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Maurezhi are horrifying demons that consume the souls of mortal creatures and have the ability to take the forms of those they’ve consumed. Thus, they make perfect spies and assassins, usually.
Unfortunately (or fortunately), most maurezhi never make it out of the Abyss and never get a chance to feed on any hapless mortal creatures, thus most of them never get a chance to become the perfect spy or assassin before the babau or the molydeus ship them off to the Blood War frontlines.
Those maurezhi that do manage to get out of the Abyss to eat some mortals, usually return to become small abyssal powers or specialized servants of the Blood War effort. Maurezhi are 6 foot tall and weigh 180 pounds.
In its natural form, a maurezhi strongly resembles an ordinary ghoul. Its hunched and gaunt body has the pallor of death. Its ears are long and pointed, and its mouth is full of serrated teeth for rending flesh. Its elongated fingers end in wicked claws, and its muscular legs, which resemble those of a big cat, allows it to run quickly and pounce on its prey.
In its natural form, maurezhi prefer to slay an opponent as quickly as possible so that it can escape to feed. When it assumes the form of creatures it has devoured, it seeks to maintain its disguise as long as possible until it has the perfect chance to strike. However, most maurezhi are simply too stupid to keep up anything but a fairly simple disguise. A maurezhi’s natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as chaotic-aligned and evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.