Fire yai

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Fire yai
A fire yai oni

(fire, giant, native, oni, shapechanger)
Temperate or warm hills or mountains
Source: Bestiary 3, pg(s). 206

Fire yai are a species of oni who most-frequently resemble three-eyed fire giants, although being natural shapechangers, they can assume many other humanoid forms as well.1


Fire yai wear finely crafted armour and their skin is as red as smouldering embers. A fire yai is 16 feet tall and weighs 7,000 pounds.1


Fire yai prefer to live in luxury—an orderly and well-built abode is essential. Even a lone fire yai prefers to build or inhabit a fortified stone dwelling in its territory, and surrounds itself with as many luxuries as it can acquire. Vain, greedy, and brutal, fire yai are the most impulsive of their kind—several tales tell of clever heroes taunting fire yai to act rashly. They rarely let challenges pass uncontested and react quickly to squelch any threat to their rule.1

While many fire yai seek out tribes of fire giants to infiltrate and rule, not all follow this compulsion. Capable of assuming the form of many types of humanoid, some fire yai seek to subtly invade and eventually rule entire nations of humanoids from within.1


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jesse Benner et al. (2011). Bestiary 3 (First Edition), p. 206. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-378-1