Hello and welcome back to another February Frightful Fridays! This week features a critter pointed out by Jason and Craig, and it's just so cute! That's why I needed to make it a CR 18 outsider that can blast its opponents with solid beams of color, and, when it gets tired of that, drop a prismatic spray or two. It's been that kind of week.
I hope you enjoy the "rainbow death butterfly kitten" (hat tip to Paris for the extra piece of the compound noun), and I'll be back next week, perhaps with something a little less ridiculous. Perhaps. Thanks for reading!
This light construct takes the form of a rainbow-hued kitten with butterfly wings.
Regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen CR 18
CN Tiny outsider (extraplanar)
Init +11; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +31
Aura darkness dispelling aura (90 ft.), discordant color (60 ft., DC 19)
AC 29, touch 29, flat-footed 20 (+8 deflection, +8 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 size)
hp 264 (23d10+138); fast healing 5
Fort +19, Ref +23, Will +22; primal grace
Defensive Abilities incorporeal; Immune fluctuating immunity; SR 29
Speed 20 ft., fly 90 ft. (perfect)
Melee 2 claws +32 touch (1d4+7 brilliant energy damage)
Ranged 2 rays +32 (4d6+7 brilliant energy damage)
Space 2.5 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +28)
At will—color spray (DC 19), glitterdust (DC 20), rainbow pattern (DC 22)
3/day—prismatic spray, quickened glitterdust (DC 20), scintillating pattern
Str —, Dex 24, Con 7, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 27
Base Atk +23; CMB +28; CMD 47 (51 vs. trip)
Feats Acrobatic, Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Greater Spell Penetration, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Point-blank Shot, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (glitterdust), Shot on the Run, Spell Penetration, Wingover
Skills Acrobatics +37, Bluff +28, Disguise +34, Fly +30, Intimidate +28, Perception +27, Spellcraft +27, Stealth +41
Languages Common (can't speak), Prismat
Environment any (Demiplane of Primal Color)
Organization solitary, pair, or beam (3–12)
Brilliant Energy Damage (Su) A regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen's attacks deal damage as if they were brilliant energy weapons and ignore all non-living matter, eliminating armor bonuses as well as cover bonuses provided by non-living obstacles. Its attacks cannot harm undead, constructs, or objects.
Darkness Dispelling Aura (Su) Light bends and warps around a regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen such that it suppresses darkness in a 90-foot-radius around it.
Discordant Color (Su) A regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen can radiate a 60-foot-radius aura of sight-destroying patterns of color as a free action. Creatures within the affected area must succeed on a DC 19 Fortitude save or be permanently blinded. A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected again by the regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen's ability for 24 hours. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Fluctuating Immunity (Su) At the beginning of an encounter, a regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen has complete immunity to two random energy types (acid, cold, electricity, or fire), and for one of those energy types (chosen randomly), it can reflect any spell or effect that only targets it. The creature has resist 20 for the other two energy types. As a swift action, it can randomly select the energy types from which it gains immunity.
Primal Grace (Su) A regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen gains a bonus equal to its Charisma bonus on all saving throws. Additionally, it gains bonus hit points equal to its Charisma bonus per Hit Die.
Quasi-Invisibility (Su) The color-warping abilities possessed by the regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen allow it to use its Stealth without penalty, even when running or in plain sight.
Regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen (singular and plural are the same) normally reside in a demiplane comprised of a near infinite number of hues, most in the visible spectrum of light but still indiscernible by most creatures not native to the plane. This demiplane acts as the source of all color for the multiverse and touches every plane, except for varied locations on (mostly) evil-aligned planes devoid of all color. The creatures issue forth from their home plane, heralded by a seeming explosion of rainbows, after multiple successive castings of color-related spells within a small time frame—such as a wizard's duel where the combatants often choose prismatic spray or the like.
Regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen attempt to take a harmless, if misjudged, form to give the impression of harmlessness. While regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen can create nearly any semi-solid object from the colors around them, they cannot create anything larger than a Tiny sized. However, they can easily manipulate color to produce their spell-like abilities and provide themselves with an odd chameleonic ability that renders them virtually invisible. Their peaceful intentions rapidly fade in the face of any aggression, and they unleash their full primal fury on those they perceive as foes. Undead creatures and constructs confuse a regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen, since they have immunity to its main attacks, but the regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen switches to its devastating prismatic spell-like abilities to dispatch such creatures.
Communicating with regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen is an exercise in futility. The creatures understand the primary language of whatever plane they visit, but they cannot speak. Instead, they use color, in the visible spectrum as well as outside it, to express themselves. Two or more regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen create a nausea-inducing display of strobing colors when they "talk" among themselves.
A variety of creature known as the "least" regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen exists, but those who have studied the creatures do not know if these less powerful creatures are young versions or just lesser creatures with similar appearances. Least regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen have the same statistics as a cat (with the exception of having Cha 11), and can use color spray (DC 11) as a spell-like ability three times per day. These creatures are incorporeal, but must maintain a solid colorform when stationary, losing their incorporeality when they do not move. A caster with Improved Familiar and at least 4 levels in an arcane spellcasting class can take a least regenbogentodschmetterlingkätzchen as a familiar.