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This elven woman’s allure is obfuscated by her ragged insectile wings and long, clawlike nails.

Vendenopterix CR 4

Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 281
XP 1,200
CN Medium outsider (chaotic, extraplanar, shapechanger)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9


AC 18, touch 14, flat-footed 14 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural)
hp 39 (6d10+6)
Fort +3, Ref +8, Will +7; +2 vs. enchantments
DR 5/cold iron; Immune sleep; Resist electricity 10, fire 5; SR 15


Speed 30 ft., fly 50 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +9 (1d6+1 plus poison)
Special Attacks ability drain, poison
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th; concentration +8)
3/day—charm person (DC 13), darkness, locate creature
1/day—dimension door, ethereal jaunt (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only), heightened charm person (DC 16), suggestion (DC 15)


Str 13, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 14
Base Atk +6; CMB +7; CMD 21
Feats Dodge, Iron Will, Weapon Finesse
Skills Bluff +11 (+19 when passing hidden messages), Diplomacy +11, Disguise +11, Knowledge (planes) +6, Perception +9, Perform (dance) +8, Survival +9 (+13 when tracking); Racial Modifiers +8 Bluff when passing hidden messages, +4 Survival when following tracks
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven; telepathy 10 ft.
SQ change shape (any humanoid; alter self), swift tracker


Environment any (Elysium)
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure standard

Special Abilities

Ability Drain (Su) A vendenopterix drains energy from a mortal she lures into an act of passion, such as a kiss. An unwilling victim must be grappled before the vendenopterix can use this ability. The vendenopterix’s kiss inflicts 1 point of Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma drain (her choice). The kiss also has the effect of a suggestion spell, asking the victim to accept another act of passion from the vendenopterix. The target must succeed at a DC 15 Will save to negate the suggestion. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Poison (Ex) Claw—injury; save Fort DC 16; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Dex damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based, and includes a +2 racial bonus.

Swift Tracker (Ex) A vendenopterix can move at her normal speed while using Survival to follow tracks without taking the normal –5 penalty. She takes only a –10 penalty (instead of the normal –20 penalty) when moving at up to twice her normal speed while tracking.


Beautiful, seductive, and ruthless, vendenopterixes are servitors of Calistria tasked with hunting down and punishing enemies of the faith. Though they typically take female form, vendenopterixes are comfortable taking the shape of any gendered humanoid (including polygendered creatures) but avoid genderless shapes. A vendenopterix’s purpose is to punish, but not necessarily to kill. She may be tasked with exposing a creature’s secrets or convincing a creature to do so itself in an embarrassing way, and she is just as likely to drain her victim’s mental facilities until it acts like a buffoon or clod as she is to poison her target so it appears to be aff licted with (or even dying from) a venereal pox. Vendenopterixes stand about 6 feet tall and range in weight from a slender 140 pounds to a curvaceous 240.