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Yuki-onna

This beautiful but sad-looking woman wears an ornate robe and is surrounded by a whirling mass of snow.

Yuki-onna CR 8

XP 4,800
LE Medium undead (cold, incorporeal)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +17; Aura snowstorm (200 ft.)

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 21, flat-footed 16 (+6 deflection, +4 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 94 (9d8+54)
Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +11
Defensive Abilities incorporeal; Immune cold, undead traits
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire, snow dependency

OFFENSE

Speed fly 30 ft. (perfect)
Melee 2 touches +10 (4d6 cold plus chilling touch)
Special Attacks chilling touch, fascinating gaze
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +16)

Constantblur
3/daycone of cold (DC 21), eyebite (comatose and panicked only, DC 22), ice storm

STATISTICS

Str —, Dex 18, Con —, Int 17, Wis 21, Cha 22
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 27
Feats Combat Casting, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Spring Attack
Skills Bluff +15, Fly +12, Intimidate +18, Perception +17, Sense Motive +17, Spellcraft +15, Stealth +16, Survival +14
Languages Common

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Chilling Touch (Su)

A yuki-onna’s touch causes 4d6 cold damage. Whenever a creature takes cold damage in this manner, it must make a DC 20 Fortitude save to avoid being staggered by the supernatural cold for 1 round. This duration stacks. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Fascinating Gaze (Su)

Fascinated for 1d4 rounds, 30 feet, Will DC 20 negates. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Snow Dependency (Ex)

A yuki-onna is staggered if she is ever in an area without snow while her snowstorm aura is suppressed or otherwise not functioning.

Snowstorm (Su)

A yuki-onna is surrounded by whirling blasts of snow, even in areas that wouldn’t allow for such weather, that comprise a 200-foot-radius spread. Within this area, the snowfall and wind gusts cause a -4 penalty on Perception checks and ranged attacks. The wind itself blows in a clockwise rotation around the yuki-onna, and functions as severe wind. A yuki-onna is unaffected by snowstorms or blizzards of any kind. Any effect that causes these winds to drop below severe (such as control weather or control winds) cancels the snowstorm effect entirely.

ECOLOGY

Environment any cold
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

A yuki-onna is the restless spirit of a woman who froze to death in the snow and was never given a proper burial. She roams the wilderness, constantly searching for intelligent creatures to kill and always appearing surrounded by swirling mists of snow and ice. Eternally jaded by her unjust departure to the afterlife, a yuki-onna seeks to impose the same cruel fate upon those who still live, particularly men and those who sympathize or cooperate with them. Many foolish individuals are lured to their deaths by a yuki-onna’s unparalleled beauty, which remains even as the evil spirit steadily freezes and kills her victims with her powers over frost.

The transition from life to undeath corrupts a yuki-onna’s soul, and even a well-intentioned, good-hearted individual who freezes in the snow may become a treacherous yuki-onna. Most yuki-onnas immediately seek out those who wronged them in life, after which they reside in an area near what was their home, haunting and killing anyone who dares to come near. Yuki-onnas hardly ever make their presences known in rural areas with larger populations, and they prefer inhabiting the countryside and wilderness. When a yuki-onna is destroyed, her body melts as though ice, leaving only a small pool of water in its stead. A yuki-onna is 5-1/2 feet tall.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.