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Grave Sage

Grave Sage CR 13

XP 25,600
Mythos ghoul bard 14
CE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., death scent, low-light vision, scent; Perception +17

DEFENSE

AC 24, touch 13, flat-footed 22 (+7 armor, +1 deflection, +1 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural)
hp 122 (14d8+56)
Fort +8, Ref +10, Will +11; +4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic; +4 vs. magical disease
Immune non-magical disease

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft.
Melee +1 keen longsword +13/+8 (1d8+3/19–20), bite +7 (1d4+1)
Special Attacks bardic performance 33 rounds/day (swift action; countersong, dirge of doom [DC 20], distraction, fascinate [DC 20], frightening tune [DC 20], inspire competence +4, inspire courage +3, inspire greatness, soothing performance, suggestion [DC 20]), feed on flesh
Bard Spells Known (CL 14th; concentration +17)

5th (2/day)greater dispel magic, mass suggestion (DC 18), mislead (DC 18)
4th (4/day)cure critical wounds, dimension door, greater invisibility, hold monster (DC 17)
3rd (5/day)charm monster (DC 16), confusion (DC 16), fear (DC 16), haste, slow (DC 16)
2nd (6/day)alter self, blindness/deafness (DC 15), cat’s grace, hold person (DC 15), mirror image, suggestion (DC 15)
1st (6/day)alarm, charm person (DC 14), cure light wounds, grease (DC 14), undetectable alignment, unseen servant
0 (at will)dancing lights, detect magic, ghost sound (DC 13), mage hand, prestidigitation (DC 13), read magic

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 16
Base Atk +10; CMB +12; CMD 25
Feats Arcane Strike, Dodge, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Armor, Iron Will, Toughness
Skills Bluff +20, Craft (painting) +10, Diplomacy +20, Disguise +20, Intimidate +20, Knowledge (local) +17, Perception +17 (+21 to discover hidden objects), Perform (acting) +20, Perform (comedy) +20, Perform (oratory) +20, Perform (sing) +20, Sense Motive +20; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception to discover hidden objects
Languages Common, Ghoul
SQ bardic knowledge +7, expert scrounger, jack-of-all-trades (use any skill), lore master 2/day, versatile performance (acting, comedy, oratory, sing), warren digger
Gear +4 studded leather, +1 keen longsword, amulet of natural armor +2, ring of protection +1, 310 gp worth of jewelry looted from graves

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