Sand Mother

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As you stumble through the sand, you spot the shimmer of water ahead and your heart leaps with hope. Looking closer, you see a comely figure bent by the side of the pool, apparently refilling her waterskins.

Sand Mother CR 7
CE Medium Outsider (Chaotic, Evil, Incorporeal)
Initiative +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +12
hp 58 (9d8+18)
AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12; (+2 Dex, +2 deflection)
Fort +8, Ref +6, Will +6
Weaknesses water vulnerability
Speed 60 ft. (12 squares), fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee 2 incorporeal touches +5 (1d12 plus energy drain)
Special Attacks energy drain (1 level, DC 16), destroy water
Spell-like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +14)
3/dayseeming (DC 16)
1/dayhallucinatory terrain (DC 15)
Str —, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 14
Base Attack +4; CMB +6; CMD 16
Skills Bluff +14, Diplomacy +16, Disguise +16, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (nature) +15, Perception +12, Stealth +12, Survival +12 (+14 aboveground)
Feats Improved Initiative, Spell Focus (illusion), Track, Weapon Focus (incorporeal touch)
SQ incorporeal traits, water vulnerability
Destroy Water (Su)
As a standard action, a sand mother can destroy all water within 30 ft. This obliterates drinking water and also ruins holy water and magic potions, oils, and ointments unless the items succeed at a Fortitude save (DC 14). The save DC is Charisma-based.
Water Vulnerability (Ex)
Sand mothers are affected by all water as though it were holy water.
Environment Deserts
Organization Solitary
Treasure double standard


Sand mothers take on the appearance of matronly figures but their general tactics are otherwise identical to those of the sand bride. A sand mother will take time to examine prospective victims and never attacks unless conditions are highly favorable and always concentrates on the most powerful adversary in any group. The most feared power of a sand mother, however, is her ability to destroy the water supply of her prey.


Some Sand Brides develop their abilities further and become more fearsome versions of the species, known as sand mothers. Statistics for sand mothers are given above. Not all sand brides become sand mothers, and sages debate the precise process that causes a sand bride to become a sand mother. Some suspect that it is connected to the amount of energy that a sand bride drains but this is, as yet, pure speculation.