(evil, extraplanar, kyton, lawful)
|Environment||Any (Shadow Plane)|
Source: Bestiary 3, pg(s). 174
Interlocutors are the self-proclaimed surgeon-sculptors among the kytons. Considering every bit of flesh as a canvas, interlocutors have replaced most of their own bodies with metal forged from shadowstuff.
The interlocutor's apotheosis from mortal into kyton involves the shedding of useless parts down to a glistening mass of veins, organs and flesh. These are then incorporated into bodies made of semi-living metal fashioned from raw shadowstuff from the Plane of Shadow. Some interlocutors retain a limb, but only in the same way one might retain ownership of a treasured piece of jewellery as a keepsake or memento. Some others retain nothing of their flesh save the brain, nerves and portions of their circulatory system.
Interlocutors are 9 feet tall and weigh 800 pounds.
Interlocutors can heal the damage they inflict, even to the extent of restoring life to a newly-expired subject; this ability is perhaps more feared than their eagerness to cut flesh. A creature that succumbs to an interlocutor's unnerving gaze becomes convinced that it recognises some of its own body parts entangled in the interlocutor's.
Interlocutors consider their practice as more art than medical process. Each victim is a new chance to study the art of pain and sensation through horror-stricken eyes. To an interlocutor's victim, death is a mercy that is rarely offered.