Water yai

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Water yai
A water yai.
Type Outsider
(aquatic, giant, native, oni, shapechanger, water)
CR 18
Environment Any water
Images of water yai

Source: Bestiary 3, pg(s). 212

A water yai[1] appears as a towering kimono-clad woman with blue skin, small fangs, and a third eye glaring from her forehead; her robes are soaking wet. The water yai clad themselves in the flesh of storm giants, yet these yai are more at home dwelling beneath the waves than they are above them. Unlike most oni, water yai have no real longing to rule or infiltrate societies—yet they still enjoy posing as humanoids.

They often assume the forms of enormous merfolk in the water, but prefer to adopt the shapes of storm giants when on land. The water yai then pursues its favourite decadence—the accrual of material wealth and luxuries. Water yai tend to be easily distracted by beautiful treasures, and despite their evil natures are prone to acts of unexpected frivolity.[2][3]

On Golarion

See also: Category:Water yai/Inhabitants


  1. Water yai serves as singular and plural.
  2. Jesse Benner et al. (2011). Bestiary 3 (First Edition), p. 212. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-378-1
  3. Mike Shel. (2011). Ecology of the Oni. The Brinewall Legacy, p. 73. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-361-3
  4. John Compton, Adam Daigle, Amanda Hamon Kunz, et al. (2017). Book of the Damned, p. 126. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-970-7
  5. Patrick Renie. (2012). Continuing the Campaign. The Empty Throne, p. 63. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-400-9