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Lamia Matriarch

Lamia Matriarch CR 12 (Expert)

XP 19,200
CE Large monstrous humanoid (shapechanger)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +23


HP 185
EAC 26; KAC 27
Fort +11; Ref +13; Will +17
Immunities mind-affecting effects; SR 21


Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee ultrathin longsword +24 (4d8+17S plus 1 Wisdom damage), or lamia’s touch +24 (1d4 Wisdom damage)
Ranged perihelion laser pistol +22 (4d4+12F, critical burn 2d4)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Spell-Like Abilities; (CL 12th)

At willmind thrust II (DC 19), mirror image
3/daycharm monster (DC 20), deep slumber (DC 20), holographic image III (DC 20)
1/day-dream (DC 21), holographic image IV (DC 21)


Str +5; Dex +4; Con +3; Int +3; Wis +3; Cha +8
Skills Athletics +23, Bluff +28, Mysticism +28, Stealth +23, Survival +23
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic
Other Abilities change shape (unique female humanoid form)
Gear perihelion laser pistol with 1 high-capacity battery (40 charges), ultrathin longsword


Lamia’s Touch (Su)

The touch of a lamia matriarch functions like a normal lamia. In addition, the power of the touch can be used through melee weapons wielded by the lamia matriarch, although to a lesser effect. When the lamia matriarch damages a creature with a melee weapon, the creature must make a DC 21 Will save or suffer 1 point of Wisdom damage.


Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or cult (3-6)

Lamias are dangerous, vampire-like monsters that live to bring strife and suffering into the world. They are cruel and seductive beings that lure their victims closer to doom with illusions of beauty.

A lamia stands over 6 feet tall, measures 8 feet long, and weighs about 650 pounds (65 bulk). Most lamias appear to be beautiful women from the waist up, with the bodies of powerful lions from the waist down – similar to a centaur. These are the weakest forms of lamia however, as the more powerful versions can have the lower bodies of serpents (often confusing these creatures for naga or gorgons), birds, spiders, or any other form of animal or vermin. The most powerful of lamias can change their lower bodies as easily as a mortal being changes their clothes.

Being an all-female race, lamias are a matriarchal breed. They follow the most powerful member of their community. Lamias make their lairs within ancient ruins and abandoned cities. In these lairs, they use their illusory powers to transform the environment to appear new as if rebuilt to their former glory.

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