Marrash (CR 5)

Medium Outsider (Evil and Lawful)
Alignment: Always lawful evil
Initiative: +3 (Dex); Senses: scent, Listen +11, and Spot +11


AC: 19 (+3 Dex, +6 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 16
Hit Dice: 7d8+7 (38 hp)
Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +6
Speed: 30 ft., fly 70 ft. (good)
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +7; Grapple +8
Attack: 2 claws +8 melee and bite +3 melee, or mighty composite longbow (+1 Str bonus) +10/+10 ranged
Full Attack: 2 claws +8 melee and bite +3 melee, or mighty composite longbow (+1 Str bonus) +10/+10 ranged
Damage: Claw 1d4+1, bite 1d6, mighty composite long-bow (+1 Str bonus) 1d8+1/x3
Special Attacks/Actions: Disease, double bowfire, taklif arrow
Abilities: Str 13, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 8
Special Qualities: Outsider traits, protection from arrows
Feats: Dodge; Point Blank Shot; Precise Shot
Skills: Balance +15, Jump +13, Knowledge (the planes) +9, Listen +11, Search +9, Spot +11, and Tumble +15
Advancement: 8-12 HD (Medium-size)
Climate/Terrain: Warm jungle and desert
Organization: Solitary, pair, or flight (3-6)
Treasure: Standard plus 1 taklif arrow

Source: Monster Manual II

Disease (Ex): Any creature hit by a marrash's disease arrow must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC 14) or contract a more virulent outer-planar version of filth fever. The incubation period is 1d3 days, and the disease deals 1d3 points of Dexterity damage and 1d3 points of Constitution damage (see Disease). Each day thereafter that the disease lasts, the infected creature must also succeed at a second Fortitude save (DC 14), or 1 point each of that day's Dexterity and Constitution damage becomes Constitution drain instead.

Double Bowfire (Ex): In battle, a flying marrash grips its longbow with its taloned feet and draws the string with both hands. This unusual technique allows it to fire two arrows nearly simultaneously at its highest attack bonus as a full attack action.

Taklif Arrow: Any creature hit by a taklif arrow must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC 14) or contract a disease similar to the marrash variant of filth fever (see Disease, above). The incubation period is 1 day, and the disease deals 1d3 points of Dexterity damage and 1d3 points of Constitution damage (see Disease). However, a creature that fails any Fortitude saving throw after its initial infection dies instantly, and neither raise dead nor resurrection can restore it to life. The corpse rises as a new marrash 1d6 days later.

Protection from Arrows (Sp): A marrash can use protection from arrows, as the spell, at will. Caster level 10th.

Outsider Traits: A marrash has darkvision (60-foot range). It cannot be raised or resurrected.

Scent (Ex): A marrash can detect approaching enemies, sniff out hidden foes, and track by sense of smell.

Evil Subtype

A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the evil-aligned Outer Planes. Evil outsiders are also called fiends. Most creatures that have this subtype also have evil alignments; however, if their alignments change, they still retain the subtype. Any effect that depends on alignment affects a creature with this subtype as if the creature has an evil alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the evil subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were evil-aligned (see Damage Reduction).

Lawful Subtype

A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the lawful-aligned Outer Planes. Most creatures that have this subtype also have lawful alignments; however, if their alignments change, they still retain the subtype. Any effect that depends on alignment affects a creature with this subtype as if the creature has a lawful alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the lawful subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were lawful-aligned (see Damage Reduction).