Devil, Temptation (CR 7/MR 3)

A beautiful angelic head crowns a humanoid body that has been fused and molded into a muscular serpentine form. Its vestigial toes splay into an arrowhead-shaped stinger tipped with sharp, black nails that drip the same black venom as its serpentine fangs.

Lisslefer (CR 7/MR 3)
XP 3,200
LE Large outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful, mythic)
Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect good, detect magic, see in darkness; Perception +13

Defense

AC 21, touch 14, flat-footed 16 (+5 Dex, +7 natural, −1 size)
hp 96 (7d10+58)
Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +10
Defensive Abilities DR 5/epic and good; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10; SR 18

Offense

Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +13 (1d6+7 plus grab and profane venomMA) and sting +13 (1d4+7 plus profane venomMA)
Ranged spit +11 touch (profane venomMA)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d6+3), mythic power (3/day, surge +1d6), mythic spell-like abilitiesMA

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +15)
Constant—detect good, detect magic
At will—charm person (DC 14), greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only), invisibility, minor image (DC 15)
3/day—beguiling gift (DC 14), dispel magic, glibness, infernal healing, spontaneous immolation (DC 15), suggestion (DC 16)
1/day—denounce (DC 17), pernicious poison, slow (DC 16), summon (level 4, 1 salikotal 50%)

Statistics

Str 25, Dex 21, Con 19, Int 20, Wis 16, Cha 17
Base Atk +7; CMB +15 (+19 grapple); CMD 30 (can’t be tripped)
Feats DeceitfulMF, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, PersuasiveMF
Skills Bluff +17, Climb +15, Diplomacy +17, Disguise +17, Intimidate +14, Knowledge (arcana, planes, religion) +15, Perception +13, Sense Motive +13, Spellcraft +12, Stealth +11, Swim +15
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft., truespeech
SQ change shapeMA (alter self; Small or Medium humanoid consumed), devil’s deal, devil’s markMA, swallow corpse

Ecology

Environment any (Hell)
Organization solitary
Treasure double

Special Abilities

Change Shape (Su) Once per day, a lisslefer can assume the form of any individual Small or Medium humanoid that it has successfully used its swallow corpse ability on, but requires 1 uninterrupted minute to alter its body. Performing this transformation is painful, and the lisslefer can only maintain its new form for 1 hour once it has achieved it. It can change back to its true form as a swift action. A lisslefer gains a +10 bonus on Disguise checks to appear as the individual humanoid that was swallowed when they are used in conjunction with this ability. By spending one use of mythic power as a free action, a lisslefer can maintain its new form for 24 hours.

Devil’s Deal (Su) Once per week, a lisslefer can make a deal with a mortal humanoid. The mortal must enter the agreement willingly (without magical compulsion). The lisslefer grants the mortal one limited wish but the mortal must agree to accept a geas from the lisslefer, which the lisslefer can invoke from any distance up to a year and a day after granting the limited wish. This specialized geas does not allow spell resistance, and if the geas is removed before the task specified by the lisslefer is completed, the benefits of the limited wish are immediately ended (or undone, if the effect of the limited wish has already ended). If the limited wish cannot reasonably be reversed or negated, the wish recipient instead is affected as major curse (no saving throw, no SR) when the geas is broken. If the target is killed before the geas is completed, its soul is automatically imprisoned in a gem, which immediately appears in Hell as one of the lisslefer’s belongings. If the lisslefer is dead when the mortal dies, the mortal’s soul is destroyed, and can’t be restored to life except by miracle or wish. If the mortal fails to perform the task in the allotted time, its soul is still damned. If the mortal is restored to life, the lisslefer immediately senses the name and location (as discern location) of the person responsible.

Devil’s Mark (Su) A mortal that has entered into a devil’s deal with a lisslefer is marked with a unique symbol that cannot be removed for the duration of the deal. The lisslefer can telepathically communicate with the bearer over any distance while on the same plane. Once per day, a lisslefer can share the senses of the bearer, hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching everything the bearer does, for up to 1 round per HD of the lisslefer. There is no range to this effect, but the bearer and the lisslefer must be on the same plane. The lisslefer can end this effect as a free action.

If the lisslefer has an ongoing devil’s deal with more than one mortal, it can share senses with each once per day. If the lisslefer spends one use of mythic power, it can share senses with one marked mortal one additional time that day. Alternatively, it can share senses with one marked mortal for up to 1 hour.

Profane Venom (Su) Bite or sting—injury or spit—contact (range 30 feet); save Fort DC 19; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d4 Wis plus special; cure 1 save.

A lisslefer’s profane venom impedes the power of non-evil divine magic while it is in effect. Any non-evil divine spellcaster who is poisoned by a lisslefer’s profane venom or who casts a divine spell targeting a creature poisoned by a lisslefer’s profane venom must succeed at a DC 19 caster level check or have the spell fail. The save DC is Constitution- based and includes a +2 racial bonus. A lisslefer retains its ability to spit venom when in humanoid form. If a lisslefer spends one use of mythic power as a free action while delivering a bite or sting, the target is also affected by pernicious poison.

Swallow Corpse (Su) Once per day, a lisslefer can devour the corpse of a Small or Medium non-evil humanoid that it has slain within the last day. The lisslefer slowly swallows the whole corpse over the course of 1 hour, during which the devil can use its spell-like abilities but is otherwise treated as helpless. Consuming a corpse grants a lisslefer the benefits of either cure critical wounds or restoration (caster level 7th). A corpse that is consumed in this way is utterly destroyed without a trace. Only spells that do not require a portion of the corpse may return the victim to life. A lisslefer that is interrupted while consuming a corpse typically teleports away as soon as possible, leaving the corpse behind.


Lisslefers are fallen celestials, wretched and accursed and despised by those they once called brothers. They slither through the planes whispering promises of power and wielding temptation like a subtle knife. Now turned into limbless serpents, their perfect lips are their strongest weapon in the ongoing war for the souls of mortals. Lisslefers are typically 25 feet long and weigh 500 lbs.

Ecology
Lisslefers retain elements of their angelic heritage—their heads and faces, for instance, are untouched—humanoid, symmetrical, flawless, and breathtakingly beautiful. But the rest of their former humanoid forms are transformed—wings ripped out, arms fused to their sides, legs fused together, and their whole mass elongated and rounded into a muscular, hairless, serpentine shape. Their toes, bent or lengthened into a flat arrow-head shape, sprout sharp black nails. Their jaws, unnaturally capable of opening far wider than it would appear— wide enough to swallow a human adult given enough time—are filled with serpentine fangs that, just like the arrow-head sting at the tip of their tails, drip a noxious black venom that they use to sap the wills of their victims, inducing them into agreeing to whatever the lisslefer suggests and causing the cries of their victims to their gods for aid to fall upon deaf ears.

Habitat and Society
It is very rare for angels to fall from grace, but when they do, they are exiled from the empyreal realms and face an existence being hunted by celestials and fiends alike. Only the strongest or cleverest manage to forge a future for themselves and sometimes, this future is as a servant to the diabolical powers they once opposed. Most who succeed in joining the legions of Hell become erinyes, furies that channel their hatred of mortals into battle prowess. Rarely, however, some of the most powerful become lisslefers—fallen angels, forced to slither upon their bellies and use their forked tongues to tempt mortals to eternal damnation.

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