Wrapped in strips of linen, this creature with tattered wings looks like it used to have the hindquarters of a lion and a woman’s face.
Mummified Gynosphinx CR 9
NE Large undead (augmented magical beast)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect magic, low-light vision, see invisibility; Perception +21; Aura frightful presence (30 ft., DC 20, 1d6 rounds)
Speed 30 ft., fly 50 ft. (clumsy)
Melee 2 claws +19 (3d6+8/19–20)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks burst of vengeance, dust stroke, pounce, rake (2 claws +19, 3d6+8/19–20)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +16)
Constant—comprehend languages, detect magic, read magic, see invisibility
1/day—dispel magic, legend lore, locate object, remove curse
1/week—any one of the following, with a maximum duration of 1 week: symbol of fear (DC 20), symbol of pain (DC 19), symbol of persuasion (DC 20), symbol of sleep (DC 19), symbol of stunning (DC 21)
Str 26, Dex 13, Con —, Int 16, Wis 19, Cha 19
Base Atk +12; CMB +21; CMD 32 (36 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Combat Casting, Hover, Improved Critical (claw), Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Attack B (claw), Iron Will, Toughness B
Skills Bluff +12, Diplomacy +12, Fly +2, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (history) +5, Knowledge (religion) +5, Perception +21, Sense Motive +18, Spellcraft +11, Stealth +12; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth
Languages Common, Draconic, Sphinx; comprehend languages
Environment warm ruins
Many ancient cultures mummify their dead, preserving the bodies of the deceased through lengthy and complex funerary and embalming processes. While the vast majority of these corpses are mummified simply to preserve the bodies in the tombs where they are interred, some are mummified with the help of magic to live on after death as mummified creatures. A mummified creature appears much as other mummies do—a dusty corpse, desiccated and withered, swathed in a funeral shroud of linen wrappings adorned with hieroglyphs—but a spark of malign intelligence gleams in its unliving eyes.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.