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OS (Psicrystal Archetype)

For some advanced psions, their splinter personality does not take physical form. Rather, it is an entity of code, a string of numbers formed into a simple personality that performs various operating purposes.

Encoded Form (Ex)

An OS does not have a body. The OS functions as an AI, meaning that it doesn’t have an AC, hit points, or other statistics related to a physical form; it relies on its host robot or structure for those scores. An OS uses its Intelligence modifier instead of its Dexterity modifier to determine initiative.

The OS operates from within technological equipment, requiring access to a robot, cameras, microphones, or other mechanical sensory tools in order to be able to notice or interact with the outside world. An OS is always inhabiting the mind of its master and may inhabit a number of additional items up to its intelligence modifier. It may move from one item to another within close range as a move action, and may activate a technological item it inhabits as a standard action.

This ability replaces self-propulsion and improved evasion.

Hologram Projection (Ex)

As a move action, an OS may project a hologram image of itself within close range of an object or creature it is inhabiting.

The image may be medium-sized or smaller, can appear however it likes, and can be used to deliver touch powers as a normal psicrystal’s physical form.

However, the holographic image has no senses of its own and must rely on the senses of either its master or any other objects the OS inhabits to detect the world. In addition, creatures are automatically aware that a holographic projection is not real.

Control Robot (Ex)

Starting at 9th level, an OS gains the ability to enter and control robots in the same manner it can with objects. A robot is allowed a will save (DC 10 + the OS’ Intelligence modifier + half the OS’ effective level) to prevent an OS from taking control of it. While in this state, the robot gains the Aggregate template, using the OS and its abilities in place of an AI. A robot that an OS inhabits maintains the OS’ share powers, channel power, deliver touch power, and power resistance abilities.

This ability replaces flight.

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