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Nalfeshnee

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Nalfeshnee
a nalfeshnee demon
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
CR 14
Environment Any Abyss
Alignment

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 65

Nalfeshnees are huge, physically powerful, boar-headed demons.[1] They are sometimes known as greed demons or boar demons.[2]

Associated sin

Greed.[2]

Appearance

Nalfeshnees are massive, four-armed, boar-headed demons. Their hands are fat, and have four fingers rather than five. They are among the largest of the demons; a typical specimen is 20 feet tall and weighs 8,000 pounds.[3]

Habitat and society

Nalfeshnees do not tend to gather in groups, and are typically either alone or in the company of lesser demons. It is believed that they are formed from the souls of exceptionally greedy (and successful) mortals.

They are extremely intelligent, and have an excellent understanding of the nature of the Abyss. They sometimes claim to be serving the Abyss itself rather than a specific demon lord. They have a talent for ordering the Abyss's chaos.[4]

Abilities

A nalfeshnee's immense strength, equal to that of an ancient white dragon, and huge teeth and claws make them fearsome combatants. They can also create a burst of unholy light that imparts stunning visions of madness to any non-demons caught within.[5]

Environment

Nalfeshnees are native to the Abyss, and some of them rule realms larger than the most impressive mortal kingdoms.

Their intellects make them a target for mortal summoners seeking information rather than mere physical prowess.[6] Each nalfeshnee has areas of interest in which it is highly knowledgeable, but before a nalfeshnee reveals a secret, it typically demands a secret of at least equal value in return.[2]

A large number of nalfeshnees serve the demon lord Angazhan in his realm of Ahvoth-Kor, although most are too proud to admit it.[7]

On Golarion, nalfeshnees can be found in the Tanglebriar swamp in Kyonin, as part of the forces of Treerazer.[8]

References

Paizo has published a sourcebook about demons called Demons Revisited, which includes a full chapter about nalfeshnees.