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Katpaskir
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
CR 18
Environment Any (Abyss)
Alignment

Source: City of Locusts, pg(s). 86

Katpaskirs are a species of demon that gnaw at the barriers between planes and set them loose to drift.[1]

Appearance

Four clawed arms sprout from a katpaskir's chest. Overlapping iridescent chitinous plates cascade down its back, shrouding four dragonfly wings. When not actively engaged in a task, katpaskirs tend to stand perfectly still, except for their twitching limbs. Katpaskirs are a little over seven feet tall and weigh just less than 600 pounds. Their voices are strange and echoing, like several sounding together, each distorted and cacophonous and asynchronous in pitch and volume.[1]

Ecology

Katpaskirs form from the souls of doomsayers and cult leaders who took it upon themselves to bring the end of days, whether they be leaders of suicide cults or nihilistic gangs of thugs. For them, the anarchic dissolution of society was only a harbinger of the very real disintegration of all that is.[1]

Katpaskirs gnaw away at the thin places between planes, have an uncanny sense for finding natural rifts, portals and convergences, and seek to expand and untether them. By setting them loose, they cause the planes to unravel and cast the multiverse into primordial chaos.[1]

Society

Katpaskirs have been used by Deskari for many eons as apocalyptic leaders and generals. Some of his most fervent followers have been known to become katpaskirs in the afterlife. They rarely interact with humanoid cultists except if their goals align, since katpaskirs are nearly uncontrollable and see little use in mortals, whom they see as part of the reality that must be destroyed. Katpaskirs quickly destroy those mortals that attempt to serve them. Mad cultists and powerful Blackfire Adepts sometimes call katpaskirs to create new portals to the Rasping Rifts or tear rifts between worlds, but they also know that such an act will doom them as well.[1]

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