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Ghibranis are beetle-like humanoids. After the ghibranis devastated their world with nuclear war, some of the survivors fended for themselves in the wastes, while the rest lived comfortably in a city protected by a bubble of force. The lingering radiation caused a rapid change in their biology, leading to two subspecies: husks, who have lost the use of their wings, and membranes, who have grown idle in their luxury.

Ability Adjustments +2 Con, +2 Wis, -2 Int (Husk) or +2 Dex, +2 Wis, -2 Str (Membrane)

Hit Points: 4

Racial Traits

Size and Type

Ghibranis are Medium humanoids with the ghibrani subtype.


Ghibranis receive a +2 racial bonus to Diplomacy skill checks.

Ghibrani Movement

All ghibranis have a land speed of 30 feet. Husk ghibranis have a climb speed of 20 feet, while membranes have an extraordinary fly speed of 20 feet with average maneuverability.

Distracting Buzz

As a standard action, a membrane ghibrani can vibrate her wings fast enough to produce an almost imperceptible hum. All creatures within 15 feet of the membrane ghibrani that hear this buzz must attempt a Will saving throw (DC = 10 + half the ghibrani’s character level or CR + her Wisdom modifier) or gain the off-target condition for 1 round. This is a mind-affecting, sense-dependent ability. The membrane ghibrani can’t use her wings to fly in the same round in which she uses this ability.

Low-Light Vision

Ghibranis can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.


Husk ghibranis receive a +2 racial bonus to KAC against attempts to bull rush or reposition them.


Ghibranis belong to one of two subspecies: husk or membrane. All ghibranis start with +2 Wisdom at character creation. Husk ghibranis are more hardy (+2 Constitution) but less imaginative (–2 Intelligence). Membrane ghibranis are more nimble (+2 Dexterity) but weaker (–2 Strength).

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Starfinder Adventure Path #5: The Thirteenth Gate © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Stephen Radney-MacFarland, with Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Mark Moreland, and Owen K.C. Stephens.