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Shadow, Accursed

Accursed Shadow CR VARIES

XP –
NE Medium undead (incorporeal)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +7


EAC 13; KAC 15
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +3
Defensive Abilities incorporeal; Immunities undead immunities; Resistances cold 5
Weaknesses light sensitivity


Speed fly 30 ft. (Su, perfect)
Melee chill touch +10 (1d4+2 C plus staggering chill)
Ranged chill breath +7 (1d4+2 C plus staggering chill)
Offensive Abilities douse light


Str —, Dex +4, Con —, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +2
Skills Perception +7, Stealth +12 (+16 in shadows)
Languages Common (can’t speak)
Other Abilities unliving


Douse Light (Su)

As a standard action, an accursed shadow can attempt to douse a light source within 30 feet of itself. Attended or magic light sources that succeed at a DC 11 Fortitude save are unaffected; other light sources are extinguished or suppressed while they remain within 30 feet of the accursed shadow.

Light Sensitivity (Ex)

Accursed shadows are dazzled in areas of bright light.

Staggering Chill (Su)

Whenever the accursed shadow deals cold damage to a living creature, that creature is staggered for 1 round unless it succeeds at a DC 11 Will save.


Environment any
Organization solitary or drift (2–6)

Shadow agents are otherwise ordinary mercenaries and thugs who have been subjected to depraved technomagical experiments to extract a portion of their life essence and imbue it within their shadow, splitting their souls in twain and trapping them in wretched half-life. Those turned into shadow agents are often prisoners of war or purchased from prison planets as an option to lengthy imprisonment or even a death sentence. This soul splintering grants them enhanced strength and suppresses their natural moral inhibitions and emotions, leaving them bereft of mercy or compassion while also dulling their suspicions about what has truly been done to them or their reactions when they see the shadow split triggered in one of their allies. The shadow split procedure is irreversible, and once created a shadow agent exists only to kill or to die and kill again.

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