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Monsters


Magmin - Nymph

MAGMIN

pictSmall Elemental (Fire, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 2d8+2 (11 hp) Initiative: +0 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares) Armor Class: 17 (+1 size, +6 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 17 Base Attack/Grapple: +1/–1 Attack: Burning touch +4 melee touch (1d8 fire plus combustion) or slam +4 melee (1d3+3 plus combustion) Full Attack: Burning touch +4 melee touch (1d8 fire plus combustion) or slam +4 melee (1d3+3 plus combustion) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Combustion, fiery aura Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., elemental traits, immunity to fire, melt weapons, vulnerability to cold Saves: Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +0 Abilities: Str 15, Dex 11, Con 13, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 10 Skills: Climb +4, Spot +3 Feats: Great Fortitude Environment: Elemental Plane of Fire Organization: Solitary, gang (2–4), or squad (6–10) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard coins; standard goods (nonflammables only); standard items (nonflammables only) Alignment: Always chaotic neutral Advancement: 3–4 HD (Small); 5–6 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: —

Magmins are small, human-shaped beings from the Elemental Plane of Fire that radiate intense heat and are wreathed in an aura of searing flames.

A typical magmin is 4 feet tall and weighs 400 pounds.

Magmins speak Ignan.

COMBAT

Although small, magmins are dangerous opponents. Their touch is effective against those who lack protection or immunity from heat and flames, but if faced with opponents who have immunity to fire, magmins rely on their slam attack. In any case, magmins are not valiant fighters. They usually flee if injured, although often only far enough to set up a fiery ambush for their enemies.

A magmin’s natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Combustion (Ex): Anyone a magmin touches must succeed on a DC 12 Reflex save or take an extra 1d8 points of fire damage as clothes ignite or armor becomes searing hot. The damage continues for another 1d4+2 rounds after the magmin’s last successful attack. Magmins can also ignite flammable materials with a touch. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Fiery Aura (Ex): Anyone within 20 feet of a magmin must succeed on a DC 12 Fortitude save or take 1d6 points of heat damage per round from the intense heat. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Melt Weapons (Ex): Any metal weapon that strikes a magmin must succeed on a DC 12 Fortitude save or melt away into slag. The save DC is Constitution-based.

MANTICORE

pictLarge Magical Beast Hit Dice: 6d10+24 (57 hp) Initiative: +2 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (clumsy) Armor Class: 17 (–1 size, +2 Dex, +6 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 15 Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+15 Attack: Claw +10 melee (2d4+5) or 6 spikes +8 ranged (1d8+2/19–20) Full Attack: 2 claws +10 melee (2d4+5) and bite +8 melee (1d8+2); or 6 spikes +8 ranged (1d8+2/19–20) Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Spikes Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent Saves: Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +3 Abilities: Str 20, Dex 15, Con 19, Int 7, Wis 12, Cha 9 Skills: Listen +5, Spot +9, Survival +1 Feats: Flyby Attack, Multiattack, TrackB, Weapon Focus (spikes) Environment: Warm marshes Organization: Solitary, pair, or pride (3–6) Challenge Rating: 5 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually lawful evil Advancement: 7–16 HD (Large); 17–18 HD (Huge) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

A typical manticore is about 10 feet long and weighs about 1,000 pounds.

Manticores speak Common.

COMBAT

A manticore begins most attacks with a volley of spikes, then closes. In the outdoors, it often uses its powerful wings to stay aloft during battle.

Spikes (Ex): With a snap of its tail, a manticore can loose a volley of six spikes as a standard action (make an attack roll for each spike). This attack has a range of 180 feet with no range increment. All targets must be within 30 feet of each other. The creature can launch only twenty-four spikes in any 24-hour period.

Skills: *Manticores have a +4 racial bonus on Spot checks.

MEDUSA

pictMedium Monstrous Humanoid Hit Dice: 6d8+6 (33 hp) Initiative: +2 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares) Armor Class: 15 (+2 Dex, +3 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 13 Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+6 Attack: Shortbow +8 ranged (1d6/x3) or dagger +8 melee (1d4/19–20) or snakes +8 melee (1d4 plus poison) Full Attack: Shortbow +8/+3 ranged (1d6/x3); or dagger +8/+3 melee (1d4/19–20) and snakes +3 melee (1d4 plus poison) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Petrifying gaze, poison Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft. Saves: Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +6 Abilities: Str 10, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +9, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +9 (+11 acting), Intimidate +4, Move Silently +8, Spot +8 Feats: Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Finesse Environment: Temperate marshes Organization: Solitary or covey (2–4) Challenge Rating: 7 Treasure: Double standard Alignment: Usually lawful evil Advancement: By character class Level Adjustment: —

A medusa is indistinguishable from a normal human at distances greater than 30 feet (or closer, if its face is concealed). The creature often wears garments that enhance its body while hiding its face behind a hood or veil.

A typical medusa is 5 to 6 feet tall and about the same weight as a human.

Medusas speak Common.

COMBAT

A medusa tries to disguise its true nature until the intended victim is within range of its petrifying gaze, using subterfuge and bluffing games to convince the target that there is no danger. It uses normal weapons to attack those who avert their eyes or survive its gaze, while its poisonous snakes strike at adjacent opponents.

Petrifying Gaze (Su): Turn to stone permanently, 30 feet, Fortitude DC 15 negates. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 14, initial damage 1d6 Str, secondary damage 2d6 Str. The save DC is Constitution-based.

MEPHIT

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Mephits are minor creatures from the elemental planes.

All mephits appear as small, winged creatures with more or less humanoid features. While they are often described as impish, their elemental origins are apparent at first glance.

COMBAT

All mephits fight by biting and clawing or by using a breath weapon, the nature and effects of which vary from creature to creature.

A mephit’s natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Breath Weapon (Su): A mephit can use its breath weapon once every 1d4 rounds as a standard action. See the individual descriptions for details.

Spell-Like Abilities: All mephits have one or more spell-like abilities (save DC 12 + spell level). See the individual descriptions for details.

Summon Mephit (Sp): Once per day, a mephit can attempt to summon another mephit of the same variety, much as though casting a summon monster spell, but with only a 25% chance of success. Roll d%: On a failure, no creature answers the summons that day. A mephit that has just been summoned cannot use its own summon ability for 1 hour. This ability is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell.

Fast Healing (Ex): Mephits heal 2 points of damage each round, provided they are still alive and certain other conditions are met. See the individual descriptions for details.

AIR MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Air, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 3d8 (13 hp) Initiative: +7 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 60 ft. (perfect) Armor Class: 17 (+1 size, +3 Dex, +3 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 14 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/–1 Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d3) Full Attack: 2 claws +4 melee (1d3) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2 Saves: Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +3 Abilities: Str 10, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +9, Hide +13, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Intimidate +4, Listen +6, Move Silently +9, Spot +6, Use Rope +3 (+5 with bindings) Feats: Dodge, Improved Initiative Environment: Elemental Plane of Air Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Air mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Air.

An air mephit is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 1 pound.

Air mephits speak Common and Auran.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 15-foot cone of dust and grit, damage 1d8, Reflex DC 12 half. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Spell-Like Abilities: Once per hour an air mephit can surround itself with vapor, duplicating the effect of a blur spell (caster level 3rd). Once per day it can use gust of wind (DC 14, caster level 6th) . The save DC is Charisma-based.

