Campaign of the Month: December 2007
A Legion Devil in Over His Head
hp 19 (3 HD); DR 5/magic; legion’s strength
LE Medium outsider (baatezu, evil, lawful, native)
Init +3; Senses see in darkness; Listen +0, Spot +0
Languages Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
AC 21, touch 13, flat-footed 18; Mobility
Immune fire, poison, fear
Resist acid 10, cold 10; evasion
Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +5; legion’s defenses, legion’s mind
Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk longsword +8 (1d8+3/19-20) and shield arm bash +1 (1d6+1)
Ranged longbow +6 (1d8/x3)
Base Atk +3; Grp +6
Atk Options legion’s battle skill
Special Actions legion’s advance, summon baatezu
Abilities Str 17, Dex 17, Con 15, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 10
SA legion’s battle skill, summon baatezu
Feats Iron Will, Mobility (bonus), Weapon Focus (longsword)
Skills Climb +8, Craft (weaponsmithing) +4, Heal +6, Intimidate +6, Jump +8, Ride +9
Possessions studded leather armor, masterwork longsword, longbow with 20 arrows
Shield Arm (Ex) Halitsu’s left arm is enlarged and heavily armored, providing him with a +3 shield bonus to AC. He can also use this arm to make a bashing attack as a secondary weapon, without losing the arm’s shield bonus. This arm bash does 1d6 points of bludgeoning damage.
Summon Baatezu (Sp) Once per day, Halitsu can attempt to summon another legion devil with a 35% chance of success. This ability is the equivalent of a 3rd-level spell (CL 5th).
Halitsu was a legion devil, assigned to guard a conduit leading into Avernus (from the Prime Material Plane, which he doesn’t know). He assumed it was punishment, but the portal opened three times during his tour of duty.
The first was the peasant Cari, who turned out to be delicious. The second, a ranger named Talan, outwitted him, and Halitsu was severely punished when he called for reinforcements with no ranger in sight.
Two more travelers, Sheen and Joris, came through the portal. Halitsu, mistaking them for powerful planars, prostrated himself before them and allowed them to pass. Halitsu’s superiors replaced and disciplined him, but chose not to demote him.
Halitsu was summoned by other legion devils rustling dinosaur petitioners in Krigala’s Forbidden Plateau, where he was killed by the same adventurers who’d passed him in Avernus.
Halitsu appears as a spinagon (CR 4) in “To Baator and Back” in Well of Worlds.
Illustration by DevLynne