Azata, Thyrlien

Family: Azata

Small celestial (azata), chaotic good

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 71 (13d6+26)
Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft.

9 (-1) 15 (+2) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 15 (+2) 14 (+2)

Damage Resistances cold, fire
Damage Immunities lightning
Condition Immunities petrified
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages all
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Innate Spellcasting. The thyrlien‘s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 12, +4 to hit with spell attacks). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:


    • Multiattack. The thyrlien makes a bite attack and a wings attack.
    • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, 5 ft. reach, 1 target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage. The target must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw, taking 4 (1d6 + 1) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. Targets who fail must repeat this save once at the start of each of their turns until they succeed.
    • Starlight Blast (Recharges 4-6). Each creature within 5 ft. takes 7 (3d4) radiant damage, or half on a successful DC 12 Dexterity saving throw.
    • Wings. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, 5 ft. reach, 1 target. Hit: 7 (2d4 + 2) bludgeoning damage.


    A thyrlien is a unique type of azata created by the Goddess of dreams, luck, stars and travelers. Intended as rare warrior counterparts to lyrakien, thyrlien are tasked with watching over nighttime travelers. Specifically hunting the servants of the Goddess of madness, monsters and nightmares and the God of infection, parasites and stagnation, thyrlien wander lonely roads and dark alleys, hoping to confront or counter the dark things that so often hunt such ominous spots. Superficially humanoid, a thyrlien’s attacks reveal its nonhuman origins. Venomous saliva coats mouth and its delicate-looking wings are actually as stiff as wood and have razor sharp edges. A thyrlien is skilled at tracking using conventional and magical methods and is savvy to the ways of its chosen prey. These servants of the goddess of luck stand about 2 feet tall and weigh around 15 pounds.

    Azatas are a race of celestials native to the plane of Elysium, where the pursuit of freedom and goodness is paramount.

    Azatas are champions of these concepts, great bards, knights, and explorers who roam the planes in search of good folk in need of their help. Frequently described as the most elven or fey-like celestials, azatas nevertheless often have strange, inhuman shapes or can take elemental or eldritch forms, though all are created and nourished by the influx of goodly mortal souls. Like most celestials, they cannot reproduce with each other in the mortal fashion, and often tryst with mortals who prove charming and good spirited. Azatas dally frequently with their own kind, being quick to seek out feelings of love, joy, and companionship, but rarely feel bound or exclusive to merely one lover, regardless of its race.

    Azatas can speak with almost any creature because of their truespeech special ability.

    Wanderers. Azatas rarely stay in one place for long and prefer the thrill of motion and discovery to creature comforts. Most azata “settlements” are little more than a collection of tents around a landmark, gathered over the course of a day to share news, stories, and perhaps good-natured duels, and then packed up again a few days later. Such temporary settlements are colorful and have a celebratory atmosphere, as azatas are quick to greet any of their kind as old friends. Although few can predict when and where an azata community might arise, some groups of azatas gather in cycles for traditional festivals and reunions. Such gatherings typically take place at a time of mystical consequence, such as on the evening of the lunar equinox, or during less predictable times, such as upon the wedding of two seers, and always in a place of pristine or stunning natural wonder. All azatas fundamentally know when and where the closest or next gathering of their people might occur, and while none are required or even expected to attend, all are welcome. These gatherings do not preclude more permanent azata holdings and communes, however, and the heights of Elysium endlessly ring with the songs of azata choirs.

    Knights Errant. Most azatas have some knightly or courtly title, such as duke, countess, or prince, apparently hereditary, perhaps from a celestial monarchy long abandoned and forgotten. Azatas do not exploit these titles to exert influence over each other, instead using them for personal identification or a bit of self-importance. They are deadly and resolute foes of evil, fearless and clever in battle. They are driven by a crusading nature and feel bored when forced to stay in one place too long.

    This tendency also means they are unlikely to agree to serve mortals for an extended period of time, preferring to arrive, get the job done, and move on to some other quest or challenge. As much as they seek to spread the cause of freedom and joy, azatas realize that they cannot enforce such virtues throughout the multiverse. Without darkness there can be no light, and without struggle there can be no victory.

    Understanding this, these celestials remain removed from the majority of mortal conflicts, preferring to act as advisors in such situations rather than champions, granting goodly mortals ownership over their own triumphs. In cases where the forces of evil act overtly, however, and intrude upon mortal worlds, azatas are quick to rally to defend such realms and aid those who have no hope of defending themselves.

    Azatas generally work together, but their powerful personalities and strong sense of individual freedom often see them disagreeing on how best to handle a particular situation. While both parties have the greater good at heart, these arguments can fester and grow into long-lasting grudges. In cases where a single azata is convinced his way is right, he might even enter a sort of self-imposed exile, abandoning the support of his kin so he can launch a oneazata crusade against the cruelties of the multiverse.

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