Fast Healing (Ex): An air mephit heals only if exposed to moving air, be it a breeze, a draft, a spell effect, or even the mephit fanning itself.

DUST MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Air, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 3d8 (13 hp) Initiative: +7 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (perfect) Armor Class: 17 (+1 size, +3 Dex, +3 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 14 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/–1 Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d3) Full Attack: 2 claws +4 melee (1d3) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2 Saves: Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +3 Abilities: Str 10, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +9, Hide +13, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Intimidate +4, Listen +6, Move Silently +9, Spot +6, Use Rope +3 (+5 with bindings) Feats: Dodge, Improved Initiative Environment: Elemental Plane of Air Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Dust mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Air.

A dust mephit is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 2 pounds.

Dust mephits speak Common and Auran.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 10-foot cone of irritating particles, damage 1d4, Reflex DC 12 half. Living creatures that fail their saves are tormented by itching skin and burning eyes. This effect imposes a –4 penalty to AC and a –2 penalty on attack rolls for 3 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Spell-Like Abilities: Once per hour, a dust mephit can surround itself with a plume of dust, duplicating the effect of a blur spell (caster level 3rd). Once per day it can create a mass of roiling dust that duplicates the effect of wind wall (DC 15, caster level 6th). The save DC is Charisma-based.

Fast Healing (Ex): A dust mephit heals only if in an arid, dusty environment.

EARTH MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Earth, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 3d8+6 (19 hp) Initiative: –1 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 40 ft. (average) Armor Class: 16 (+1 size, –1 Dex, +6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+2 Attack: Claw +7 melee (1d3+3) Full Attack: 2 claws +7 melee (1d3+3) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Change size, damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2 Saves: Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +3 Abilities: Str 17, Dex 8, Con 13, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +5, Hide +9, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Intimidate +4, Listen +6, Move Silently +5, Spot +6, Use Rope –1 (+1 with bindings) Feats: Power Attack, Toughness Environment: Elemental Plane of Earth Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Earth mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Earth.

An earth mephit is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 80 pounds.

Earth mephits speak Common and Terran.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 15-foot cone of rock shards and pebbles, damage 1d8, Reflex DC 13 half. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level 6th.

1/day - soften earth and stone.

Change Size (Sp): Once per hour, an earth mephit can magically change its size. This works just like an enlarge person spell, except that the power works only on the earth mephit. This is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell.

Fast Healing (Ex): An earth mephit heals only if it is underground or buried up to its waist in earth.

FIRE MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Extraplanar, Fire) Hit Dice: 3d8 (13 hp) Initiative: +5 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (average) Armor Class: 16 (+1 size, +1 Dex, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 15 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/–1 Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d3 and 1d4 fire) Full Attack: 2 claws +4 melee (1d3 and 1d4 fire) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to fire, fast healing 2, vulnerability to cold Saves: Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +3 Abilities: Str 10, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +7, Hide +11, Listen +6, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Move Silently +7, Spot +6, Use Rope +1 (+3 with bindings) Feats: Dodge, Improved Initiative Environment: Elemental Plane of Fire Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Fire mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Fire.

A fire mephit is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 1 pound.

Fire mephits speak Common and Ignan.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 15-foot cone, damage 1d8 fire, Reflex half DC 12. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial adjustment.

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level 6th. The save DC is Charisma-based.

1/hour - scorching ray (DC 14) as the spell cast by a 3rd-level sorcerer;

1/day - heat metal (DC 14).

Fast Healing (Ex): A fire mephit heals only if it is touching a flame at least as large as a torch.

ICE MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Air, Cold, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 3d8 (13 hp) Initiative: +7 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (perfect) Armor Class: 18 (+1 size, +3 Dex, +4 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 15 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/–1 Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d3 plus 1d4 cold) Full Attack: 2 claws +4 melee (1d3 plus 1d4 cold) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2, immunity to cold, vulnerability to fire Saves: Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +3 Abilities: Str 10, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +9, Hide +13, Listen +6, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Move Silently +9, Spot +6, Use Rope +3 (+5 with bindings) Feats: Dodge, Improved Initiative Environment: Elemental Plane of Air Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Ice mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Air.

Ice mephits have a cold, aloof demeanor. Each one is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds.

Ice mephits speak Common and Auran.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 10-foot cone of ice shards, damage 1d4 cold, Reflex DC 12 half. Living creatures that fail their saves are tormented by frostbitten skin and frozen eyes unless they have immunity to cold or are otherwise protected. This effect imposes a –4 penalty to AC and a –2 penalty on attack rolls for 3 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Spell-Like Abilities: The save DC is Charisma-based.

1/hour - magic missile (caster level 3rd);

1/day - chill metal (DC 14, caster level 6th).

Fast Healing (Ex): An ice mephit heals only if it is touching a piece of ice of at least Tiny size or if the ambient temperature is 32°F. or below.

MAGMA MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Fire, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 3d8 (13 hp) Initiative: +5 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (average) Armor Class: 16 (+1 size, +1 Dex, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 15 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/–1 Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d3 plus 1d4 fire) Full Attack: 2 claws +4 melee (1d3 plus 1d4 fire) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2, immunity to fire, vulnerability to cold Saves: Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +3 Abilities: Str 10, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +7, Hide +11, Listen +6, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Move Silently +7, Spot +6, Use Rope +1 (+3 with bindings) Feats: Dodge, Improved Initiative Environment: Elemental Plane of Fire Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Magma mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Fire.

Magma mephits are slow-witted and brutish. Each one is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 60 pounds.

Magma mephits speak Common and Ignan.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 10-foot cone of magma, damage 1d4 fire, Reflex DC 12 half. Living creatures that fail their saves are tormented by burned skin and seared eyes unless they have immunity to fire or are otherwise protected. This effect imposes a –4 penalty to AC and a –2 penalty on attack rolls for 3 rounds. The save DC is onstitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Change Shape (Su): Once per hour, a magma mephit can assume the form of a pool of lava 3 feet in diameter and 6 inches deep. The mephitís damage reduction improves to 20/magic when in this form. The mephit canít attack while in lava form but can use other spelllike abilities. It can move at a speed of 10 feet, but it canít run. In this form the mephit can pass through small holes or narrow openings, even mere cracks. The poolís touch ignites flammable materials such as paper, straw, or dry wood.

Spell-Like Abilities:Once per day a magma mephit can use pyrotechnics (DC 14). It can use itself as the fire source without harm. Caster level 6th. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Fast Healing (Ex): A magma mephit heals only if it is touching magma, lava, or a flame at least as large as a torch.

OOZE MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Extraplanar, Water) Hit Dice: 3d8+6 (19 hp) Initiative: +0 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 40 ft. (average), swim 30 ft. Armor Class: 16 (+1 size, +5 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 16 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+1 Attack: Claw +6 melee (1d3+2) Full Attack: 2 claws +6 melee (1d3+2) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2 Saves: Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +3 Abilities: Str 14, Dex 10, Con 13, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +6, Hide +10, Listen +6, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Move Silently +6, Spot +6, Swim +10, Use Rope +0 (+2 with bindings) Feats: Power Attack, Toughness Environment: Elemental Plane of Water Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Ooze mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Water.

An ooze mephit is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds.

