Azata, Ghaele

This elegantly armored sentinel stands alert, her eyes radiating divine light and her noble blade crackling with power.

Ghaele CR 13

XP 25,600

CG Medium outsider (azata, chaotic, extraplanar, good, shapechanger)

Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect evil, low-light vision, see invisibility; Perception +20

Aura holy aura

Defense

AC 28, touch 16, flat-footed 26 (+4 deflection, +1 Dex, +1 dodge, +12 natural)

hp 136 (13d10+65)

Fort +17, Ref +11, Will +16

DR 10/cold iron and evil; Immune electricity, petrification; Resist cold 10, fire 10; SR 25

Offense

Speed 50 ft., fly 150 ft. (perfect)

Melee +2 holy greatsword +22/+17/+12 (2d6+12)

Ranged 2 light rays +14 ranged touch (2d12)

Special Attacks gaze

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 13th)

Constant—detect evil, holy aura (DC 21), see invisibility

At will—aid, charm monster (DC 17), continual flame, cure light wounds, dancing lights, detect thoughts (DC 15), disguise self, dispel magic, hold monster (DC 18), greater invisibility (self only), major image (DC 16), greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only)

3/day—globe of invulnerability

1/day—chain lightning (DC 19), prismatic spray (DC 20), wall of force

Spells Prepared (CL 13th)

7th—holy word (DC 21)

6th—banishment (DC 20), heal (DC 20)

5th—flame strike (DC 19), raise dead, true seeing

4th—death ward, dismissal (2) (DC 18), divine power, restoration

3rd—cure serious wounds (3), searing light (2)

2nd—aid, align weapon, bear's endurance, lesser restoration (2)

1st—bless, command (DC 15), divine favor, obscuring mist, shield of faith

0 (at will)—detect magicpurify food and drink, stabilize, virtue

Statistics

Str 25, Dex 12, Con 20, Int 16, Wis 19, Cha 17

Base Atk +13; CMB +20; CMD 31

Feats Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Lightning Reflexes

Skills Diplomacy +19, Escape Artist +17, Fly +25, Handle Animal +19, Knowledge (nature) +16, Knowledge (planes) +19, Perception +20, Sense Motive +20, Stealth +17

Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; truespeech

SQ light form

Ecology

Environment any (Elysium)

Organization solitary, pair, or squad (3–6)

Treasure triple (+2 holy greatsword)

Special Abilities

Gaze (Su) In humanoid form, a ghaele's gaze attack slays evil creatures of 5 HD or less (range 60 feet, Will DC 18 negates, shaken for 2d10 rounds on a successful save). Nonevil creatures, and evil creatures with more than 5 HD, must succeed on a DC 18 Will save or be shaken for 2d10 rounds. A creature that saves against a ghaele's gaze is immune to that particular ghaele's gaze for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting fear effect. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

Light Form (Su) A ghaele can shift between its solid body and one made of light as a standard action. In solid form, it cannot fly or use light rays. In light form, it can fly and gains the incorporeal quality—it can make light ray attacks or use spell-like abilities in this form, but can't make physical attacks or cast spells. This ability otherwise functions similarly to a bralani's wind form ability.

Light Ray (Ex) A ghaele's light rays have a range of 300 feet. This attack bypasses all damage reduction.

Spells Ghaeles cast divine spells as 13th-level clerics. They do not gain access to domains or other cleric abilities.

Ghaeles are the most knightly of the azatas, hunting fiends, dragons, and undead with equal vigor. Most appear like idealized humans or elves and are quick to smile—and equally quick to strike against those they perceive as wicked.