Baykok

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Baykok
(Creature)
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Baykoks are flying undead obsessed with the hunt in undeath as they were in life.[1]

Appearance

A baykok is a flying, howling corpse with hideously elongated legs and a bow made of bone, which can create invisible bone arrows as it fires.[1][2]

Abilities

Not only excellent archers and melee combatants, baykoks are able to instill despair with their arrows, paralyzing its prey with fear. On touching a helpless foe, a baykok can also drain its life force and instill a wasting curse that often kills the foe over the next several days if it evades the baykok's initial assualt.[2]

A baykok's primary weakness is the earth: cursed as it is to wander the winds, baykoks become weakened when in contact with the ground.[2]

Ecology

Baykoks are the remnants of a hunter or warrior cast from their home community for evil acts who rose from death cursed to ever wander the winds away from its home.[2]

A baykok seeks always to prove its mastery of the hunt. It often fixates on the most powerful foe in a group, only picking off lesser foes if they get in the way. After having killed the prey, the baykok swoops down to devour its soul to prevent it from ever returning to seek revenge.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jesse Benner et al. (2011). Bestiary 3 (First Edition), p. 35. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-378-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Logan Bonner, et al. (2021). Bestiary 3 (Second Edition), p. 29. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-312-6

External Links

  • Baykok (real-world mythical creature) on Wikipedia