The hulking green figure steps out from the smoke, their red eyes searching not for the one that seeks their service, but for the offerings laid before them. Satisfied with what they see, Buto Ijo growls, “And who is my new master?”
Almost as tall as a coconut tree, as strong as a giant, and as terrifying as any other denizen of Hell, Buto Ijo’s big round red eyes, protruding tusks, and unkempt black hair strike fear in those who see them. Beyond their frightening description, Buto Ijo is an example of how greediness can lead people to their doom.
A Cursed Species
Long ago, Buto Ijo were a species of giant-kin who lived their lives full of greediness. But their greediness resulted in their downfall when the Buto Ijo king led his followers to raid the Archdevil of Greed’s treasury. They failed, and as punishment, the Archdevil cursed them to be their servants, turning them into fiends. Now, whenever a mortal asks for a fiendish pact to get riches, the Archdevil sends a Buto Ijo to do its bidding, for a price. Sometimes the Archdevil sends them to serve other entities who represent greed or wealth. Sometimes Buto Ijo defects and serves whomever they want.
Call of the Master
Buto Ijo can be summoned to the material plane with a ritual involving sacrificial animals, a summoning spell, spoiled water, and an offering of treasures that may please the fiend. To maintain their servitude, the master has to continuously offer someone’s soul or Buto Ijo might lash out and kill them. If that happens, Buto Ijo takes all their riches and returns to Hell.
The fiend has a problem controlling their temper, and they can easily be taunted into a fight. One has to be careful, however, in dealing with Buto Ijo’s incredible strength.
The Eyes That Control
Buto Ijo’s big, glaring eyes are able to influence people, allowing them to force humanoids to give away their valuable belongings or agree to business deals with their master, whatever the terms may be.
Through their innate ability to cast illusion, Buto Ijo can fool other creatures. They can turn themselves invisible when stealing riches or hide their master’s riches.
Servants and Envoys
When they are not serving mortals, Buto Ijo guards the Archdevil of Greed’s treasury. Once in a while, they are sent out as envoys to deal with other high-ranking devils or entities, though those dealings mostly don’t reach an agreement due to the Buto Ijo’s temper.
5e D&D Stat Block:
Large fiend, neutral evil
Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 102 (12d10 + 36)
Speed 30 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
21(+5) 10(+0) 16(+3) 10(+0) 12(+1) 14(+2)
Skills Athletics +8, Intimidation +5, Perception +4
Damage Resistances Cold, Fire; Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks that aren’t Silvered
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Giant, Infernal
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)
Innate Spellcasting. Buto Ijo’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13). The Buto Ijo can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
At will: charm person, disguise self, enlarge/reduce, invisibility, silent image
1/day each: fear, major image, suggestion
Multiattack. Buto Ijo makes two attacks.
Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage.
Lore: Isaac Mandagie
Statblock: Cita AF
Ink: Bien Flores
Colors: Carly Sorge
Sensitivity Editor: Pamela Punzalan
Art Director: Aaron Acevedo
This creature is from the upcoming Book of Beasts. Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new monster as part of our Monster of the Week series!