This tiny creature burrows its bony head into the flesh of its host’s chest like a tick. Redundant organs in the symbiend’s body function as a tiny laboratory, boosting its host’s intelligence and pheromone production, which takes its toll on the host’s body. Paragons are among the few symbiends able to communicate directly with their hosts. The paragon can withdraw its bonuses from disobedient hosts, and it can even cause pain or random hallucinations to compel behavior.
Required Creature Type: Aberration, animal, dragon, humanoid, magical beast, or monstrous humanoid.
Drawbacks: Reduce maximum HP by an amount equal to (CR or character level; when attempting Constitution checks for long-term stability, must roll twice and take the worse result.
Systems: Brain, heart.
Starfinder Alien Archive © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Jason Keeley, Jon Keith, Steve Kenson, Isabelle Lee, Lyz Liddell, Robert G. McCreary, Mark Moreland, Joe Pasini, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, and Josh Vogt.