Ooze mephits speak Common and Aquan.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 10-foot cone of caustic liquid, damage 1d4 acid, Reflex DC 13 half. Living creatures that fail their saves are tormented by itching skin and burning eyes unless they have immunity to acid or are otherwise protected. This effect imposes a –4 penalty to AC and a –2 penalty on attack rolls for 3 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Spell-Like Abilities: Once per hour an ooze mephit can hurl an acidic blob that functions like acid arrow (caster level 3rd). Once per day it can create a mass of smelly fog that duplicates the effect of stinking cloud (DC 15, caster level 6th). The save DC is Charisma-based.

Fast Healing (Ex): An ooze mephit heals only if in a wet or muddy environment.

Skills: An ooze mephit has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

SALT MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Earth, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 3d8+6 (19 hp) Initiative: –1 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 40 ft. (average) Armor Class: 16 (+1 size, –1 Dex, +6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+2 Attack: Claw +7 melee (1d3+3) Full Attack: 2 claws +7 melee (1d3+3) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2 Saves: Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +3 Abilities: Str 17, Dex 8, Con 13, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +5, Hide +9, Listen +6, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Move Silently +5, Spot +6, Use Rope –1 (+1 with bindings) Feats: Power Attack, Toughness Environment: Elemental Plane of Earth Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Salt mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Earth.

Salt mephits are sarcastic creatures who loathe water and moisture of any kind. Each one is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 80 pounds.

Salt mephits speak Common and Terran.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 10-foot cone of salt crystals, damage 1d4, Reflex DC 13 half. Living creatures that fail their saves are tormented by itching skin and burning eyes. This effect imposes a –4 penalty to AC and a –2 penalty on attack rolls for 3 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Spell-Like Abilities: Once per hour a salt mephit can use glitterdust (DC 14, caster level 3rd).

Once per day it can draw the moisture from an area in a 20-foot radius centered on itself. Living creatures within range take 2d8 points of damage (Fortitude DC 14 half; caster level 6th). This effect is especially devastating to plant creatures and aquatic creatures, which take a –2 penalty on their saving throws. This ability is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

Fast Healing (Ex): A salt mephit heals only if in an arid environment.

STEAM MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Extraplanar, Fire) Hit Dice: 3d8 (13 hp) Initiative: +5 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (average) Armor Class: 16 (+1 size, +1 Dex, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 15 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/–1 Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d3 plus 1d4 fire) Full Attack: 2 claws +4 melee (1d3 plus 1d4 fire) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2, immunity to fire, vulnerability to cold Saves: Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +3 Abilities: Str 10, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +7, Hide +11, Listen +6, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Move Silently +7, Spot +6, Use Rope +1 (+3 with bindings) Feats: Dodge, Improved Initiative Environment: Elemental Plane of Fire Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Steam mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Fire.

Steam mephits are bossy creatures who consider themselves the lords of all their kind. Each one is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 2 pounds.

Steam mephits speak Common and Ignan.

Combat

Unlike other mephits, steam mephits rush into combat eagerly, driven by an oversized ego.

Breath Weapon (Su): 10-foot cone of steam, damage 1d4 fire, Reflex DC 12 half. Living creatures that fail their saves are tormented by burned skin and seared eyes unless they have immunity to fire or are otherwise protected. This effect imposes a –4 penalty to AC and a –2 penalty on attack rolls for 3 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Spell-Like Abilities: Once per hour a steam mephit can surround itself with a plume of vapor, duplicating the effect of a blur spell (caster level 3rd). Once per day it can create a rainstorm of boiling water that affects a 20-foot-square area. Living creatures caught in the storm take 2d6 points of fire damage (Reflex DC 14 half; caster level 6th). This ability is the equivalent of a 2nd-level spell. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

Fast Healing (Ex): A steam mephit heals only if it is touching boiling water or is in a hot, humid area.

WATER MEPHIT
Small Outsider (Extraplanar, Water) Hit Dice: 3d8+6 (19 hp) Initiative: +0 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 40 ft. (average) , swim 30 ft. Armor Class: 16 (+1 size, +5 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 16 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+1 Attack: Claw +6 melee (1d3+2) Full Attack: 2 claws +6 melee (1d3+2) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Breath weapon, spell-like abilities, summon mephit Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., fast healing 2 Saves: Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +3 Abilities: Str 14, Dex 10, Con 13, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 15 Skills: Bluff +8, Escape Artist +6, Hide +10, Listen +6, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +2 (+4 acting), Move Silently +6, Spot +6, Swim +10, Use Rope +0 (+2 with bindings) Feats: Power Attack, Toughness Environment: Elemental Plane of Water Organization: Solitary (1), gang (2–4 mephits of mixed types), or mob (5–12 mephits of mixed types) Challenge Rating: 3 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 4–6 HD (Small); 7–9 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

Water mephits come from the Elemental Plane of Water.

Water mephits are jaunty creatures with an unflagging sense of humor who quickly get on the nerves of everyone around them. Each one is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds.

Water mephits speak Common and Aquan.

Combat

Breath Weapon (Su): 15-foot cone of caustic liquid, damage 1d8 acid, Reflex DC 13 half. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +1 racial bonus.

Spell-Like Abilities: Once per hour a water mephit can hurl an acidic blob that functions like acid arrow (caster level 3rd). Once per day it can create a mass of smelly fog that duplicates the effect of a stinking cloud spell (DC 15, caster level 6th). The save DC is Charisma-based.

Fast Healing (Ex): A water mephit heals only if it is exposed to rain or submerged up to its waist in water.

Skills: A water mephit has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered.

It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

MERFOLK

pictMerfolk, 1st-Level Warrior
Medium Humanoid (Aquatic)
Hit Dice: 1d8+2 (6 hp) Initiative: +1 Speed: 5 ft. (1 square), swim 50 ft. Armor Class: 13 (+1 Dex, +2 leather), touch 11, flat-footed 12 Base Attack/Grapple: +1/+2 Attack: Trident +2 melee (1d8+1) or heavy crossbow +2 ranged (1d10/19–20) Full Attack: Trident +2 melee (1d8+1) or heavy crossbow +2 ranged (1d10/19–20) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: — Special Qualities: Amphibious, low-light vision Saves: Fort +4, Ref +1, Will –1 Abilities: Str 13, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 9, Cha 10 Skills: Listen +3, Spot +3, Swim +9 Feats: Alertness Environment: Temperate aquatic Organization: Company (2–4), patrol (11–20 plus 2 3rd-level lieutenants and 1 leader of 3rd–6th level), or band (30–60 plus 1 3rd-level sergeant per 20 adults, 5 5th-level lieutenants, 3 7th-level captains, and 10 porpoises) Challenge Rating: 1/2 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: By character class Level Adjustment: +1

A merfolk is about 8 feet long from the top of the head to the end of the tail, and weighs about 400 pounds.

Merfolk speak Common and Aquan.

Most merfolk encountered outside their home are warriors; the information in the statistics block is for one of 1st level.

COMBAT

Merfolk favor heavy crossbows of shell and coral that fire bolts fashioned from blowfish spines, with an underwater range increment of 30 feet. Merfolk often barrage their enemies before closing, when they resort to tridents.

Amphibious (Ex): Merfolk can breathe both air and water, although they rarely travel more than a few feet from the water’s edge.

Skills: A merfolk has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

The merfolk warrior presented here had the following ability scores before racial adjustments: Str 13, Dex 11, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 9, Cha 8.

MERFOLK CHARACTERS

A merfolk’s favored class is bard.

