In the midst of a swirling cloud of desiccated ashes is the vague shape of a humanoid, with hollow, unblinking eyes that flicker like dying embers.
Cinderghost CR 7
AC 20, touch 20, flat-footed 15 (+5 deflection, +1 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 85 (9d8+45); fast healing 5
Fort +10, Ref +7, Will +8; Defensive Abilities cleansing fire, incorporeal; channel resistance +2; Immune fire, undead traits
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold
Speed fly 80 ft. (perfect)
Melee incorporeal touch +11 (1d8 plus desiccation)
Special Attacks heat (3d6 fire)
Str —, Dex 18, Con —, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 21
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 26
Feats Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Great Fortitude, Weapon Focus (incorporeal touch)
Skills Bluff +14, Fly +24, Intimidate +17, Knowledge (planes) +11, Perception +14, Stealth +16
Languages Common, Ignan
As long as a cinderghost is in an environment where ashes are plentiful (such as a non-urban area on the Plane of Fire, or a burned-out settlement or field on another plane), it has fast healing 5. It loses this fast healing if it leaves such an area.
As part of its incorporeal touch attack, a cinderghost draws the moisture from its opponent’s body, causing the victim to wither into ash. The target must succeed at a DC 19 Fortitude check or take 1d8 points of Constitution damage.
Environment any plains (Plane of Fire)
Organization solitary, trio, or rush (8–12)
Native denizens of the Plane of Fire assiduously avoid the many vast ashen wastes. Those whose foes catch them in such places often beg or bribe their enemies to allow them to battle elsewhere, fearful of the terrible undead that might lurk nearby and the terrible fate that awaits those who fall prey to them.
Called cinderghosts, these monsters arise from intelligent creatures that die in the cinderplains.
Cinderghosts largely keep the shapes and features they had in life, and therefore typically look vaguely humanoid, though they appear to be made of ashes with cracks through which sullen flame shows. They often trail long wakes of ashes behind them.
Cinderghosts’ touch can suck the moisture out of living creatures, turning them into twisted, mummified corpses that easily catch fire. The air around cinderghosts crackles with heat.
Though they rarely speak, cinderghosts seem to retain some intelligence, for they stalk living creatures with malice and determination. They wait until their prey can be caught asleep or unaware and consign their victims to the same fate they suffered.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Planes of Power © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Eleanor Ferron, Thurston Hillman, and Jessica Price.