Mar 26 2012

Monday Monster: Mother, Maiden, and Crone, Pt 2 — The Cold Woman

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Second in our covey of hags, the Cold Woman. In my campaign, she also had some non-combat ritualistic abilities to bring about an unnaturally early, long, and cold winter over a large region that are not reflected in the statblock, as they were purely story-related. She also had a white dragon as her animal companion, but this was treated as another creature in the XP budget (and was an NPC in its own right).

As before, this writeup was done before there was an official “Annis hag” for Pathfinder, so it’s my own version. It’s probably pretty close, but I haven’t compared it. Either one should work.

The Cold Woman (CR 10)

Female Annis Hag Druid 5
NE Large Monstrous Humanoid
Init +1; Senses Darkvision (60 feet); Perception +16

AC 20, touch 10, flat-footed 19 (+1 Dex, -1 size, +10 natural)
hp 121 (7d10+5d8+60)
Fort +13, Ref +7, Will +13
DR 5/bludgeoning; SR 17

Spd 40 ft.
Melee +1 Unholy Sickle +16/+11 (1d8+7/20/x2) or
Melee Bite +10 (1d6+3/20/x2) and
Claw x2 +10 (1d6+3/20/x2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks Grab, Storm Burst (7/day)
Spell-Like Abilities Alter Self (3/day), Fog Cloud (3/day), Storm Burst (7/day)
Druid Spells Known (CL 5, 15 melee touch, 10 ranged touch):
3 (2/day) Summon Nature’s Ally III, Call Lightning (DC 17), Sleet Storm
2 (3/day) Barkskin, Resist Energy (DC 16), Heat Metal (DC 16), Fog Cloud
1 (4/day) Hide from Animals (DC 15), Obscuring Mist, Cure Light Wounds (DC 15), Cure Light Wounds (DC 15), Cure Light Wounds (DC 15)
0 (at will) Resistance (DC 14), Read Magic (DC 14), Create Water, Detect Magic

Abilities Str 23, Dex 12, Con 20, Int 16, Wis 19, Cha 14
Base Atk +10; CMB +17 (+21 Grappling); CMD 28
Feats Alertness, Blind-Fight, Combat Casting, Druid Weapon Proficiencies, Great Fortitude, Intimidating Prowess, Natural Spell
Skills Appraise +8, Bluff +9, Climb +10, Diplomacy +10, Fly +10, Handle Animal +10, Heal +10, Intimidate +18, Knowledge (Arcana) +12, Knowledge (Geography) +10, Knowledge (Nature) +12, Perception +16, Ride +8, Sense Motive +6, Spellcraft +12, Stealth +10, Survival +10
Languages Common, Draconic, Druidic, Giant, Sylvan
SQ Druid Domain: Weather, Nature Sense (Ex), Resist Nature’s Lure (Ex), Spontaneous Casting, Trackless Step (Ex), Wild Empathy +7 (Ex), Wild Shape (1/day) (Su), Wild Shape (Beast Shape I: Small – Medium animal), Woodland Stride (Ex)
Combat Gear +1 Unholy Sickle, +2 Cold Resistance Hide; Other Gear Staff of Healing

Natural Spell You can cast spells while in Wild Shape.
Resist Nature’s Lure (Ex) +4 save vs. effects from Fey and effects using plants.
Spontaneous Casting The Druid can convert stored spells into Summon Nature’s Ally spells.
Storm Burst (1d6+2) (7/day) (Sp) 30′ Ranged touch attack deals 1d6+2 nonlethal damage and inflicts a -2 to hit penalty for 1r.

Next week: The Keening Crone.

-The Gneech

The text is open content using the OGL. “The Cold Woman” was created by John “The Gneech” Robey. Stat blocks created by Hero LabĀ®.

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