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RiezoAt first, you think you see another tantala, but the skin of the womanly half is a little greener, she wears the blouse of an office worker, and a pair of well-made spectacles sit atop her nose. She looks like she hasn’t seen a bed in three weeks. – Manly Man

Riezo (CR 17)

XP 102,400
NG Large monstrous humanoid
Init +12; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 90 ft.; Perception +31


AC 33, touch 17, flat-footed 24 (+15 natural, +8 Dex, -1 size)
hp 319 (22d10+198)
Fort +16 Ref +21 Will +19
Immune mind-affecting, polymorphing, sleep Resist earth 30, lightning 30


Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.
Melee bite +33 (2d6+12 plus Poison (3d6 damage/round for 3d6 rounds, Fort DC 30 negates)), 2 claws +33 (1d8+12 plus grab)
Space/Reach 10 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks blood drain, decaffeinate, magnitude 8, silk burst


Str 34, Dex 26, Con 28, Int 22, Wis 22 Cha 26
Base Atk +22; CMB +35 (+37 when grappling, +39 when grappling while flanking); CMD 53 (55 vs. grapple, 65 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Dirty Fighting, Improved Grapple, Body Shield, Improved Natural Attack (bite), Improved Natural Attack (claw), Combat Reflexes, Grabbing Style*, Grabbing Drag, Grabbing Master, Chokehold, Exsanguinate
*Indicates a bonus feat.
Skills Bluff +33, Climb +45, Craft (electronic) +31, Diplomacy +30, Intimidate +22, Knowledge (technology) +28, Perception +31, Profession (programmer) +28, Sense Motive +17, Stealth +37, Survival +31
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elvaan, Lalafellan, Moogle, Sylvan
SQ counter, for want of a cup, I don’t get paid enough for this crap, softstep
Equipment A cup of coffee with a lid and straw


Blood Drain (Ex)

Riezo drains blood at the end of her turn when she grapples a foe, if the target fails a Fortitude save (DC 30)  they are dealt 1d4 Constitution damage.

Counter (Ex)

Whenever Riezo is targeted with an attack, she can make an attack of opportunity. Her attack of opportunity comes into play after the provoking attack is resolved.

Decaffeinate (Ex)

When using her blood drain ability, Riezo inflicts Slow upon the target for a number of rounds equal to the Constitution damage dealt, Will save (DC 30) negates.

For Want of a Cup (Ex)

Riezo can consume coffee, potions, and other such drinks as a swift action. When drinking coffee or some other highly caffeinated beverage, she is granted the Haste status for 1 minute, and is fatigued for 10 minutes afterward.

I Don’t Get Paid Enough For This Crap (Ex)

When reduced to 50% or less of her maximum hit points, Riezo is granted the benefits of mighty rage, as the berserker ability, for 5 minutes. While this ability is in effect, all enemies she grapples take 2d8+32 crushing damage at the beginning of her turn as she throttles them to death, and must make a Fortitude save (DC 29) to avoid going unconscious at the beginning of their turn while grappled. If offered a 5-gallon bucket of coffee while raging, the one who attempts to give her the coffee can make a DC 40 Diplomacy check; if successful, Riezo will end her rage, release any grappled opponents, and on her next turn, drink the bucket of coffee down as a full-round action. Doing so grants her the Haste status effect for 2 minutes, removes any fatigue or exhaustion, heals her 15d8 hit points, and ends her rage. Harming Riezo before she can drink the coffee grants her the benefits of the coffee but does not end her rage. Attacking Riezo or engaging in some other hostile behavior towards her after calming her down with coffee activates her mighty rage again, regardless of her current hit points, and she cannot be calmed down again with further offerings of coffee.

Magnitude 8 (Su)

Riezo can cause the ground to erupt wildly around her within a 60-ft.-radius. Creatures within the area of effect take 15d10 points of earth damage and are inflicted with the Weighted status effect. They must make a successful Reflex save (DC 26) to reduce the damage by half and negate the status effect. Blue mages may learn this ability as an 8th level spell (Knowledge: Arcana DC 31).

Silk Burst (Ex)

Riezo can aim her abdomen and release a spray of silken threads, covering all enemies in a 30 ft. cone. All enemies within the area are entangled, and those who fail a Reflex save (DC 30) are afflicted with the Slow status for as long as they remain entangled. Targets who take fire damage are automatically freed, and dealing fire damage in an area of effect that covers half of the affected area destroys the silk entirely, freeing all who were affected.

Softstep (Ex)

Despite her size, Riezo is a master of stealth, able to move with nary a sound and disappear into shadowy corners with ease. She gains a +4 bonus to Stealth checks, and takes no size penalty on Stealth checks.


Environment indoors
Organization unique
Treasure standard

Riezo is a perfect example of the capitalistic victim at its finest, being the quintessential overworked employee. She specializes in programming computers, especially electronic games, and has a great passion for her craft, but resents the ungodly hours her employers foist upon her. Working for whatever megacorporation hires her has led her to take the philosophy of “Sleep is for the weak” to its logical extreme, and so while she does her best to be cordial and helpful, her tiredness makes her grouchy and irritable at times. Almost always to be found with a cup of strong coffee in hand or at her desk, if engaged, she immediately drinks it down as soon as her turn comes, following it with either silk burst or magnitude 8, depending on how annoying her opponents are. When in melee, she favors grappling her opponents, who she then will typically carry away, usually booting them out the front door of the building if they don’t die by then. So long as she is not in combat, Riezo is receptive to bribery in the form of a coffee break, large sums of money, or vacation time, and is perfectly willing to discuss topics such as her job, coworkers, and what she wishes she could do if she could get a day off for once.