Wild Hunt Monarch
This limber and regal humanoid has an elk’s antlers, long pointed ears, flowing white hair, and luminescent green eyes.
Wild Hunt Monarch CR 19
CN Medium fey (wild hunt)
Init +11; Senses greensight 60 ft., low-light vision, mistsight, scent, see in darkness; Perception +37
AC 34, touch 26, flat-footed 26 (+8 deflection, +7 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural)
hp 325 (26d6+234)
Fort +19, Ref +22, Will +23
Defensive Abilities instinctive cooperation, wild grace; DR 15/cold iron; Immune cold; Resist electricity 10, fire 10
Speed 50 ft.
Melee monarch’s glaive +30/+25/+20 (1d10+21/19–20/×3 plus 2d6), gore +19 (1d8+5)
Ranged monarch’s glaive +26 (1d10+21/19–20/×3 plus 2d6)
Special Attacks call to the hunt, monarch’s glaive, staggering gore, wild gaze (DC 31), wild reincarnation
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration +25)
Constant—know direction, speak with animals, speak with plants
At will—charm monster (DC 22), command (DC 19), dominate person (DC 23), ghost sound (DC 18), major image (DC 21)
3/day—quickened charm monster (DC 22), greater command (DC 23), hallucinatory terrain (DC 22), mass suggestion (DC 24), plane shift (DC 25), stone tell, veil
1/day—dominate monster (DC 27), summon (level 9, 1 wild hunt horse 100%), wind walk
Druid Spells Prepared (CL 17th; concentration +25)
- 8th—finger of death (DC 26), mass cure serious wounds, word of recall
- 7th—control weather, fire storm (DC 25), heal, sunbeam (DC 25)
- 6th—greater dispel magic (2), move earth, transport via plants (2)
- 5th—baleful polymorph (DC 23), call lightning storm (DC 23), death ward, tree stride, wall of thorns
- 4th—air walk, cure serious wounds (2), dispel magic, flame strike (DC 22), freedom of movement
- 3rd—cure moderate wounds (2), daylight, snare, spike growth, wind wall
- 2nd—barkskin, hold animal (DC 20), lesser restoration, resist energy, stone call, tree shape
- 1st—cure light wounds (2), entangle (DC 19), faerie fire, obscuring mist, produce flame
- 0—detect magic, guidance, mending, stabilize
Str 33, Dex 25, Con 28, Int 22, Wis 26, Cha 27
Base Atk +13; CMB +24; CMD 50
Feats Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Critical Focus, Dodge, Furious Focus, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical (glaive), Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (charm monster), Step Up, Tiring Critical, Weapon Focus (glaive)
Skills Acrobatics +36, Diplomacy +37, Intimidate +34, Knowledge (geography, nature) +35, Perception +37, Perform (wind) +37, Ride +33, Sense Motive +37, Stealth +36, Survival +34, Use Magic Device +37
Languages Aklo, Common, Draconic, Sylvan; speak with animals, speak with plants
SQ planar acclimation, wild hunt link
Call to the Hunt (Su)
Once per day as a full-round action, a wild hunt monarch can blow his hunt monarch’s horn to summon a number of other wild hunt fey up to a CR 18 encounter. For example, he may summon one wild hunt scout, two wild hunt archers, two wild hunt horses, and two wild hunt hounds. These fey appear within 100 feet of him at locations of his choosing, and they remain on the Material Plane for 1 hour or until reduced to 0 hit points. In the hands of any other creature, the hunt monarch’s horn functions as an ornate masterwork horn.
Monarch’s Glaive (Su)
A wild hunt monarch wields a +3 thundering glaive that functions as a bane weapon against any creature (thus effectively functioning as a +5 thundering glaive that deals an additional 2d6 points of damage on a hit to all targets). A wild hunt monarch can summon his glaive to his hand across any distance as a free action. He can make attacks with the glaive in any square between himself and the end of his reach, even if a glaive would not normally threaten that square. Additionally, he can hurl his glaive at opponents. When he uses his glaive in this way, it counts as a thrown weapon with a range increment of 100 feet. If the wild hunt monarch dies, the glaive reverts to a +3 glaive.
