Alia    CR 14

Female Human Rogue 10/Shadow Dancer 4

CG Medium Humanoid (Human)

Init +4, Senses Listen +12; Spot +20

Languages Common, Abyssal, Auran, Undercommon

AC 21, touch 15, flat-footed 21

hp 95 (14 HD)

Fort +6, Ref +16, Will +6

Spd 30 ft.

Melee +1 rapier +15/+10 (1d6+3/18-20) or
+1 short sword +15/+10 (1d6+3/19-20)

Ranged +1 heavy crossbow +16 (1d10+2/19-20)

Base Atk +10; Grp +12

Space 5 ft. ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Atk Options Spring Attack, Sneak Attack +5d6

Special Actions Hide in Plain Sight, Shadow Illusion, Summon Shadow, Shadow Jump 20 ft.

Abilities Str 14 (+2), Dex 20 (+5), Con 15 (+2), Int 16 (+3), Wis 15 (+2), Cha 17 (+3)

Feats Dodge, Improved Critical (Rapier), Mobility, Quick Draw, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse

Skills Appraise +6, Balance +15, Bluff +20, Climb +5, Decipher Script +10, Diplomacy +13, Disable Device +5, Disguise +18 (+20 when acting), Escape Artist +5, Forgery +8, Gather Info +12, Hide +23, Intimidate +5, Jump +1, Move Silently +20, Perform +18, Search +8, Sense Motive +15, Swim +3, Tumble +20, Use Magic Device +3 (+5 with scrolls)

Possessions 27 +1 bolts, +1 short sword, +1 rapier, +1 heavy crossbow, +1 mithral chain shirt, +1 amulet of natural armor, ring of protection +1, 79 gp


Hide in Plain Sight (Su) Alia can use the Hide skill even while being observed. As long as she is within 10 feet of some sort of shadow, Alia can hide herself from view in the open without anything to actually hide behind. She cannot, however, hide in her own shadow.

Improved Evasion (Ex) If exposed to any effect that normally allows her to attempt a Reflex saving throw for half damage, Alia takes no damage with a successful saving throw and takes only half damage on a failed save. This ability can only be used if Alia is wearing light armor or no armor.

Improved Uncanny Dodge (Ex) Alia retains her Dexterity bonus to AC even if she is caught flat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker. However, she still loses her Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized. Also, Alia cannot be flanked. This defense denies rogues the ability to use flank attacks to sneak attack her. The exception to this defense is that a rogue of 18th level or higher can flank her (and thus sneak attack her).

Shadow Illusion (Sp) Alia can create visual illusions. This ability's effect is identical to that of the arcane spell silent image and may be employed once per day.

Shadow Jump (Su) Alia can travel between shadows as if by means of a dimension door spell. The limitation is that the magical transport must begin and end in an area with at least some shadow. Alia can jump up to a total of 20 feet each day in this way; this may be a single jump of 20 feet or two jumps of 10 feet each.

Summon Shadow (Su) Alia can summon a shadow, an undead shade. Unlike a normal shadow, this shadow's alignment is Chaotic Good, and the creature cannot create spawn. The summoned shadow cannot be turned, rebuked, or commanded by any third party. This shadow serves as a companion to Alia and can communicate intelligibly with her. Every third level gained by the shadowdancer adds +2 HD (and the requisite base attack and base save bonus increases) to her shadow companion.

If a shadow companion is destroyed, or Alia chooses to dimiss it, she must attempt a DC 15 Fortitude save. If the saving throw fails, she loses 800 experience points. A successful saving throw reduces the loss by half, to 400 XP. Alia’s XP total can never go below 0 as the result of a shadow's dismissal or destruction. A destroyed or dismissed shadow companion cannot be replaced for 30 days.