Between a Devil and a Blue Abyss
Kinu Cren CR 5
Female harpy oracle 2
CE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +12
AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (2d8+11)
Fort +3, Ref +8, Will +8
Resist electricity 5
Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft. (average)
Melee 2 talons 1)
Ranged 7 (1d8+2/×3)
Oracle Spells Known (CL 2nd; concentration +7)
1st (6/day)—alter winds, cause fear (DC 16), cure light wounds, entropic shield
0 (at will)—detect magic, guidance, mending, spark, stabilize
During Combat Zaiobe avoids melee combat, casting entropic shield on herself on the first round of combat after using flight to put some distance between herself and her enemies. She saves cause fear to drive away anyone who manages to stay in melee with her, relying primarily on her longbow to take down foes. She’s saving her flaming arrows for Kikonu—she suspects the next time they interact, he’ll push her over the edge, but if brought below 25 hit points, she uses the arrows on her most dangerous foe at that time instead. She casts cure light wounds on herself whenever she drops below 20 hit points.
Morale Zaiobe fights to the death, confident that her mysterious connection to Pazuzu will protect her until proven otherwise.
Str 12, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 21
Base Atk 8 jump), Fly +13, Knowledge (religion) +4, Perception +12, Stealth +13
Languages Common (cannot speak); telepathy (touch), telepathic bond (with Kikonu)
SQ oracle’s curse (mute), revelation (spark skin)
Combat Gear +1 flaming arrows (5), potions of cure moderate wounds (2); Other Gear chain shirt, +1 composite longbow with 20 arrows
Zaiobe’s oracle curse renders her mute—she can’t speak, use verbal spell components, or use her captivating song as a result. This same curse, though, grants her the ability to cast all spells as if using the Silent Spell metamagic feat without modifying that spell’s actual level. In addition, Zaiobe can communicate telepathically with any creature she is in physical contact with. She can also maintain a telepathic bond with one specific creature at a time by taking a full-round action to link her mind to that creature during telepathic communication. Currently, she shares this link with Kikonu, even though, ironically, the two are not speaking. Zaiobe can change the target of her telepathic link once per day.