The blizzard hides, and at the same time defines the outline of the monster standing amidst the snow. It appears as a hairy humanoid not unlike a big ape or yeti, but its white mane and body hair are incredibly wild and long.

Yetiggar (CR 12; XP 19,200)


CE Huge monstrous humanoid (cold)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, snow vision; Perception +6
AC 28, touch 9, flat-footed 27
(+1 Dex, +19 natural, -2 size)
hp 172 (15d10+90)
Fort +11, Ref +10, Will +11
Immune cold
Vulnerable fire
Speed 40 ft.; snow stride
Melee 2 claws +23 (2d6+9/19-20 plus 1d6 cold), bite +23 (2d8+9/19-20 plus 1d6 cold)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attack rend (2 claws, 2d6+13 plus 1d6 cold), walking blizzard
Str 29, Dex 13, Con 23, Int 10, Wis 15, Cha 9
Base Atk +15; CMB +26; CMD 37
Feats Cleave, Cleaving Finish, Critical Focus, Improved Critical (bite, claw), Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite, claw)
Skills Climb +27, Perception +6, Stealth +11, Survival +20, Swim +27; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
Languages Giant
SQ snow stride
Environment cold, hills, mountains
Organization solitary
Treasure standard
Special Abilities
Cold (Su) A yetiggar’s body generates intense cold, dealing 1d6 points of cold damage to any creature that contacts it with a natural attack or unarmed strike, or whenever it hits a foe with its claws or rend attack.
Snow Stride (Ex) A yetiggar never suffers any movement penalties or hindrances for walking on snow or ice, even if it comes from magical sources.
Snow Vision (Ex) A yetiggar learns to see perfectly well in snowy conditions. A yetiggar does not suffer any penalties to Perception checks while in snow.
Walking Blizzard (Su) Yetiggars create continuous heavy snow conditions in a 50-foot radius, centered on themselves. This snow slows movement (4 squares of movement per square entered) and limits vision as fog does. Yetiggars may suppress this ability and often do so to hunt other creatures.

A yetiggar is a fearsome monster from polar climates with the supernatural control of winter and its weather. Few travelers have ever been able to report a semblance of its features since the creature always appears amidst a raging snowstorm. Yetiggars expect their enemies to get lost inside their blizzard before attacking. A yetiggar prefers to attack stealthily, taking the enemy by surprise. If this is not an option, the yetiggar attacks openly, expecting its cold generating abilities to help it on the job.

On Porphyra
Yetiggar are most common in the mountains between Gulag Red and Gulag Black. Their reputation is so fearsome that supply caravans to the two prisons often turn around at the first sign of blizzard activity. Which, not surprising leaves the gulags extremely poorly stocked with food and other essential supplies. Still because of the presence of yetiggars in the hills and mountains there are few prison breaks from the gulags.