Tall and powerful, these tiger-headed winged humanoids exude a cruel menace. Wide bat-like wings protrude from their fur-covered bodies.

ASHERAKE (CR 4; XP 1,200)
LE Large monstrous humanoid
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +12
AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 13
(+2 armor, +3 Dex, +2 natural, -1 size)
hp 45 (6d10+12)
Fort +4, Ref +8, Will +4
Speed 30 ft, fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee bastard sword +9/+4 (1d10+6/19-20) or 2 claws +9 (1d6+4 plus grab), bite +9 (1d8+4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks flying grapple
Str 19, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 11, Cha 13
Base Atk +6; CMB +11 (+15 grapple); CMD 24
Feats Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Fly +10, Intimidate +7, Perception +12, Stealth +8
Languages Asherake, Common, Sylvan
Environment jungle, plains, hills
Organization solitary, patrol (4-9), crew (20-80 plus 20-160 slaves, three 5th level fighter lieutenants, two 7th level sorcerers, and one 11th level cleric as captain)
Treasure NPC Gear (bastard sword, leather armor, other gear)
Flying Grapple (Ex) If a flying asherake hits a Medium or smaller opponent with both claws, the asherake can start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. An asherake who gets a hold usually flies off with the victim, preferably to be added to the ranks of asherake slaves or dropped from a great height.

Asherake are intelligent and organized. They are typically raiders, their floating ships attacking a town and carrying off its inhabitants. Asherake always begin combat by dropping a few dozen slaves onto the town in an attempt to demoralize the defenders. These slaves are dropped from a great height for maximum effect. This same tactic is used if the asherake are attacking a military unit, except that the dropped slaves are used as missile weapons to flatten the opposing troops. Falling slaves hit the ground like sacks of wet cement, crushing all those they manage to strike. After the bombardment, the asherake swoop down and attempt to carry off slaves, using their flying grapple ability.

The foundation of asherake culture is the principle that all other races are inferior and subservient to them. Their colonies spread like plagues over the land, and they overrun and enslave anyone in their path. Asherake make their homes in huge black flying ships, kept aloft by some arcane magic.

On Porphyra
Asherake were accidently brought to Porphyra during The Calling. On Porphyra, they have been cut off from their god and instead have turned their worship to Rolterra, the god of insurrection and expansion. Though few asherake were brought to Porphyra, they will rebuild their numbers and conquer this new world.