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This woman has the upper body of a human queen, the lower body of a lion, a snake-headed tail, and great eagle wings.

Mythic Sphinx CR 10/MR 4

XP 9,600

N Large magical beast (mythic)

Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect magic, low-light vision, see invisibility; Perception +21


AC 25, touch 10, flat-footed 24 (+1 Dex, +15 natural, –1 size)

hp 142 (12d10+76)

Fort +11, Ref +9, Will +10

DR 10/epic; Resist electricity 30, fire 30; SR 21


Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (poor)

Melee 2 claws +18 (2d8+7/18–20)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks mythic power (4/day, surge +1d8), pounce, rake (2 claws +18, 2d8+7/18–20), riddle, sphinx's curse

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +17)

Constant—comprehend languages, detect magic, read magic, see invisibility, tongues

At will—statue (self only)

3/day—clairaudience/clairvoyance, feeblemind (DC 20)

1/day—greater dispel magic, legend lore, locate object, remove curse

1/week—any one of the following: symbol of fear (DC 21), symbol of pain (DC 20), symbol of persuasion (DC 21), symbol of sleep (DC 20), symbol of stunning (DC 22); all symbols last for 1 week maximum


Str 24, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 18, Wis 19, Cha 21

Base Atk +12; CMB +20; CMD 31 (35 vs. trip)

Feats Alertness, Combat Casting, Hover, Improved Critical (claws)M, Improved Initiative, Iron WillM

Skills Bluff +15, Diplomacy +15, Fly +7, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (any two) +6, Perception +21, Sense Motive +19, Spellcraft +12

Languages Common, Draconic, Sphinx; comprehend languages, read magic, tongues


Environment warm deserts and hills

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

Treasure double

Special Abilities

Riddle (Su) A mythic sphinx can expend one use of mythic power to ask a riddle of up to 12 creatures within 100 feet. Each creature is compelled (Will DC 21 negates) to give an answer within 1 minute (creatures in combat when the sphinx uses this ability gain a +4 bonus on the saving throw). The sphinx gets a +4 bonus on attack rolls, damage rolls, and saving throws against any creature that refuses to answer (via a successful saving throw), can't answer (including if it's in an area of silence), answers incorrectly, or flees the sphinx instead of answering. The bonuses from failing to solve the riddle last for 24 hours. The need to answer is a compulsion, mind-affecting, language-dependent enchantment effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Sphinx's Curse (Su) A mythic sphinx can expend one use of mythic power when it damages an opponent with a claw attack to curse its opponent with bleeding wounds (Will DC 21 negates). Whenever a cursed target takes piercing or slashing damage, it takes 1d6 points of bleed damage every round for the next 1d6 rounds. This bleed damage stacks with itself and with all other bleed effects. A creature that strikes the killing blow against a mythic sphinx must succeed at a saving throw or become cursed (this requires no uses of mythic power from the sphinx). The save DC is Charisma-based.

A mythic sphinx is often given a task by a deity, such as watching over a city, testing a great mortal hero, or guarding an artifact. She is gifted with magic to compel obedience and curse those who would defy her commands or interfere with her task.