A cold, hateful light burns in the eye sockets of this corpse-like creature, whose withered skin is stretched over its icy bones.
Crone Queen CR 15
AC 30, touch 16, flat-footed 24 (+4 armor, +5 Dex, +1 dodge, +10 natural)
hp 209 (22d8+110); fast healing 10
Fort +13, Ref +14, Will +18
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4; DR 10/cold iron and slashing; Immune cold, undead traits; SR 26
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire
Speed 30 ft.
Melee ice staff +27/+22/+17/+12 (1d6+14 plus 1d6 cold and energy drain) or 2 claws +22 (1d6+6 plus 1d6 cold and energy drain)
Special Attacks cold, energy drain (2 levels, DC 25), hexes (blight, evil eye, hoarfrost, ice tomb, misfortune), ice staff, unearthly cold
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 19th; concentration +23)
At will—frost fall (DC 16), ice missile (as magic missile, but deals cold damage), obscuring mist, screech (DC 17)
3/day—bestow curse (DC 17), crushing despair (DC 18), ice storm, unshakable chill (DC 16), wall of ice (DC 18)
1/day—cone of cold (DC 19), freezing sphere (DC 20), polar ray
Str 23, Dex 20, Con —, Int 19, Wis 17, Cha 18
Base Atk +16; CMB +22; CMD 38
Feats Alertness, Combat Casting, Dodge, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Lunge, Mobility, Power Attack, Toughness
Skills Intimidate +29, Knowledge (arcana, history, nobility) +27, Perception +32, Sense Motive +32, Spellcraft +29, Stealth +30
Languages Aklo, Common, Draconic, Giant, Sylvan
As a free action, a crone queen can create a magic staff out of supernaturally hard ice that functions as a +5 frost quarterstaff. The crone queen can use her energy drain attack with this staff. The ice staff melts away instantly if it leaves the crone queen’s hands.
Environment cold ruins
Organization solitary, coven (3–6), or court (12–14)
Crone queens are unique and deadly creatures formed from the frozen remains of Baba Yaga’s daughters.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Creighton Broadhurst, Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Joe Homes, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, Thom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Wes Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Mike Shel, James L. Sutter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.