The Song of Bone Picker
Urdo the Crone
an unnerving, eerie woman who sells charms and wards to superstitious travelers.
Helva, Wife of AsvigCR 2
Female human witch 3 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 65)
CE Medium humanoid (human)
Init 4 armor, 6)
Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +2
Spd 30 ft.
Melee mwk sickle +2 (1d6)
Ranged dart +2 (1d4)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks hexes (misfortune [1 round], slumber [3 rounds])
Witch Spells Prepared (CL 3rd; concentration +6)
2nd—burning gaze* (DC 15), pox pustules* (DC 15)
1st—animate rope, cause fear (DC 14), mage armor
0 (at will)—dancing lights, detect magic, detect poison, read magic
Before Combat Helva casts mage armor before combat.
During Combat Helva uses her slumber hex on any warriors engaging Asvig, then casts animate rope to bind sleeping foes. She uses her misfortune hex on others in combat, while targeting attackers with burning gaze or pox pustules.
Morale Helva fights as long as Asvig lives. If he falls, she attempts to flee.
Str 10, Dex 13, Con 12, Int 16, Wis 8, Cha 15
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 14
Feats Alertness, Combat Casting, Dodge, Improved Initiative
Skills Appraise +9, Craft (cloth) +9, Heal +5, Intimidate +8, Knowledge (arcana) +9, Perception +1, Sense Motive +1, Spellcraft +9
Languages Aklo, Common, Kelish
SQ witch’s familiar (mule named Hutat [stores all prepared spells plus augury, chill touch, ray of enfeeblement, unseen servant)
Combat Gear darts (4), masterwork sickle, ring of protection +1
- See the Advanced Player’s Guide.
Mule CR 1
N Large animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +6
AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 9 (6)
Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +1
Speed 50 ft.
Melee 2 hooves –2 (1d4+1)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Str 16, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 7
Base Atk +1; CMB +5; CMD 17 (21 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, RunB
Skills Perception +6
This woman has the tanned skin of a nomad from the Whistling Plains. She is dressed in simple grayish robes with a vibrant purple sash and headscarf decorated in intricate, silvery beadwork.
Urdo peddles every manner of trinket, charm and hex from her rickety mule cart. Rural folk are known to seek out her craft to foretell the sex of an unborn child, predict the outcome of a romance, whether or not a business venture will earn them riches, ect. It is said her predictions as to whether or not a lover will be lost or murdered on the caravan road is chillingly accurate. For this reason many people who earn a living on trade runs may avoid her very presence, considering it bad luck. She travels by night in her cart and by day, secludes herself to an abandoned, old windmill.