Ah – the final encounter preview! Enjoy …
3718. An ancient town stands by the side of the river. It once held a fine market, but the arrival of a ghostly leopard has driven most of the population away, as it devoured the hearts of their animals without leaving a mark on them. The town is surrounded by a thick stone wall with a most impressive carved gate that looks like the open maw of a celestial tiger. The village now houses 100 woodsmen and their elder, Hengoutoq and her daughter, the healer Sukouay. Hengoutoq is a tall, elderly woman in lavender robes. She has haunted gray eyes and frizzy silver hair that falls to her waist. She acts as though quite meek, but in fact has called the ghost leopard (a totem of her ancestors) to punish the townspeople for their decadent, corrupt ways. Her daughter is curvaceous and terribly beautiful, and knows not of her mother’s actions.
| Ghost Leopard: HD 9 (38 hp); AC 0 ; Atk 1 bite (2d6 + level drain); Move 18; Save 7; CL/XP 11/1700; Special: Drains one level with successful bite attack, no save.
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