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Yuki-Onna

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This beautiful but sad-looking woman wears an ornate robe and is surrounded by a whirling mass of snow.

A yuki-onna is the restless spirit of a woman who froze to death in the snow and was never given a proper burial. She roams the wilderness, constantly searching for intelligent creatures to kill and always appearing surrounded by swirling mists of snow and ice. Eternally jaded by her unjust departure to the afterlife, a yuki-onna seeks to impose the same cruel fate upon those who still live, particularly men and those who sympathize or cooperate with them. Many foolish individuals are lured to their deaths by a yuki-onna's unparalleled beauty, which remains even as the evil spirit steadily freezes and kills her victims with her powers over frost.

The transition from life to undeath corrupts a yuki-onna's soul, and even a well-intentioned, good-hearted individual who freezes in the snow may become a treacherous yuki-onna. Most yuki-onnas immediately seek out those who wronged them in life, after which they reside in an area near what was their home, haunting and killing anyone who dares to come near. Yuki-onnas hardly ever make their presences known in rural areas with larger populations, and they prefer inhabiting the countryside and wilderness.

When a yuki-onna is destroyed, her body melts as though ice, leaving only a small pool of water in its stead. A yuki-onna is 5-1/2 feet tall.

Special Abilities

Chilling Touch (Su) A yuki-onna's touch causes 4d6 Cold Damage. Whenever a Creature takes Cold Damage in this manner, it must make a DC 20 Fortitude save to avoid being staggered by the supernatural Cold For 1 round. This Duration stacks. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Fascinating Gaze (Su) Fascinated for 1d4 rounds, 30 feet, Will DC 20 negates. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Snow Dependency (Ex) A yuki-onna is staggered if she is ever in an area without snow while her snowstorm aura is suppressed or otherwise not functioning.

Snowstorm (Su) A yuki-onna is surrounded by whirling blasts of snow, even in areas that wouldn't allow for such weather, that comprise a 200-foot-radius spread. Within this area, the snowfall and wind gusts cause a 4 Penalty on Perception Checks and ranged attacks. The wind itself blows in a clockwise rotation around the yuki-onna, and functions as severe wind ( Core Rulebook 439). A yuki-onna is unaffected by snowstorms or blizzards of any kind. Any effect that causes these winds to drop below severe (such as Control Weather Or Control Winds ) cancels the snowstorm effect entirely.

Attributes

AC
21, Touch 21, Flat-footed 16 (+6 Deflection, +4 Dex, +1 Dodge)
Alignment
Le
Aura
Snowstorm (200 Ft.)
Base Atk
+6
CMB
+10
CMD
27
CR
CR 8
Cha
22
Con
&Mdash;
Creature Type
Undead (Cold, Incorporeal)
Defensive Abilities
Incorporeal
Dex
18
Environment
Any Cold
Feats
Combat Casting , Dodge , Improved Initiative , Mobility , Spring Attack
Fort
+9
HP
94 (9d8+54)
Immune
Cold , Undead Traits
Init
Le Medium Undead ( Cold , Incorporeal ) +8
Int
17
Languages
Common
Melee
2 Touches +10 (4d6 Cold Plus Chilling Touch)
Organization
Solitary
Ref
+7
Senses
Darkvision 60 Ft.; Perception +17
Size
Medium
Skills
Bluff +15, Fly +12, Intimidate +18, Perception +17, Sense Motive +17, Spellcraft +15, Stealth +16, Survival +14
Special Attacks
Chilling Touch, Fascinating Gaze
Speed
Fly 30 Ft. (Perfect)
Spell-Like Abilities
(Cl 10th; Concentration +16) Constant— Blur 3/day— Cone Of Cold (Dc 21), Eyebite (Comatose And Panicked Only, Dc 22), Ice Storm
Str
&Mdash;
Treasure
Standard
Weaknesses
Vulnerable To Fire , Snow Dependency
Will
+11
Wis
21
XP
4,800
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