|Type|| Monstrous humanoid|
|CR||18 / MR 7|
|Images of anunnaki|
Source: Bestiary 5, pg(s). 28
In its true form, an anunnaki resembles a towering humanoid with a strange, stony head and small, mechanical wings. When interacting with other species, each anunnaki adopts the guise of that species and calibrates its form to fit the mores and prejudices of the specific society.
The enigmatic anunnaki homeworld comes into contact with the Material Plane only once every few millennia. During this time, anunnaki travel to other worlds in order to manipulate the course of evolution, uplifting civilisations with their esoteric technology. After a few decades, they leave and are often remembered as deities, but not always as benevolent saviours, by their former charges.
Anunnaki often come into conflict with elohim, and the aftershocks of their conflicts can be felt for millennia after the fighting has ended. According to some sages, they are both trying to prevent some future calamity but disagree on how to do this. Ancient records from cultures shaped by the anunnaki reference divine visions of great, devouring rifts in the darkness between the stars and the terrible, unimaginable entities that dwell within them.
Some anunnaki have more sinister agendas not shared by the rest of their people. They are often free to do what they wish as long as they are not noticed by their fellow anunnaki, which is very frequently since it is difficult for other creatures to find or contact any of their race. Some renegade anunnaki use their subjects in large-scale experiments to create hybrids, while others advance theirs too rapidly, which often results in the uplifted society unsuited to handle such vast changes.