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|This creature itself is adapted from the Pathfinder Star Archon.|
|Size/Type:||Large Outsider (Archon, Extraplanar, Good, Lawful)|
|Hit Dice:||19d8+190 (275 hp)|
|Speed:||40 Ft., Fly 40 ft. (perfect)|
|Armor Class:||37 (-1 size, +1 Dex, +12 natural, +1 dodge, +9 armor, +5 shield), touch +11, flat-footed +36|
|Attack:||+5 holy greatsword +31 melee (2d6+12 + 2d6 holy / 19–20)|
|Full Attack:||+5 holy greatsword +31/+26/+21/+16 melee (2d6+12 + 2d6 holy / 19–20)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft. x 5 ft. / 10 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Spell-like abilities, spells, smite evil|
|Special Qualities:||Aura of menace, damage reduction 10/evil, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to electricity and petrification, magic circle against evil, spell resistance 30, teleport, tongues, death throes, illumination, true seeing, regeneration 10|
|Saves:||Fort +22 (+26 against poison), Ref +18, Will +21|
|Abilities:||Str 24, Dex 19, Con 31, Int 20, Wis 24, Cha 23|
|Skills:||Diplomacy +28, Heal +29, Intimidate +28, Knowledge (religion + any 2) +27, Listen +29, Move Silently +26, Sense Motive +29, Spellcraft +27, Spot +29, Survival (= winderness lore) +29,|
|Feats:||Cleave, Combat Reflexes (4 additional attacks of oppertunity), Dodge, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (teleport)|
|Environment:||A lawful good-aligned plane.|
|Organization:||Solitary or pair|
|Treasure:||No coins; double goods; standard items|
|Alignment:||Always lawful good|
|Advancement:||20-29 HD (Large) 30-48 HD (Huge)|
A star archon is a well-porportioned humanoid about 10 ft tall that hovers above the ground and shines with celestial light. A star archon garbed for battle normally wears +1 full plate armor and carries a +3 large steel shield of reflection and a +5 holy greatsword.
Star archons are the greatest of the archons. They are skilled strategists and tacticians, and some serve as commanders of archon armies. Others serve as a ruler and arbitrator of disputes for an area. Still others acts as champions of a great and noble cause, such as promoting a certain virtue.
Star archons take the long view of events and are often unconcerned with the things that their lesser brethren concentrate on. Instead, they focus on long-term plans to overcome the forces of evil and bring about good in the world.
Star archons were once also known as Helelim (shining ones). However, for complex historical reasons, the term has developed an evil connotation. It is now normally reserved for star archons who abandom the cause of good. This is thankfully extremely rare, because even a single helel is capable of terrible harm.
Star archons rarely enter combat in person, prefering to direct their forces from above, where they observe the course of battles directly and intervene in key locations with their sunbeams. They then communicate revised orders to their subordinates, allow archon armies to respond to circumstances with shocking speed. This is considered an act of wisdom, not cowardice, by other archons. Star archons will sometimes intervene directly to turn the tide of a losing battle.
In direct combat, a star archons is a truely formidable foe. A star archon typically has a plan worked out before hand for almost any concievable circumstance, and simply puts the appropriate plan into action. A common tactic is to use its quickened teleport ability to stay out of an enemy's reach while blasting it with an endless succession of sunbeams.
An star archon's natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as having the good and lawful alignments for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
- At will— aid, continual flame detect evil, message, sunbeam (DC 23),
- 3/day— sunburst (DC 24), prismatic spray (DC 23).
Smite Evil (Su): Once per hour, a star archon can attempt to may attempt to smite evil with one normal melee attack. This ability is otherwise identical to the smite evil ability of a 20th level paladin.