The Clutch of Verthandi
"The Grey Fox," a feral forest witch
Male human witch 6/ranger 2
CE Medium humanoid (human)
Init + 2, Senses Perception + 10
AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 10
hp 56 (6d6 + 2d10 + 16 + 6)
Fort + 7, Ref + 9, Will + 4
Speed 30 ft.
Melee claws + 6 (1d4 + 1)
Special Attacks hexes (Will DC 16, 30 ft.; beast of ill omen [6 min.; 60 ft.], cackle [all evil eye & misfortune + 1 round], evil eye [6 rounds], feral speech, misfortune [1 check]), favored enemy (humanoid [elf])
Witch Spells Prepared (CL 6th, Concentration + 9)
3rd: healing thief, vampiric touch (2)
2nd: bull’s strength, false life, hold person (DC 15), scare (DC 15)
1st: burning hands (DC 14), chill touch (DC 14), cure light wounds, divine favor, reduce person (DC 14)
0th: detect magic, guidance, resistance, stabilize
Str 13, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 9, Cha 11
Base Atk + 5; CMB + 6, CMD 18
Feats Accursed Hex, Aspect Of The Beast (claws), Combat Casting, Dodge, Extra Hex, Hex Strike (misfortune)
Skills Acrobatics + 10, Escape Artist + 10, Handle Animal + 11, Perception + 10, Stealth + 13, Spellcraft + 14, Survival + 10 (+ 11 tracking)
Languages Dwarven, Common (Northern), Gnome, Sylvan
SQ combat style (natural weapons), track, wild empathy + 2, witch’s familiar (grey fox named Fang; stores all cantrips, prepared spells, and patron spells, plus alter self, charm person, detect thoughts, inflict light wounds, ray of enfeeblement, sleep)
A violent man with a cunning mind, Julian used to live in a small village with his brother Lucian until a prank got out of hand and Julian killed an old logger. His lack of remorse angered the townsfolk, but their fury turned to blood lust when a raven-haired, silver-tongued elf “lumen” proclaimed that the brothers were witches. The brothers were separated and chased out of town, Lucian stealing a horse and taking to the road while Julian fled to the Feywood.
Julian’s time in the enchanted forest has since turned him feral and mad; he now revels in the hunt and consumption of his fellow humanoids (especially elves, since they remind him of how he came to embrace this lifestyle). He particularly delighted by the euphoric rush he gets when draining life force with his vampiric touch. He was a menace to all who wandered the Feywood, from Ardyn and Oakwatch citizens to Syrion Harlow’s mercenaries. His propensity for using his familiar to strike fear in the hearts of his victims earned him the title “the Grey Fox.” He hunted throughout the southern forest until captured and imprisoned by Eoleo, Niamh, Raleria, and Rognar.