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Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) Title Perseus and the Graiae

Haggard and hunched, this blind and snaggle-toothed crone guides herself by a gruesomely bloated eyeball she clutches in her claws.

Source: Pathfinder

The Graeae (“old women”, “gray ones”, or “gray witches”, are three sisters. The Graeae were daughters of Phorcys, the “old man of the sea,” and Ceto. The Graeae took the form of three grey-haired old women.” Their age was so great that a childhood for them was hardly conceivable.

Their names are Deino (“dread”, the dreadful anticipation of horror), Enyo (“horror” the “waster of cities”) and Pemphredo (“alarm”). They had but one eye and one tooth among them. These were shared and the sisters took turns in using them. By stealing their eye while they were passing it between them, the hero Perseus forced them to tell the whereabouts of their sisters, the Gorgons, ransoming the seeing eye for the information.

Graeae CR 5
XP 1,600    

NE Medium monstrous humanoid (evil, Mythic)

Init +3;

Senses Blindsense 30 ft., Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10
AC 19, touch 13, flat-footed 16 (+3 Dexterity, +6 natural)hp 65 (6d10+32)    

Fort +3, Ref +8, Will +8

DR 5/epic; SR 16 Weaknesses eye of the graeae
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)Melee 2 claw +8 (1d6+2)    

Special Attacks luck ripple, Mythic Power (2/day, Surge +1d6)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th; concentration +12)

At will- arcane sight, fly, undetectable alignment5/day-Ill Omen (DC 17)

3/day-augury, enthrall (DC 18), feast of ashes (DC 18)

1/day-ray of exhaustion (DC 19)
Strength 14, Dexterity 17, Constitution 12, Intelligence 23, Wisdom 13, Charisma 8

Base Atk +6; CMB +8; CMD 21

Feats Combat Casting, Iron WillM, Toughness    

Skills Bluff +5, Craft (alchemy) +15, Fly +15, Intimidate +8, Knowledge (arcana) +12, Perception +10, Spellcraft +12, Stealth +12, Survival +10, Use
Magic Device

Languages Aklo, Common, Giant, Goblin, Sylvan

SQ coven, fate casting
Coven (Ex)     Like hags, graeaes also form covens. A graeae coven can be composed entirely of graeaes,or could or include hags or witches with the coven hex. A hag or witch with the coven hex counts as a graeae for purposes of joining a graeae’s coven. Likewise, a graeae counts as a hag for purposes of joining a hag’s coven.

Eye of the Graeae (Su) Each graeae possesses a mystic eyeball. A graeae can sense the location of her eyeball from anywhere on the same plane. She must remain within 30 feet of her eyeball or she becomes completely blind and cannot use any of her spell-like or
supernatural abilities. The eyeball only works for its graeae. If a graeae is slain, her mystic eye instantly turns to dust.

Fate Casting (Su) A graeae has the ability to predict future events. On a creature’s request, a graeae can expend a use of Mythic Power as a full-round action to answer a single question as if by the divination spell.

Luck Ripple (Su) A graeae can use her mystic eye to alter the circumstances of any creature within 30 feet. As a swift action, she can cast her eye on a single creature, causing the target to take a -2 penalty or gain a +2 bonus to one of the following (graeae’s choice): AC, ability checks, attack rolls, saving throws, or skill checks. A successful DC 19 Will save negates the effect, which otherwise lasts for 1d6 rounds. This is a mind-affecting gaze effect. The DC of the save is Intelligence-based.
Environment any    

Organization solitary, a pair, or coven (3-12)

Treasure standard

A graeae is a haglike creature, though more human in appearance. Some describe them as emissaries of the gods, while others believe graeaes to be physical manifestations of fate.

Graeae Coven

Whenever three or more graeaes of the same coven are within 10 feet of one another, they can work together to use any of the following spell-like abilities: clairaudience/clairvoyance, commune, contact other plane, speak with dead, and tongues.

All three graeaes must spend a full-round action to take part in this form of cooperative magic. All coven spell-like abilities are CL 9th (or at the highest caster level available to the most powerful graeaes in the coven).

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

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