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Pathfinder Monster - Zola

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A Zola is a rogue Celestial spirit that forms when powerful good-aligned outsiders who learn of the unspeakable true nature of reality succumb to existential despair and commit suicide. Rather than rejoining the quintessence of their home plane, they reform in the primordial chaos as a new entity corrupted by the weight of their knowledge, but maintaining all the memories of the old. Taking the form of enormous and ornate clockworks and cogwheels, Zola roam the anarchic maelstrom at the heart of creation, mindlessly seeking purpose.


When they encounter others in the Maelstrom, be they Zola, Proteans, or planar travellers, they are inclined to debate and discuss, hoping to finally find answers to the crushing questions that eat at them. In the latter most case, Zola occasionally have their faith restored, returning them to their original form, usually a powerful angel or archon. The former cases, however, has potentially disastrous consequences.


Zola that encounter each other share their nihilistic mindset, and in a misguided attempt to free mortalkind from the awful trappings of reality, mesh together and set to work on planet destroying constructs and planar gates that lead to nowhere.


Zola found by proteans, on the other hand, may become radical agents of chaos and universal anarchy, using their powers of creation to forge god-killing implements, under the pretense that destroying all divinity, good and evil alike, will result in the freedom they long for.

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