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Wonders of NaeraCull: Ash Ghoul

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A humanoid figure moves towards you. Silhouetted in flame, crispy flesh hangs from blackened bones and two red lights flicker where eyes should be. Small fires smolder wherever it steps.

ASH GHOUL     CR 3
XP 800
CN Medium undead
Init +0; Senses Perception +0
Aura flame aura (5 ft., 1 point of fire damage)

DEFENSE
AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +2 natural, +1 deflection)
hp 19 (3d8+6)
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +5
Immune undead traits, fire; DR 2/magic
Weakness vulnerability to cold

OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d6 + 1d4 fire damage) and 2 claws +4 (1d4+1 plus 1d6 fire damage)
Special Attacks create spawn, immolate

TACTICS
During Combat The ash ghoul attacks the nearest  living creature.
Morale As a mindless creature, an ash ghoul continues to attack until it is destroyed, concentrating attacks on a single opponent at a time.

STATISTICS
Str 13, Dex 15, Con —, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 14
Base Atk +2; CMB +3; CMD 15
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +5, Climb +7, Perception +7, Stealth +2, Intimidate +7

ECOLOGY
Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure none

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Create Spawn (Su) A humanoid creature who dies while on fire from the ash ghoul's immolate attack becomes an ash spirit under control of the ash ghoul in 1d4 rounds.
Immolate (Su) Two successful claw attacks from the ash ghoul on the same attack sets the target creature on fire, dealing 1d4 fire damage per round until extinguished by any healing magic or full submersion in water for 1 round.

Ash ghouls are undead that haunt near the places of their demise; legend says that ash ghouls are formed when a humanoid dies a lingering death by flame and the resulting remains are left to the elements. They tend to seek revenge by creating more ashen spirits, burning down all that they can.

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