Protean lord

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Protean Lord
Type Outsider
(chaotic, extraplanar, protean, shapechanger)
CR high, usually 20+
Environment Maelstrom

Source: The End of Eternity

A protean lord is the most powerful type of protean, possessing powers on the level of those of a demon lord. Most protean lords shift shapes wildly and frequently, so none know their true form. They spend their time reshaping and destroying vast realms within the Maelstrom, watching the gods, and furthering the downfall of the powers of Law.[1]

Known protean lords

Ssila'meshnik, the Colorless Lord
Appearing as an albino keketar protean with an intertwined trio of crowns, Ssila'meshnik is prone to appearing without warning in the court of Pharasma to arbitrate certain cases.
Il'surrish the Wanderer
This insubstantial protean lord often appears in the form of a cloud of partially coalescent light. If Il'surrish needs a corporeal body, it can fashion one from the Maelstrom or possess a nearby creature, causing them to glow with cerulean light.
Narriseminek the Crownless, The Maker of Kings
Narriseminek usually appears as a protean with a scar or burn mark on his head. He typically appears when a protean is ascending to a higher caste, or when a keketar is about to receive a philosophy-changing vision.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amber Stewart. (2009). Keepers of Chaos. The End of Eternity, p. 61–62. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-173-2