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Its flesh pallid and a parchment burial Prayer hanging from its brow, this risen corpse lurches forward in a series of short hops.

Jiang-shis (often known as “hopping vampires”) are Undead Humanoid creatures that feed on the exhaled life energy of the living. A jiang-shi's appearance is based on the state of the creature's corpse at the time of its reanimation. Regardless of the state of decay, most jiang-shis wear Clothing or armor that is at least one generation out of style. Additionally, each has a short parchment Prayer scroll affixed to its brow by stitches; originally intended to protect the body from restless spirits, this scroll grants a jiang-shi Immunity to magical effects unleashed by items like scrolls and wands.

A jiang-shi is created when a restless spirit does not leave its corpse at the time of death, and is instead allowed to Fester and putrefy within. At some point during the body's decomposition, the thing rises in its grotesque form and seeks living creatures to feed upon.

Attributes

AC
25, Touch 22, Flat-footed 18 (+6 Dex, +1 Dodge, +3 Natural, +1 Monk, +4 Wis)
Alignment
Le
Base Atk
+3
CMB
+8 (+12 Grapple)
CMD
28 (Can't Be Tripped)
CR
CR 6
Cha
16
Con
&Mdash;
Creature Type
Undead (Augmented Humanoid)
DR
10/magic And Slashing
Defensive Abilities
Channel Resistance +4, Evasion, Prayer Scroll
Dex
23
Environment
Any
Feats
Alertness B , Combat Reflexes , Deflect Arrows, Dodge B , Improved Initiative , Improved Unarmed Strike , Mobility B , Power Attack, Skill Focus ( Acrobatics ) B , Spring Attack B , Stunning Fist , Toughness , Weapon Finesse
Fort
+8
HP
51 (5d8+25); Fast Healing 5
Immune
Disease , Spell Completion And Spell Trigger Effects, Undead Traits
Init
Human Jiang-shi Monk 5 Le Medium Undead ( Augmented Humanoid) +10
Int
12
Languages
Common
Melee
2 Claws +9 (1d8+3/19-20 Plus Grab), Bite +9 (1d6+3)
Monster Class
Human jiang-shi monk 5
Organization
Solitary Or Brotherhood (28)
Racial Modifiers
+8 Acrobatics , +8 Perception , +8 Stealth
Ref
+11
Resist
Cold 20
SQ
Fast Movement, High Jump, Ki Pool (6 Points, Magic), Maneuver Training, Purity Of Body, Slow Fall 20 Ft., Still Mind
Senses
Blindsight 60 Ft. (Breathing Creatures Only), Darkvision 60 Ft.; Perception +22
Size
Medium
Skills
Acrobatics +25 (+30 When Jumping), Escape Artist +14, Perception +22, Sense Motive +14, Stealth +22, Swim +11
Special Attacks
Brutal Claws, Drain Chi (Dc 15), Flurry Of Blows, Stunning Fist (5/day, Dc 16)
Speed
30 Ft.
Str
16
Treasure
Npc Gear ( Amulet Of Natural Armor +1 , Cloak Of Resistance +1 , Potion Of Invisibility , Alchemist's Fire [6])
Weaknesses
Jiang-shi Weaknesses
Will
+9; +2 Vs. Enchantment
Wis
18
XP
2,400
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