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(chaotic, extraplanar, protean, shapechanger)
Any (Maelstrom)
Source: Bestiary 6, pg(s). 213

Ourdivars are a caste of short-lived lesser proteans (though greater than voidworms) spontaneously formed from the chaos of the Maelstrom when called forth by spellcasters.1


The upper body of an ourdivar is that of a polychromatic, bestial humanoid that constantly changes hue, while its lower section ends in a serpentine tail. The ends of both arms shift frequently between hands and different weapon-like forms according to the ourdivar's whims. An ourdivar is 12 feet long and weighs 700 pounds.1


An ourdivar can take on the shape of various humanoids, often to blend in with the allies or enemies of its creator. Upon the destruction of an ourdivar or at the end of the spell or effect that gave it form, it detonates in a surge of energy known as a minor warpwave.1


Ourdivars are vessels of chaotic life energies bound into a temporarily stable form, usually by neophyte spellcasters that are not yet capable of summoning greater proteans. Ourdivars can be found on any plane of existence where spellcasters can call them. The life of an ourdivar is solitary and often brief, as its entire existence is based on the whims of its creators. Unless summoned in groups or ordered by their summoners, ourdivars rarely have any relationship with other proteans, and true proteans in turn regard them with a mix of disdain and pity.1

Ourdivars seem to contently obey the wishes of their creators until the end of their lifespan, at which point move to ensure that their summoner will be struck by their departing warpwave. Some believe that the fact that ourdivars are easily summoned and willing to serve spellcasters protects the Maelstrom and true proteans from their interference, like an immune system does.1


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Benjamin Bruck, et al. “Bestiary” in The Hill Giant's Pledge, 86–87. Paizo Inc., 2015