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This is an expansion of the description of the Hand of Azrai in the BRCS.

Female Human/half-fiend Cleric (Azrai) 16; CR 18
No lineage
LE Medium Humanoid

HP 120
AC 27 (+10 armor, +5 enhancement, +1 Dex, +1 natural)
Init +1
Att +17/12/7 +2 unholy mace melee, dmg 1d8+5+2d6
Fort +13, Ref +6, Will +15

Abilities Str 16, Dex 12, Con 17, Int 14, Wis 17, Cha 16
Special Abilities: Spell-like abilities, spells
Special Qualities: Darkvision, poison immunity, resistance 20 to acid, cold, electricity and fire
Feats and skills: Brew Potion, Cleave, Combat Casting, Extra Turning, Iron Will, Power Attack, Scribe Scroll; Bluff +8, Concentration +22, Diplomacy +12, Knowledge (religion) +21, Listen +12, Spellcraft +21;
Spell-like abilities: 3/day ? darkness, poison, unholy aura, 1/day ? desecrate, unholy blight, contagion, blasphemy, unhallow, horrid wilting ? caster level 16th, save DC 13 + spell level;
Cleric spells: Caster level 16th, save DC 13 + spell level, 6/6+1/6+1/6+1/4+1/4+1/3+1/3+1/2+1 spells per day - commonly prepares: Detect magic, guidance (x4), resistance; bane, divine favor, doom, entropic shield, sanctuary, shield of faith + inflict light wounds; darkness, death knell, endurance, hold person, remove paralysis, silence + shatter; bestow curse, dispel magic, invisibility purge, prayer, remove blindness/deafness, remove curse + magic circle against good; dimensional anchor, freedom of movement, greater magic weapon, status + unholy blight; circle of doom, healing circle, true seeing, wall of stone + dispel good; greater dispelling, heal (x2) + harm; destruction, repulsion, summon monster VII + disintegrate; greater planar ally, symbol + earthquake.
Equipment: +2 full plate, +3 large steel shield, +2 unholy mace, one scroll of heal, two scrolls of harm.


The Hand serves the Gorgon for mysterious reasons all her own; she views him as perhaps the purest successor to Azrai, even above the new gods, and she draws her strength from her worship of the long-dead god of Evil.

The Hand is said to have come from the utmost east, some believe that the comment means she is from Vosgaard (possibly even the dire realm of the Raven), others whisper that she comes from whatever far off lands the Magian originates in, most assume however that the cryptic comment spoken once long ago by the Gorgon refers simply to Djapar. Whatever the truth nothing more is known of the Hand - she has no known family or confidants and vanishingly few have even seen her face and lived for she ever wears robes with a deep cowl and some veil or suchlike to conceal her features.

The Hand is known to be quite cultured, drinking fine wines and collecting Khinasi crystal sculptures, Brecht jewellry and the like. A few of the intruders brought before her to face judgment have even won their freedom by a fine display of wit, although to rely on her mercy would be an act of utmost folly - the Hand has been known to thank a bard for a great performance and slit the bard's throat without pausing for breath and rumors of her torture chambers beneath Kal-Saitharak are whispered amongst the goblins.

The Hand runs a small church throughout the Gorgon's Crown that reveres Azrai, and sees the Gorgon as Azrai's mortal form and worships him as a god in his own right. The Hand herself is believed by Anuirean sages to be unblooded, but to have a number of blooded under-priests who collect regency from the temples under her command. It is rumored that those priests that grow too strong are summoned for a personal meeting with their god - and none have returned from such a visit, for the Gorgon knows all too well the power of a priesthood to undermine a ruler - the success of his brother's fledgling church in opposing him in the years after Deismaar has never been forgotten and sages say that the Gorgon would no more trust a blooded priest than cut off an arm.

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