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A '''rakshasa maharaja''' is the highest rank a [[rakshasa]] can hope to attain; they are the pinnacle of the rakshasa's strict caste system. These multi headed, earthbound fiends are capable combatants, and easily a match for all but the most ancient [[Dragon|dragon]].{{Source}}
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A '''rakshasa maharaja''' (sometimes '''maharaja rakshasa'''<ref name="B3-226f">{{Cite book/Bestiary 3|226''f''}}</ref>, '''rakshasa maharajah''',<ref name="PF9p86" /> or just '''maharaja'''<ref name="B3-226f" />) is the highest rank a [[rakshasa]] can hope to attain; they are the pinnacle of the rakshasa's strict [[Rakshasa#Caste system|caste system]]. These multi headed, earthbound [[fiend]]s are capable combatants, and easily a match for all but the most ancient [[dragon]].<ref name="EOK87" />
  
==Appearance==
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== Appearance ==
  
Despite their incredible power, rakshasa maharajahs look very [[Human|human]] normally resembling a [[Vudrani (human ethnicity)|Vudrani]] human, they normally appear very physically attractive. Every rakshasa has one element in their physiology that is reversed, normally their hands but sometimes their limbs will bend the wrong way or their ear will face backwards, Rakshasa maharajahs are no exception. The biggest divergence from their human appearance is their heads, each rakshasa maharajah has multiple heads. In addition to their human head they have several animal heads, each of these animal heads is an animal native to [[Vudra]] normally a big cat or snake.<ref name="PF9p86">{{Cite book/Escape from Old Korvosa|86}}</ref>  
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Despite their incredible power, rakshasa maharajas look very [[human]] normally resembling a [[Vudrani (human ethnicity)|Vudrani]] human, though they are normally very physically attractive. Every rakshasa has one element in their physiology that is reversed: normally their hands, but sometimes their limbs, will bend the wrong way; or their ears will face backwards. Rakshasa maharajas are no exception to this reversing of features. However, the biggest divergence from their human appearance is their heads: each rakshasa maharaja has multiple heads. In addition to their human head, they have several [[animal]] heads; each of these animal heads is an animal native to [[Vudra]], normally a big [[cat]] or [[snake]].<ref name="PF9p86">{{Cite book/Escape from Old Korvosa|86}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Escape from Old Korvosa|61}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Escape from Old Korvosa|62}}</ref> Due to these multiple heads, rakshasa maharajas have all-round vision.<ref name="B3-226f" />
<ref>{{Cite book/Escape from Old Korvosa|61}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Escape from Old Korvosa|62}}</ref>  
 
  
==Habitat & Ecology==
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== Habitat and ecology ==
Rakshasa maharajahs can be found where ever their are mortals to be manipulated and hedonistic experiences to be had. As a result they can be found in a huge variety of locations, the only constant with a rakshasa maharajah lair is their level of wealthy excess. As immortal creatures with millennia of experience manipulating mortals there are few riches that they cannot afford, no treasure too expensive, no artifact too rare, these lairs are typically built and furnished over centuries. Rakshasa maharajahs are rare creatures, the pinnacle of rakshasa's caste only a handful of maharajahs will rise in any century and there numbers are never great. A rakshasa can only ascend to the rank of maharajah after living several lives as ''samrata'' the highest cast in rakshasa society. The process of actual transformation remains a mystery even to most rakshasa but this process causes their power to increase and they gain additional heads.<ref>{{Cite book/Escape from Old Korvosa|87}}</ref>
 
  
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Rakshasa maharajas can be found wherever their are [[mortal]]s to be manipulated and hedonistic experiences to be indulged. As a result, they can be found in a huge variety of locations, the only constant with a rakshasa maharaja lair is their level of wealthy excess. Rakshasa maharajas can change shape to assume any [[humanoid]] form to better infiltrate such societies.<ref name="PF9p86" /> As [[immortal]] creatures with millennia of experience manipulating mortals, there are few riches that they cannot afford, no treasure too expensive, no [[artifact]] too rare; these lairs are typically built and furnished over centuries. Rakshasa maharajas are rare creatures, the pinnacle of rakshasa's caste: only a handful of maharajas will rise in any century, and their numbers are never great. A rakshasa can only ascend to the rank of maharaja after living several lives as ''[[Rakshasa#Caste system|samrata]]'' the highest cast in rakshasa society. The process of actual transformation remains a mystery even to most rakshasas, but this process causes their power to increase and they gain additional heads.<ref name="EOK87">{{Cite book/Escape from Old Korvosa|87}}</ref>
; All Round Vision : Due to their multiple heads rakshasa maharajahs have all round vision.
 
; Change Shape : Rakshasa maharajah can assume humanoid form to better infiltrate human society.<ref name="PF9p86" /> -->
 
  
==Rakshasa rajadhirajas==
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== Rakshasa rajadhirajas ==
As a maharaja continues to grow in might over the lifetimes, its powers outstrip those of its peers, potentially resulting in its ascent to the rank of rajadhiraja: a king of kings.<ref name="B3-227">{{Cite book/Bestiary 3|227}}</ref>
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As a maharaja continues to grow in might over many lifetimes, its powers outstrip those of its peers, potentially resulting in its ascent to the rank of [[Rakshasa rajadhiraja|rajadhiraja]]: a king of kings.<ref name="B3-227">{{Cite book/Bestiary 3|227}}</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 17:17, 8 November 2018

Rakshasa maharaja
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(native, rakshasa, shapechanger)
CR 20
Environment Any
Alignment

Source: Bestiary 3, pg(s). 226f.

A rakshasa maharaja (sometimes maharaja rakshasa[1], rakshasa maharajah,[2] or just maharaja[1]) is the highest rank a rakshasa can hope to attain; they are the pinnacle of the rakshasa's strict caste system. These multi headed, earthbound fiends are capable combatants, and easily a match for all but the most ancient dragon.[3]

Appearance

Despite their incredible power, rakshasa maharajas look very human normally resembling a Vudrani human, though they are normally very physically attractive. Every rakshasa has one element in their physiology that is reversed: normally their hands, but sometimes their limbs, will bend the wrong way; or their ears will face backwards. Rakshasa maharajas are no exception to this reversing of features. However, the biggest divergence from their human appearance is their heads: each rakshasa maharaja has multiple heads. In addition to their human head, they have several animal heads; each of these animal heads is an animal native to Vudra, normally a big cat or snake.[2][4][5] Due to these multiple heads, rakshasa maharajas have all-round vision.[1]

Habitat and ecology

Rakshasa maharajas can be found wherever their are mortals to be manipulated and hedonistic experiences to be indulged. As a result, they can be found in a huge variety of locations, the only constant with a rakshasa maharaja lair is their level of wealthy excess. Rakshasa maharajas can change shape to assume any humanoid form to better infiltrate such societies.[2] As immortal creatures with millennia of experience manipulating mortals, there are few riches that they cannot afford, no treasure too expensive, no artifact too rare; these lairs are typically built and furnished over centuries. Rakshasa maharajas are rare creatures, the pinnacle of rakshasa's caste: only a handful of maharajas will rise in any century, and their numbers are never great. A rakshasa can only ascend to the rank of maharaja after living several lives as samrata the highest cast in rakshasa society. The process of actual transformation remains a mystery even to most rakshasas, but this process causes their power to increase and they gain additional heads.[3]

Rakshasa rajadhirajas

As a maharaja continues to grow in might over many lifetimes, its powers outstrip those of its peers, potentially resulting in its ascent to the rank of rajadhiraja: a king of kings.[6]

References