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Death Whisperer

Death Whisperer CR 18

Source NPC Codex pg. 158
XP 153,600
Human rogue 19
LE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +10; Senses Perception +23


AC 28, touch 18, flat-footed 22 (+6 armor, +2 deflection, +5 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 natural, +2 shield)
hp 184 (19d8+95)
Fort +12, Ref +20, Will +12
Defensive Abilities improved evasion, improved uncanny dodge, trap sense +6


Speed 30 ft.
Melee rapier of puncturing +23/+18/+13 (1d6+4/15–20 plus 1 bleed)
Ranged mwk dagger +21 (1d4+2/19–20)
Special Attacks sneak attack +10d6


During Combat The rogue uses Spring Attack and Lightning Stance to reach opponents, and uses his rapier of puncturing to make sneak attacks.


Str 14, Dex 22, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +14; CMB +16; CMD 35
Feats Critical Focus, Dodge, Improved Critical (rapier), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Lightning Stance, Mobility, Spring Attack, Staggering Critical, Toughness, Vital Strike, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (rapier), Wind Stance
Skills Acrobatics +28, Bluff +21, Climb +24, Disable Device +39, Escape Artist +28, Perception +23, Sense Motive +23, Stealth +28, Swim +24
Languages Common
SQ rogue talents (bleeding attack +10, combat trick, defensive roll, feat, finesse rogue, improved evasion, rogue crawl, slippery mind, weapon training), trapfinding +9
Combat Gear potions of cure serious wounds (2), potion of fly, potions of haste (2), potions of invisibility (3); Other Gear +3 shadow studded leather, rapier of puncturing, masterwork dagger, amulet of natural armor +2, belt of incredible dexterity +4, cloak of resistance +3, ring of force shield, ring of protection +2, masterwork dagger (4), masterwork rapier, masterwork thieves’ tools, 3,977 gp

The death whisperer ends lives with a quiet sigh, freeing a last breath and a soul with one strike.

Wu Shen

Wu Shen loves death as if it were an actual person. She speaks of death as "her lover" and never as "death" or any proper name, and listeners may mistakenly believe she is referring to a mortal person. She relishes every killing, seeing them as love notes of a sort. Death’s affection is the most elusive prize, and each murder brings her a moment of hope that it will acknowledge her as its favorite. To challenge herself and prove her worthiness, she often sets specific criteria for her kills, such as death in exactly three hits, or from two different directions, or while holding a black rose in her off hand.

Combat Encounters: Wu Shen might select a PC to be the target of her latest challenge, attacking unexpectedly and retreating without saying a word if she fails to meet the self-imposed parameters of her challenge.

Roleplaying Suggestions: With her highly romanticized way of speaking about "her lover," Wu Shen might convince the PCs to help her with specific killings under the pretense of deeds of heroic chivalry. The PCs may persuade her to help them with battles that would pose a unique enough challenge to attract her lover’s attention.