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This six-armed woman has three fanged faces on her head. She wears colorful robes, and her hands wield several exotic weapons.

Upasunda CR 9
XP 6,400
LE Medium outsider (asura, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Init +7; Senses all-around vision, Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +23
Aura elusive (50 ft.)
AC 24, touch 21, flat-footed 16 (+7 Dexterity, +1 Dodge, +3 insight, +3 natural)
hp 114 (12d10+48); regeneration 5 (good weapons, good spells)
Fort +12, Ref +11, Will +15
Defensive Abilities improved evasion; DR 10/good; Immune curse effects, disease, flanking, poison; Resist acid 10, electricity 10; SR 20
Speed 50 ft.
Melee mwk longsword +20/+15/+10 (1d8+6/19-20), mwk spear +19 (1d8+6/x3), mwk kukri +19 (1d4+6/18-20) or 6 slams +18 (1d4+6)
Special Attacks infused weapons, multiweapon mastery
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; Concentration +13)

At will—disguise self, greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only), Feather fall, see invisibility, Spider Climb

3/day—deeper darkness, levitate, rainbow pattern (DC 18)

1/day—haste, hold monster (DC 18), summon (level 4, 2 adhukaits 45% or 1 upasunda 20%)
Strength 22, Dexterity 24, Constitution 19, Intelligence 15, Wisdom 24, Charisma 19
Base Atk +12; CMB +18 (+20 grapple); CMD 36 (38 grapple)
Feats Cleave, Combat ReflexesB, Deflect ArrowsB, Dodge, Great Cleave, Improved GrappleB, Mobility, Power Attack, Spring Attack
Skills Acrobatics +19 (+27 when jumping), Bluff +16, Diplomacy +13, Escape Artist +25, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (arcana) +8, Knowledge (planes) +14, Perception +23, Perform (dance) +16, Sense Motive +19, Stealth +19; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics when jumping, +6 Escape Artist, +4 Perception
Languages Common, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
Infused Weapons (Su)

In addition to being evil and lawful, weapons an upasunda wields are considered to be magic for the purposes of overcoming damage reduction.

Multiweapon Mastery (Ex)

An upasunda takes no penalties when fighting with multiple weapons.
Environment any (Hell)
Organization solitary, pair, or squad (3-6)
Treasure standard (weapons listed above plus other treasure)


Upasundas, also called beatific ones, are asuras who devote themselves to martial meditations and physical perfection. Upasundas seek monklike poise and skill, and through it, the ability to deal flawless destruction wherever they go. Their nickname suggests purity, and indeed, each beatific one is an expression of asura purity through devotion to the ideal of annihilation. It is believed that the first upasundas were created from the jealous followers of a man who achieved divinity through his own force of will. Those of his followers who felt abandoned when this new deity ascended to the Great Beyond sought other ways to achieve immortality, and fell pray to one of the asura ranas, who granted them their desire by transforming them into beatific ones.

Upasundas never surrender to foes in combat and rarely flee from battle. They hope to increase in skill and Wisdom or to die in battle. On either path lies evolution toward a greater understanding of destruction in its countless forms.

An upasunda is 7 feet tall and weighs 240 pounds.

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