Rokurokubi CR 14

XP 38,400
LE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +10; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +21; Aura nightfall (15 ft.)


AC 28, touch 16, flat-footed 22 (+6 Dex, +12 natural)
hp 195 (17d10+102)
Fort +11, Ref +16, Will +13
DR 5/cold iron; Immune sleep; SR 25


Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +24 (2d6+4/19–20 plus rokurokubi’s curse), 2 claws +23 (1d6+4)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (20 ft. with bite)
Special Attacks elongate neck, rokurokubi’s curse
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 12th; concentration +17)


Str 18, Dex 23, Con 22, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 21
Base Atk +17; CMB +21; CMD 37
Feats Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Deceitful, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Bluff +26, Climb +24, Disguise +26, Intimidate +25, Perception +21, Stealth +26
Languages Aklo, Common
SQ no sleep


Elongate Neck (Ex)

A rokurokubi can stretch her neck from a normal human length up to 20 feet, giving her reach with her bite attack and threatening all squares within that range.

Nightfall Aura (Su)

A rokurokubi can create an aura of darkness and silence (CL 12th) with a radius of 15 feet. The rokurokubi is immune to the effects of her aura and can activate or suppress this ability as a free action. These aura effects can be dispelled as if they were spells.

No Sleep (Ex)

A rokurokubi does not need to sleep and is immune to all sleep effects.

Rokurokubi’s Curse (Su)

Bite—injury; save Will DC 23; frequency 1 day; effect 1 Cha damage and permanently silenced after 4 Cha damage. Fully healing the Cha damage cures the silence. The save DC is Charisma-based.


A rokurokubi casts spells as a 12th-level sorcerer.


Environment any ruins
Organization solitary, pair, or harem (3–6)
Treasure standard

This human-sized woman is dressed in simple peasant clothing. From her shoulders sprouts a grotesquely long neck that coils about like a snake, and razor-sharp teeth fill her gaping maw.

Rokurokubis are evil, sorcerous humanoids with malevolent origins and even viler intentions. Always taking the form of women, rokurokubis seek to spread as much mayhem and despair as possible, using their wicked magic to ruin lives, tear families apart, and at worst, maim and murder innocents.

Such monsters make their homes within civilized societies and disguise themselves as simple commoners, but they take the form of monstrous hags with serpentine throats during the night (and even in the shadow of daylight should the mood strike them), and delight in the taste and feeling of warm blood running down their gullets.

At first glance, a rokurokubi looks much like any ordinary human woman. Upon closer inspection, however, her frail appearance and sickly hued skin (often tinged pale blue or muted green) begin to hint at the being’s true nature if she does not cover her flesh with makeup or wear concealing clothing like elaborate gowns with gloves or draping sleeves.

When a rokurokubi reveals her monstrous ability to stretch her neck to inhuman lengths or begins to weave her arcane sorcery, there can be no doubt as to her sheer otherworldliness.

When she wills it, a rokurokubi may snake her long, rubbery neck up to 20 feet from her body. Down the length of this otherwise smooth, fleshy appendage, evenly spaced vertebrae show as sickening knobbles, lending further grotesqueness to the creature’s already disturbing appearance. Her jagged teeth can likewise be shortened or lengthened at will. When her neck is not distended from her body, a rokurokubi is 5-1/2 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds.

In order to reproduce, a rokurokubi must seek an unsuspecting humanoid male as her partner, though she may also occasionally copulate with more monstrous creatures—race matters not to a rokurokubi, whose savage and rapacious nature knows no bounds. Regardless of her partner’s race, the offspring of a rokurokubi is always a rokurokubi, and rarely do such monstrous children bear any resemblance to the father, instead acquiring almost all their features from the mother who bore them, though they undoubtedly carry a spark of the father’s nature within them as well, usually manifesting as odd quirks or obsessions with particular hobbies or activities.

A rokurokubi’s sire rarely has the chance to see his child come into being anyway, however, as the man is usually slain immediately after he has fulfilled his purpose and his vile partner has tired of his presence.

A rokurokubi’s bizarre anatomy allows her to carry a child without her belly broadening noticeably, and she can even host multiple children of different fathers simultaneously, though with a third or fourth simultaneous pregnancy she does begin to show signs of fatigue as well as a widening girth, her already fragile body pushed to its absolute limits.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Asian Monsters (PF1) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Robert J. Grady, Andrew Ha, Gord Henderson, Thurston Hillman, Aurélien Lainé, Jeff Lee, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Mike Welham.

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