Augur (velstrac)

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Augur
An augur velstrac.
(Creature)
This article covers the species of velstrac. For the troll diviners, see augurs.

An augur is the most common type of velstrac on the Shadow Plane.1

Appearance

Unlike other more humanoid velstracs, augurs have been mutilated into a sphere of bloody flesh, leaving only a single eye exposed within a tangle of metal plate armor. Most are a foot in diameter and weigh 30 pounds.12

Abilities

Augurs are stealthy and capable of magical flight, but also roll themselves around. Lacking limbs, they manipulate objects through magic. Their single eye's piercing gaze is especially unnerving.1

Ecology

Like other velstracs, augurs are native to the Shadow Plane. An experienced lawful evil spellcaster can also summon an augur as a familiar.3 Some augurs even serve as apprentices to or students of mortals.4 They view bloodletting as an artform to be appreciated and enjoy being offered freshly plucked eyeballs from living creatures.5

On Golarion

Joyful Things can summon an augur velstrac per day,6 and evil spellcasters—including followers of Zon-Kuthon7 or divinities of Hell8—who can summon creatures can choose to summon an augur.

Augur velstracs serve as sentinels at Edammera's Folly, a mysterious tower in western Nidal near the Usk River's fork.9

Known augurs

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ron Lundeen & Lyz Liddell. “Adventure Toolbox” in Tomorrow Must Burn, 82–83. Paizo Inc., 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Keith Baker, et al. The Emerald Spire Superdungeon, 96. Paizo Inc., 2014
  3. Will McCardell, et al. Familiar Folio, inside rear cover. Paizo Inc., 2015
  4. Brian Duckwitz, et al. “Students and Supplicants” in Cohorts and Companions, 31. Paizo Inc., 2015
  5. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 4: Fiendish Bestiary” in Book of the Damned, 238. Paizo Inc., 2017
  6. Ron Lundeen, et al. “Bestiary” in Nidal, Land of Shadows, 57. Paizo Inc., 2018
  7. Alexander Augunas, et al. “Summoned by the Faithful” in Monster Summoner's Handbook, 30. Paizo Inc., 2015
  8. Patrick Renie. “NPC Gallery” in The Inferno Gate, 56. Paizo Inc., 2016
  9. Ron Lundeen, et al. “Threats in the Gloom” in Nidal, Land of Shadows, 46. Paizo Inc., 2018
  10. Tim Hitchcock. “Palace of Fallen Stars” in Palace of Fallen Stars, 50. Paizo Inc., 2014