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    Zhyen

    This short, genie-like creature floats in midair, barely a foot tall but possessing no legs with which to determine its true height. Wisps of elemental light trail from its eyes, and it bows, ready to serve.

    Zhyen CR 1/2

    XP 200
    N Tiny outsider (air, earth, fire, or water)
    Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +6

    DEFENSE

    AC 17, touch 14, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +3 natural, +2 size)
    hp 5 (1d10)
    Fort +0, Ref +4, Will +4;
    Resist acid 5, cold 5, electricity 5, and fire 5

    OFFENSE

    Speed 10 ft., fly 30 ft. (perfect), swim 30 ft. (if a water zhyen)
    Melee +1 melee touch (1d4 acid, cold, electricity, or fire damage)
    Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
    Spell-Like Abilities (CL 2nd; concentration +3)

    At will--mage hand, mending
    1/day--endure elements, touch of fatigue

    TACTICS

    Before Combat Zhyen do not enter combat willingly unless summoned.

    During Combat A zhyen prefers to avoid attacks with the total defense action, but if cornered it attacks until it can flee.

    Morale Unused to combat, and generally unprepared for it, a zhyen attempts to flee when reduced to half of its hit points or less.

    STATISTICS

    Str 6, Dex 14, Con 10, Int 9, Wis 14, Cha 12
    Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 9
    Feats Run
    Skills Fly +14, Knowledge (arcana) +3, Knowledge (the planes) +3, Perception +6, Spellcraft +3, Stealth +14, Swim -2 (+6 if a water zhyen)
    Languages Common and Aquan, Auran, Ignan, or Terran

    Editor's Note

    The stats of this monster as presented in the source material had many problems, thus it was adjusted to appear more in line with monster guidelines. The monster presented here has been modified in the following ways:

    • hp changed from 9 (2d8) to 5 (1d10)
    • CMB changed from -3 to +1 (tiny and smaller use Dex for CMB)
    • Fly skill changed from +6 to +14 (0ranks+2dex+8maneuv+4size)
    • Knowledge (arcana) and Spellcraft added as theme-specific class skills
    • Swim skill modified to account for water zhyen
    • Languages modified to match zhyen's elemental nature