|Cairn Wight||CR 4|
Str 16, Dex 16, Con —, Int 15, Wis 17, Cha 19
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 19
Feats Blind-Fight, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Climb +10, Intimidate +11, Knowledge (religion) +9, Perception +13, Sense Motive +10, Stealth +17; Racial Modifier +8 Stealth
SQ create spawn
Gear longsword, studded leather armor
Any humanoid creature that is slain by a cairn wight becomes a ordinary wight itself in only 1d4 rounds. Spawn are under the command of the cairn wight that created them and remain enslaved until its death, at which point they become full-fledged and free-willed cairn wights. They do not possess any of the abilities they had in life.
Organization solitary, pair, gang (3–6), or pack (7–12)
Some societies deliberately create these specialized wights to serve as guardians for barrows or other burial sites. A cairn wight is an advanced wight that fights with a weapon, typically a sword, that channels its energy drain attack and affects creatures damaged by the weapon as if they had been struck by the wight’s slam attack.