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New Monster – Verdant Vixen (A to Z Challenge V)

25 April, 2013

I'm outta hereVerdant Vixen
These fae foxes mix a supernatural knowledge of the natural world with a wicked sense of humor.  Their ability to move without hindrance through the woods combined with their nature allows them to construct elaborate pranks

Verdant vixens occasion serve as familiar is to those who are favored by the Court of the Seasons.

Verdant Vixen     CR 1/2 (XP 200)

N Tiny fae
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +6

DEFENSE
AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +2 size, +1 Dodge)
hp 9 (2d6+2)
Fort +1, Ref +7, Will +5

OFFENSE
Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +5 (1d3–1)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 2nd)
At will— open/close
Once a day— detect magic, ghost sound (DC 11), mage hand, message

STATISTICS
Str 8, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 12
Base Atk +1; CMB -2; CMD 11 (15 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge, Weapon Finesse [B]
Skills Acrobatics +8 (+12 when jumping), Bluff +6, Escape Artist +8, Perception +6, Stealth +16, Use Magical Device +5; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when jumping, +4 Stealth in foliage
Languages Common, Sylvan
SQ familiar, trackless step, woodland stride

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Familiar (Su) The master of a verdant vixen familiar gains a +2 bonus to Stealth check made in forests or other leafy areas and a +1 bonus to Reflex saves and saves against Illusions.

Trackless Step (Ex) A verdant vixen leaves no trail in natural surroundings and cannot be tracked. She may choose to leave a trail if so desired.

Woodland Stride (Ex) A verdant vixen may move through any sort of undergrowth (such as natural thorns, briars, overgrown areas, and similar terrain) at her normal speed and without taking damage or suffering any other impairment. Thorns, briars, and overgrown areas that have been magically manipulated to impede motion, however, still affect her.

ECOLOGY
Environment forests, usually
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–12)
Treasure incidental

The verdant vixens are among the many tricksters of fae courts and woods, they delight in embarrassing travelers and stealing trinkets.  They can talk but often play the part of simple animals.

Notes: Another potential familiar creature, this one a bit more playful.  And yes they come in both sexes but I like the alliteration of verdant vixen.

Photo by Tony Hisgett and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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2 comments

  1. Useful for an encounter that can’t be overcome by combat–at least you’d have to catch them first.


  2. Interesting.



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