MIMIC

pictLarge Aberration (Shapechanger) Hit Dice: 7d8+21 (52 hp) Initiative: +1 Speed: 10 ft. (2 squares) Armor Class: 15 (–1 size, +1 Dex, +5 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 15 Base Attack/Grapple: +5/+13 Attack: Slam +9 melee (1d8+4) Full Attack: 2 slams +9 melee (1d8+4) Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft. Special Attacks: Adhesive, crush Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., immunity to acid, mimic shape Saves: Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +6 Abilities: Str 19, Dex 12, Con 17, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 10 Skills: Climb +9, Disguise +13, Listen +8, Spot +8 Feats: Alertness, Lightning Reflexes, Weapon Focus (slam) Environment: Underground Organization: Solitary Challenge Rating: 4 Treasure: 1/10th coins; 50% goods; 50% items Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 8–10 HD (Large); 11–21 HD (Huge) Level Adjustment: —

A mimic can have almost any dimensions, but usually is not more than 10 feet long. A typical mimic has a volume of 150 cubic feet (5 feet by 5 feet by 6 feet) and weighs about 4,500 pounds.

Mimics speak Common.

COMBAT

A mimic often surprises an unsuspecting adventurer, lashing out with a heavy pseudopod. The creature does not necessarily fight to the death if it can succeed in extorting treasure or food from a party.

Adhesive (Ex): A mimic exudes a thick slime that acts as a powerful adhesive, holding fast any creatures or items that touch it. An adhesive-covered mimic automatically grapples any creature it hits with its slam attack. Opponents so grappled cannot get free while the mimic is alive without removing the adhesive first.

A weapon that strikes an adhesive-coated mimic is stuck fast unless the wielder succeeds on a DC 16 Reflex save. A successful DC 16 Strength check is needed to pry it off.

Strong alcohol dissolves the adhesive, but the mimic still can grapple normally. A mimic can dissolve its adhesive at will, and the substance breaks down 5 rounds after the creature dies.

Crush (Ex): A mimic deals 1d8+4 points of damage with a successful grapple check.

Mimic Shape (Ex): A mimic can assume the general shape of any object that fills roughly 150 cubic feet (5 feet by 5 feet by 6 feet), such as a massive chest, a stout bed, or a wide door frame. The creature cannot substantially alter its size, though. A mimic’s body is hard and has a rough texture, no matter what appearance it might present. Anyone who examines the mimic can detect the ruse with a successful Spot check opposed by the mimic’s Disguise check. Of course, by this time it is generally far too late.

Skills: A mimic has a +8 racial bonus on Disguise checks.

MINOTAUR

pictLarge Monstrous Humanoid Hit Dice: 6d8+12 (39 hp) Initiative: +0 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares) Armor Class: 14 (–1 size, +5 natural), touch 9, flat-footed — (see text) Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+14 Attack: Greataxe +9 melee (3d6+6/x3) or gore +9 melee (1d8+4) Full Attack: Greataxe +9/+4 melee (3d6+6/x3) and gore +4 melee (1d8+2) Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft. Special Attacks: Powerful charge 4d6+6 Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., natural cunning, scent Saves: Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +5 Abilities: Str 19, Dex 10, Con 15, Int 7, Wis 10, Cha 8 Skills: Intimidate +2, Listen +7, Search +2, Spot +7 Feats: Great Fortitude, Power Attack, Track Environment: Underground Organization: Solitary, pair, or gang (3–4) Challenge Rating: 4 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually chaotic Evil Advancement: By character class Level Adjustment: +2

A minotaur stands more than 7 feet tall and weighs about 700 pounds.

Minotaurs speak Giant.

COMBAT

Minotaurs prefer melee combat, where their great strength serves them well.

Powerful Charge (Ex): A minotaur typically begins a battle by charging at an opponent, lowering its head to bring its mighty horns into play. In addition to the normal benefits and hazards of a charge, this allows the beast to make a single gore attack with a +9 attack bonus that deals 4d6+6 points of damage.

Natural Cunning (Ex): Although minotaurs are not especially intelligent, they possess innate cunning and logical ability. This gives them immunity to maze spells, prevents them from ever becoming lost, and enables them to track enemies. Further, they are never caught flat-footed.

Skills: Minotaurs have a +4 racial bonus on Search, Spot, and Listen checks.

MINOTAURS AS CHARACTERS

Minotaur characters possess the following racial traits.

  • +8 Strength, +4 Constitution, –4 Intelligence (minimum 3), –2 Charisma.

  • Large size. –1 penalty to Armor Class, –1 penalty on attack rolls, –4 penalty on Hide checks, +4 bonus on grapple checks, lifting and carrying limits double those of Medium characters.

  • Space/Reach: 10 feet/10 feet.

  • A minotaur’s base land speed is 30 feet.

  • Darkvision out to 60 feet.

  • Racial Hit Dice: A minotaur begins with six levels of monstrous humanoid, which provide 6d8 Hit Dice, a base attack bonus of +6, and base saving throw bonuses of Fort +2, Ref +5, and Will +5.

  • Racial Skills: A minotaur’s monstrous humanoid levels give it skill points equal to 9 x (2 + Int modifier, minimum 1). Its class skills are Intimidate, Jump, Listen, Search, and Spot. Minotaurs have a +4 racial bonus on Search, Spot, and Listen checks.

  • Racial Feats: A minotaur’s monstrous humanoid levels give it three feats.

  • Weapon Proficiency: A minotaur is proficient with the greataxe and all simple weapons.

  • +5 natural armor bonus.

  • Natural Weapons: Gore (1d8).

  • Special Attacks (see above): Powerful charge.

  • Special Qualities (see above): Natural cunning, scent.

  • Automatic Languages: Common, Giant. Bonus Languages: Orc, Goblin, Terran.

  • Favored Class: Barbarian.

  • Level adjustment +2.

MOHRG

pictMedium Undead Hit Dice: 14d12 (91 hp) Initiative: +9 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares) Armor Class: 23 (+4 Dex, +9 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 14 Base Attack/Grapple: +7/+12 Attack: Slam +12 melee (1d6+7) or tongue +12 melee touch (paralysis) Full Attack: Slam +12 melee (1d6+7) and tongue +12 melee touch (paralysis) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Improved grab, paralyzing touch, create spawn Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., undead traits Saves: Fort +4, Ref +10, Will +9 Abilities: Str 21, Dex 19, Con —, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 10 Skills: Climb +13, Hide +21, Listen +11, Move Silently +21, Spot +15, Swim +9 Feats: Alertness, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility Environment: Any Organization: Solitary, gang (2–4), or mob (2–4 plus 5–10 zombies) Challenge Rating: 8 Treasure: None Alignment: Always chaotic evil Advancement: 15–21 HD (Medium); 22–28 HD (Large) Level Adjustment: —

Mohrgs are the animated corpses of mass murderers or similar villains who died without atoning for their crimes.

Most mohrgs are 5 to 6 feet tall and weigh about 120 pounds.

COMBAT

Like zombies, mohrgs attack by slamming enemies with their fists. They often catch opponents flat-footed, for they move much faster than zombies.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a mohrg must hit a creature of its size or smaller with its slam attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.

Paralyzing Touch (Su): A mohrg lashes out with its tongue in combat. An opponent the tongue touches must succeed on a DC 17 Fortitude save or become paralyzed for 1d4 minutes. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Create Spawn (Su): Creatures killed by a mohrg rise after 1d4 days as zombies under the morhg’s control. They do not possess any of the abilities they had in life.

