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Rakshasas are thoroughly explored on pp. 60-65 in Curse of the Crimson Throne #3 - Escape from Old Korvosa. --brandingopportunity 04:08, April 4, 2010 (UTC) Added info from the article. --Filby (talk) 06:53, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

And further detailed in Bestiary 3--Fleanetha 18:06, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Rakshasa subtype

Hi Filby,

reverted your change for now as Bestiary does not have the rakshasa subtype listed and is a prime source. Can you state which source updates this, and we should have a ref to it in the article I think?--Fleanetha 09:34, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

The Rakshasa subtype can be found in Bestiary 3 (p. 307) FaithfulofAroden 14:29, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks both - reverted to Filby's original now.--Fleanetha 18:03, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Erm, yeah, Bestiary 3. Sorry, I don't check the wiki as often as I used to. Reminds me, though--as of B3, "rakshasa" is now apparently the name of both a whole class of fiends (like devils or demons), and a specific type of fiend from the class (like erinyes or dretches). Should there be separate pages for both the whole rakshasa "race" and the "common" CR 10 rakshasa, or should we give information on both on the same page?--Filby 05:32, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
There should probably be an entry for Rakshasa (race) similar to the articles for devil and demon, since an overview of the race, their common traits, their differences, their ecologies, etc. has value and is relevant to more than just this specific type of rakshasa.
When the kyton subtype was created, the bestiary retconned a different name onto the standard kyton that had used the name exclusively up until that point (kyton evangelists). Without consulting any sources on rakshasas, I have to ask, was the same done in this instance?—Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 17:20, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
OK I worked over your addition here and didn't see it until afterwards - I have updated the page as per PRD which solves this mystery - it is indeed similar to kytons BUT rakshasa is used for both. For now, I have conflated rakshasa race with a normal rakshasa and made that clear. However, I see no reason for the two pages to be split if that is considered better.--Fleanetha (talk) 17:35, 17 September 2013 (UTC)