Monday, July 18, 2011


3.5 introduced obyriths, the primordial demons replaced by the tanar’ri.  Their Pathfinder analogs are the qlippoth, similarly inhuman beasts with a hatred for mortal life, demons, and daemons alike.  The augnagar may be the least intelligent qlippoth (and a cannibal to boot), but it is a savage fighter nonetheless.

Something appalling is nesting under the streets of Shroudport.  A beggar boy was nearly driven mad by the sight of it, but the Ragpicker King refuses to let him go to the authorities, for fear of revealing the beggars’ hideout.

A nabasu and an augnagar are squabbling over a patch of the Abyss.  The nabasu is too smart to be caught be the qlippoth, but lacks the strength or influence to drive it away.

A gluttonous augnagar is close to its apotheosis into an even deadlier thulgant.  A ghaele apothecary has created an ambrosial opal that can stop the transformation, provided he can convince someone to feed the beast the enchanted pill.

Pathfinder Bestiary 2 219


  1. Just a quick clarification: the qlippoth first appeared in the 3.5 "Book of Fiends" from Green Ronin Publishing, and WotC's obyriths were modeled after them, with a changed name for some reason. Several of the Pathfinder qlippoths are reprinted from Green Ronin's books.

    1. Good catch! Sadly, I only have one or two Green Ronin books (Legions of Hell came with my Dragon subscription as a promo) so my exposure is limited (though I've heard most of their books are excellent). Given the regular cross-pollination between GR, WotC and Paizo (I see Chris Pramas and Erik Mona wrote BoF), it totally doesn't surprise me they've shared/reused names and monsters within the limits of the OGL.

    2. Green Ronin's D&D stuff is without exaggeration the best 3rd-party content I can think of. I highly recommend the full "Book of Fiends" (a compilation of their devil and demon books with an extra chapter on daemons), the "Advanced Bestiary" (a book of templates that should all be compatible with PF with little to no conversion work), and their "Mythic Vistas" product line (full self-contained campaign settings based on historical settings and popular novels, like Biblical Israel, ancient Greece and Egypt, and the Black Company books). It makes me sad they haven't done more Pathfinder-compatible stuff, really.