Siruti Ravanashad

NE female or male vishkanya ninja 4 (CR 3) - Crime Ring Leader in Rimija


Siruti (or Sirotu) Ravanashad [CR 3]
XP 800
Vishkanya ninja 4
NE Medium humanoid (vishkanya)
Init + 3; Senses low-light vision; Perception + 7

AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 17 (+ 4 armor + 3 Dex)
hp 33 (4d8 + 12)
Fort + 4, Ref + 7, Will – 1; + 4 vs. poison
Defensive Abilities uncanny dodge

Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk wakizashi + 7 (1d6 + 1 / 18-20), or
mwk silver kusarigama + 7 (1d3 + 1 / 1d6 + 1; grapple, reach, trip)
Ranged mwk shuriken + 7 or + 5 / + 5 / + 5 (1d2 + 1)
Special Attacks poison use, sneak attack + 2d6

Str 13, Dex 16, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 6, Cha 14
Base Atk + 3; CMB + 4; CMD 17
Feats Distance Thrower, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics + 10, Appraise + 4, Bluff + 9, Climb + 6, Diplomacy + 6, Disguise + 9, Escape Artist + 9, Knowledge (local) + 4, Linguistics + 6, Perception + 7, Sense Motive + 5, Sleight of Hand + 7, Stealth + 12, Swim + 6; Racial Modifiers + 2 Escape Artist, + 2 Perception, + 2 Stealth
Languages Minatan, Nagaji, Taldane, Tien, Vishkanya
SQ ki pool (4), ninja tricks (darkvision, flurry of stars), no trace + 1
Gear mithral chain shirt, mwk shuriken (50), mwk wakizashi, mwk silver kusarigama, poisons

Ki Pool (Su): She has a pool of ki points, supernatural energy she can use to accomplish amazing feats. She has 4 ki points in her ki pool. As long as she has at least 1 point in her ki pool, she treats any Acrobatics skill check made to jump as if she had a running start.
By spending 1 point from her ki pool, she can make one additional attack at her highest attack bonus, but she can do so only when making a full attack. In addition, she can spend 1 point to increase her speed by 20 feet for 1 round. Finally, she can spend 1 point from her ki pool to give herself a + 4 insight bonus on Stealth checks for 1 round. Each of these powers is activated as a swift action.
Her ki pool is replenished each morning after 8 hours of rest or meditation; these hours do not need to be consecutive. If she gains levels in another class that grants points to a ki pool, ninja levels stack with the levels of that class to determine the total number of ki points in the combined pool, but only one ability score modifier is added to the total. The choice of which score to use is made when the second class ability is gained, and once made, the choice is set. She can now use ki points from this pool to power the abilities of every class she possesses that grants a ki pool.

Ninja Tricks: She has the following ninja tricks.
Darkvision (Su): As a standard action, spend 1 ki point to gain darkvision 60 ft. for 1 hour.
Flurry of Stars (Ex): As a swift action, spend 1 ki point before full-attack. During attack, she can throw two additional shuriken at highest base attack, with a – 2 to all attacks.

No Trace (Ex): She knows how to cover her tracks, remain hidden, and conceal her presence. The DC to track her using the Survival skill increases by + 1. In addition, her training gives her a + 1 insight bonus on Disguise skill checks and on opposed Stealth checks whenever she is stationary and does not take any action for at least 1 round.

Toxic: Three times per day, she can envenom a weapon that she wields with her toxic saliva or blood (using blood requires she be injured when she uses this ability). Applying venom in this way is a swift action.
Vishkanya Venom: Injury; save Fort DC 15; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Dex; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Distance Thrower (Combat)
You are accurate with thrown weapons at longer ranges than normal.
Prerequisites: Str 13.
Benefit: With a thrown weapon, you reduce your penalty on ranged attack rolls due to range by 2.


Siruti Ravanashad (if female), or Sirotu Ravanashad (if male), Vishkanya Crime Ring Leader (Rimija, First Wave)

This charismatic and deadly vishkanya takes the notoriety of their race to the next level, by taking whatever actions necessary to ensure the downfall of their enemies, whether one-on-one in playfully seductive assassination, or against an entire community as the bringer of its destruction.

Designer’s Note:
This NPC was originally designed to be only female, then only male, and finally—after a lengthy decision—the choice was made to provide the NPC as a gender-non-specific opponent, which the GM could tailor to their own campaign choices and needs. For example, in my party, I had originally planned to make her a seductive female to lure in some of the male PCs if necessary, but when one of them made a male vishkanya ninja with a background linking him to exiled nobles of a vishkanya bloodline, it clearly proved more important to establish a rivalry between these two characters. This NPC opponent is designed to be clearly effective as either a man or a woman, and it is entirely at the GM’s discretion which choice is made in the end. “She” and “her” will be used here to describe the female NPC, Siruti Ravanashad, for clarity.

Siruti is very charming and physically appealing, with incredibly white teeth, thin, straight black hair with streaks of blonde/tan in it, and which is usually pulled back with an ornamental Vudrani hairpiece. She has finely scaled skin of a mostly tan tone, with large patches of a pale aquamarine hue on her less sensitive areas, opposite her thickly calloused palms, feet, and other more “tough” areas of skin. She prefers to wear blacks and crimson reds, and her clothes and armor are all black or very dark in hue, with red accents or other clothing, always fashioned in a very Vudrani style.

Charismatic, sure-spoken, well educated, and groomed in the social arenas of high-society etiquette; Siruti makes allusions to events from history or mythology without bothering to explain them, and keeps her nose always stuck in a book or some research document of personal interest. She hopes to one day work her way into an elite noble family, and marrying a prince/princess or other high aristocrat. Once she overtakes Rimija and the temple, she hopes to visit a nearby wayang village which she has never visited before, but has a deep interest in the possible underground routes to deep dungeon chambers below the village. Among her greatest secret crimes was poisoning an entire village’s meat supply in order to kill her charge, which has also led to no one eating meat anymore in the northern Minatan village, to this day.

Siruti Ravanashad

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