(chaotic, demon, evil, native)
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Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 64
Nabasus are associated with the sin of gluttony (particularly cannibalism).
Habitat and society
Nabasus are formed from the souls of evil gluttons, especially cannibals and those who eat undead flesh. Unusually for a demon, it is birthed on the Material Plane rather than the Abyss. It lives a solitary life, and its goal is to transform as many living humanoids into ghouls as it can. It gains in power for each ghoul it creates, and when it has created enough ghouls (the number required varies for each individual, but is never more than 20) it grows in size and is transported back to the Abyss. There they continue to grow, ultimately becoming fearsome vrolikai demons.
A nabasu has a number of magical abilities for weakening or immobilising foes, and is capable of dealing nasty wounds with its teeth and claws—especially against targets that have let down their guard. Its most potent ability, however, is its deadly gaze, which drains the life force from living creatures and can kill weaker victims. Any living humanoid killed by the gaze immediately transforms into a ghoul that the nabasu that created them can command.
They are popular minions for those who think they can control them, as they can grow in power and provide further ghoul minions.
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- Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 64. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
- James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 35. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0
- Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 81. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5
- James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 27. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0