Raxilite Researcher CR 1/2
EAC 10; KAC 11
Fort +0; Ref +2; Will +3
Defensive Abilities limited plant benefits
Speed 30 ft.
Melee standard taclash +2 (1d4–2 S nonlethal)
Ranged pulsecaster pistol +4 (1d4 E nonlethal)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft. (5 ft. with one-handed items)
Str –2; Dex +2; Con +0; Int +3; Wis +1; Cha +1
Skills Acrobatics +4, Computers +9, Engineering +9, Life Science +9, Stealth +4
Languages Common, Raxi
Other Abilities LFAN, LFAN symbiosis Gear second skin, pulsecaster pistol with 2 batteries (20 charges each), standard taclash
An LFAN, or Lifting Floret Activation Network, is a biotech augmentation that looks like a cluster of artificial, prehensile “vines” attached to a raxilite’s brain system (the raxilite can add one other brain augmentation to the LFAN). The LFAN is as dexterous and strong as a human hand, and the vines can extend and retract, allowing a raxilite to use one-handed items as if they were a Medium creature with a reach of 5 feet.
LFAN Symbiosis (Ex)
When two or more raxilites share the same 5-foot space, they can use their LFANs together, allowing them to handle larger objects. Up to four raxilites can work together in this way, each acting as one hand.
Limited Plant Benefits (Ex)
Raxilites lack the immunities of most plants. Instead, they gain a +2 racial bonus to saving throws against mind-affecting effects, paralysis, poison, polymorph, sleep, and stunning effects, unless the effect specifies that it is effective against plants.
Organization solitary, pair, or field (3–12)
Raxilites are a species of little sapient plants from a warm, idyllic world. A lashunta exploration vessel found the raxilites living in peace, having achieved symbiosis with their world through exceptionally advanced biotechnology.
When a raxilite reaches adulthood, they sprout a flower.
Flowering raxilites are lively and sociable, and especially with modern medicine, a raxilite can spend their entire life flowering.
However, most raxilites choose to have children. A raxilite has both male and female reproductive organs, and to reproduce, two or more raxilites gather to exchange pollen. Such raxilites then transition to a seeding stage, with a puffball of seeds like those of a dandelion. Raxilites can also maintain their seeding stage indefinitely, and most do so at least until they find a safe place to plant and sprout their young. After releasing seeds, a raxilite flowers again within a week.
A typical raxilite is 16 inches tall and weighs 4 pounds.
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