Angel, Cassisian

Nature: Creature
Type: Outsider
Subtype: Angel

Alignment: Neutral Good
Size: Small
CR: 2


A cassisian’s true form is a helmet possessing a pair of bird’s wings. The exact style of helmet varies by the archangel it serves — most appear to be steel with angular cheek-plates, though some resemble bascinets, skullcaps, great helms, or even samurai helmets, and a few older cassisians appear to be bronze or even leather.

Though cassisians can assume other forms (that of a child-sized angelic humanoid wearing a proportional helmet matching the cassisians’ true form, a dove, a dog, or a fish), they find it strange and rarely stay in that form for more than a few minutes.


Cassisians are the weakest sort of angel, but are absolutely dedicated to the cause of good. They serve as messengers for more powerful angels, and in the material world they are often bound to good mortals to serve as familiars, acting as spiritual guides, reciting platitudes and quoting scripture from various benign faiths and philosophies (some forgotten for centuries).

Powers & Abilities

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster Level 3
Constant: ●Detect Evil, ●Know Direction.
1/day: ●Aid, ●Daylight.
1/week: ●Commune (6 questions, CL12).

Perfect Memory (Ex): Though they are not particularly intelligent, cassisians have perfect memories and remember everything they see or hear. They can faultlessly recite conversations they heard hundreds of years before. They also have the power to erase portions of their own memories, which they do (usually under orders from superior angels) to protect sensitive information.

Change Shape: As "polymorph". Into 2 of following: ●Small human-like angel, ●dove, ●dog, or ●Tiny fish.

Lesser Protective Aura (Su): Only has a lesser form of the protective aura shared by most of the angel race. This grants the cassisian a +2 deflection bonus to its AC against evil foes, and a +2 resistance bonus on all saving throws made against evil effects or spells cast by evil creatures. This aura extends to a radius of 5 feet, but can only benefit one additional creature other than the cassisian at any one time.

A cassisian’s lesser protective aura is fragile, and as soon as an evil creature successfully strikes the cassisian, or as soon as the cassisian fails a saving throw against an evil source, its protective aura fades away and is no longer applicable. The cassisian can reactivate its protective aura by spending 1 minute concentrating upon the task.

Truespeech (Su): All angels can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using the ''tongues'' spell (CL = angel’s HD). This ability is always active.

Breath Weapon: 15-ft. line, 1d6 cold or 1d6 fire, Reflex DC 12 for 1/2 damage, usable once per 1d4 rounds.

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