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Winter Baroness (Human Witch 5)

This woman’s face shows a stern expression. Frost clings to her skin and clothes, though she doesn’t appear to notice.

Winter Baroness CR 4

XP 1,200
Female human witch (winter witch) 5
NE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +1; Senses Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 armor, +1 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 20 (5d6)
Fort +3, Ref +2, Will +5
Resist cold 5

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk dagger +2 (1d4–1/19–20)
Special Attacks hexes (blight [50 feet], evil eye [–2, 7 rounds])
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +7)

Constantendure elements (cold temperatures only)

Witch Spells Prepared (CL 5th; concentration +9)

3rdnature’s exile (DC 17), sleet storm (DC 18)
2ndhold person (DC 16), mirror image, unshakable chill (DC 16)
1stchill touch (DC 15), frostbite, ice spears (DC 15), sleep (DC 15)
0 (at will)daze (DC 14), detect magic, ray of frost, read magic

Patron Trickery

STATISTICS

Str 8, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 18, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base Atk +2; CMB +1; CMD 12
Feats Brew Potion, Combat Casting, Dodge, Great Fortitude
Skills Bluff +7, Craft (alchemy) +11, Diplomacy +7, Intimidate +10, Knowledge (arcana) +12, Knowledge (nature) +11, Perception +5, Ride +7, Spellcraft +12
Languages Common, Giant, Infernal, +2 additional
SQ cold flesh, ice magic, witch’s familiar (raven)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Cold Flesh (Ex)

A winter witch gains endure elements as a constant, spell-like ability, but only against cold temperatures. At 4th level, she gains cold resistance 5, making her comfortable in near-freezing temperatures. This replaces the witch’s 4th-level hex.

Ice Magic

When a winter witch casts a spell with the cold descriptor, the save DC of the spell increases by 1. A baroness cannot learn or cast spells with the fire descriptor.

DESCRIPTION

Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure NPC gear (masterwork dagger, bracers of armor +1, potion of cat’s grace, potions of cure light wounds [2], potion of invisibility, wand of ray of enfeeblement [24 charges])

Winter witch baronesses are members of aristocracy who rule towns and villages throughout the nation. As a baroness (or sometimes countess depending on her rank), a winter witch reports to the ruler of her province. Some baronesses and countesses treat their subjects better than others, but across the board they are unsympathetic, short-tempered, and cruel.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Irrisen, Land of Eternal Winter © 2013 Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Mike Shel.