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Ghoran (19 RP)



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Ghorans are a form of plant life that can survive in blighted wastelands which evolved sentience and ambulatory bodies.

Ghorans are defined by their class levels–they do not possess racial Hit Dice. They have the following racial traits.

Racial Traits

  • Ability Score Racial Traits: Ghorans are hardy and guileful, but process thoughts slowly. As a result, ghorans gain a +2 bonus to Constitution and Charisma, but suffer a –2 penalty to Intelligence.
  • Languages: Ghorans begin play speaking Sylvan and Common. Ghorans with high Intelligence scores can choose any languages they want (except secret languages, such as Druidic). See the Linguistics skill page for more information about these languages.

Defense Racial Traits

  • Delicious: Ghorans take a –2 penalty on Escape Artist and combat maneuver checks made to escape a grapple against any creature that has a bite attack with the grab ability (-1 RP)
  • Natural Armor: Ghorans have tough, rugged skin, granting them a +2 natural armor bonus.
  • Type: Ghorans are plant creatures.

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

  • Past-Life Knowledge: Ghorans remember memories encoded in their ghorus seed. They treat all Knowledge skills as class skills (2 RP.)

Magical Racial Traits

  • Natural Magic: Ghorans with a Charisma score of 11 or higher gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/daydetect poison, goodberry (created berries bud from the ghoran’s body), and purify food and drink. The caster level is equal to the ghoran’s level. The DC for these spells is equal to 10 + the spell’s level + the ghoran’s Charisma bonus (1 RP)
  • Ghorus Seed: As a full-round action, a ghoran can expel its ghorus seed from an orifice in its abdomen. If planted in fertile ground and left undisturbed for 2d6 days, the seed grows into a healthy duplicate of the original ghoran, save that the duplicate may reallocate all of its skill ranks upon sprouting. Once a ghoran expels its seed, it gains 1 negative level, and it dies as soon as its duplicate sprouts. This duplicate replaces the previous ghoran character (6 RP)
  • Light Dependent: Ghorans take 1d4 points of Constitution damage each day they go without exposure to sunlight (-2 RP)

Alternate Racial Traits

  • Disgusting: Some ghorans’ link to their past lives becomes corrupted, causing their taste to become particularly disgusting. Such ghorans gain a +2 racial bonus on Escape Artist and combat maneuver checks to escape a grapple against any creature that has a bite attack with the grab ability. This racial trait replaces delicious and past-life knowledge. Source PCS:ISR
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