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Erathos the Scorned

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Erathos the Scorned
First appearance Zahhak - Ashen Waste of the Abyss
Created by Tom Knauss
Game information
Gender Female
Race Succubus
Class Medium-size Outsider
Alignment Chaotic Evil
Title Erathos the Scorned
Alias Erathos
Setting Zahhak
Zahhak - Ashen Waste of the Abyss
Zahhak - Ashen Waste of the Abyss Module by Tom Knauss
Rules required D&D/D20
D20 System/OGL
3rd Edition
Character levels All
Authors Tom Knauss
First published 2002
Pages 34 Pages
ISBN 1-903980-29-1

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).

Erathos the Scorned is a Succubus NPC character created for the Zahhak - Ashen Waste of the Abyss module as part of The Planes role playing game series. The module was authored by Tom Knauss and published by Mongoose Publishing in 2002.


Succubi do not fall in love. This false assumption brought the archdemoness Erathos to Apathy first as an exile and then as a ruler. Rumours say that she fell in love with a mortal wizard and lived with him in mortal guise, but then he cheated on her and discovered her true nature. Humiliated and banished, the succubus grew to hate all things related to love and the people who practice it, making her the most dedicated of the Pentad to her aspect of Apathy. She relishes seeing love destroyed and makes her realm the most lavish and superficial, offering an empty substitute for love to plant Apathy’s seed in her visitors.

Erathos makes her home in the 28th Layer of the Abyss where she rules a part of it under the watch of Zahhak.


Erathos (Demon, succubus)
Name Erathos
Type Succubus
Sub-Type Medium-size Outsider (Demon, succubus)
Sor 15
Alignment Chaotic Evil
CR 24
HD 6d8 + 15d4 + 21
hp 85
Init +6 (+2 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative)
Speed 30 ft, fly 50 ft (average)
AC 21 (+2 Dex, +9 natural armour)
Atk 2 claws +14 melee (claws 1d3+1)
Face/Reach 5 ft x 5 ft/10 ft
Special Abilities Energy drain, summon familiar, spell-like abilities,
summon demon
Special Qualities damage reduction 20/+2, SR 12, demon qualities,
alternate form, tongues
Saves Fort +11, Ref +12, Will +18
Abilities Str 13, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 25
Skills Alchemy +18, Bluff +30, Concentration +9,
Diplomacy +15, Disguise +13, Escape Artist +8,
Hide +8, Innuendo +10, Intimidate +9,
Knowledge (arcana) +9, Listen +23, Move Silently +8,
Perform +15, Pick Pocket +4, Profession (brewer) +8,
Ride +8, Search +13, Sense Motive +16, Spot +21
Feats Dodge, Enlarge Spell, Improved Initiative, Mobility,
Silent Spell, Spell Focus (enchantment), Still Spell
Sorcerer: (DC 17 + spell level, 6 /8 /8 /8 /7 /7 /7 /5 )
0 Dancing Lights, Daze, Ghost Sound, Mending, Open/Close, Prestidigitation, Ray of Frost,
Read Magic, Resistance
1st Cause Fear, Protection from Good, Shield, Sleep, Ventriloquism
2nd Hypnotic Pattern, Obscure Object, See Invisibility, Shatter, Tasha’s Hideous Laughter
3rd Invisibility Sphere, Lightning Bolt, Magic Circle Against Law, Slow
4th Bestow Curse, Emotion, Evard’s Black Tentacles, Polymorph Other
5th Dream, Mind Fog, Shadow Evocation, Wall of Force
6th Geas/Quest, Greater Dispelling, Summon Monster VI
7th Finger of Death, Insanity

Features of Erathos’s Lands

In addition to the general conditions of the Ashen Waste, the lands under Erathos’ control have the following effects:

  • Inside the fortress, in the normal hallways, all sound effects function as if prepared or cast with the Enlarge Spell and Extend Spell feats at no additional cost. The drawback is that the echoes affect any allies in the same room too, dealing one half the spell’s damage or requiring a save roll with a +4 circumstance bonus.
  • Creatures stop caring about their companions, making the combat option to aid another harder to achieve (see the Combat chapter in the SRD), raising the DC to 15.
  • Lying is easy in Erathos, granting all Bluff, Diplomacy, and Innuendo checks a +2 morale bonus when used to deceive.
  • Bardic music rings hollow and its effects last only two rounds after the bard stops singing or playing.

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