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Akhanas are aeons that bear charge over the duality of birth and death.2


An akhana's torso is a swirling mass resembling a giant eye, which seems vaporous but is solid and slimy to the touch. It has four grey arms and a fifth tail-like appendage.2


An akhana can use its tail to siphon life essence from and trap the souls of foes. The victim's body remains preserved as long as the soul is held by the akhana. It can keep the soul indefinitely, but can only hold one at a time.3


Akhanas perceive that living things are crucial to maintaining cosmic balance and possess ability to create terrible consequences if left untended. In the latter case, life must give way to death. They seem unconcered about what happens the souls of the lives they prune, which often results in scourges of undead or daemonic scavengers, such that psychopomps often clean up after or confront akhanas.2


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  1. Robert Brookes, et al. “Chapter 3: The Great Beyond” in Planar Adventures, 149. Paizo Inc., 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Logan Bonner, et al. Aeon” in Monster Core, 9. Paizo Inc., 2024
  3. Logan Bonner, et al. Aeon” in Monster Core, 9–10. Paizo Inc., 2024