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Yithian

Yithian CR 9

XP 6,400
LN Large aberration
Init +1; Senses blindsense (thought) 100 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +17

DEFENSE

HP 125
EAC 22; KAC 23
Fort +8; Ref +8; Will +14
Defensive Abilities fast healing 5, unflankable; DR 10/magic; Resistances acid 10, cold 10, fire 10

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee pincer +19 (3d4+12 S; critical wound [DC 18])
Ranged jolt storm coil +17 (2d6+9 E)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)

At willdetect thoughts (range 100 ft., DC 16), mind swap (DC 21), modify memory (DC 20)

STATISTICS

Str +3; Dex +1; Con +3; Int +6; Wis +2; Cha +4
Skills Culture +22, Engineering +17, Life Science +22, Mysticism +17, Physical Science +22
Languages Aklo, Common, Yithian; telepathy 100 ft.
Other Abilities mind swap mastery
Gear jolt storm coil with 4 high-capacity batteries (40 charges each)

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Mind Swap Mastery (Su)

When a yithian casts mind swap, the duration is permanent (D). The yithian takes its senses and defensive abilities with it to a new body and doesn’t gain the awkward trait. In addition, when the yithian returns to its own body, the mind swap target must succeed at a DC 20 Will saving throw or forget being in the yithian’s body.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or band (3–9)

In eons past, yithians inhabited a dying world. They used a desperate gambit to escape their planet’s doom: casting their minds through time and space. These errant souls came to rest in the bodies they possess today.

The minds that already inhabited these bodies were exiled back to the yithians’ doomed world, but what mattered to yithians was the survival of their species, so they had and have little concern for those exiles. Hounds of Tindalos hunt yithians, perhaps for this act, although yithians aren’t sure.

From their new home, the yithians created magitech that allowed them to contact minds on other planets and in other times. When the yithians found hospitable worlds, they created portals to those places.

Yithians retain a weaker version of their forebears’ ability to swap minds. With this power, along with the use of their hybrid portals and the immense psychic power of their elders, they travel between galactic locales. They often mind swap into other species to make use of starships, which they rarely build.

Yithian technology is akin to other high-tech equipment in the galaxy. They prefer electricity weapons. Some historians speculate that the storm coil is a yithian invention, although yithian versions are boxy and made for their physiology.

Yithians are about 10 feet tall and weigh nearly 2,000 pounds. They live for millennia.

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