A wild hunt monarch casts spells as a 17th-level druid.
Staggering Gore (Ex)
A wild hunt monarch’s gore attack knocks the breath out of his foes. A target that takes damage from this attack must succeed at a DC 32 Fortitude save or be staggered for 3 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Wild Gaze (Su)
A wild hunt monarch has increased control over his gaze. Each round as a free action, he can select any number of visible creatures to exclude from his gaze. Humanoids and monstrous humanoids that fail the save are dazed as well as paralyzed, and animals and magical beasts are panicked. All other creatures are confused and can never receive the result of “act normally”; on such a result, they instead move in a random direction at full speed, as if pursuing an imaginary target. Succeeding at a save against any wild hunt fey’s wild gaze attack (whether it is that of the monarch or any other member of the hunt) does not grant the normal 24 hour period of immunity to the monarch’s wild gaze attack.
Wild Hunt Link (Su)
The monarch can maintain a wild hunt link to a range of 1 mile. He expands the range of the wild hunt link ability for all members of the wild hunt within his range to 1 mile as well, allowing the hunters to spread out with almost a mile between them without breaking the connection. All members of a monarch’s wild hunt link gain regeneration 10; this regeneration cannot be suppressed as long as the wild hunt monarch lives. A wild hunt monarch’s plane shift spell-like ability can transport any number of creatures in his link, as long as they all join hands or are similarly in contact with one another.
Wild Reincarnation (Su)
Once per day as a free action when a wild hunt monarch slays an adjacent creature by any means, he can attempt to reincarnate it as a wild hunt fey, even if the creature would not normally wish to be restored to life. The slain creature can resist this reincarnation if it succeeds at a DC 31 Fortitude save, but creatures slain while under the effects of any of the wild hunt monarch’s charm or compulsion spell-like abilities take a –4 penalty on this saving throw. The wild hunt monarch can reincarnate the creature into his choice of wild hunt creature whose CR is equal to or less than the target’s CR in its previous life. Alternatively, if the target was a humanoid or fey creature, the monarch can use the creature’s own natural abilities to create a unique member of the wild hunt. Such a creature maintains all of its abilities. Its type changes to fey (do not recalculate any statistics), and it gains the wild hunt subtype. Its appearance changes to blend in with the wild hunt, granting it features such as long ears and glowing green eyes. Once reincarnated, the creature retains only faint memories of its previous life, but is now chaotic neutral and loyal to the wild hunt. A creature reincarnated in this way can be restored to its original life only via a miracle or wish—slaying the creature and raising it from the dead merely restores it to its latest incarnation as a member of the wild hunt, unless the effect of the wild reincarnation is first removed from the body via a successful break enchantment spell against a DC of 31. The save DC is Charisma-based.
Environment any land
Organization solitary or wild hunt
Treasure double (+3 glaive, other treasure)
Wild hunt monarchs command dozens of other wild hunt fey. While their followers can travel on personal missions, these majestic leaders (who can be female or male, and are referred to as wild hunt queens or wild hunt kings as appropriate) can rally the hunt to follow them anywhere without question. Wild hunt monarchs set the terms of each specific hunt, depending upon the prey and their own whims. The easier the prey, the more likely a monarch is to impose rules to make the hunt more entertaining, such as forbidding anyone but his hounds from injuring the quarry, or holding back his forces to give the target creature time to rest and recover.
Many members of a wild hunt monarch’s following join as soon as they are born from the fey realm, but others are born out of his own prey, or come to serve him after the demise of their previous leader. Monarchs do not typically interact with their own kind, but they occasionally collaborate on an exceptionally challenging hunt, testing their wits against nascent demigods or beasts of legend.
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