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| name = Asura rana
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| type = Outsider
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| subtype = asura, evil, extraplanar, lawful
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| environment = Any ([[Hell]])
 
| environment = Any ([[Hell]])
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| alignment   = {{Alignment grid/LE}}
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[[Asura]]s can grow mighty indeed in their endless cycle of reincarnation. The most powerful among them are the '''asura ranas''', who dwell in ruined holy places, abandoned deific domains, or in the wilds of [[Hell]]. These potent [[fiend]]s have unique forms and are considered [[demigod]]s with the power to grant spells to their worshipers. They can demand anything of lesser members of their race, as they are revered as sages and profane bodhisattvas. They usually dwell in places that allow them to deny devotees of the deities access to holy objects or sites.<ref name="B3-21"/><ref>{{cite book/Inner Sea Gods|190}}</ref>
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[[Asura]]s can grow mighty indeed in their endless cycle of [[reincarnation]]. The most powerful among them are the '''asura ranas''', who dwell in ruined [[holy]] places, abandoned [[god|deific]] domains, or in the wilds of [[Hell]]. These potent [[fiend]]s have unique forms and are considered [[demigod]]s with the power to grant spells to their worshipers. They can demand anything of lesser members of their race, as they are revered as sages and profane bodhisattvas. They usually dwell in places that allow them to deny devotees of the deities access to holy objects or sites.<ref name="B3-21"/><ref>{{cite book/Inner Sea Gods|190}}</ref>
  
 
[[Geryon]], now an [[archdevil]], was formerly an asura rana.<ref name="SotG-69">{{Cite book/Scourge of the Godclaw|69}}</ref>
 
[[Geryon]], now an [[archdevil]], was formerly an asura rana.<ref name="SotG-69">{{Cite book/Scourge of the Godclaw|69}}</ref>
  
==Known Asura Ranas==
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== Known asura ranas ==
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The following list includes several asura ranas named in myth and tales of woe.<ref name="B3-21">{{Cite book/Bestiary 3|21}}</ref><ref name="PF28-83">{{Cite book/The Infernal Syndrome|83}}</ref>
 
The following list includes several asura ranas named in myth and tales of woe.<ref name="B3-21">{{Cite book/Bestiary 3|21}}</ref><ref name="PF28-83">{{Cite book/The Infernal Syndrome|83}}</ref>
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* [[Andak]] the Dismembered
 
* [[Andak]] the Dismembered
 
* [[Aghasura]]
 
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* [[Chupurvagasti]], Lady of Poison Mist
 
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* [[Daissiad]] of the Crawling Spears
 
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* [[Gavidya]] the Numberless
 
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* [[Giaaga]] the Ice Dancer
 
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* [[Maeha]], Father of False Worlds
 
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* [[Onamahli]] the Twice Pure
 
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* [[Rahu]] the Sun Eater
 
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* [[Vritra]]
 
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* [[Zurapadyn]], the Beast Who Waits in Smoke
 
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== References ==
 
== References ==
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{{Asura rana navbox}}
 
{{Asura rana navbox}}

Revision as of 18:45, 15 November 2018

Asura rana
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(asura, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Environment Any (Hell)
Alignment

Source: Bestiary 3, pg(s). 21

Asuras can grow mighty indeed in their endless cycle of reincarnation. The most powerful among them are the asura ranas, who dwell in ruined holy places, abandoned deific domains, or in the wilds of Hell. These potent fiends have unique forms and are considered demigods with the power to grant spells to their worshipers. They can demand anything of lesser members of their race, as they are revered as sages and profane bodhisattvas. They usually dwell in places that allow them to deny devotees of the deities access to holy objects or sites.[1][2]

Geryon, now an archdevil, was formerly an asura rana.[3]

Known asura ranas

The following list includes several asura ranas named in myth and tales of woe.[1][4]

References