|Hit Dice:||4d8+8 (26 hp)|
|Initiative:||+6 (+2 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative)|
|Armor Class:||17 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +6 natural)|
|Full Attack:||2 claws +8 melee|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft. by 5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Improved grab, paralysis|
|Special Qualities:||Two-dimensional, alien mind|
|Saves:||Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +5|
|Abilities:||Str 21, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 7|
|Skills:||Hide +9*, Listen +8, Move Silently +9, Spot +8|
|Feats:||Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes|
|Advancement:||5-8 HD (Large), 9-12 HD (Huge)|
Improved Grab (Ex): A successful attack allows a grapple check to pick up an opponent of Large size or smaller and carry her into the painting.
Paralysis (Ex): A claw attack requires a victim to make a successful Fortitude save (DC 16) or be paralyzed for 1d6 minutes.
Two-dimensional (Ex): Because of its two-dimensional nature, the epadrazzil gains ¾ concealment when attacked from the side (30% miss chance) and ½ concealment when attacked from an angle (20% miss chance).
Alien mind (Ex): Immune to mind-influencing effects.Skills: When motionless, the epadrazzil enjoys a +10 circumstance bonus to its Hide checks.Habitat/SocietyAn epadrazzil is a two-dimensional creature summoned by a sorcerer or wizard to act as a guardian. Because of its nature, it has severe limitations as to what it can guard but it is extremely effective under the right conditions. Epadrazzils are extremely territorial and if two or more are summoned to guard the same area, all will fight to the death until only one remains.0EcologyBefore summoning an epadrazzil, the wizard must fashion (or commission) a large painting depicting the mirror image of the area which the epadrazzil is to guard. Any detail missed, no matter how large or small, can prove disastrous. An epadrazzil will only guard the area and items depicted in the painting; anything added to the room is ignored and free game for pilferers. A common practice by knowledgeable wizards is to have cabinets and chests for storage, thereby enabling them to add new items while still enjoying the epadrazzil’s guardianship (of the storage container). While dormant, the eppadrazil resides in the painting and appears as a miniature version of itself (on scale with the rest of the painting), as do any of the epadrazzil’s victims.
Anyone placed in the painting by the eppadrazzil is trapped in suspended animation unless released by a dispel magic spell (DC 30), a rod of cancellation, or the painting’s destruction (AC 10, hardness 0, hp 20). If the painting is destroyed, the epadrazzil returns to its home dimension and any creatures or objects taken into the painting are restored to their three-dimensional state. The death of the epadrazzil does not release its victims.