Ravenloft - Carrion Crown
Herald of Abadar
Lawgiver CR 15
Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 276 (Amazon), Pathfinder #8: Seven Days to the Grave pg. 86 (Amazon)
LN Gargantuan construct (extraplanar, herald, lawful)
Init 1 Dex, 78)
Fort 19/9 (4d6+10/×3) or 2 slams 9)
Space 20 ft., Reach 20 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 18th; concentration 33 bull rush or overrun); CMD 42 (44 vs. bull rush or overrun)
Feats Alertness, Awesome Blow, Cleave, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Great Fortitude, Improved Overrun, Power Attack, Toughness
Skills Appraise +11, Fly +3, Knowledge (engineering, local, religion) +11, Perception +29, Sense Motive +29
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ change shape (giant eagle [Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 118] or two-headed golden eagle [same stats as an eagle, but with two bite attacks]; beast shape IV), freeze (metal statue)
Environment any land (Axis)
Treasure standard (Gargantuan +1 axiomatic warhammer)
Abadar’s herald is the Lawgiver, a golem-like creature of gold and consecrated steel. Massive and powerful, the divine emissary appears as a giant in elaborate golden armor bearing a titanic warhammer. Standing still, the Lawgiver seems to be a fantastic statue crafted in honor of the god of law. When it’s active, its steps shake the earth and the blows of its legendary hammer—the god-forged Gavel of Abadar—can shatter castle walls. Stoic, infinitely patient, and entirely dedicated to the Keeper of the First Vault, the Lawgiver is righteous, relentless in its cause, and capable of exacting incredible destruction. This sentinel of civilization appears where the forces of chaos threaten to undo the works of lawful communities and hinder the inexorable march of progress.
Although it knows several languages, the herald of Abadar restricts its communication to an unusual degree. It has only ever been heard speaking in numbers, measurements, and—most frequently—direct quotes from Abadar’s holy writings, the Order of Numbers and the Manual of City Building.
Over the past century, followers of Abadar have reported seeing the Lawgiver wandering in remote places, from ancient caves to underwater trenches, seemingly searching for something. These travels have lead to widespread conjecture and debate among the faithful.
The Herald of Abadar stands exactly 25 feet tall and weighs 30 tons.