An enormous phantom cackles as it flies towards you. Tendrils of inky darkness swirl around an unblinking, sanguine eye.
Likho, Greater (CR 7)
CE Large undead (incorporeal)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +15
Aura fear (30 ft., DC 18), unnatural aura
AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 12 (+3 deflection, +4 Dex, -1 size)
hp 85 (10d8+40)
Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +9
Defensive Abilities incorporeal; Immune undead traits
Weaknesses sunlight powerlessness
Speed fly 60 ft. (perfect)
Melee 2 incorporeal touches +10 touch (1d6 Wisdom Damage)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks gaze
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +13)
At will—detect thoughts (DC 14)
Str —, Dex 18, Con —, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 16
Base Atk +7; CMB +12; CMD 25 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Empower Spell-Like Ability (darkness), Flyby Attack, Improved Initiative, Lunge, Toughness
Skills Fly +23, Intimidate +16, Perception +15, Sense Motive +15, Stealth +13
Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).
Fear Aura (30 feet, DC 18) Foes within radius are affected by the fear spell.
Gaze (30 feet, DC 18) (Su) Afflicted with a curse (as bestow curse), range 30 feet, Will DC 18 negates.
Sunlight Powerlessness (Ex) In natural sunlight can’t attack and are staggered.
Unnatural Aura (Su) Animals, whether wild or domesticated, can sense the unnatural presence of a likho at a distance of 30 feet. They do not willingly approach nearer than that and panic if forced to do so unless a master succeeds at a DC 25 Handle Animal, Ride, or wild empathy check. A panicked animal remains so as long as it is within 30 feet of the likho.
Environment any land
Some of the evils of Yavmir are brought to life through magic while are others borne from the land itself. The mysterious spirits known as Likho come into being in a different manner – forged from the fears and negative emotions of normal humans.
Likho most often form in small communities during periods of extreme duress. Perhaps a township suffering through a harsh drought, a kingdom victim to a pallid plague, or a region victimized by a rash of murders. These hardships can cause negative emotions to fester and grow, eventually coalescing into a dark and tangible spectre.
Small and relatively weak at first, a Likho will stealthily drift through populated areas feeding on the anger, despair, and suffering in order to continue its twisted growth. When they have reached full size they become more brazen in their tactics, stalking the streets at night while using their grotesque appearance to sow fear – all the while feasting upon the dread of their victims.