Qualities:||Body Sheathe, Darkvision 60 ft, Extraordinary Health, Immunities, Low-Light Vision, Regeneration 10, Resist Acid 10, Vulnerability to Fire|
|Saves:||Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +8*|
|Abilities:||Str 27*, Dex 19, Con 21*, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 16|
|Skills:||Climb +9, Iajutsu Focus +9, Intimidate +9, Jump +9, Spot +9, Swim +9, Tumble +9|
|Feats:||Improved DisarmB, Power Attack, Cleave, Quick Draw|
|Alignment:||Always Chaotic Evil|
|Advancement:||By character class|
A human figure stands before you, with a barrel chest and distorted arms, and all over its body its form is penetrated by dozens of weapons causing it to move with a distorted limp. It's face is disturbingly human, but its eyes and mouth are both hollow voids from where nothing but a howling cold wind bellows forth.
Born from mortals who were consumed with desires for revenge, but whose lives were cut short before they could obtain satisfaction. Their unspent rage traveled to the abyss and returned as a being of hate and madness. These demons are very human looking, but are covered in a thin rime of ice and their insides are nothing but a void of howling cacophonous cold wind. Their bodies are pierced by many weapons, with new weapons seeming to appear in the fold when old ones are lost. They steal weapons away into their body and use the pain to fuel their unending rage.
Retribution demons, also known as Gjakmarrja, have human proportions, though tend to be slightly larger and wider with longer arms and bigger chest in order to hold more weapons. They understand abyssal, but the only speaking which comes from their mouths and their telepathy is an endless howl of rage.
When you're constantly in a rage, things like "tactics" and "long term thinking" do not exist. But with their regeneration ability, they often do not need anything more than charge and kill. With their ranks in iajutsu focus and the Quick Draw feat they can make powerful blows, especially against unexpected targets.
Best Served Cold (Su): The retribution demon's body is freezing cold. Its natural attacks and metal manufactured weapons deal an additional +1d6 cold damage.
Body Sheathe (Su): The retribution demon is covered in weapons. It can draw any melee weapon it is proficient with (simple and martial) from its body and use it. Said weapons shatter if it leaves its hand for more than 1 round. If a creature attacks the retribution demon with a manufactured weapon and rolls a natural 1, the weapon has hit the retribution demon and become stuck, allowing the retribution demon to draw and use it. This also occurs any time the retribution demon successfully disarms a creature.
You can rip a weapon out of the retribution demon with an opposed strength check. This provokes attacks of opportunity.
Cacophonic Telepathy (Su): The retribution demon has telepathy but it can be only used to scream a loud noise in the minds of others. As a free action on its turn it can target one creature with Int 3 or above in 100 ft. The creature takes a -4 penalty to Listen checks and must make Concentration checks (DC 15 + the level of the spell) to cast.
Extraordinary Health (Ex): The retribution demon always receives maximum hit points per HD.
Immunities (Ex): The retribution demon is immune to cold, charm, compulsion, disease, electricity, and poison. It interacts strangely with the calm emotions spell. The effect does not function, but it causes all attacks to count as bypassing its regeneration for the duration.
Rage Burst (Su): The retribution demon can create a surge of rage that explodes in a shockwave around it. As a move action, it duplicates the effect of sound burst centered on itself (it is immune to it's own rage burst), DC 16. In addition, it increases its revenge bonus (if any) by +1 attack and +2 damage for 1 round. The save DC is Charisma based.
Revenge (Ex): The retribution demon's signature ability, any time the retribution demon takes damage it gains a +1 attack and +2 damage bonus against the source of the damage. This stacks until the source of the damage is dead or destroyed, another creature attacks the retribution demon (starting over at +1 attack/+2 damage with a new target), or it has gone 1 minute without attacking anyone.