The Ruby Tower Syndicate
VALANDRA, MAD WRAITH
Medium shadow humanoid (undead)
Level 5 Elite Controller; XP 500
Initiative +8; Senses Perception +6; darkvision
Mad Whispers (Psychic) aura 3; any enemy in the aura at the start of its turn takes 5 psychic damage and is dazed until the start of its next turn. (If the mad wraith takes radiant damage, the aura is negated until the end of the mad wraith’s next turn.)
HP 95; Bloodied 23
AC 17; Fortitude 16, Reflex 17, Will 18
Saving Throws +2; Action Point 1
Immune disease, poison; Resist 10 necrotic, insubstantial; Vulnerable 5 radiant
Speed fly 6 (hover); phasing
Touch of Madness (Standard, at-will) Psychic: +7 vs Will; 1d6+5 psychic damage, and the target takes a -2 penalty to Will defense (save ends).
Touch of Chaos (Standard, recharge 5,6) Psychic: +8 vs Will; 2d6+4 psychic damage, and the target moves up to its speed and makes a basic attack against its nearest ally as a free action.
Spawn Wraith: Any humanoid killed by a mad wraith rises as a free-willed mad wraith at the start of its creator’s next turn, appearing in the space where it died (or in the nearest unoccupied space). Raising the slain creature (using the raise dead ritual) does not destroy the spawned wraith.
Ray of Frost, Icy Rays, Bigby’s Icy Grasp, Shield
Alignment Chaotic evil; Languages Common, Primordial
Skills Arcana +13, History +13, Stealth +8 <table><tr><td width=”33%”>Str 6 (+1)</td><td width=”33%”> Dex 11 (+3)</td><td> Wis 3 (-1)</td></tr> <tr><td width=”33%”>Con 12 (+4)</td><td width=”33%”> Int 20 (+8)</td><td> Cha 19 (+7)</td></tr></table>
Later, at the Ghost Hold, she apparently attempted some sort of experimental elemental summoning ritual. While the ritual did indeed summon a number of gravel elementals, it did not seem to provide a means of controlling them. They turned on the genasi and her eladrin companion and might have killed them both, were it not for the timely intervention of some agents of the Ruby Tower Syndicate.
Unfortunately, the pair returned (or were taken by force) back to the Ghost Hold, where Valandra was eventually done in by a mad wraith. Rising up as a wraith herself, she haunted the basement library of the ruined temple until the Ruby Tower agents discovered her and freed her from her undead torment through blades and burning.