Scylla

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Scylla
(Creature)
Type Aberration
(aquatic)
CR 16
Environment Any water
Alignment

Source: Bestiary 2, pg(s). 241

Scyllas are rare, nightmarish, half-mad aberrations that prey on ships and their crew. Due to their rarity, many consider them nothing more than tall tales told by drunken sailors.[1]

Appearance

A scylla has the upper body of a beautiful woman, and a lower body of wolf heads and tentacles.[1]

History

There are many conflicting accounts of the scylla's origin: the result of demonic flesh-crafting and arcane experiments, a curse handed down by a vengeful deity, or the monstrous spawn of a mortal and a god.[1]

Ecology

Scyllas dwell along major shipping lanes, often near coastlines, and lure entire ships to their doom. Though intelligent, they are consumed by hunger and self-loathing. They rarely use weapons, preferring to wield magic items on their two human-like hands.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 241. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5