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Redkind

Vicious shadows wrap around the form of this pudgy, white-eyed child.

Redkind CR 2

XP 600
NE Small fey
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +7
Aura twisted shadows (30 ft.; DC 13)

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 15, flat-footed 13 (+4 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 16 (3d6+6)
Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +2; Weaknesses situational blindness

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +6 (1d4)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd; concentration +7)

At willdancing lights, darkness, detect thoughts (DC 13), ghost sound (DC 12), lullaby (DC 12)
1/daygrease, minor image (DC 14), snare

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 18, Con 15, Int 10, Wis 9, Cha 15
Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 14
Feats Alertness, Weapon Finesse
Skills Disable Device +7, Escape Artist +10, Intimidate +7, Perception +7, Sense Motive +7, Stealth +14 (+18 Stealth in darkness)
Languages Sylvan
SQ change shape (cat, child, snake, or spider; polymorph)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Situational Blindness (Su)

Redkind have trouble targeting creatures who can’t see them. Any creature that can’t see a redkind (such as by closing its own eyes) gains partial concealment from it. Any creature that covers itself entirely (such as by hiding under a blanket) gains full concealment, even if the creature would not otherwise be considered hidden.

Twisted Shadows (Su)

In areas of dim illumination or darker, a redkind’s presence animates the shadows within 30 feet of it into leering or wicked shapes. The first time a creature ends its turn within this aura, it must succeed at a DC 13 Will saving throw or become shaken for 10 minutes. If the creature succeeds at the saving throw, it cannot be affected again by the same redkind’s twisted shadows for 24 hours. This is a fear effect, and the DC is Charisma-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any urban
Organization solitary, pair, or gaggle (2–5 redkind, plus 1 bogeymanB3)
Treasure standard

Redkind are simple and secretive fey that feed on fear like the far more dangerous bogeyman does, but they work in quieter and subtler ways. They tickle the simplest and most childlike fears in victims—darkness, loneliness, strangers, or the abject paranoia of the unknown. To the redkind, chases are little more than mealtime fun, and their cruel practical jokes are delightful games.

Afraid of bright lights and loud noises and unable to understand most of the world, these fey prefer to latch on to lonely, solitary creatures and torture them night after night, lurking under beds, in closets, or outside windows while their presence animates and twists the shadows into unsettling shapes. They might spend months or even years shaping a victim into just the flavor of fear they enjoy. Despite their cowardice, redkind are extremely protective of these seasoned victims—some going so far as to label these unfortunates as their “only real friends.”

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Taldor, The First Empire © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Mark Moreland, with Crystal Frasier, Violet Hargrave, and Isabelle Lee.