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Wardstone Guardian (Nixie Rogue 5)

Nixie Rogue CR 5

XP 3,200
Female nixie rogue 5
NE Small fey (aquatic)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision;
Perception +8


AC 18, touch 18, flat-footed 11 (+6 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 size)
hp 43 (7 HD; 2d6+5d8+14)
Fort +3, Ref +13, Will +4
Defensive Abilities evasion, uncanny dodge; DR 5/cold iron; SR 12


Speed 20 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee short sword +11 (1d4/19–20)
Ranged +1 shortbow +12 (1d4+1/x3)
Special Attacks lure (DC 16), sneak attack +3d6 plus 3 bleed
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +16)

3/day—charm person (DC 16)
1/day—water breathing


Before Combat She observes intruders from the pool while in fish form to discern their intent. Then she reverts to her natural form to drink her potion of resist energy before swimming to the water's surface to speak with them. A Sense Motive check (DC 22) detects the nixie stalling for time during the conversation—she waits only long enough for the next obscuring mist from the wardstones before attacking (see Hazard).
During Combat She knows the pool well enough to time the waves of mist to her advantage. On any round while her vision remains unimpeded, she keeps her distance, rising from the water to shoot opponents with her bow and making sure to use her Deadly Aim feat and bleeding attack ability if possible, selectively targeting spellcasters with sleep arrows. During rounds with the
obscuring mist in place, She uses her lure ability instead, drawing victims into the pool and the waiting vortex of her elemental ally. She uses sneak attack underwater on anyone left in the pool.
Morale As the final guardian of the wardstones, she fights to the death, only temporarily retreating to drink her potion of cure moderate wounds before resuming the attack.


Str 10, Dex 22, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 21
Base Atk +4; CMB +3; CMD 19
Deadly Aim, Dodge, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +14,
Bluff +12, Craft (jewelry) +5, Diplomacy +12, Escape Artist +15, Handle Animal +12, Knowledge (nature) +10, Linguistics +5, Perception +8, Perform (dance) +12, Perform (sing) +12, Sense Motive +8, Stealth +17, Swim +17
Languages Aquan, Elven, Sylvan
SQ amphibious, change shape (Small or Medium aquatic creature, beast shape I), rogue talents (bleeding attack, combat trick), trapfinding, trap sense +1, wild empathy +13
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds, potion of resist energy (electricity) ; Other Gear +1 shortbow, sleep arrows (6), cold iron arrows (20), short sword, aquamarine necklace worth 250 gp with matching bracelets worth 50 gp each


Wild Empathy +13 (Ex)

She has a total modifier of +13 when making Wild Empathy checks. This ability functions just like the druid ability of the same name. Nixies receive a +6 racial bonus on wild empathy checks.

Amphibious (Ex)

She has the aquatic subtype, but she can survive indefinitely on land.

Change Shape

She can change shape into any small or medium aquatic creature as the spell beast shape I.

Lure (Su)

This ability functions just like a harpy’s captivating song. A DC 16 Will save negates this effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Sneak Attack 3d6

As a 5th level rogue she deals 3d6 sneak attack damage.

Bleeding Attack (3)

In addition to sneak attack damage, she also deals 3 bleed damage per sneak attack.

Combat Trick

She gains a bonus combat feat.


Trap Sense +1