MUMMY

pictMedium Undead Hit Dice: 8d12+3 (55 hp) Initiative: +0 Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares) Armor Class: 20 (+10 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 20 Base Attack/Grapple: +4/+11 Attack: Slam +11 melee (1d6+10 plus mummy rot) Full Attack: Slam +11 melee (1d6+10 plus mummy rot) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Despair, mummy rot Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/–, darkvision 60 ft., undead traits, vulnerability to fire Saves: Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +8 Abilities: Str 24, Dex 10, Con —, Int 6, Wis 14, Cha 15 Skills: Hide +7, Listen +8, Move Silently +7, Spot +8 Feats: Alertness, Great Fortitude, Toughness Environment: Any Organization: Solitary, warden squad (2–4), or guardian detail (6–10) Challenge Rating: 5 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually lawful evil Advancement: 9–16 HD (Medium); 17–24 HD (Large) Level Adjustment: —

Mummies are preserved corpses animated through the auspices of dark desert gods best forgotten.

Most mummies are 5 to 6 feet tall and weigh about 120 pounds.

Mummies can speak Common, but seldom bother to do so.

COMBAT

Despair (Su): At the mere sight of a mummy, the viewer must succeed on a DC 16 Will save or be paralyzed with fear for 1d4 rounds. Whether or not the save is successful, that creature cannot be affected again by the same mummy’s despair ability for 24 hours. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Mummy Rot (Su): Supernatural disease - slam, Fortitude DC 16, incubation period 1 minute; damage 1d6 Con and 1d6 Cha. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Unlike normal diseases, mummy rot continues until the victim reaches Constitution 0 (and dies) or is cured as described below.

Mummy rot is a powerful curse, not a natural disease. A character attempting to cast any conjuration (healing) spell on a creature afflicted with mummy rot must succeed on a DC 20 caster level check, or the spell has no effect on the afflicted character.

To eliminate mummy rot, the curse must first be broken with break enchantment or remove curse (requiring a DC 20 caster level check for either spell), after which a caster level check is no longer necessary to cast healing spells on the victim, and the mummy rot can be magically cured as any normal disease.

An afflicted creature who dies of mummy rot shrivels away into sand and dust that blow away into nothing at the first wind.

NAGA

All nagas have long, snakelike bodies covered with glistening scales, and more or less human faces. They range in length from 10 to 20 feet and weigh from 200 to 500 pounds. The eyes of a naga are bright and intelligent, burning with an almost hypnotic inner light.

COMBAT

Nagas favor spells over other forms of combat. Because they are almost always found in the lairs they guard and know well, they can arrange most encounters to suit their wishes.

DARK NAGA
Large Aberration Hit Dice: 9d8+18 (58 hp) Initiative: +2 Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares) Armor Class: 14 (–1 size, +2 Dex, +3 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 12 Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+12 Attack: Sting +7 melee (2d4+2 plus poison) Full Attack: Sting +7 melee (2d4+2 plus poison) and bite +2 melee (1d4+1) Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Poison, spells Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., detect thoughts, guarded thoughts, immunity to poison, resistance to charm Saves: Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +8 Abilities: Str 14, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 15, Cha 17 Skills: Bluff +9, Concentration +13, Diplomacy +7, Disguise +5 (+7 acting), Intimidate +5, Listen +11, Sense Motive +8, Spellcraft +12, Spot +11 Feats: Alertness, Combat Casting, Dodge, Eschew MaterialsB, Lightning Reflexes Environment: Temperate hills Organization: Solitary or nest (2–4) Challenge Rating: 8 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually lawful evil Advancement: 10–13 HD (Large); 14–27 HD (Huge) Level Adjustment: —

Dark nagas speak Common and Infernal.

Combat

Dark nagas prefer to fight from an elevated position where they get a good view of the battlefield while also staying out of reach.

Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 16 or lapse into a nightmare-haunted sleep for 2d4 minutes. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Spells: Dark nagas cast spells as 7th-level sorcerers.
Typical Sorcerer Spells Known (6/7/7/5; save DC 13 + spell level):

0 - daze, detect magic, light, mage hand, open/close, ray of frost, read magic;

1st - expeditious retreat, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement, shield, silent image;

2nd - cat’s grace, invisibility, scorching ray;

3rd - displacement, lightning bolt.

Resistance to Charm: Dark nagas have a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against all charm effects (not included in the statistics block).

Detect Thoughts (Su): A dark naga can continuously use detect thoughts as the spell (caster level 9th; Will DC 15 negates). This ability is always active. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Guarded Thoughts (Ex): Dark nagas are immune to any form of mind reading.

GUARDIAN NAGA
Large Aberration Hit Dice: 11d8+44 (93 hp) Initiative: +2 Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares) Armor Class: 18 (–1 size, +2 Dex, +7 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 16 Base Attack/Grapple: +8/+17 Attack: Bite +12 melee (2d6+7 plus poison) or spit +9 ranged touch (poison) Full Attack: Bite +12 melee (2d6+7 plus poison) or spit +9 ranged touch (poison) Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Poison, spit, spells Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft. Saves: Fort +7, Ref +7, Will +11 Abilities: Str 21, Dex 14, Con 19, Int 16, Wis 19, Cha 18 Skills: Bluff +18, Concentration +19, Listen +13, Diplomacy +8, Disguise +4 (+6 acting), Intimidate +6, Sense Motive +18, Spellcraft +17, Spot +13 Feats: Alertness, Combat Casting, Dodge, Eschew MaterialsB, Lightning Reflexes Environment: Temperate plains Organization: Solitary or nest (2–4) Challenge Rating: 10 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually lawful good Advancement: 12–16 HD (Large); 17–33 HD (Huge) Level Adjustment: —

Guardian nagas speak Celestial and Common.

Combat

Guardian nagas usually warn off intruders before attacking. If the warning is ignored, they may begin a spell assault or spit poison.

Poison (Ex): Injury or contact, Fortitude DC 19, initial and secondary damage 1d10 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Spit (Ex): A guardian naga can spit its venom up to 30 feet as a standard action. This is a ranged touch attack with no range increment. Opponents hit by this attack must make successful saves (see above) to avoid the effect.

Spells: Guardian nagas cast spells as 9th-level sorcerers, and can also cast spells from the cleric list and from the Good and Law domains. The cleric spells and domain spells are considered arcane spells for a guardian naga, meaning that the creature does not need a divine focus to cast them.
Typical Spells Known (6/7/7/7/5; save DC 14 + spell level):

0 - cure minor wounds, daze, detect magic, light, mage hand, open/close, ray of frost, read magic;

1st - cure light wounds, divine favor, expeditious retreat, mage armor, magic missile;

2nd - detect thoughts, lesser restoration, see invisibility, scorching ray;

3rd - cure serious wounds, dispel magic, lightning bolt;

4th - divine power, greater invisibility.

