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Pey (Forgotten Vampire)

[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.

Level 3 Elite Lurker
Medium natural humanoid (undead)
XP 300
Initiative +7 Senses Perception +3, darkvision
HP 82; Bloodied 41
AC 17; Fortitude 16, Reflex 15, Will 15
Immune disease, poison Resist 5 necrotic
Saving Throws +2
Speed 6
Action Points
M Claw (standard, at-will)
+8 vs. AC; 1d10 + 3 damage
m Cold Embrace (standard, recharge 5 6 ) - Necrotic
+8 vs. AC; 2d10 + 3 necrotic damage and the target is grabbed (until escape).
m Kiss of Bewitchment (minor, at-will, usable against creatures smaller than Mega-size)
Grabbed target only; +6 vs. Will; no damage but the target is dominated (save ends).
M Ferocity (while bloodied; standard, at-will)
The pey makes two claw attacks.
Bad Romance
The pey deals +7 damage (instead of +3) against targets it has dominated at any point during the encounter.
Bloodbath (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.
Combat Advantage
The pey deals an extra 2d6 damage with its attacks against any target it has combat advantage against.
The pey is invisible to anyone not already bloodied.
Alignment Chaotic Evil Languages Common
Skills Athletics +4, Stealth +3, Thievery +3
Str 17 (+4) Dex 15 (+3) Wis 13 (+2)
Con 17 (+4) Int 10 (+1) Cha 15 (+3)

Pey Tactics
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 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.

Pey Lore
A character knows the following information with a successful religion check.
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.

Encounter Group
“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.

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