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Evil Spirit

by Jamie Baty

GAZ12 41
Medium Undead (Extraplanar, Shapechanger)
Hit Dice: 11d12 (71 hp)
Initiative: +4 (+4 Dex)
Speed: 60 ft. (12 squares), fly 60 ft. (good)
Armour Class: 19 (+4 Dex, +5 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +5/+9
Attack: Slam +9 melee (2d6 +4 plus Black Sand Shakes)
Full Attack: 3 Slam +9 melee (2d6 +4 plus Black Sand Shakes)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Black sand shakes, Unnatural speed
Special Qualities: Change shape, darkvision 60ft., materialise, turn immunity, undead traits
Saves: Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +9
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 19, Con -, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 17
Skills: Bluff +15, Diplomacy +13, Disguise +20 (+30), Gather Information +10, Listen +14, Sense Motive +9, Spot +14
Feats: Alertness, Cleave, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Disguise)
Environment: Land of Black Sand (Ethereal)
Organisation: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 8
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Advancement: 12-20 HD (Medium) or by character class
Level Adjustment: -

Evil spirits are the most powerful of the evil spirit family normally encountered on the Prime Material Plane. Cruel and twisted, they seek to plague the living with strife, torture, and malevolence. They seek to corrupt the virtuous, and goad the wicked into increasing levels of perfidy.

Combat
Evils spirits do not rely on deception as much as their weaker kin do- they are capable fighters and their ability to disease foes quickly can turn the tables in many encounters. Evil spirits are proficient with simple weapons, light and medium armour, and shields. They rarely use them unless their disguise requires it.

Black Sand Shakes (Su): The touch of an evil spirit can deliver a powerful disease. Normally, it is delivered by the creature's slam attacks (or less commonly, a simple touch attack), however 3/day, an evil spirit may attempt a touch attack against a target while still ethereal. This attack has a -4 penalty to it and does no damage other than potentially infect the victim.
Disease
touch, Fortitude DC 19, incubation period 1 round, damage 1d2 Con and 1d6 Dex. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Unnatural Speed(Ex): An evil spirit can attack very quickly, gaining an extra slam attack with one of its arms (for a total of three slam attacks).

Change Shape (Su): An evil spirit has the ability to assume the appearance of any humanoid, monstrous humanoid, or fey, but retains most of its own physical qualities. They may also change shape into an animal spirit. An evil spirit cannot change shape to a form more than one size category smaller or larger than its original form. Changing shape results in the following changes to the spirit:
The spirit retains the type and subtype of its original form. It gains the size of its new form.
The spirit loses the natural weapons, movement modes, and extraordinary special attacks of its original form.
The spirit gains the natural weapons, movement modes, and extraordinary special attacks of its new form.
The spirit retains all other special attacks and qualities of its original form, except for breath weapons and gaze attacks.
The spirit retains the ability scores of its original form.
The spirit retains its hit points and saves.
The spirit retains any spellcasting ability it had in its original form, although it must be able to speak intelligibly to cast spells with verbal components and it must have humanlike hands to cast spells with somatic components.
The spirit is effectively camouflaged as a creature of its new form, and gains a +10 bonus on Disguise checks if it uses this ability to create a disguise.

Materialize (Ex): An evil spirit dwells on the Ethereal Plane in a location known as the Land of Black Sand and, as an ethereal creature, it cannot affect or be affected by anything in the material world. When an evil spirit materialises, it enters the Material Plane and becomes visible and corporal. A materialised evil spirit can be harmed normally. An evil spirit may materialise 5/day.

Turn Immunity (Ex): An evil spirit cannot be turned, rebuked, commanded or destroyed by a cleric.

Undead Traits: Immune to mind-influencing effects, poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, necromantic effects, and any effect that requires a fortitude save unless it also works on objects. Not subject to critical hits, subdual damage, ability damage, ability drain, energy drain, or death from massive damage. It cannot be raised, and resurrection works only if it is willing. The creature has darkvision 60 ft. unless otherwise noted.

Evil Spirits as Characters
Evil spirits have a favoured class of cleric. They may also take levels of druid, sorceror or wizard. Evil spirit magic focuses much on conjurations and summonings. Evil spirit cleric may select two of the following domains: Chaos, Evil, or Trickery.