SPIRIT NAGA
pictLarge Aberration Hit Dice: 9d8+36 (76 hp) Initiative: +1 Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares) Armor Class: 16 (–1 size, +1 Dex, +6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 15 Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+14 Attack: Bite +9 melee (2d6+6 plus poison) Full Attack: Bite +9 melee (2d6+6 plus poison) Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Charming gaze, poison, spells Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft. Saves: Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +9 Abilities: Str 18, Dex 13, Con 18, Int 12, Wis 17, Cha 17 Skills: Concentration +13, Listen +14, Spellcraft +10, Spot +14 Feats: Ability Focus (charming gaze), Alertness, Combat Casting, Eschew MaterialsB, Lightning Reflexes Environment: Temperate marshes Organization: Solitary or nest (2–4) Challenge Rating: 9 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually chaotic evil Advancement: 10–13 HD (Large); 14–27 HD (Huge) Level Adjustment: —

Spirit nagas speak Abyssal and Common.

Combat

Spirit nagas meet foes boldly so as to use their gaze attacks to best effect. They quickly slither forward to bite foes that avert their eyes.

Charming Gaze (Su): As charm person, 30 feet, Will DC 19 negates. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 18, initial and secondary damage 1d8 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Spells: Spirit nagas cast spells as 7th-level sorcerers, and can also cast spells from the cleric spell list and from the Chaos and Evil domains as arcane spells. The cleric spells and domain spells are considered arcane spells for a spirit naga, meaning that the creature does not need a divine focus to cast them.
Typical Spells Known (6/7/7/5; save DC 13 + spell level):

0 - cure minor wounds, daze, detect magic, mage hand, open/close, ray of frost, read magic;

1st - charm person, cure light wounds, divine favor, magic missile, shield of faith;

2nd - cat’s grace, invisibility, summon swarm;

3rd - displacement, fireball.

WATER NAGA
Large Aberration (Aquatic) Hit Dice: 7d8+28 (59 hp) Initiative: +1 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), swim 50 ft. Armor Class: 15 (–1 size, +1 Dex, +5 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 14 Base Attack/Grapple: +5/+12 Attack: Bite +7 melee (2d6+4 plus poison) Full Attack: Bite +7 melee (2d6+4 plus poison) Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Poison, spells Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft. Saves: Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +8 Abilities: Str 16, Dex 13, Con 18, Int 10, Wis 17, Cha 15 Skills: Concentration +12, Listen +7, Spellcraft +8, Spot +7, Swim +11 Feats: Alertness, Combat Casting, Eschew MaterialsB, Lightning Reflexes Environment: Temperate aquatic Organization: Solitary, pair, or nest (3–4) Challenge Rating: 7 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually neutral Advancement: 8–10 HD (Large); 11–21 HD (Huge) Level Adjustment: —

Water nagas speak Aquan and Common.

Combat

Water nagas prefer to stay mostly concealed in a body of water while they launch a spell attack.

Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 17, initial and secondary damage 1d8 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Spells: Water nagas cast spells as 7th-level sorcerers but never use fire spells.
Typical Sorcerer Spells Known (6/7/7/4; save DC 12 + spell level):

0 - acid splash, daze, detect magic, light, mage hand, open/close, read magic;

1st - expeditious retreat, magic missile, obscuring mist, shield, true strike;

2nd - invisibility, acid arrow, mirror image;

3rd - protection from energy, suggestion.

Skills: A water naga has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

NIGHT HAG

pictMedium Outsider (Evil, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 8d8+32 (68 hp) Initiative: +1 Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares) Armor Class: 22 (+1 Dex, +11 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 21 Base Attack/Grapple: +8/+12 Attack: Bite +12 melee (2d6+6 plus disease) Full Attack: Bite +12 melee (2d6+6 plus disease) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Spell-like abilities, dream haunting Special Qualities: Damage reduction 10/cold iron and magic, immunity to fire, cold, charm, sleep, and fear, spell resistance 25 Saves: Fort +12*, Ref +9*, Will +10* Abilities: Str 19, Dex 12, Con 18, Int 11, Wis 15, Cha 12 Skills: Bluff +12, Concentration +15, Diplomacy +5, Disguise +1 (+3 acting), Intimidate +14, Listen +15, Ride +12, Sense Motive +13, Spellcraft +11, Spot +15 Feats: Alertness, Combat Casting, Mounted Combat Environment: A evil-aligned plane Organization: Solitary, mounted (1, on nightmare), or covey (3, on nightmares) Challenge Rating: 9 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Always neutral evil Advancement: 9–16 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: —

A night hag is about the same height and weight as a female human.

Night hags speak Abyssal, Celestial, Common, and Infernal.

COMBAT

Night hags attack good creatures on sight if the odds of success seem favorable.

These creatures rip through armor and flesh with their deadly teeth. They love to use sleep and then strangle those who are overcome by it.

A night hag’s natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction. Its natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Change Shape (Su): A night hag can assume the form of any Small or Medium humanoid.

Disease (Ex): Demon fever - bite, Fortitude DC 18, incubation period 1 day, damage 1d6 Con. Each day after the first, on a failed save, an afflicted creature must immediately succeed on another DC 18 Fortitude save or take 1 point of Constitution drain. The save DC is Constitution based.

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level 8th. . The save DCs are Charisma-based.

At will - detect chaos, detect evil, detect good, detect law, detect magic, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement (DC 12), sleep (DC 12).

A night hag can use etherealness at will (caster level 16th) so long as it possesses its heartstone (see below)

Dream Haunting (Su): Night hags can visit the dreams of chaotic or evil individuals by using a special periapt known as a heartstone to become ethereal, then hovering over the creature. Once a hag invades someone’s dreams, it rides on the victim’s back until dawn. The sleeper suffers from tormenting dreams and takes 1 point of Constitution drain upon awakening. Only another ethereal being can stop these nocturnal intrusions, by confronting and defeating the night hag.

HEARTSTONE

All night hags carry a periapt known as a heartstone, which instantly cures any disease contracted by the holder. In addition, a heartstone provides a +2 resistance bonus on all saving throws (this bonus is included in the statistics block). A night hag that loses this charm can no longer use etherealness until it can manufacture another (which takes one month). Creatures other than the hag can benefit from the heartstone’s powers, but the periapt shatters after ten uses (any disease cured or saving throw affected counts as a use) and it does not bestow etherealness to a bearer that is not a night hag. If sold, an intact heartstone brings 1,800 gp.

NIGHTMARE

pictLarge Outsider (Evil, Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 6d8+18 (45 hp) Initiative: +6 Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares), fly 90 ft. (good) Armor Class: 24 (–1 size, +2 Dex, +13 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 22 Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+14 Attack: Hoof +9 melee (1d8+4 plus 1d4 fire) Full Attack: 2 hooves +9 melee (1d8+4 plus 1d4 fire) and bite +4 melee (1d8+2) Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Flaming hooves, smoke Special Qualities: Astral projection, darkvision 60 ft., etherealness Saves: Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +6 Abilities: Str 18, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 13, Wis 13, Cha 12 Skills: Concentration +12, Diplomacy +3, Intimidate +10, Knowledge (the planes) +10, Listen +12, Move Silently +11, Search +10, Sense Motive +10, Spot +12, Survival +10 (+12 on other planes and following tracks) Feats: Alertness, Improved Initiative, Run Environment: A evil-aligned plane Organization: Solitary Solitary Challenge Rating: 5 Treasure: None Alignment: Always neutral evil Advancement: 7–10 HD (Large); 11–18 HD (Huge) Level Adjustment: +4 (cohort)

A nightmare is about the size of a light war horse.

COMBAT

A nightmare can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also fight unless he or she succeeds on a Ride check.

A nightmare’s natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Flaming Hooves (Su): A blow from a nightmare’s hooves sets combustible materials alight.

