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Earth MedusaThe earth medusa is a most terrifying female creature who had hair of living, venomous snakes, and a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld it to stone.

Earth Medusa (CR 11)

XP 12,800
LE Medium Monstrous Humanoid (Earth, Reptilian)
Init +8; Senses All-around vision, Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +24

DEFENSE

AC 26, touch 15; flat-footed 21 (+4 armor [-4 without mage armor], +4 dex, +1 dodge, +7 natural)
hp 175 [238] (14d10+98)
mp 66
Fort +11, Ref +13, Will +12
Immune Death, Earth, Petrification/Statue; Resist Dark 10, Ice 5; Strong Lightning

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee +2 Dagger +20/+15/+10 (1d4+4/19-20), snake bite +13 (1d4+1 plus poison)
Ranged +2 Longbow +21/+16/+11 (1d8+2/x3)
Special Attacks Petrify, Petrifying Gaze
Spells Known (FC CL 14th, Concentration +19)

At will (DC 15) – Earth Orb, Message
1st (DC 16) – Entomb, Mage Armor, Sleep, Stone
2nd (DC 17) – Entomb II, Poison, Stone II, Stone Call
3rd (DC 18) – Bio, Entomb III, Sleepga, Slow, Stone III, Stonera
4th (DC 19) – Break, Rock Spikes, Stone IV, Stoneskin

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 19, Con 24, Int 20, Wis 16, Cha 20
Base Atk +14; CMB +16; CMD 30
Feats Combat Casting, Clustered Shots, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (Longbow)
Skills Bluff +19, Climb +19, Disguise +19, Intimidate +20, Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +19, Perception +24, Survival +19, Stealth +21; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Terran
Gear +2 dagger, +2 longbow, 20 arrows

SPECIAL ABILITIES

All-around Vision (Ex)

An earth medusa’s snake-hair allows her to see in all directions. Medusa gain a +4 racial bonus to Perception checks and cannot be flanked.

Petrify (Su)

An earth medusa can focus her stony gaze upon a single target within 30 feet. The target receives the Petrification status effect (Fortitude save DC 22 to negate).

Blue mages may learn this ability as a 4th level spell (Knowledge: Local DC 23).

Petrifying Gaze (Su)

2/day, an earth medusa turns it victims to stone permanently within a 30-ft.-cone radius. Everyone within the effect must make a Fortitude DC 22 to negate the Petrification status effect. This is a gaze attack. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Poison (Ex)

Bite—injury; save Fort DC 24; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d4 Str; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Stone Breath (Su)

Once every 1d4+1 rounds, an earth medusa can breath out a dry gray breath hitting all those within a 30-ft. cone. The targets within the area of effect receive the Statue status effect (Fortitude save DC 22 to negate).

Blue mages may learn this ability as a 7th level spell (Knowledge: Local DC 31).