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by Robert J Schwalb

Medium Shapechanger


Hit Dice:

7d8+7 (35 hp)




30 feet


16 (+6 Natural)


Bite+6, 2 Claws+1


Bite 1d6+1melee, Claws 1d4 melee


5 ft. x 5 ft./ 5 ft.

Special Attacks:

Numbing Bite

Special Qualities:

Masked Alignment, Darkvision 60 ft. Undead Immunities, Damage Reduction 10/ +1, bless vulnerability


Fort+8, Ref+7, Will+7


Str 12, Dex 11, Con 13, Int 12, Wis 11, Cha 12


Bluff+8, Knowledge (Local)+8, Hide+5, Listen+3, Move Silently+5, Spot+2


Great Fortitude, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes,




Any Land, preferably settled.


Solitary, Pair, Pack (2d4)

Challenge Rating:





Usually Lawful Evil


By Character Class

When the sun is in the sky, the bhuts (bah HOOTS) appear to be average humans, simple and unremarkable. However, when the sun sets, their true forms are revealed. What was once supple flesh grows dry and scaly, their hair lengthens and tangles, becoming a mat of greasy mess. Nails twist into wicked talons, while fangs emerge from their blackening gums. Neither a lycanthrope, nor Undead, the Bhut is simply a terror that plagues frontier villages, whose source remains shrouded in mystery.


Masked Alignment (Sp): At all times, the Bhut's intentions are shrouded by a strange and magical aura. Any attempt to penetrate this field with a Detect Evil, or Law, or any other type of alignment analysis spells, will fail. Results will always be none detected.

Numbing Bite (Ex): Any time that the Bhut successfully inflicts damage with it's bite attack, the victim must pass a Fortitude Save DC 15 or be Flat-footed until their next action, and are affected as if Shaken for 1d4 rounds. Shaken is a mild fear effect that imposes a -2 morale penalty to attack rolls, checks, and saving throws.

Undead Immunities: Although not undead creatures, the Bhut enjoys some of the benefits as if it were undead. Thus, the Bhut is immune to poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, necromantic effects, and they ignore mind-influencing effects (such as charms, compulsions, &c.) They are however subject to critical hits, subdual damage, ability point damage, ability point drain and energy drain. Likewise, as they have a Constitution score, spells and effects that target Constitution too affect them.

Bless Vulnerability: Any weapon that has been enhanced by a bless spell and hits the Bhut successfully, forces the Bhut to make an immediate Fortitude Save where the DC is equal to 10 + the damage dealt. Failure indicates death.

Bhut Characters: The Bhut's favoured class is rogue.