[Pey are only visible
to those already bloodied]
“...this hunched figure is like a sad, horribly shrivelled, naked
old woman. Her body is blue-white and deathly, with long white hair almost
down to her knees, caked in blood and muck. Her face is horrible to behold,
with bloodshot, serpentine eyes and a fanged maw with only one tooth remaining.
She skulks about, more like an animal than a human, sniffing the air,
perhaps hoping to catch the scent of blood...”
Vampire degenerates, amongst
the lowliest of true vampires. Pey are vampires either chosen or forced
into seclusion for a great length of time, beings so rarely seen that
they fade from memory and ultimately even sight. Only revealing their
presence to those gravely wounded, as if some unholy veil is lifted upon
the unfortunate as death hastens near. Their power likewise diminished
they scavenge their meagre existence preying on the wounded and dying.
In fact they see their victims
as companions of sorts, for such is their loneliness and isolation they
are often driven mad and into self-delusion.
While they typically have some
sort of hermit like existence far from civilisation, they can smell blood
from great distances and are known to haunt battlefields and places where
many deaths have happened.
3 Elite Lurker
natural humanoid (undead)
Perception +3, darkvision
82; Bloodied 41
17; Fortitude 16, Reflex 15, Will
disease, poison Resist 5 necrotic
| +8 vs. AC; 1d10 + 3 damage
Embrace (standard, recharge 5
6 ) - Necrotic
|+8 vs. AC; 2d10 + 3 necrotic
damage and the target is grabbed (until escape).
Bewitchment (minor, at-will, usable against creatures smaller
|Grabbed target only; +6
vs. Will; no damage but the target is dominated (save ends).
(while bloodied; standard, at-will)
|The pey makes two claw attacks.
|The pey deals +7 damage
(instead of +3) against targets it has dominated at any point during
(free; encounter; first time the pey drops a target to 0 hp)
|Pey bathe in blood to temporarily
restore their past beauty. The pey regains 20 hit points.
|The pey deals an extra 2d6
damage with its attacks against any target it has combat advantage
|The pey is invisible to
anyone not already bloodied.
Athletics +4, Stealth +3, Thievery +3
Pey will concentrate on one target, preferably one already already wounded,
otherwise generally a target of the opposite sex (if the choice is available)
with the highest charisma, its new lover...in the eyes of the pey that
is. That being will be attacked with the cold embrace, setting up the
kiss of bewitchment. If successful the target will defend the pey from
attack. Others will just be clawed.
A character knows the following information with a successful religion
DC 15: Relatively weak, truly feral vampires that prey
upon the injured and dying. Pey are attracted to battlefields or uncivilized
areas where killings are commonplace.
DC 20: Pey can only be seen by those on the verge of
death, they can bewitch with a kiss, these newfound companions defending
them unto death.
“Love Goddess of the Cannibals”
Level 5 Encounter (XP 825)
. 1 bone wight (level 2 brute)
. 2 cannibal impalers (level 3 soldiers)
. 1 pey (level 3 elite lurker)
. 1 pit trap (level 3 trap)
Notes: The female pey and bone wight (handmaiden) live
in the caves at the bottom of the pit. Once the trap is sprung the cannibal
impalers attack from cover and try to push the other heroes into the pit.