Rlaris

Note: This NPC was originally written as part of The Kriegan location, found here.

Rlaris
Male rakshasa sor 8: CR 15:
Medium outsider (native); Hit Dice 7d8+8d4+30; 74 hp; Init +4; Spd 40 ft. (8 squares); AC 29 (+4 Dex, +4 armor, +9 natural, +2 deflection) (16 touch, 25 flat-footed); BAB/Grapple +11/+12; Atk +16 melee (1d4+2/19-20 plus 1d6 fire, +1 flaming adamantine dagger) or +16 melee (1d6+1, bite) or +14 melee (1d4+1, claw) or +16 melee (by spell) or +16 ranged (by spell); Full atk +16 melee (1d4+2/19-20 plus 1d6 fire, +1 flaming adamantine dagger) and +11 melee (1d4+2/19-20 plus 1d6 fire, +1 flaming adamantine dagger) and +6 melee (1d4+2/19-20 plus 1d6 fire, +1 flaming adamantine dagger) and +4 melee (1d6+1, bite) and +2 melee (1d4+1, claw) or +16 melee (1d6+1, bite) and +14 melee (1d4+1, claw) and +14 melee (1d4+1, claw) or +16 melee (by spell) or +16 ranged (by spell); SA detect thoughts, spells; SQ change shape, darkvision (60 ft.), DR 15/good and piercing, scry on familiar, SR 27, summon familiar; AL LE; SV Fort +9, Reflex +11, Will +13; Abilities Str 12, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 15, Wis 14, Cha 29.
Skills and Feats: Bluff +29 (10 outsider, 6 sorcerer, +9 Cha, +4 racial), Concentration +13 (11 sorcerer, +2 Con), Disguise +23 (10 outsider, +9 Cha, +4 racial), Knowledge (arcane) +9 (10 outsider, cross-class, 2 sorcerer, +2 Int), Knowledge (history) +7 (10 outsider, cross-class, +2 Int), Knowledge (religion) +13 (10 outsider, cross-class, 2 sorcerer, cross-class, +5 graduate, +2 Int), Knowledge (the planes) +7 (10 outsider, cross-class, +2 Int), Listen +14 (10 outsider, +2 Wis, +2 feat), Move Silently +17 (10 outsider, +4 Dex, +3 familiar), Sense Motive +12 (10 outsider, +2 Wis), Spellcraft +13 (11 sorcerer, +2 Int), Spot +14 (10 outsider, +2 Wis, +2 feat); Alertness, Combat Expertise, Greater Spell Focus (necromancy), Improved Feint, Multiattack, Spell Focus (necromancy), Weapon Finesse.
Familiar: Rlaris has selected a cat as his familiar (detailed below). He has named the cat Kaa.
Graduate: Rlaris is a graduate of The Kriegan. He gains the Greater Spell Focus (necromancy) feat and 5 skill ranks to place in Knowledge skills. His undead servant is a wraith.
Skills: Rakshasas have a +4 racial bonus on Bluff and Disguise checks. This is reflected in the above stat block. Additionally, these bonus may increase with the use of its Change Shape ability (+10 to Disguise checks) and its Detect Thoughts ability (+4 to Bluff and Disguise checks).
Sorcerer Spells Known (6/9/8/8/8/8/7/5; save DC 19 + spell level, or 21 + spell level for spells from the school of necromancy)
0-acid splash, arcane mark, detect magic, disrupt undead, mage hand, prestidigitation, ray of frost, read magic, touch of fatigue; 1st-cause fear, chill touch, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement, shield; 2nd-command undead, ghoul touch, invisibility, scorching ray, web; 3rd-dispel magic, lightning bolt, ray of exhaustion, vampiric touch; 4th-animate dead, bestow curse, enervation, wall of fire; 5th-contact other plane, magic jar, mind fog, teleport; 6th-circle of death, create undead, undeath to death; 7th-control undead, finger of death.
Languages:
Common, Infernal, Sylvan, Undercommon
Possessions:
Bracers of armor +4, +1 flaming adamantine dagger, lesser metamagic rod of maximize, ring of protection +2, scholar’s outfit, scroll of haste, scroll of true strike, spell component pouch, cloak of Charisma +6.

Kaa
Tiny Magical Beast (cat)
Hit Dice:
15d8 (37hp)
Initiative: +2
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares).
AC: 22 (+2 size, +2 Dex, +8 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 20
BAB/Grapple: +11/-1
Attack: Claw +13 melee (1d2-4)
Full Attack: 2 claws +13 melee (1d2-4) and bite +8 melee (1d3-4)
Special Attacks: Deliver touch spells
Special Qualities: Empathic link, low-light vision, improved evasion, share spells, scent, speak with master, speak with cats, SR 20
Saves: Fort +7, Ref +9, Will +14
Abilities: Str 3, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 7
Skills: Balance +10, Climb +6, Hide +14, Jump +10, Listen +11, Move Silently +12, Spot +11
Feats: Iron Will

Skills: Cats have a +4 racial bonus to Climb, Hide and Move Silently checks and a +8 racial bonus on Jump and Balance checks. A cat uses its Dexterity modifier instead of its Strength modifier for Climb and Jump checks. In areas of tall grass of heavy undergrowth, the Hide bonus rises to +8..

Personality:
Rlaris is a very secretive and withdrawn person by nature. When he finishes teaching a class, he almost always retreats to his chambers and stays there. It’s very rare that anyone sees him outside of the classroom, and he never willingly lets anyone enter his chambers. When forced to interact with others, he is polite, but always seems to carry a bit of distain for the students and some of the staff as well, and handles himself as though looking down his nose at all times. On the occasions when he laughs (which is almost always at the pain and suffering of another), he laughs loudly and happily, proving that he does feel emotions other than distain. Many wonder why he accepted the position as a professor to begin with, while others whisper rumors that he has designs on the position of Dean.

Teaching Style:
Rlaris’ teaching style is decidedly average. He helps those students that ask for it and leave the rest to proceed on their own. Some students are relieved by this, but others are worried that at the end of the day, Rlaris doesn’t really care whether they learn anything or not. Rlaris lectures when it’s required, but prefers to let the students immerse themselves in a lab experiment, where he can sit back and watch without having to be bothered as often.