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Rakshasa, Raja

Medium fiend, neutral evil

Armor Class 19 (natural armor, leather)
Hit Points 102 (12d8 + 48)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 18 (+4) 19 (+4) 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 21 (+5)

Saving Throws Int +7, Wis +6, Cha +9, tactical advantage on saves vs spells and magical effects.
Skills Deception +9, Insight +6, Perception +6
Damage Resistances weapon damage, except for magical piercing damage dealt by a Good-aligned creature
Senses passive Perception 16
Languages Low Atlantean, Rakshasa
Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The raja makes three kukri attacks, or makes one kukri attack and uses its recruit ally power.
  • Kukri. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1d4+4 piercing damage and the target must succeed on a Cha save (DC 17) or become frightened of the raja for 1 round.
  • Recruit Ally The raja magically compels a creature to become its ally, as per the dominate person spell (DC 17). The effect lasts for 1 round.

ABOUT

This tiger-headed humanoid exudes an air of confidence and elegance with an undercurrent of evil. It is dressed in fine silk robes, with jeweled rings on the fingers of its unnatural hands.

The rakshasa raja is a scheming lord usually surrounded by servitors, either lesser rakshasa or summoned and bound demons. A raja revels in turning its foes against each other and sowing doubt and distrust in its enemies.

While it projects an air of sophistication and culture, it is still a dangerous spirit of unredeemable evil, and will not shirk away from violence and bloodlust if and when civility breaks down.

Immortal beings with a ceaseless appetite for evil, the rakshasas have changed their tactics from overt destruction to covert corruption. They only reveal their true nature if they are in their homelands or want to gloat over certain victory.

Now the rakshasa rajas are building their empires again. Rakshasa spies infiltrate major city states, learning who to corrupt, and who to kill.

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