This serene woman has pointed ears and flowing crimson hair, and wears an elegant dress and a crown of twigs.
|Leanan Sidhe||CR 9/MR 3|
Str 10, Dex 17, Con 18, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 21
Base Atk +5; CMB +5; CMD 24
Feats Alertness, Combat Casting, Dodge, Improved InitiativeM, PersuasiveM, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (charm person), Spell Focus (enchantment)
Skills Bluff +19, Diplomacy +25, Fly +7, Intimidate +22, Knowledge (arcana) +12, Knowledge (nobility) +7, Perception +19, Sense Motive +19, Spellcraft +6
Languages Sylvan; tongues
SQ change shape (any female humanoid), skill blessing, spell blessing, unearthly grace
A leanan sidhe immediately knows if a creature uses her skill blessing or spell blessing. As a standard action at any range, she can expend one use of Mythic Power to drain 1 point of Constitution from that creature. The leanan sidhe heals 5 hit points or gains 5 temporary hit points for 1 hour (up to a maximum number of temporary hit points equal to her full normal hit points) each time she uses this ability.
As a standard action, a leanan sidhe can create a special token that takes the form of a masterwork artisan’s tool for one Craft or Perform skill. The intended recipient of this tool gains a +4 bonus on skill checks made with the token. Like with a cursed item, the recipient prefers to use the token, refuses to get rid of it, and finds that it returns if stolen or discarded. The leanan sidhe can destroy the token as a standard action at any range. She can have a number of tokens in existence equal to her Mythic Rank.
A leanan sidhe may enhance the magic of a willing humanoid spellcaster by touching him for 1 full round. The blessing allows the target to recall a number of spell levels each day equal to twice the leanan sidhe’s Mythic Rank. This recalling works like a pearl of power, except it works for spellcasters of any class (spontaneous casters recover spent spell slots). The leanan sidhe can end this blessing as a standard action at any range. The number of blessed creatures she can have at the same time is equal to her Mythic Rank.
Environment any land
Organization solitary or retinue (1 plus 3–7 guards and sycophants of 1st–3rd level)
Treasure double (dagger, other treasure)
Leanan sidhe are regal fey who pride themselves as patrons of the arts. By establishing a magical link with a talented mortal performer or artist, the leanan sidhe enhances her target’s skill, but slowly feeds on his life energy. Many tragic stories of talented artists who have a creative burst and then fall into obscurity or suddenly die can be attributed to the influence of these creatures. A leanan sidhe prefers to avoid direct combat and relies on her minions and devotees to protect her—all of whom hope to become her next special project, despite the cost of this arrangement.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.