Smoke (Su): During the excitement of battle, a nightmare snorts and neighs with rage. This snorting fills a 15-foot cone with a hot, sulfurous smoke that chokes and blinds opponents. Anyone in the cone must succeed on a DC 16 Fortitude save or take a –2 penalty on all attack and damage rolls until 1d6 minutes after leaving the cone. The cone lasts 1 round, and the nightmare uses it once as a free action during its turn each round. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Because of the smoke it gives off, a nightmare has concealment against creatures 5 feet away and total concealment against creatures 10 feet or farther away. The smoke does not obscure the nightmare’s vision at all.

Astral Projection and Etherealness (Su): These abilities function just like the spells of the same names (caster level 20th); a nightmare can use either at will.

Carrying Capacity: A light load for a nightmare is up to 300 pounds; a medium load, 301–600 pounds; and a heavy load, 601–900 pounds.

NIGHTSHADE

Nightshades are powerful undead composed of equal parts darkness and absolute evil.

Nightshades can read and understand all forms of communication; however, they communicate with others by telepathy.

COMBAT

Each of the three known varieties of nightshade is a terrible creature with unique powers and abilities. Their tactics vary according to their abilities, but they all make liberal use of haste.

Nightshade Abilities

All nightshades have the following special abilities.

Aversion to Daylight (Ex): If exposed to natural daylight (not merely a daylight spell), nightshades take a –4 penalty on all attack rolls, saving throws, and skill checks.

Desecrating Aura (Su): All nightshades give off a 20-footradius emanation of utter desecration, imbuing their surroundings with negative energy. This ability works much like a desecrate spell, except that the nightshade’s evil is so great that it is treated as the shrine of an evil power. All undead within 20 feet of the nightshade (including the creature itself ) gain a +2 profane bonus on attack rolls, damage rolls, and saving throws, and +2 hit points per HD. (The nightshade Hit Dice, attack, and save entries given here include these profane bonuses.) Charisma checks made to turn undead within this area take a –6 penalty.

A nightshade’s desecrating aura cannot be dispelled except by a dispel evil spell or similar effect. If the effect is dispelled, the nightshade can resume it as a free action on its next turn. Its desecrating aura is suppressed if a nightshade enters a consecrated or hallowed area, but the nightshade’s presence also suppresses the consecrated or hallowed effect for as long as it remains in the area.

NIGHTCRAWLER
Gargantuan Undead (Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 25d12+50 (212 hp) Initiative: +4 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), burrow 60 ft. Armor Class: 35 (–4 size, +29 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 35 Base Attack/Grapple: +12/+45 Attack: Bite +29 melee (4d6+21) Full Attack: Bite +29 melee (4d6+21/19–20) and sting +24 melee (2d8+11/19–20 plus poison) Space/Reach: 20 ft./15 ft. Special Attacks: Desecrating aura, energy drain, spell-like abilities, poison, summon undead, swallow whole Special Qualities: Aversion to daylight, damage reduction 15/silver and magic, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to cold, spell resistance 31, telepathy 100 ft, tremorsense 60 ft., undead traits Saves: Fort +12, Ref +10, Will +23 Abilities: Str 48, Dex 10, Con —, Int 20, Wis 20, Cha 18 Skills: Concentration +32, Diplomacy +6, Hide +16, Knowledge (arcana) +33, Listen +33, Move Silently +28, Search +33, Sense Motive +23, Spellcraft +35, Spot +33, Survival +5 (+7 following tracks) Feats: Blind-Fight, Combat Casting, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Critical (sting), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (cone of cold) Environment: Plane of Shadow Organization: Solitary or pair Challenge Rating: 18 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Always chaotic evil Advancement: 26–50 HD (Colossal) Level Adjustment: —

A nightcrawler is a massive behemoth similar to a purple worm, though utterly black in color.

A nightcrawler measures about 7 feet in diameter and is 100 feet long from its toothy maw to the tip of its stinging tail. It weighs about 55,000 pounds.

Combat

A nightcrawler attacks by burrowing through the ground and emerging to strike.

A nightcrawler’s natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Energy Drain (Su): Living creatures inside a nightcrawler’s gizzard gain one negative level each round. The DC is 26 for the Fortitude save to remove a negative level. The save DC is Charisma-based. For each such negative level bestowed, the nightcrawler gains 5 temporary hit points.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a nightcrawler must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can try to swallow the opponent in the following round.

Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 22, initial and secondary damage 2d6 Str. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level 25th. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

At will - contagion (DC 18), deeper darkness, detect magic, greater dispel magic, haste, invisibility, see invisibility, unholy blight (DC 18);

3/day - cone of cold (DC 19), confusion (DC 18), hold monster (DC 19);

1/day - finger of death (DC 21), mass hold monster (DC 23), plane shift (DC 21).

Summon Undead (Su): A nightcrawler can summon undead creatures once per night: 9–16 shadows, 3–6 greater shadows, or 2–4 dread wraiths. The undead arrive in 1d10 rounds and serve for 1 hour or until released.

Swallow Whole (Ex): A nightcrawler can try to swallow a grabbed opponent of Huge or smaller size by making a successful grapple check. Once inside, the opponent takes 2d8+12 points of bludgeoning damage plus 12 points of acid damage per round from the nightcrawler’s gizzard and is subject to the creature’s energy drain. A swallowed creature can cut its way out by using a light slashing or piercing weapon to deal 35 points of damage to the gizzard (AC 21). Once the creature exits, muscular action closes the hole; another swallowed opponent must cut its own way out.

A nightcrawler’s interior can hold 2 Huge, 8 Large, 32 Medium, 128 Small, 512 Tiny or smaller opponents.

NIGHTWALKER
pictHuge Undead (Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 21d12+42 (178 hp) Initiative: +6 Speed: 40 ft (8 squares)., fly 20 ft. (poor) Armor Class: 32 (–2 size, +2 Dex, +22 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 30 Base Attack/Grapple: +10/+34 Attack: Slam +24 melee (2d6+16) Full Attack: 2 slams +24 melee (2d6+16) Space/Reach: 15 ft./15 ft. Special Attacks: Crush item, desecrating aura, evil gaze, spell-like abilities, summon undead Special Qualities: Aversion to daylight, damage reduction 15/silver and magic, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to cold, spell resistance 29, telepathy 100 ft., undead traits Saves: Fort +11, Ref +11, Will +19 Abilities: Str 38, Dex 14, Con —, Int 20, Wis 20, Cha 18 Skills: Concentration +28, Diplomacy +6, Hide +18*, Knowledge (arcana) +29, Listen +29, Move Silently +26, Search +29, Sense Motive +29, Spellcraft +31, Spot +29, Survival +5 (+7 following tracks) Feats: Cleave, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Great Fortitude, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (unholy blight) Environment: Plane of Shadow Organization: Solitary, pair, or gang (3–4) Challenge Rating: 16 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Always chaotic evil Advancement: 22–31 HD (Huge); 32–42 HD (Gargantuan) Level Adjustment: —

Nightwalkers are human-shaped horrors that haunt the darkness.

A nightwalker is about 20 feet tall and weighs about 12,000 pounds.

Combat

Nightwalkers lurk in dark areas where they can almost always surprise the unwary.

