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Glabrezu
Glabrezu fight
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
CR CR 13
Environment Any (Abyss)
Alignment

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 61

Glabrezu are monstrous demons known as much for their treachery and deceit as for their massive bulk and second set of arms, each ending in a giant, razor-sharp pincer.

Appearance Edit

A glabrezu stands 18 feet tall and weighs just over 6,000 pounds[1], with much of its scaly, horn-covered figure dominated by its second set of arms. While a glabrezu's first set appear as normal, if incredibly muscular, humanoid appendages, its second set of arms are much larger and sport a massive claw where one would usually find a hand.

Beyond the Vault of Souls cover

A glabrezu.

Habitat & ecology Edit

Whereas succubi are demons that work their wiles by exploiting the physical lusts and needs of their prey, glabrezu are tempters of a different sort. Ferocious and bestial in form, glabrezu are in fact masters of trickery and lies. With the ability to cloak their true forms in pleasant illusions, glabrezu use their magic to grant wishes to mortal humanoids as a method of rewarding those who succumb to their guile and deceit. A wish granted by a glabrezu always fulfills the wisher's need in the most destructive way possible—although such methods might not be immediately apparent. A struggling weaponsmith might wish for fame and skill at his craft, only to find that his best patron is a cruel and sadistic murderer who uses the weapons to further his destructive desires. A lonely man who wishes for a companion might have his wish granted in the form of a lost love returned to “life” as a vampire, and so on—glabrezu are nothing if not creative in addressing a mortal's desires.[1][2]

These treacherous demons form from the souls of the treasonous, the false, and the subversive—souls of mortals who, in life, bore false witness or used treachery and deceit to ruin the lives of others.[1][2] Glabrezu often serve the demon lord Baphomet, acting as advisors to the Templars of the Ivory Labyrinth and seeding new cults in cities in which the Lord of the Minotaurs has yet to leave his mark.[3]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder Bestiary, p. 61. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Paizo staff. (August 13, 2009). Demon, Pathfinder Reference Document.
  3. James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 57. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2

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