2019-02-03

Fantasy NPC: Lady Etheld, the Royal Chaperone Eternal

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Lady Etheld, the Royal Chaperone Eternal

An ancient woman, tall and painfully thin, with wrinkled brownish skin. She wears outdated courtly clothing and covers her hair with a cap. Her glare is stern and disturbing.

CR 2; XP 600
Mummified female human aristocrat 3
LE Medium Humanoid (human)
Init +0; Perception +10
Aura frightful presence (30 ft., DC 12, 1d6 rounds)

Defense
AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+1 armor, +4 natural)
hp 19 (3d8+6)
Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +5
DR 5/—; Immune undead traits
Weakness vulnerable to sonic

Offense
Speed 20 ft.
Melee slam +4 (1d6+3)
Special Attacks burst of vengeance (2/day, swift action, haste for 1 round), dust stroke 

Statistics
Str 14, Dex 10, Con —, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 13
Base Atk +2; CMB +4; CMD 14
Feats Alertness, Improved Natural Attack (slam), Skill Focus (Knowledge [history]), Skill Focus (Knowledge [nobility]), Toughness
Skills Diplomacy +7, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (history) +10, Knowledge (nobility) +10, Perception +10, Sense Motive +10, Stealth +4
Language Common, Duk, Necril

Notable Gear a number of vials filled with oils of gentle repose and inflict light wounds stashed in her chambers


Maids and courtiers often joke that Lady Etheld was serving as chaperone to princesses across the duchies since forever. This is an exaggeration, though, for she has been around only for a few centuries. A stern governess, lady-in-waiting, and overseer for royal blood, she's beyond dead for a long time now. The age did nothing to mellow her, for her duty is her existence. Out of wedlock birth would throw out the lineage, mess with the bloodlines, and void the records. That can not be!

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