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A delicate figure rises from the water, her long ears tapering to points above her head, her beauty painful in its perfection.
CG Medium fey
Init +5; Senses low-light vision; Perception +14
Aura blinding beauty (30 ft., DC 21)
23, touch 23, flat-footed 17 (+7 deflection, +5 Dex, +1 dodge)
30 ft., swim 20 ft.
mwk dagger +10 (1d4/19–20)
summon nature’s ally IV
(DC 16), cure moderate wounds, water breathing
barkskin, flame blade, resist energy, tree shape
(DC 14), endure elements, entangle
(DC 14), obscuring mist, produce flame
detect magic, guidance, light, stabilize
Feats Agile Maneuvers
, Combat Casting
, Weapon Finesse
+18, Escape Artist
+16, Handle Animal
(nature) +14, Perception
+14, Sense Motive
inspiration, unearthly grace, wild empathy +21
Blinding Beauty (Su)
This ability affects all humanoids within 30 feet of a nymph. Those who look directly at a nymph must succeed on a DC 21 Fortitude save or be blinded permanently. A nymph can suppress or resume this ability as a free action. The save DC is Charisma-based.
A nymph can choose an intelligent creature to inspire and serve as a muse by giving that creature some token of her affection (typically a lock of her hair). As long as the nymph retains her favor for this creature and as long as the creature carries the nymph’s token, the creature gains a +4 insight bonus on all Will saving throws, Craft
checks, and Perform
checks. A bard who has a nymph for a muse in this way can use his bardic performance for an additional number of rounds per day equal to his nymph muse’s Charisma modifier. The nymph retains a link to her token and its carrier as if she had cast a status
spell on the carrier. The nymph can end this effect at any time as a free action. A single nymph may only inspire one creature at a time in this manner.
A nymph casts spells as a 7th-level druid, but cannot swap out prepared spells to cast summon spells.
Stunning Glance (Su)
As a standard action, a nymph can stun a creature within 30 feet with a look. The target must succeed on a DC 21 Fortitude save or be stunned for 2d4 rounds. The save DC is Charisma-based.
Unearthly Grace (Su)
A nymph adds her Charisma modifier as a racial bonus on all her saving throws, and as a deflection bonus to her Armor Class.
Wild Empathy (Su)
This works like the druid’s wild empathy class feature, except the nymph has a +6 racial bonus on the check. The nymph’s effective druid level is equal to her HD for determining her total modifer to the check.
Environment temperate forest
Treasure standard (dagger, other treasure)
Many have lost their lives in vain search of the beauty of the nymph, and many more to the madness and obsession their grace has upon minds and bodies unprepared for their companionship. Yet the nymph herself is not a cruel creature—a guardian of nature’s purest places and most beautiful realms, she treats those who respect her and her abode with kindness, and may even favor someone who takes her fancy with magical gifts. Yet those who would seek to abuse or harm her or her home quickly find that behind her beauty is a fierce protector more than capable of defending her charge.