Clad in the finest silks, this noblewoman has cheeks that are flush with vitality, though her eyes speak to great age and danger.
Baetriov CR 8
AC 19, touch 18, flat-footed 15 (+1 armor, +4 Dex, +4 profane)
hp 102 (12d8+48); fast healing 5
Fort +12, Ref +12, Will +13
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4; DR 10/good and piercing; Immune undead traits
Weaknesses light sensitivity
Str 16, Dex 19, Con —, Int 17, Wis 14, Cha 18
Base Atk +9; CMB +12; CMD 26
Feats Ability Focus (pain strike), Dazzling Display, Deceitful B, Improved Initiative, Persuasive B, Shatter Defenses, Weapon Focus (dagger, slam)
Skills Bluff +18, Craft (alchemy) +13, Diplomacy +18, Disguise +14 (+24 when appearing to be alive), Intimidate +21, Knowledge (arcana, nobility) +11, Perception +15, Sense Motive +15, Stealth +13
Languages Common, Elven, Infernal, +1 additional
SQ blood well, bloody bath
Blood Well (Su)
Every baetriov crafts a blood well, a bath or pool of magically fresh blood that preserves her false youth and immortality. So long as the well is empowered, a destroyed baetriov automatically re-forms in her blood well after 1d10 nights.
Only destroying the pool prevents this return. A typical blood well has hardness 8 and 100 hp.
The blood well must be refreshed by sacrificing humanoid creatures; a sacrificed humanoid empowers the blood well for a number of months equal to the victim’s Hit Dice. If not refreshed again before this time expires, the blood well loses its magical properties and the baetriov no longer benefits from her bloody bath special ability until she can craft a new blood well, a process that requires the sacrifice of a vampire and a number of humanoids equal to the baetriov’s Hit Dice (typically 12) under the new moon.
Bloody Bath (Su)
A baetriov can bathe in her blood well for 1 hour to gain a flush of false life for a number of days equal to her Hit Dice. This flush of life grants her immunity to spells that normally detect undead, a +10 circumstance bonus on Disguise checks to appear as a living creature, and a profane bonus to her AC and on saving throws equal to her Charisma modifier (already included in the statistics above).
So long as their blood wells remain fresh and intact, baetriovs can remain forever young and handsome, gathering cults of personality to provide new victims.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Taldor, The First Empire © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Mark Moreland, with Crystal Frasier, Violet Hargrave, and Isabelle Lee.