Kaurophon

Half-Fiend Traveler Seeking to Rule Occipitus

Description:

Kaurophon
CR 14
Male half-fiend human sorcerer 11
CE Medium outsider (augmented humanoid, extraplanar)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60’; Listen +1, Spot +1
Languages Abyssal, Common, Infernal


AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+3 Dex, +1 natural, +4 armor)
HP 65 (11 HD); DR 5/magic
Immune poison
Resist acid 10, cold 10, electricity 10, fire 10
SR 21
Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +8


Speed 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 30 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +6 each (1d4+1) and bite +1 (1d6)
Melee spell +10 touch (varies)
Ranged spell +10 touch (varies)
Base Atk +5; Grap +6
Atk Options smite good 1/day (+11 damage)
Special Actions Dodge
Combat Gear scroll of mass suggestion (DC 19), wand of magic missile (CL 9 charges), wand of web
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 11th)
5th (5/day) – cone of cold, telekinesis
4th (7/day) – dimension door, greater invisibility, scrying
3rd (7/day) – dispel magic, displacement, fireball
2nd (7/day) – bear’s endurance, cat’s grace, glitterdust, invisibility, mirror image
1st (8/day) – disguise self, identify, mage armor, protection from evil, shield
0th (6/day) – acid splash, arcane mark, dancing lights, detect magic, mage hand, message, ray of frost, resistance, touch of fatigue
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th):
3/day – darkness, poison; 1/day – blasphemy, contagion, desecrate, unholy blight


Abilities Str 12, Dex 17, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 21
Feats Dodge, Mobility, Spell Focus (Evocation), Spell Penetration
Skills Bluff +19, Concentration +17, Diplomacy +7, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (arcana) +16, Knowledge (the planes) +9, Spellcraft +18
Possessions Combat gear plus cloak of Charisma +2, bag of holding II, large silver mirror (for scrying spells), lesser amulet of the planes

Bio:

This half-fiend appeared in time to finish the last of the babaus that attacked the party in the Ancient Vault the day after Alek Tercival was murdered by Nabthatoron. He briefly explains that he was seeking their help in completing the “Test of the Smoking Eye” on a layer of the Abyss called Occipitus. If the PCs can pass the Test, he said, they could cleanse the plane of evil and win a great victory for the forces of good. In addition, Kaurophon offered them a magical way out of their predicament, even if it proved to be a lateral move, placing them in the midst of a haunted demonic plane.

Kaurophon has proved a reliable and knowledgeable ally upon Occipitus, saving Bransen’s life in the party’s first encounter and later helping defeat the retriever before it could finish off Kort. He was instrumental in helping the party pass the first two parts of the Test of the Smoking Eye, and he seemed almost eager as the group focused on getting to the final part, located in the Skull at the center of the layer.

During the final part of the Test of the Smoking Eye, Kaurophon eagerly turned on the party, more than willing to sacrifice his allies to the flames in order to empower himself. Kort the Grey’s self-sacrifice sent the half-fiend into a mindless rage, and all thoughts of self-preservation fled. This led to his downfall as Jarvyk dragged him out of the air and grappled him, allowing Karamus to make the killing blow.

Kaurophon

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