2005-10-06, 02:32 PM
Re: The Spirits of Autumn
Lady of the Harvest Moon
A huge moth wheels about in the cool night air, dancing in delight an aerial ballet. A strange shadow then starts to pass across the moon and the moth glides to the ground, and begins to change...
Hit Dice: 4d6+4 or +12 (18 hp or 26 hp in humanoid form)
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), climb 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (poor)
Armor Class: 14 (+3 dex, +1 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 11
Base Attack/Grapple: +2/+2
Attack: Claw +5 melee (1d4)
Full attack: 2 claws +5 melee (1d4)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Spell-like abilities
Special Qualities: Low-light vision, lunatic fringe, scent, scent of lunacy
Saves: Fort +2 (+4 in humanoid form), Ref +7, Will +8
Abilities: Str 10, Dex 16, Con 12 (16 in humanoid form), Int 7, Wis 18, Cha 21
Skills: Bluff +12, Climb +8, Listen +5, Move Silently +10, Spot +11, Survival +10
Feats: Dodge, Hover, Weapon Finesse(B)
Environment: Temperate Plains
Challenge Rating: 3
Alignment: Always Neutral
Advancement: 5-11 HD (medium)
Level Adjustment: -
For all but a couple hours the lady of the harvest moon appears as a massive moth with expansive wings of beautiful dark browns, tans and gold design with a large blood red eye-spot in the middle and long tails flowing behind. The body is covered in strokable, silky chocolate fuzz and large, comb-like antennae twitch above a couple lustrous black eyes.
When she flies beneath the red rays of the lunar eclipse in the midst of autumn however she takes on human form and sets out to find a mate. Walking through field and hill she attracts men to her from far around. In humanoid form she appears as a petite, beautiful woman of tanned complexion with richly flowing brown tresses that hang freely to her ankles. Her large eyes blaze with the reddish hue of the moon above and are filled with desperate passion.
Once the eclipse ends they part and the lady takes on her insectoid form. She soon lays 1d6 eggs within a deep hole and wraps them in silk. The next new moon she dies, dissipating into the chill wind. The eggs hatch on the first day of autumn.
The lady of the harvest moon rarely fights, preferring to blind or confuse her enemies. However, if she is pressed or her chosen mate endangered she flies into a rage (literally), slashing with her claws in both forms. Her most common opponents are wives who have followed their spellbound husbands.
Alternate Form (Su):
The lady of the harvest moon may take humanoid form, and subsequently loses her climbing and flying movements, though gains a +4 bonus to her Constitution score.
Lunatic Fringe (Su):
While bathed in the light of the moon, the lady of the harvest moon, and anyone or anything else she wishes within ten feet, can become unseen as the Greater Invisibility spell. Those who pass within the fringe unbidden are affected as if from the Insanity spell unless they make a DC 17 will save. The save DC is Charisma-based.
Scent of Lunacy (Ex):
The lady of the harvest moon, the moment she takes humanoid form, begins to release a strong pheromone that can be detected up to a mile if the wind is right. Any adult humanoid male who takes of the scent must make a DC 15 will save or set out to find the Lady as if under the Lesser Geas spell and acts Charmed once he meets her. The scent fades immediately once the first to arrive shows, and only affects those within ten feet. The save DC is Fortitude-based.
At will - Displacement, Glitterdust, Gust of Wind
3/day - Suggestion. Caster level 6th. Save DC's are Charisma-based.
Skills: The lady of the harvest moon gains a +8 racial bonus on climb checks.
Last edited by The Vorpal Tribble; 2008-09-22 at 09:49 AM.