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Crone Queen

A cold, hateful light burns in the eye sockets of this corpse-like creature, whose withered skin is stretched over its icy bones.

Crone Queen CR 15

Source Bestiary 5 pg. 61, Pathfinder #72: The Witch Queen's Revenge pg. 84
XP 51,200
NE Medium undead (cold)
Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft., lifesense; Perception +32
Aura fear aura (30 ft., DC 25)

Defense

AC 30, touch 16, flat-footed 24 (+4 armor, +5 Dex, +1 Dodge, +10 natural)
hp 209 (22d8+110); fast healing 10
Fort +13, Ref +14, Will +18
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4; DR 10/cold iron and slashing; Immune cold, undead traits; SR 26
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee ice staff +27/+22/+17/+12 (1d6+14 plus 1d6 cold and energy drain) or
Special Attacks cold, energy drain (2 levels, DC 25), hexes (blight, evil eye, hoarfrost, ice tomb, misfortune), ice staff, unearthly cold
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 19th; concentration +23)
Constant—mage armor
At will—frost fall(DC 16), ice missile (as magic missile, but deals cold damage), obscuring mist, screech(DC 17)
3/day—bestow curse (DC 17), crushing despair (DC 18), ice storm, unshakable chill (DC 16), wall of ice (DC 18)
1/day—cone of cold (DC 19), freezing sphere (DC 20), polar ray

Statistics

Str 23, Dex 20, Con —, Int 19, Wis 17, Cha 18
Base Atk +16; CMB +22; CMD 38
Feats Alertness, Combat Casting, Dodge, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Lunge, Mobility, Power Attack, Toughness
Skills Intimidate +29, Knowledge (arcana, history, nobility) +27, Perception +32, Sense Motive +32, Spellcraft +29, Stealth +30
Languages Aklo, Common, Draconic, Giant, Sylvan

Ecology

Environment cold ruins
Organization solitary, coven (3-6), or court (12-14)
Treasure double

Special Abilities

Cold (Ex) A crone queen’s body generates intense cold, dealing 1d6 points of cold damage with its touch or when creatures attack it with unarmed strikes and natural attacks.

Hexes (Su) A crone queen can use the hexes listed in its special attacks entry as a 20th-level witch . The save DC to resist a crone queen’s hex is 24.

Ice Staff (Su) As a free action, a crone queen can create a magic staff out of supernaturally hard ice that functions as a +5 frost quarterstaff. The crone queen can use her energy drain attack with this staff. The ice staff melts away instantly if it leaves the crone queen’s hands.

Unearthly Cold (Su) Half the cold damage caused by cold spells and spell-like abilities cast by the crone queen is not subject to cold resistance or immunity.

Crone queens are unique and deadly creatures formed from the frozen remains of Baba Yaga’s daughters.