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Old Ember Maw (CR 3)

Old Ember Maw CR 3

XP 800
CE persistent haunt (5-ft.-by-15-ft. strip in front of the furnace)
Caster Level 3rd
Notice Perception DC 15 (to notice the face of the furnace
beginning to animate and to scent the sudden rising stink
of burning flesh)
hp 13; Weakness susceptible to cold damage; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day

EFFECT

When this haunt is triggered, the face of Old Ember Maw seems to animate into a leering skull-like visage made of metal and bars. It roars, then a fiery tongue lashes out from its maw to strike at one target within 30 feet, attacking as a scorching ray (+3 ranged touch attack, 4d6 fire damage). The haunt continues to attack each round as long as targets remain within the room. This haunt takes damage from cold as well as from positive energy effects.

DESTRUCTION

Benjen’s bones, or what’s left of them (parts of a skull, some ribs, and a few finger bones) must be sifted out of the ashes deep in the furnace (DC 20 Perception check to locate them). The bones feel hot to the touch—hurling them into any large body of water staunches Benjen’s wrath and destroys the haunt.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #43: The Haunting of Harrowstone. © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Michael Kortes.