This deathly pale beauty’s skin is blemished with bruises and cuts, yet a smile shows behind her flowing tangle of hair.
Harionago CR 11
Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +15 (1d6+4/19–20 plus paralysis), 4 hair barbs +12 (1d6+2/19–20 plus bleed)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with hair barbs)
Special Attacks bleed (5), infectious laughter, paralysis (1d4+1 rounds, DC 23)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; concentration +20
Str 19, Dex 20, Con —, Int 15, Wis 17, Cha 22
Base Atk +10; CMB +14; CMD 29
Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved Critical (claw), Improved Critical (hair barb), Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Attack (hair barb), Multiattack, Weapon Finesse
Skills Bluff +20, Disguise +23, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (nobility) +5, Perception +20, Perform (sing) +10, Sense Motive +20, Stealth +22
Languages Common, Elven, Sylvan
As a full-round action, a harionago can emit a scornful laugh ringing out in a 60-foot burst. A creature that hears the laughter must succeed at a DC 23 Will saving thrown or be affected as the hideous laughter spell (CL 14th), except that a laughing creature is considered helpless to the harionago. A creature that successfully saves against a harionago’s scornful laughter can’t be affected by that same harionago’s laughter for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting effect that can be countered with the countersong class feature. Its save DC is Charisma-based. Despite her ragged dress and unkempt appearance, a harionago is a beautiful and graceful creature. She walks the roads at night pretending to be a lost damsel, luring those she encounters close before striking with her paralyzing claws and jagged hair barbs. However, a harionago’s most dangerous weapon is her laugh. A resounding cackle of mocking scorn and hateful malice, it compels those around her to join in mocking concert.
Environment any land
A harionago is formed when an innocent woman is murdered in some unspeakable fashion. She rises, twisted by the injustice of the crime against her, into an unnatural and bloodthirsty horror that hunts unsuspecting victims while trying to sate an everlasting lust for revenge. Destroying a harionago doesn’t always lay her to rest for good. On rare occasions and by mysterious means, a harionago rises again after a year and a day to resume her hunt. She can only rest after she takes her revenge on those who murdered her. If her murderers are already dead when she returns, she will rest only once every member of her murderers’ family lines has been slaughtered.
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.