Mummy, Salt (CR 8)

Medium Undead
Alignment: Often chaotic evil
Initiative: -1 (Dex); Senses: darkvision 60 ft., Spot +9, and listen +9


AC: 18 (-1 Dex, +9 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 18
Hit Dice: 12d12 plus 36 (114 hp)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +8
Speed: 30 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +6; Grapple +14
Attack: Slam +9 melee*
Full Attack: Slam +9 melee*
Damage: Slam 2d6+17 plus dehydrating impact* (*Includes adjustments for Power Attack feat.)
Special Attacks/Actions: Dehydrating impact
Abilities: Str 27, Dex 8, Con -, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 16
Special Qualities: fast healing 10, undead traits, unholy toughness, water weakness
Feats: Alertness; Cleave; Improved Natural Attack (slam); Improved Toughness; Power Attack
Skills: Hide +7, Move Silently +7, Spot +9, and listen +9
Advancement: By character class
Climate/Terrain: Underground
Organization: Solitary, pair, or cluster (5-9)
Treasure: Standard

Source: Monster Manual III

This humanoid figure is mummified, desiccated, and so encrusted with salt that it is impossible to determine its original race. Despite its mineral encrustation, it lurches forward, reaching eagerly.

Salt mummies are preserved corpses of ancient humanoids who were accidentally buried too close to veins of white, brittle salt. Of course, salt alone is not sufficient to suffuse a body with undead vigor; often, such a creature has taken a great sin with it to its subterranean grave, the horror of which eventually creates a linkage to the Negative Energy Plane.

A salt mummy is usually encountered by miners working a new deposit. It appears at first to be nothing more than an old, salt-rimed corpse. if the miners continue to dig it out, eventually the mummy becomes animate and waits until it is almost dug free. The shuddering crack as a salt mummy breaks away from a salt vein is a dreadful thing to hear.

A salt mummy stands around 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

Some salt mummies know Common, but many more know only the ancient language they spoke when living, a language now long dead.