Severed Woman1
This faerie creature smiles weakly as terrible cuts tear across her flesh only to heal a moment later.


Severed Woman (CR 5; XP 1,600)
CN Medium fey
Init +5; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9
Aura unnatural aura (60 ft.)
AC 16, touch 15, flat-footed 11
(+5 Dex, +1 natural)
hp 68 (8d6+32)
Fort +5, Ref +11, Will +4
DR 5/cold iron
Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +9 (1d4+1 plus bleed)
Special Attacks bleed (2d4)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5; concentration +7)
At will—speak with plants
3/day—charm person (W-DC 13), disguise self, inflict light wounds (W-DC 13), shatter (F-DC 14)
1/day—poison (F-DC 16)
Str 12, Dex 20, Con 17, Int 14, Wis 6, Cha 15
Base Atk +4; CMB +5; CMD 20
Feats Dodge, Mobility, Toughness, Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +12, Knowledge (geography) +13, Knowledge (nature) +13, Perception +9, Stealth +16, Survival +9
Languages Elven, Sylvan, Treant
SQ monster empathy +10
Environment forest, jungle
Organization solitary
Treasure standard
Special Abilities
Monster Empathy (Ex) A severed woman can improve the attitude of monsters. This ability functions just like a Diplomacy check made to improve the attitude of a person except the attempt to influence the attitude can be non-verabal. She cannot use this ability on animals or vermin as their find her scarred form unnatural nor can she influence mindless creatures. She suffers a -4 penalty when using this ability on evil creatures.

Life is hard for a severed woman. Due to an ancient curse from which there can never be a release, not only is their body constantly torn and ripped only to be healed moments later, but also the natural world that they have ever been linked two now finds them repulsive and unnatural. They perceptions dulled, their fey-like beauty diminished, it is difficult for them to relate to others and sense their intentions. Birds and beasts that once flocked to their side now shun them or meet them with outright aggression.
A pariah among their own kind, severed woman will still provide aid to those in the forest and jungle who need it and who can offer her succor in the form of food, shelter, or stories of her former community. Any such meetings and aid are typically short-lived though as natural inclination is to sadness and remorse. In some ways, they could almost be kindred spirits with avoodim or forlarren who carry similar regret, remorse, and curse.

On Porphyra
When the Elemental Lords first asserted their dominance over the world of Porphyra it was the fey of the Great Green that first fomented rebellion. Severed women stand as a reminder of the cost of rebellion. Permanently scarred, their beauty marred, these fey creatures are eternal savaged by sharp winds that repeatedly tear their flesh curtesy of the Wind of Jewels.