This translucent figure resembles a beautiful elven female with delicate features. Her eyes burn with a crimson flame and her hair is a tangled mess of its former beauty.
Groaning Spirit CR 7
AC 17, touch 17, flat-footed 14 (+4 deflection, +3 Dex)
hp 85 (10d8+40)
Fort +7; Ref +6; Will +10
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4, incorporeal; Immune cold, electricity, undead traits; SR 18
Weaknesses vulnerability to dispel evil
Spd fly 30 ft. (perfect)
Melee incorporeal touch +11 (1d8 plus chill touch)
Special Attacks keening
Str ZZ, Dex ZZ, Con ZZ, Int ZZ, Wis ZZ, Cha ZZ
Base Atk +7; CMB +7; CMD 24
Feats Ability Focus (keening), Alertness, Blind-Fight, Improved Initiative, Weapon Focus (incorporeal touch)
Skills Bluff +14, Fly +24, Intimidate +17, Knowledge (religion) +16, Perception +20, Sense Motive +20, Stealth +16
Languages Common, Elven, Gnome, Sylvan
Damage caused by the groaning spirit’s touch attack is considered negative energy and sends a chilling cold through an opponent’s body. Any creature touched must succeed on a DC 19 Fortitude save or suffer 1 point of Strength drain. Groaning spirits are the bane of other undead, and any undead they touch (except other groaning spirits) must succeed on a DC 19 W ill save or flee in fear for 2d6 rounds. The save DCs are Charisma-based.
Once per day, at night only, a groaning spirit can release a death wail audible to a range of 1 mile. All creatures within 30 feet that hear this must make a successful DC 21 Will save or be affected as per the wail of the banshee spell. Those that make their save still take 3d6+7 points of damage. The save DC is Charisma-based and includes a +2 bonus from the groaning spirit’s Ability Focus feat.
A groaning spirit can sense all living creatures up to 5 miles away.
If a dispel evil spell (the second effect requiring a touch attack) is used against a groaning spirit the creature must succeed on a Will save (DC 15 + caster’s relevant ability score modifier) or be destroyed immediately.
The groaning spirit is the malevolent spirit of a female elf that is found haunting swamps, fens, moors, and other desolate places. Groaning spirits hate the living and seek to destroy whomever they meet. A groaning spirit appears as a translucent image of her former self.
A groaning spirit’s primary attack is her keening. If a creature survives the keening attack, the groaning spirit attacks with her incorporeal touch.
Groaning Spirit from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene and Clark Peterson, based on original material by Gary Gygax.