Yaksha, Dvarapala1
This being is ten feet tall, gaudily armored and with bright green skin, large tusks and bulging eyes. It wields a large, overdecorated club and stands haughtily at attention.

Dvarapala (CR 8; XP 4,800)
CN Large outsider (chaotic, extraplanar, yaksha)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect magic, goldsense, see invisibility; Perception +17
Defense
AC 23, touch 12, flat-footed 20
( +5 armor, +3 Dex, +6 natural, -1 size)
hp 95 (9d10+45)
Fort +11, Ref +6, Will +9
DR 10/cold iron; Immune acid, disease, paralysis, petrification, sleep; Resist fire 10, electricity 10; SR 19
Offense
Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 heavy mace +15/+10 (2d6+8)
Space 10 ft. Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (30 ft. line, 6d6 acid damage; R-DC 17 for half; usable once every 1d4 rounds)
Spell-like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +12)
Constant—detect magic, see invisibility
At will—augury, cause fear (W-DC 14), remove fear
3/day—dispel magic, dimension door
1/day—contagion (leprosy; F-DC 17), remove disease, stoneskin
Statistics
Str 20, Dex 16, Con 20, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 18
Base Atk +9; CMB +15; CMD 29
Feats AlertnessB, Cleave, Improved InitiativeB, Power Attack, Spell Focus (necromancy), Step Up, Weapon Focus (mace)
Skills Appraise +14, Bluff +14, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (nature) +14, Knowledge (planes) +14, Perception +17, Perform (any) +10, Sense Motive +17, Stealth +8, Survival +13
Languages Common, Protean; truespeech
SQ dedicated guardian
Ecology
Environment planes (Realms Beyond)
Organization solitary, pair, or group (4-12)
Treasure standard (+1 heavy mace, masterwork scale mail, other treasure)
Special Abilities
Dedicated Guardian (Ex) In the area in which the dvarapala is a guardian, (a palace, riverbank, valley, etc.) it treats that place as favored terrain, as the ranger class ability; this grants a +2 bonus to initiative checks, Perception, Stealth and Survival checks while it is in this area. This bonus is lost if the dvarapala moves out of the area designated.

Both mercenary and sacrificing, dedicated and self-serving, dvarapala yakshas are well-known for their skills in guarding important locations and treasures. Vain like all yakshas, they enjoy being supplicated to for aid from mortals, though they rarely give it, having a high opinion of themselves. Their tasks are usually given to them by a kubera yaksha, whose threats and promises typically keep them in line. The size of the area or task dictates how many dvarapalas are dispatched; a holy city or sacred river might have as many as a dozen of the garishly-armored guardians assigned to it.