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A mounted horseman gallops forth, soaked head to toe in gore and waving a blade with wild abandon. Yet as he moves, it becomes clear that horse and rider are joined as one—a humanoid torso sprouting from equine withers—and the gore is a grisly vision of naked muscle and leaking veins.

Nuckelavee CR 9

XP 6,400
NE Large fey (aquatic)
Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +17
Aura frightful presence (30 ft., DC 20)


AC 23, touch 17, flat-footed 15 (+7 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural, -1 size)
hp 104 (11d6+66)
Fort +9, Ref +16, Will +10 DR 10/cold iron; Immune disease, poison


Speed 50 ft., swim 50 ft.
Melee mwk longsword +11 (1d8+9/19-20), bite +10 (1d8+6 plus disease), 2 hooves +5 (1d6+3 plus disease)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, 10d6 damage plus disease, Reflex DC 21 for half, usable every 1d4 rounds), trample (1d6+7, DC 21)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +14)

3/daycontrol water, diminish plants, obscuring mist


Str 22, Dex 24, Con 22, Int 13, Wis 17, Cha 21
Base Atk +5; CMB +12; CMD 30 (34 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge, Lightning Reflexes, Lightning Stance, Mobility, Spring Attack, Wind Stance
Skills Acrobatics +21 (+29 when jumping), Escape Artist +21, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (nature) +15, Perception +17, Stealth +17, Swim +28
Languages Aklo, Common, Sylvan
SQ amphibious, undersized weapons


Breath Weapon (Su)

A nuckelavee's breath weapon is a cone of withering foulness that causes painful welts, cramps, and bleeding, and only harms living creatures—this damage bypasses all energy resistance and damage reduction. Non-creature plants in the area are affected as if by a blight spell. Any creature that fails its Reflex save against the breath weapon must make a DC 21 Fortitude save or contract mortasheen (see below). The save DC is Constitution-based.

Disease (Su)

Mortasheen: Contact; save Fort DC 21; frequency 1/day; effect 1d4 Con and target is fatigued; cure 2 consecutive saves. Animals take a -2 penalty on their saves against this disease. The save DC is Constitution-based.