Sundered Dryad CR 5

This monster is based on Sundered Woman from Creature Collection 2: Dark Menagerie Copyright 2001, White Wolf Publishing, Inc. It includes open game content from that volume. This rendition of the monster for PFRPG is designated Open Game Content also.

At first glance this creature appears as though a comely female creature of the forest such as a nymph or dryad. As if approaches however you notice deep wounds, all across it's body. These wounds don't bleed but rather rejoin and split in new places with the creature's movement.

Sundered Dryad CR5

CN Medium Fey

Str 12 +1
Dex 20 +5
Con 11 +0
Int 14 +2
Wis 6 -2
Cha 15 +2

Init +5 (+5 Dex); Senses Perception +9 Low-Light Vision

Languages Common, Elven, and Sylvan

AC 19, touch 15, flat-footed 14 (+5 Dex +4 natural)

hp 21 (6d6 HD)

Fort +2 (Base +2), Ref +10 (Base +5, Dex +5), Will +3 (Base +5, Wis -2)

Spd 30 ft.

Melee claw +8 (1d4+1) + wounding (+3 BAB, +5 Dex)

Space 5 ft; Reach 5 ft

Base Atk +3

CMB +4 (+3 BAB, +1 Str) CMD 19 (10 +5 Dex, +3 BAB, +1 Str)

Atk Options Wounding, Spell-like abilities
Special Actions Monster Empathy

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th): (Save DC 12 + spell level)
3rd—Poison 1/day
2nd— Alter Self 3/day, Invisibility 2/day
1st— Charm Person 3/day, Speak with Animals, -at will
0— Bleed -at will

Special Qualities Spell-like abilities, Monster Empathy

Feats Dodge, Weapon Finesse, Alertness

Skills Climb +10 (6 ranks, +3 class, +1 str), Stealth +14 (6 ranks, +3 class, +5 Dex), Survival +7 (6 ranks, +3 class, -2 wis), Perception +9 (6 ranks, +3 class, -2 wis, +2 feat), Swim +10 (6 ranks, +3 class, +1 str), Perform (Dance) +11 (6 ranks, +3 class, +2 cha), Knowledge (Nature) +11 (6 ranks, +3 class, +2 int), Heal +7 (6 ranks, +3 class, -2 wis)

Treasure: Standard
Terrain: Any Forest
Organization: Solitary
Advancement Range: 7-12 HD

Sundered dryads tend to avoid direct combat or even ignore the presence of others — until the search for their home is interfered with, when they can lash out, Others seek to lure intruders into traps to find out if these foreigners were the ones who destroyed the local forest. No matter what, each sundered woman behaves in accordance with her own particular form of insanity.
Wounding Touch (Su): The claw attack of a sundered dryad is particularly vicious. Such wounds bleed longer than normal, inflicting an extra point of damage on the following round before clotting. Damage taken from a sundered woman’s claws is also resistant to magical healing, so cure spells are only half as effective as usual, and such damage is always healed last if a subject of the spell has suffered other wounds as well.
For example, a character has taken 10 points of damage from an ogre’s club and 8 points of damage fromn a sundered dryad’s claws and spells. The first cure light wounds spell cast on him heals six points, which goes toward the damage done by the ogre. The secondspellheals eight points: four of these heal the rest of the damage from the ogre, and the remaining four points heal only two points of the damage inflicted by the sundered woman, The character has sixpoints of damage remaining, and requires 12 points of magical healing or six points of natural healing to recover fully.
Monster Empathy (Ex) Sundered Dryads have access to this unusual variation of the Animal empathy Druid class ability. Normal animals have a pronounced aversion to their presence, so the estranged fey find comfort with twisted creatures like themselves. This skill operates just as the Animal Empathy class ability, but works best on aberrations, The skill can also be used on beasts or magical beasts of a chaotic or evil alignment with a -4 penalty to the roll.

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