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Creeping Crone

Hags are neither immortal nor unageing; if not slain by an enemy, a hag eventually succumbs to old age. A hag who dies in agony or rage can rise again as a witchfire, while those who die of old age might rise again as an undead creature known as a creeping crone. A creeping crone has lost far more than her life; they can't form or join covens, denying them one of a living hag's most distinguishing abilities. This inability, more than their rotting bodies or hunger for flesh, makes creeping crones exiled among their former kin.

Recall Knowledge - Undead (Religion): DC 33
Unspecific Lore: DC 31
Specific Lore: DC 28

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Creeping CroneCreature 11

Rare NE Medium Undead 
Source Pathfinder #182: Graveclaw pg. 82
Perception +21; darkvision
Languages Aklo, Common, Jotun, Necril
Skills Crafting +22, Deception +21, Intimidation +21, Occultism +22, Stealth +20
Str +7, Dex +3, Con +3, Int +5, Wis +5, Cha +6
Items walking stick
AC 30; Fort +21, Ref +18, Will +24
HP 210 (negative healing); Immunities death effects, disease, paralyzed, poison, unconscious
Stick Support If a creeping crone is deprived of her walking stick, her Speed is reduced to 5 feet (though she can use some other Speed she gains, such as from her fly spell) until she recovers her walking stick or fashions another.
Speed 20 feet
Melee walking stick +24 [+19/+14] (magical, two-hand d8), Damage 2d4+12 bludgeoning plus 2d6 evilMelee claw +22 [+18/+14] (agile, magical), Damage 2d8+12 slashingOccult Prepared Spells DC 30, attack +22; 6th ice storm, lightning bolt, magic missile; 5th confusion, fear, see invisibility, tongues; 4th fly, nightmare, read omens, talking corpse; 3rd dream message, enthrall, paralyze, wall of wind; 2nd detect alignment, invisibility, pass without trace, tree shape; 1st bane, mindlink, ray of enfeeblement, unseen servant; Cantrips (6th) dancing lights, detect magic, ghost sound, message, ray of frost
Change Shape (concentrate, occult, polymorph, transmutation) The creeping crone can take on the appearance of any Medium humanoid woman, changing her walking stick to suit her new appearance. This doesn't change her Speed or Strikes, but it might change the damage type her Strikes deal (typically to bludgeoning).Discipline the Righteous Frequency once per day; Trigger The creeping crone critically hits a good creature with her walking stick Strike; Effect The target takes 2d8 bleed damage.Walking Stick A creeping crone can spend 1 day enchanting her walking stick with the powers of a +2 striking greater staff of necromancy. A crone replaces any material component of an occult spell she casts by using the walking stick as a focus component instead. The walking stick's magic functions only for the crone who created it; for anyone else, it's a mundane stick. If the crone enchants a new walking stick, the previous stick loses all its powers.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Night Hags

For some reason, night hags never become creeping crones after they die. Although this is probably due to the protection provided by their heartstones, it might also be a side effect of long years of soul-trading in the foulest pits of the evil planes. Some stain lingers on night hags, whisking away their souls upon death so they're unable to rise as undead. Perhaps night hags can't resist making a bargain with their own souls and, upon their deaths, this payment becomes due.