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Gorgon

A hideous creature that resembles a woman with countless snakes for hair. Its accursed gaze can turn a man to stone. Once a vain woman who lost her beauty for reasons unknown, the gorgon seethes with jealousy for beautiful girls and the men it can never have. It takes perverse pleasure in smashing the petrified bodies of its victims into dust.

Gorgon (CR 7)

XP 3,200
LE Medium Monstrous Humanoid (Reptilian)
Init +6; Senses All-around vision, Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +16

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 12; flat-footed 13 (+2 dex, +3 natural)
hp 76 [112] (8d10+32)
mp 25
Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +7
Immune petrify; Resist Earth 10, Dark 5

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee Dagger +10/+5 (1d4/19-20), snake bite +5 (1d4 plus poison)
Ranged Mwk Longbow +11/+6 (1d8/x3)
Special Attacks Petrify, Petrifying Gaze
Spells Known (FC CL 8th, Concentration +11)

At will (DC 13) – Earth Orb, Message
1st (DC 14) – Entomb, Mage Armor, Sleep, Stone
2nd (DC 15) – Entomb II, Poison, Stone II, Stone Call
3rd (DC 16) – Bio, Entomb III, Sleepga, Slow, Stone III, Stonera
4th (DC 17) – Rock Spikes, Statue, Stone IV

STATISTICS

Str 10, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 16, Wis 13, Cha 15
Base Atk +8; CMB +8; CMD 20
Feats Improved Initiative, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Finesse
Skills Bluff +10, Climb +11, Disguise +10, Intimidate +13, Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +11, Perception +16, Stealth +13; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic
Gear dagger, mwk longbow, 20 arrows

SPECIAL ABILITIES

All-around Vision (Ex)

A gorgon’s snake-hair allows her to see in all directions. Gorgon gain a +4 racial bonus to Perception checks and cannot be flanked.

Petrify (Su)

3/day, a gorgon can focus her stony gaze upon a single target within 30 feet. The target receives the Petrify status (Fortitude save DC 17 to negate). Blue mages may learn this ability as a 4th level spell (Knowledge: Local DC 23).

Petrifying Gaze (Su)

1/day, a gorgon turns it victims to stone permanently within a 30-ft.-cone radius. Everyone within the effect must make a Fortitude DC 16 to negate the Petrify Status effect. This is a gaze attack. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Poison (Ex)

Bite—injury; save Fort DC 18; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d3 Str; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.