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Ixtangis are a species of chameleon-like people, originating from a jungle planet. The ixtangis’ history on their beautiful, verdant planet is long and painful, and they’ve only recently been saved from the brink of planetary destruction, thriving in floating island-countries.

Ixtangis are tall and reptilian, and their default colorations are green, red, blue, or black. Their scales are actually mostly transparent; any colors that ixtangis display result from their manipulation of the liquid crystals beneath their layer of glass-like scales. They are able to change the structure of these crystals and the resultant colors at will and can even become functionally invisible to observers by mimicking the scenery behind them. They have two sets of eyes that are able to move independently from one another, granting them a wide range of vision. Their snouts taper in thick, wedge-like horns, and some ixtangis also have large, bony crests that they like to accessorize with jewelry and precious stones. Their mouths are filled with razor-sharp teeth, and their tongues are long and retractable. Ixtangis have long, flexible tails that end in a scorpion-like stinger. They rarely find themselves using this poisonous barb in modern times, but they may lash out if startled or if they have no other option.

Racial Traits

Ability Adjustments: +2 Con, +2 Cha, –2 Wis

Hit Points: 4

Size and Type: Ixtangis are Medium monstrous humanoids.

Barb Poison: If an ixtangi scores a critical hit with their racial natural weapon, their target must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC = 10 + the ixtangi’s Constitution modifier + half the ixtangi’s level ) or gain the flat-footed condition until the end of its next turn. This is a poison effect.

Climber: Ixtangis have a climb speed of 20 feet.

Ixtangi Senses: Ixtangis have darkvision with a range of 60 feet and low-light vision.

Liquid Crystal Display: An ixtangi has an innate ability to change their coloration as a standard action; this produces one of the following effects.

  • Glimmer: The ixtangi flashes their coloration in a display that distracts onlookers. Enemies within 30 feet that can see the ixtangi must succeed at a DC Will save (DC = 10 + the ixtangi’s Charisma modifier + half the ixtangi’s level ) or be fascinated for 1d4 rounds. A creature can be affected by this ability only once per day. This is a mind-affecting effect.
  • Stealth: The ixtangi mimics their surroundings, becoming almost invisible. They gain a +2 racial bonus to Stealth checks to hide until the beginning of their next turn.

Natural Weapons (P): Ixtangis have the natural weapons universal creature rule.

Unflappable Climber: An ixtangi is an adept climber, using their sticky paw pads, tongue, and prehensile tail to stay stuck to surfaces. An ixtangi is not flat-footed while climbing and can take 10 on Athletics checks to climb even when in combat or immediate danger.

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