Asura, Chikram1
This large insectile humanoid has a loose carapace stuffed with many secrets.


Chikram (CR 9; XP 6,400)
CE Large outsider (asura, chaotic, extraplanar, evil, psionic)
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 30 ft.; Perception +23
Aura fear (10 ft.; W-DC 17), elusive (50 ft.)
AC 23, touch 9, flat-footed 23
(+14 natural, -1 size)
hp 102 (12d10+36); regeneration 5 (good)
Fort +11, Ref +4, Will +12; +2 vs. enchantment
DR 10/good; Immune cold, curses, disease, poison; Resist acid 10, electricity 10, fire 10, sonic 10; SR 20
Speed 40 ft.
Melee +1 unholy longsword +13/+8 (2d6+1/19-20 plus 2d6 unholy)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Psi-Like Abilities (ML 12th; concentration +17; Int-based)
At will—mind thrust (W-DC 21), mindlink, planar travel
3/day—dissolving touch, empty mind, metamorphosis, mindwipe (W-DC 21), mind control (W-DC 21), memory modification (W-DC 19)
1/day—cloud mind (W-DC 21), metaconcert, mind probe (W-DC 21), psychic crush (W-DC 21), summon (level 4, 1d6 chikram 35%), thought shield
Str 20, Dex 11, Con 16, Int 20, Wis 19, Cha 13
Base Atk +12; CMB +18; CMD 28
Feats Deep Impact, Inquisitor, Power Attack, Power Penetration, Psionic Endowment, Psionic Weapon
Skills Bluff +16, Climb +17, Diplomacy +16, Escape Artist +18, Intimidate +16, Linguistics +20, Knowledge (psionics) +20, Knowledge (planes) +20, Perception +23, Sense Motive +19, Survival +16; Racial Modifiers +6 Escape Artist, +4 Perception
Languages Abyssal, Common, plus 12 additional; telepathy 100 ft.
Environment planes (Realms Beyond)
Organization solitary
Treasure standard (+1 unholy longsword, other treasure)

The strangely ascetic race of asuras exist to sow ruin and destroy the works of the gods, in whatever form they assume. Some among their number are of a more individualistic bent, using their powers and the might of united asuras to ferret out secrets using psionic powers. These are the chikram asuras, infernal specialists with eclectic tastes and a decadent lust for secrets and hidden information, especially that torn from unwilling minds.

Borderline renegades among their own, primarily lawful race, chikram are tolerated by their fellows for their unique skills, and large asura enclaves will include at least one of these insectile interrogators. As proficient with their unholy swords as they are with their mental powers, chikram asuras are sometimes found in the courts of rulers both mortal and from Realms Beyond, as bodyguards, spymasters and torturers.

On Porphyra
The unholy asuras watched in disgust as The Calling brought the gods to Porphyra, a world blessedly free of their divine influence. They have, since then, allied themselves with whatever Elementalist movement would have them. Chikram asuras are common in the courts of the Vhirs and Rajas of The Pyynian Coast, seemingly with Vortain’s approval.