[New Monster] Iakklos

Iakklos

 

Stork and Vistis the Blue Mage spied the slim woman, dressed in pale, hooded gauzy finery as she reclined near the cave. Two ornate lamps burned on either side of the enter to the underground world. Slowly, they approached, right out in the open, without their usual subterfuge.

“Greetings, travelers!” the woman’s song-like voice greeted them. “Feel free to peer into the well within the cave of Sirisak, the Lady of Many Futures. See the many paths before you, and choose one wisely. Then, pay the Lady back by throwing a coin into the pond.”

Reluctantly the two wizards entered the cave. Each took a turn peering deep into the clear, clean waters and each saw several possible futures before them. Two coins dropped into the well.

“How does your goddess feel about the Spider God?” Stork asked the lovely attendant.

“They are sworn enemies, of course! Sirisak provides those seeking her guidance many open paths, the Spider God weaves strange webs to trap and ensnare its victims, why do you ask?” she said.

“Two days on the road behind us is a devotee of the Spider God. You will recognize him by his robes, but I secretly think that the whole party sends wicked prayers to this ghastly deity. We shall be lucky to escape!” Stork answered.

The attendant of Sirisak filled the wizard’s wineskins and flasks with the healing waters of the well and sent them off with a prayer to her deity to see them safely on their journey and a promise to hinder the followers of the Spider God.

Iakklos

No. Enc.: 1 (1)

Alignment: Any

Movement: 90′ (30′) (see below)

Armor Class: 4

Hit Dice: 9

Attacks: 1

Damage: 1d10+4 or by weapon

Save: CL9

Morale: 12

Hoard Class: XIV

X.P.: 2500

An Iakklos is an attendant of some deities, being a demigod of sorts in their own right. Often wrapped in hooded flowing robes and sandals, each individual iakklos can appear wondrous or hideous, depending on the deity that they represent. Some may even be able to fly or swim (speed is 150′(50′)) as is required by their tasks and purpose.

The iakklos is encountered in many strange places other than near the temples of their respective gods and goddesses, being attendant to reveal the mysteries of their patron deities at locations that are relevant to the deity, for example, where great battles were won, mighty deeds performed or sometimes less honorable acts committed.

As the iakklos mainly reveals mysteries and points out the glories and triumphs of their patron deity, these beings are mostly non-combative in nature, although an iakklos will not hesitate to strike at a known enemy of their god(s) and will join in any battles for their deities against a foe of the faith.

Three times per day an iakklos may cast the following divine spells as a 7th level cleric: Purify Food and Drink, Bless, Remove Curse, Locate Object, Neutralize Poison and Commune.

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