A nightwalker’s natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Crush Item (Su): A nightwalker can destroy any weapon or item of Large size or smaller (even magic ones, but not artifacts) by picking it up and crushing it between its hands. The nightwalker must make a successful disarm attempt to grab an item held by an opponent. The item is entitled to a DC 34 Fortitude save to resist destruction. The save DC is Strength-based.

Evil Gaze (Su): Fear, 30 feet. A creature that meets the nightwalker’s gaze must succeed on a DC 24 Will save or be paralyzed with fear for 1d8 rounds. Whether or not the save is successful, that creature cannot be affected again by the same nightshade’s gaze for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting fear effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level 21st. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

At will - contagion (DC 18), deeper darkness, detect magic, greater dispel magic, haste, see invisibility, and unholy blight (DC 18);

3/day - confusion (DC 18), hold monster (DC 19), invisibility;

1/day - cone of cold (DC 19), finger of death (DC 21), plane shift (DC 21).

Summon Undead (Su): A nightwalker can summon undead creatures once per night: 7–12 shadows, 2–5 greater shadows, or 1–2 dread wraiths. The undead arrive in 1d10 rounds and serve for 1 hour or until released.

Skills: *When hiding in a dark area, a nightwalker gains a +8 racial bonus on Hide checks.

Tactics Round-by-Round

The nightwalker is an exceedingly intelligent foe that makes the best use of all its abilities. It favors using its spell-like abilities to divide and disable its enemies, then closing to melee with opponents it has isolated from their allies.

Prior to combat: The nightwalker keeps its see invisibility power active most of the time. It uses haste and invisibility to prepare for battle.

Round 1: Move to within 30 feet to make use of gaze attack and strike with confusion or hold monster, coupled with a quickened unholy blight.

Round 2: Hit a spellcaster with finger of death and another quickened unholy blight.

Round 3: Move up to engage the enemy and attempt to disarm an enemy fighter.

Round 4: Crush the disarmed weapon (or use gaze attack if disarm attempt failed).

Round 5: Full attack against the unarmed foe (or on a nearby spellcaster).

NIGHTWING
Huge Undead (Extraplanar) Hit Dice: 17d12+34 (144 hp) Initiative: +8 Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares), fly 60 ft. (good) Armor Class: 30 (–2 size, +4 Dex, +18 natural) touch 12, flat-footed 26 Base Attack/Grapple: +8/+28 Attack: Bite +18 melee (2d6+17/19–20 plus magic drain) Full Attack: Bite +18 melee (2d6+17/19–20 plus magic drain) Space/Reach: 15 ft./10 ft. Special Attacks: Desecrating aura, magic drain, spell-like abilities, summon undead Special Qualities: Aversion to daylight, damage reduction 15/silver and magic, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to cold, spell resistance 27, telepathy 100 ft., undead traits Saves: Fort +9, Ref +11, Will +17 Abilities: Str 31, Dex 18, Con —, Int 18, Wis 20, Cha 18 Skills: Concentration +24, Diplomacy +6, Hide +16*, Listen +25, Move Silently +24, Search +24, Sense Motive +25, Spellcraft +24, Spot +25, Survival +5 (+7 following tracks) Feats: Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative Environment: Plane of Shadow Organization: Solitary, pair, or flock (3–6) Challenge Rating: 14 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Always chaotic evil Advancement: 18–25 HD (Huge); 26–34 HD (Gargantuan) Level Adjustment: —

Nightwings are batlike flyers that hunt on the wing.

A nightwing has a wingspan of about 40 feet and weighs about 4,000 pounds.

Combat

Nightwings prowl the night sky and dive onto their victims. They are all but invisible, detectable only because of the stars they obscure in their passing.

A nightwing’s natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Magic Drain (Su): A nightwing can weaken magic armor, weapons, and shields by making a successful touch attack. The targeted item must succeed on a DC 22 Fortitude save or lose 1 point of its enhancement bonus. The save DC is Charisma-based. An item that loses its entire enhancement bonus becomes merely a masterwork item and loses any special abilities (such as flaming) as well. Casting dispel evil upon the item reverses the effect of the magic drain, provided this occurs within a number of days after the attack equal to the caster’s level and the caster succeeds on a DC 29 caster level check.

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level 17th. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

At will - contagion (DC 18), deeper darkness, detect magic, haste, see invisibility, unholy blight (DC 18);

3/day - confusion (DC 18), greater dispel magic, hold monster (DC 19), invisibility;

1/day - cone of cold (DC 19), finger of death (DC 21), plane shift (DC 21).

Summon Undead (Su): A nightwing can summon undead creatures once per night: 5–12 shadows, 2–4 greater shadows, or 1 dread wraith. The undead arrive in 1d10 rounds and serve for 1 hour or until released.

Skills: *When hiding in a dark area or flying in a dark sky, a nightwing gains a +8 racial bonus on Hide checks.

NYMPH

pictMedium Fey Hit Dice: 6d6+6 (27 hp) Initiative: +3 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), swim 20 ft. Armor Class: 17 (+3 Dex, +4 deflection), touch 17, flat-footed 14 Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+3 Attack: Dagger +6 melee (1d4/19–20) Full Attack: Dagger +6 melee (1d4/19–20) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: Blinding beauty, spells, spell-like abilities, stunning glance Special Qualities: Damage reduction 10/cold iron, low-light vision, unearthly grace, wild empathy Saves: Fort +7, Ref +12, Will +12 Abilities: Str 10, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 16, Wis 17, Cha 19 Skills: Concentration +10, Diplomacy +6, Escape Artist +12, Handle Animal +13, Heal +12, Hide +12, Listen +12, Move Silently +12, Ride +5, Sense Motive +12, Spot +12, Swim +8, Use Rope +3 (+5 with bindings) Feats: Combat Casting, Dodge, Weapon Finesse Environment: Temperate forests Organization: Solitary Challenge Rating: 7 Treasure: Standard Alignment: Usually chaotic good Advancement: 7–12 HD (Medium) Level Adjustment: +7

A nymph is about the height and weight of a female elf.

Nymphs speak Sylvan and Common.

COMBAT

Blinding Beauty (Su): This ability affects all humanoids within 30 feet of a nymph. Those who look directly at a nymph must succeed on a DC 17 Fortitude save or be blinded permanently as though by the blindness spell. A nymph can suppress or resume this ability as a free action. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Spell-Like Abilities: Caster level 7th.

1/day - dimension door.

Spells: A nymph casts divine spells as a 7th-level druid.
Typical Druid Spells Prepared (6/5/4/3/1, save DC 13 + spell level):

0 - cure minor wounds, detect magic, flare, guidance, light, resistance;

1st - calm animal, cure light wounds, entangle, longstrider, speak with animals;

2nd - barkskin, heat metal, lesser restoration, tree shape;

3rd - call lightning, cure moderate wounds, protection from energy;

4th - rusting grasp.

Stunning Glance (Su): As a standard action, a wrathful nymph can stun a creature within 30 feet with a look. The target creature must succeed on a DC 17 Fortitude save or be stunned for 2d4 rounds. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Unearthly Grace (Su): A nymph adds her Charisma modifier as a bonus on all her saving throws, and as a deflection bonus to her Armor Class. (The statistics block already reflects these bonuses).

Wild Empathy (Ex): This power works like the druid’s wild empathy class feature, except that a nymph has a +6 racial bonus on the check.

Skills: A nymph has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. She can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. She can use the run action while swimming, provided she swims in a straight line.