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Gathlain (12 RP)



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According to some fey ballads, gathlains were one of the first peoples awakened in the primal world of fey. They were created from the seeds of an enormous magical tree, with the tree’s mistletoe grown into their flesh forming their strange wings.

Mischievous and capricious, these creatures have discordant temperaments. They act purely to entertain themselves and sate their immense curiosity about the world around them. That very curiosity has caused many to migrate to the Material Plane and adventure there. These gathlains seek out and attempt to mingle with gnomes. However, gnomes often find gathlains too undisciplined, random, and foolish for their tastes.

These strange fey creatures have a symbiotic relationship with an ivy-like plant that serves as their wings. The relationship is so close, it is impossible to separate fey from plant. Gathlains are sometimes helpful, often mischievous, and native to deep primeval forests and jungles, but are also prone to wanderlust and adventuring.

Racial Traits

  • Ability Score Racial Traits: Standard (+2 Cha, -2 Con, +2 Dex) (0 RP)
  • Type: Fey (2 RP)
  • Size: Small (0 RP)
  • Base Speed: Normal (0 RP)
  • Languages: Standard (0 RP)

Defense Racial Traits

  • Natural Armor: Gathlain have strangely resilient skin, granting them a +2 +1 natural armor bonus. (Editor’s Note: Not sure where the +2 came from but all sources seem to indicate +1 is correct, not +2. Perhaps it’s because the Gathlain from Bestiary 4 has a +2 natural armor bonus?)

Magical Racial Traits

Movement Racial Traits

  • Fly Gathlain have a fly speed of 40 ft. (poor maneuverability) (6 RP)

Senses Racial Traits

  • Low-Light Vision: Gathlain can see twice as far as humans in dim light (they have low-light vision). (— RP)

Alternate Racial Traits

  • Nimbus of Vitality: Gathlains sometimes are able to channel life-giving energy. As a standard action once per day, they can surround themselves in an aura that affects them as faerie fire and grants fast healing 2. The nimbus lasts for 3 rounds plus 1 additional round per 2 character levels the gathlain possesses. This racial trait replaces the spell-like ability racial trait. Source PCS:ISR
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Race Guide © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Jim Groves, Tim Hitchcock, Hal MacLean, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Owen K.C. Stephens, Todd Stewart, and Russ Taylor.