Emotivore Mastermind CR 17
DEFENSE HP 285 RP 6
EAC 30; KAC 31
Fort +15; Ref +15; Will +20
Defensive Abilities share pain (DC 26); DR 10/magic; Immunities undead immunities; Resistances cold 15
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (Su, perfect)
Melee claw +28 (8d6+17 S; critical shaken [see text])
Ranged banshee sonic pistol +28 (4d8+17 So; critical deafen [DC 24])
Offensive Abilities backlash (17 damage), feed, mental anguish (DC 26), mindbreaking link (DC 26), mindkiller (DC 26), sow doubt (DC 26, 8 rounds)
Mystic Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th)
At will—mindlink, telepathic bond
Mystic Spells Known (CL 17th; ranged +28)
6th (3/day)—snuff life (DC 26), telepathic jaunt
5th (6/day)—feeblemind (DC 25), greater synaptic pulse (DC 25), modify memory (DC 25)
4th (at will)—confusion (DC 24), enervation (DC 24), fear (DC 24)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th)
Str +0; Dex +5; Con —; Int +3; Wis +8; Cha +11
Skills Acrobatics +29 (+37 to fly), Bluff +34, Culture +29, Intimidate +29, Mysticism +34, Sense Motive +29
Languages Common; truespeech
Other Abilities change shape (Medium or Small humanoid), emotionsense, unliving
Gear bespoke echelon fashion, banshee sonic pistol with 2 super-capacity batteries (80 charges each)
Change Shape (Su)
As a standard action, an emotivore can assume the shape of any Medium or Small humanoid, including specific individuals.
An emotivore constantly reads the surface emotions of creatures, providing the emotivore its blindsense. A creature can avoid detection by succeeding at a DC 27 Bluff check, but a creature under the influence of an emotion effect can’t avoid detection. Creatures affected by nondetection or similar effects automatically avoid detection. The emotivore can use this ability to focus on a creature it’s aware of, and if the creature fails a DC 18 Will saving throw, the emotivore learns that target’s desires, fears, and weaknesses, as well as its general disposition and attitude toward creatures within 30 feet of it. A creature’s weaknesses include physical vulnerabilities and inabilities. Unless otherwise stated, constructs and creatures with Intelligence scores of 2 or lower don’t have emotions and can’t be sensed this way. (Bluff DC 39, Will DC 22).
An emotivore can feed on a creature affected by the confused, cowering, fascinated, frightened, nauseated, panicked, shaken, or sickened conditions. To do so, the emotivore must make contact with the target by touching it (targeting an unwilling creature’s EAC), hitting the target with a claw attack, or casting mind thrust on the target (which must also fail the Will save against the spell). If the emotivore’s attempt succeeds, the target must succeed at a DC 18 Will saving throw or gain 1 temporary negative level.
Upon imposing a negative level, the emotivore regains 10 Hit Points or gains 10 temporary Hit Points. If the emotivore dealt no damage when using this ability, feeding also subjects the target to a suggestion spell (Will DC 18 negates) asking the target to accept the emotivore’s touch again. An emotivore can gain a number of temporary Hit Points in this way equal to one-quarter of its maximum Hit Points (usually 30). Every 24 hours, an emotivore who has temporary Hit Points loses 10 of them. An emotivore who lacks temporary Hit Points usually seeks to feed. (Will DC 22; up to 70 temporary Hit Points). In addition, the emotivore mastermind can use the enervation spell to feed if the spell affects a creature already subjected to strong emotions.
Organization solitary, pair, or cabal (1 plus 2–6 emotivores)
Emotivores are undead that come into being when someone dies in the throes of intense feelings, especially among a large group of people experiencing similar emotions. An emotivore can take on a variety of anthropoid shapes, but its true form is a gaunt version of the creature whose death triggered its birth.
An emotivore manipulates and deceives to evoke feelings it can psychically feed upon. It chooses its appearance based on information it gleans from potential victims, assuming a shape that evokes a passionate response.
Starfinder Alien Archive 2 © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Kate Baker, John Compton, Adam Daigle, Brian Duckwitz, Eleanor Ferron, Amanda Hamon Kunz, James Jacobs, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Robert G. McCreary, Mark Moreland, Matt Morris, Adrian Ng, Joe Pasini, Lacy Pellazar, David N. Ross, Stephen Rowe, Chris Sims, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor.