This creature appears to be a decayed humanoid whose body still shows signs of trauma. Its flesh, where it still exists, is pulled tight over its skeletal frame. Its eyes are now hollow sockets of darkness.
Speed 30 ft.
Str 20, Dex 14, Con —, Int 12, Wis 16, Cha 14
A bhuta deals 1d8+5 points of damage with a successful grapple check each round the hold is maintained. Because it seizes its victim by the throat, a creature in its grasp cannot speak or cast spells with verbal components.
When it first rises from the dead, a bhuta is preserved as if by gentle repose for a period of 14 days. After that time, its body begins to decay and it takes on an appearance similar to that of a ghoul or zombie.