Hora, Summer


This beautiful woman appears bathed in constant sunlight, with skin and clothing of red, orange, and yellow, like the sunlight of high summer.

Summer Hora CR 6

XP 2,400
CG Medium fey
Init +8; Senses low-light vision; Perception +16
Aura blinding beauty (30 ft., DC 19)


AC 19, touch 15, flat-footed 14 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural)
hp 65 (10d6+30)
Fort +6, Ref +11, Will +10
DR 5/cold iron; Resist fire 10
Weaknesses summer bound


Speed 30 ft.
Melee solar blade +9 (3d6+3 slashing plus 1d6 fire)
Ranged solar ray +9 (4d8 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +14)


During Combat The summer hora attacks from range, if possible. It reserves bestow curse for a particularly nasty opponent.

Morale If reduced to fewer than 6 hit points, the summer hora flees.


Str 12, Dex 19, Con 16, Int 15, Wis 17, Cha 18
Base Atk +5; CMB +6; CMD 21
Feats Combat Casting, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +17, Diplomacy +17, Escape Artist +17, Knowledge (nature) +15, Perception +16, Sense Motive +16, Stealth +17, Survival +13
Languages Common, Elven, Sylvan; speak with animals, speak with plants
SQ summer’s salvation


Blinding Beauty (Su)

This ability affects all humanoids within 30 feet of the summer hora. Those who look directly at the hora must succeed on a DC 19 Fortitude save or be blinded for 1 minute and dazzled for 1 hour. The hora can suppress or resume this ability as a free action. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Summer Bound (Su)

During winter months, the summer hora gains the sickened condition.

Summer’s Salvation (Su)

As an immediate action after a summer hora or an ally within 30 feet of the hora that it can see fails a saving throw, the hora grants an enhancement bonus to the saving throw based on the time of year. The bonus is +4 during the month of the summer solstice, +2 during the month before or after the summer solstice, and +1 during any time other than the winter solstice month, during which this ability doesn’t function. The summer hora can’t use this ability again for 1d4 rounds.


While most nymphs bond with a natural feature, such as a tree, pool, or cave, horai are rare nymphs associated with a specific time—the summer or winter solstice—rather than a location. Horai erect simple astronomical calendars near their home, which they use to mark the moment when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky. An hora tied to the summer solstice grows more powerful as the sun reaches its height, while an hora tied to the winter solstice is sickly and weak. The opposite holds true for winter horai, who are weak in summer and strong in winter. Meanwhile, autumn and spring horai draw power near the autumnal and vernal equinoxes, becoming weaker around the opposite equinox.

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Faerie Bestiary (PF1) © 2023, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Mike D. Welham, Matt Goodall, Victoria Jaczko, Alistair J. Rigg, Greg A. Vaughan, Tom Phillips

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