Tall as an ogre, this four-armed bestial creature melds out of the shadows. Its four arms end in wicked three-clawed fingers. Its eyes sparkle with forbidden knowledge of distant lands and its face is that of a demonic gorilla.

Amortortok (CR 7; XP 3,200)
N Large outsider (native)
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +15
AC 20, touch 9, flat-footed 20
(+11 natural, -1 size)
hp 76 (9d8+36)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +6
Defensive Abilities negative energy affinity
Speed 30 ft.
Melee 4 claws +9 (1d6+5 plus grab or energy drain)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks energy drain (1 level, F-DC 14), rend (2 claws, 1d6+7)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 7th; concentration +7)
1/day—discern location, greater scrying (W-DC 17), vision
Str 20, Dex 10, Con 18, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 10
Base Atk +9; CMB +15; CMD 25
Feats Altitude Affinity, Endurance, Rugged Northerner, Skill Focus (Perception, Stealth)
Skills Appraise +12, Bluff +12, Knowledge (geography) +12, Perception +15, Stealth +11, Survival +12
Languages Common, Ya’roo
SQ shadow blend
Environment cold
Organization solitary
Treasure standard
Special Abilities
Shadow Blend (Su) During any conditions other than full daylight, an amortortok can disappear into the shadows, giving it total concealment. Artificial illumination, even a light or continual flame spell, does not negate this ability. A daylight spell will however.

Amortortok are ancient beings that live in the cold northern climates of the world. They are powerful creatures cursed with dark energy for draining the life from others, and blessed with preternatural sight into the world beyond. Amortortok claim vast territories of frozen waste as their lands and often leave bone fetishes to mark their borders. The amortortok are creatures that can be both a boon and bane to creatures they encounter.

If their territories and being are treated with respect they can be sources of information on the northern lands and oracles of those things beyond their land. If disrespected, the amortortok will stalk the offenders from the shadowy places of the north striking without warning and draining their life away. With discern location, nothing can truly escape the multi-clawed reach of the amortortok.

On Porphyra
Deep in the Yeti Wastes of the Northlands, to the northwest of Gulag Red, lay the lands of the amortortok. Once creatures of the Elemental Plane of Ice, these outsiders were cut off from the elemental planes during the NewGod Wars for failing to side with the Elemental Lords against the New Gods. The amortortok saw the coming defeat of the Elemental Lords and supported the ith’n ya’roo tribes of the Northlands in the conflict.