Rakshasa, Hakima (Sorcerers)

Nature: Creature
Type: Outsider
Subtype: Rakshasa

Alignment: Lawful Evil
Size: Medium
CR: 10

As the most widespread and known-about breed of rakshasa, the "Hakima" name is very seldom used. It is instead almost always only referred to as a "Rakshasa", with further specification only applied when talking about other types (f.ex. "Zakya Rakshasa", or "Naztharune Rakshasa").

Description: This being looks like a humanoid tiger garbed in expensive clothes. The body seems mostly human except for a luxurious coat of tiger's fur and its tiger head.

A closer look at a rakshasa reveals that the palms of its hands are where the backs of the hands would be on a human. While this doesn’t detract from the creature’s manual dexterity, it makes a rakshasa look very disturbing to those unfamiliar with the creature.

The hakima are about the same height and weight as humans can be, though they tend towards being tall and muscular and impressive, as the weak are routinely killed off among their kind.

They know Common, Infernal and Aklo.

Information: Some say rakshasas are the very embodiment of evil. Few beings are more malevolent. The hakima are the most 'representative' of the raksha as a race.

They are manipulative, deceptive, cunning, vengeful, cruel, hedonistic, ruthless, and utterly selfish. Lies and exploitation and violation are their natural talents, and they exploy these to amass the power and wealth they crave.

Among their fearsome powers are their innate ability to change their shape into the form of any humanoid, their continuous & thorough mind-reading, and the fact that they have the spellcasting ability of a 7th-level sorcerer (or more, if they've advanced beyond their base state).

While they disdain close combat as ignoble, they still sport dangerously sharp clws and a powerful bite.

Some seek to free their imprisoned rajahs; others simply look for a way to gain their masters’ power for their own.

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