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Medusa

This monstrous, snaked-haired creature has the upper body of a bronze-skinned woman and the lower body of an enormous serpent.

Creatures in "Medusa" Category

NameCR
Eygreas13

Medusa, Eygreas

Eygreas CR 13

Source Mythical Monsters Revisited pg. 44
XP 25,600
Female brazen medusa ranger 5
LE Large monstrous humanoid
Init +8; Senses all-around vision, darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +21

Defense

AC 29, touch 14, flat-footed 24 (+6 armor, +4 Dex, +1 dodge, +9 natural, –1 size)
hp 141 (13 HD; 8d10+5d10+70)
Fort +11, Ref +16, Will +8
DR 5/adamantine and magic; Immune poison

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +16 (1d6+2), snake bite +16 (1d6+2 plus poison), tail slap +11 (1d8+1 plus grab) or mwk scimitar +15/+10/+5 (1d8+2/18–20)
Ranged +2 seeking composite longbow +18/+13/+8 (2d6+4/3)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d8+1), favored enemy (humans +2, monstrous humanoids +4), petrifying gaze
Ranger Spells Prepared (CL 2nd; concentration +3)
1st—entangle (DC 12), pass without trace

Statistics

Str 15, Dex 19, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 17
Base Atk +13; CMB +16 (+20 grapple); CMD 31
Feats Dodge, Endurance, Far Shot, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Weapon Finesse
Skills Bluff +16, Intimidate +16, Perception +21, Stealth +15, Survival +17; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
Languages Common, Draconic
SQ favored terrain (jungle +2), hunter’s bond (constrictor snake), track +2, wild empathy +8
Gear +2 chain shirt, +2 seeking composite longbow (+2 Str) with 40 arrows, masterwork scimitar, amulet of natural armor +1, bracers of armor +1

Special Abilities

Petrifying Gaze (Su) Turn to stone permanently, 30 feet, Fortitude DC 19 negates. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Poison (Ex) Snake bite—injury; save Fort DC 19; frequency 1/ round for 6 rounds; effect 1d3 Str; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Description

At a young age, Eygreas learned from her mother—a strong-willed medusa by the name of Litiasha—that she was the daughter of a powerful boggard priestking. When the tribe of boggards ambushed Litiasha several years after Eygreas’s birth, demanding that the medusa release her brazen daughter to them to be sacrif iced on an altar to Gogunta, Litiasha barely had time to petrify more than half of the boggard warriors before she was overwhelmed and abducted by them, and sacrif iced in her daughter’s place. Eygreas barely escaped the onslaught; the traumatic event spurred within her a burning hatred for the froglike denizens of the swamp, and so she honed her skill with her bow and devoted her life to hunting the tribe that had killed her kin. After stealthily slaughtering all of the boggards with her arrows and gaze—and thus removing her only driving motivation—she fell into a realm of madness and bitter isolation.

Now, the brazen medusa stalks the Thassilonian ruins that dot the southern Mushfens, seeking some sort of artifact or piece of history that will once again give meaning to her life, all the while butchering any she comes across with little regard to their motives or means. Though her memory is mostly shattered, her skill at hunting remains sharp, and she seeks solace from the chaos of her mind by stalking her prey and feasting on their corpses. Still, though she does not remember why, the sight of the toady people of the swamp enrages her to no end, and the only thing that will stop Eygreas from pursuing her current target is the opportunity to hunt a boggard instead.