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This peasant woman sprouts a grotesquely long neck that coils about like a snake, with razor-sharp teeth filling her gaping maw.

Rokurokubi CR 14

XP 38,400

LE Medium monstrous humanoid

Init +10; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +21

Aura nightfall (15 ft.)


AC 28, touch 16, flat-footed 22 (+6 Dex, +12 natural)

hp 195 (17d10+102)

Fort +11, Ref +16, Will +13

DR 5/cold iron; Immune sleep; SR 25


Speed 30 ft.

Melee bite +24 (2d6+4/19–20 plus rokurokubi's curse), 2 claws +23 (1d6+4)

Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (20 ft. with bite)

Special Attacks elongate neck, rokurokubi's curse

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 12th; concentration +17)

6th (3)—permanent image (DC 21)

5th (6)—feeblemind (DC 20), nightmare (DC 20)

4th (7)—charm monster (DC 19), confusion(DC 19), locate creature

3rd (7)—dispel magic, fly, keen edge, wind wall

2nd (7)—ghoul touch (DC 17), invisibility, knock, touch of idiocy

1st (8)—charm person (DC 16), disguise self, obscuring mist, shocking grasp, sleep (DC 16)

0 (at will)—arcane mark, detect magic, detect poison, ghost sound (DC 15), mage hand, message, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic


Str 18, Dex 23, Con 22, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 21

Base Atk +17; CMB +21; CMD 37

Feats Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Deceitful, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (bite)

Skills Bluff +26, Climb +24, Disguise +26, Intimidate +25, Perception +21, Stealth +26

Languages Aklo, Common

SQ no sleep


Environment any ruins

Organization solitary, pair, or harem (3–6)

Treasure standard

Special Abilities

Elongate Neck (Ex) A rokurokubi can stretch her neck from a normal human length up to 20 feet, giving her reach with her bite attack and threatening all squares within that range.

Nightfall Aura (Su) A rokurokubi can create an aura of darkness and silence (CL 12th) with a radius of 15 feet. The rokurokubi is immune to the effects of her aura, and can activate or suppress this ability as a free action. These aura effects can be dispelled as if they were spells.

No Sleep (Ex) A rokurokubi does not need to sleep and is immune to all sleep effects.

Rokurokubi's Curse (Su) Bite—injury; save Will DC 23; frequency 1 day; effect 1 Cha damage and permanently silenced after 4 Cha damage. Fully healing the Cha damage cures the silence. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Spells A rokurokubi casts spells as a 12th-level sorcerer.

A rokurokubi is an evil hag-like creature who seeks to spread as much mayhem and despair as possible. Her skin ranges in hue from pale blue to muted green, so to disguise herself she must cover up her flesh with makeup and clothing, and retract her neck so it is no longer than a human's.

A rokurokubi can mate with almost any male humanoid, monstrous humanoid, or humanoid-shaped creature. Her offspring is always a rokurokubi. The mate is usually devoured once the rokurokubi tires of his presence.