Blackened One (CR 2)

The stench of brimstone is overpowering as this featureless black figure pounces on you.

Blackened One (CR 2)

XP 600
CE Medium undead
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defense


AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 18 (4d8)
Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +4
Immune fire, undead traits
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold


Offense


Speed 30 ft.
Melee claw +5 (1d6+3 plus burn), claw +5 (1d6+3 plus burn)
Special Attacks burn (DC 12)


Statistics


Str 15, Dex 14, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +5; CMD 17
Other Gear 150 gp


Special Abilities


Burn (Claw, Claw, DC 12) (Ex) If you hit an opponent or they touch you, you inflict fire damage.
Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).


Ecology


Illustration Credit: Wizards of the Coast

Environment any land
Organization gang (2–4), pack (7–12), or horde (100+)
Treasure standard

Blackened ones are foul undead monstrosities that infest the Blightlands. Once the residents of Jarilostrad during the Radiant Age, these creatures have been warped by the rancorous flames of Perun. Now they are nothing more than mindless masses of burnt flesh and bone, shambling the Blightlands in great hordes in search of victims.

In recent years, the number of blackened ones in the Blightlands has been inexplicably rising. Furthermore, the hordes have grown increasingly tenacious, venturing out and attacking bordering settlements. As local militias mobilize to counter this threat, hushed rumours speak of foul deeds being undertaken beneath Jarilostrad.