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Doru div.

(div, evil, extraplanar)
Source: Bestiary 3, pg(s). 82

Divs are a race of fiends native to Abaddon that exist only to cause harm and destruction. Closely related to daemons and the other fiends of the Outer Sphere, many planar scholars believe them to be descended from the spirits of the first evil genies. These creatures vary in power, yet all have similar traits that link them, such as telepathy, summoning powers, energy immunities and resistances. They generally speak Chthonian, Diabolic, and Empyrean.1

Ahriman is the most powerful div and rules as their supreme lord.1

Types of divs

Doru take the form of floating heads with writhing hair, bestial teeth and huge horns and serve their more powerful brethren as messengers and spies.2
Fearsome menaces of the ocean that have the ability to walk on land as well. Ghawwas are the bane of all sailors.3
The androgynous pairakas, embodiments of corruption and disease, manipulate human sexuality and taboo desires and break down relationships.4
The fearsome shiras revel in the joy of the hunt, stalking only the most canny of foes, as anything else is a waste of their exceptional talent.5
Hulking tyrants that use their physical strength to dominate weaker creatures, Sepids make for truly fearsome opponents.6
Druj nasu
Foul corruptors of the dead, druj nasus are divs that haunt funeral pyres, mausoleums, and burial sites to steal corpses.7

On Golarion

Divs can be found across the Alavah Peninsula of Qadira, but are most prevalent in the area now known as the New Burnt Lands.8 They also can be more frequently found in the southern deserts of Thuvia near the House of Oblivion, where their master Ahriman was drawn millennia ago by the Pharaoh of Forgotten Plagues. There they are served by a nihilistic cult called the Usij.9


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  1. 1.0 1.1 F. Wesley Schneider. (January 14, 2009). Divs: Daemons of the Desert, Paizo Blog.
  2. Erik Mona, et al. Howl of the Carrion King, 80. Paizo Inc., 2009
  3. Adam Daigle, et al. “Bestiary” in The End of Eternity, 80–81. Paizo Inc., 2009
  4. Adam Daigle, et al. “Bestiary” in House of the Beast, 84. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. Jacob Burgess, et al. “Bestiary” in The Jackal's Price, 78. Paizo Inc., 2009
  6. Adam Daigle & Greg A. Vaughan. “Bestiary” in The Impossible Eye, 84–85. Paizo Inc., 2009
  7. John Compton, et al. “Bestiary” in What Grows Within, 84–85. Paizo Inc., 2017
  8. Jessica Price. “Adventuring in Qadira” in Qadira, Jewel of the East, 36. Paizo Inc., 2017
  9. Erik Mona, et al. Golden Road” in World Guide, 57. Paizo Inc., 2019