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Bestiary: Death Guard
Name: Death Guard (Level 10 Vessel)

Endurance: 230
Accuracy: 56
Damage: 12-17 Slash/Pierce
DR: 12 (Slash 18, Crush 6, Pierce 18, Freeze 18)

Attributes:
  • Might 12
  • Constitution 22
  • Dexterity 13
  • Perception 22
  • Intellect 30
  • Resolve 17
Defenses:
  • Deflection 49
  • Reflex 77
  • Fortitude 75
  • Will 101
Abilities:
  • Finger of Death
  • Fireball
  • Frightening Aura
Extraordinarily rare, death guards are sometimes created upon the demise of a particularly determined individual who refuses to leave the physical world for the Beyond. Paladins are the most common subjects for this terrible transformation, but priests and other exceptional zealots often suffer the same fate. Death guards occupy their former bodies, but the energy that allows the soul to remain in the physical world rapidly consumes the flesh, leaving only bone behind. Death guards are often driven mad by their state. They are terrifying foes to behold, striking fear into those who stand before them. Their limited connection to the Beyond allows them to summon fearsome balls of flame, summon shadows, and even slay the living with a word.