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Rakshasa, Avatarana

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Instead of legs, this bald, emaciated humanoid has a second set of long, muscular arms and a leathery flap covering its face.

Avatarana CR 12

XP 19,200
LE Medium outsider (native, rakshasa, shapechanger)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +20


AC 26, touch 15, flat-footed 21 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +11 natural)
hp 157 (15d10+75)
Fort +14, Ref +11, Will +11
DR 15/good and piercing; SR 27
Defensive Abilities absolute independence


Speed 40 ft.
Melee 4 claws +21 (1d6+6 plus grab)
Special Attacks corporeal possession, detect thoughts (DC 21)
Psychic Magic (CL 12th; concentration +16)

20 PEdetect magic (0 PE), dimension door (4 PE), dispel magic (3 PE), displacement (3 PE), dominate person (5 PE, DC 19), ego whip III (5 PE, DC 19), expeditious retreat (1 PE), greater invisibility (4 PE), mage hand (0 PE), mind thrust V (5 PE, DC 19), misdirection (2 PE, DC 16), psychic crush I (5 PE, DC 19), ray of enfeeblement (1 PE, DC 15), see invisibility (2 PE), spider climb (2 PE), telekinesis (5 PE, DC 19)


Str 22, Dex 19, Con 20, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 19
Base Atk +15; CMB +21 (+29 grapple); CMD 36 (38 vs. grapple)
Feats Dodge, Greater Grapple, Heighten Spell, Improved Grapple, Improved Initiative, Improved Unarmed Strike, Lightning Reflexes, Step Up
Skills Bluff +26, Diplomacy +22, Disguise +30, Knowledge (religion) +19, Perception +20, Sense Motive +20, Stealth +22; Racial Modifiers +4 Bluff, +8 Disguise
Languages Common, Infernal, Undercommon; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ change shape (any humanoid; alter self)


Absolute Independence (Ex)

An avatarana is immune to all charm and compulsion spells and effects as well as magic jar, possession, and similar spells and abilities.

Corporeal Possession (Su)

As a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity, an avatarana can meld its body into that of a pinned, helpless, or willing humanoid creature adjacent to it. Seeping in through the victim's skin like mercury, the avatarana usurps control of the body as if it controlled the target via greater possession. When the avatarana leaves the possessed body, it reappears in a free space of its choice adjacent to the victim.