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Gray


This gray-skinned humanoid has long, willowy limbs and a bulbous head with oversized black eyes.

Gray CR 4

XP 1,200
NE Small humanoid (gray)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 30 ft.; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+3 Dex, +1 size)
hp 39 (6d8+12)
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +9

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee touch +2 (sensory overload)
Special Attacks probe, sleep paralysis (DC 16)
Psychic Magic (CL 5th, concentration +9)

7 PEanticipate thoughts (2 PE, DC 16), mind thrust II (2 PE, DC 16), sleep (1 PE, DC 15)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +9)

Constantblink

STATISTICS

Str 9, Dex 16, Con 15, Int 18, Wis 14, Cha 17
Base Atk +3; CMB +1; CMD 13
Feats Combat Casting, Improved Iron Will, Iron Will
Skills Heal +8, Knowledge (any one) +10, Knowledge (arcana) +7, Knowledge (planes) +10, Perception +8, Sense Motive +8, Spellcraft +10
Languages Aklo (can’t speak); telepathy 100 ft.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Phase (Su)

A gray has the ability to become out of phase, allowing it to pass through walls or material obstacles. In order to use this ability, a gray must begin and end its turn outside of whatever wall or obstacle it’s moving through. A gray can’t move through corporeal creatures with this ability, and its movement speed is halved while moving through a wall or obstacle.

This innate acumen with phasing also lets a gray begin and end its blink spell-like ability as a free action on its turn.

Probe (Su)

As a standard action, a gray can probe the mind of a single intelligent, conscious, helpless creature it touches. Each minute it can scan for an answer to a simple question (such as, “Where is your family hiding?”) or for information on a general topic the subject knows. In addition, as long as the gray has probed the subject for at least 1 minute, it can choose one Knowledge skill the subject has at least 1 rank in and make Knowledge checks using the subject’s skill modifier instead of its own for the next 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting effect.

Sensory Overload (Su)

Any creature hit by a gray’s touch is stunned by sensory overload for 1d4 rounds unless it succeeds at a DC 16 Will save. A gray can’t use sensory overload and probe at the same time, and must choose only one of these to use each time it touches a creature. The save DC is Intelligence-based.

Sleep Paralysis (Su)

As a standard action, a gray can paralyze a sleeping creature within 30 feet that it can see. Targets who succeed at a DC 17 Will save remain asleep and are immune to the same gray’s sleep paralysis for 24 hours.

A creature who fails awakens and is paralyzed for 1d6 minutes. Any attack or hostile action other than a gray’s probe ability ends this paralysis. If the paralysis is not interrupted early, at the end of its duration the victim falls back asleep and has no memory of the event, as if its memory were eliminated by modify memory. The creature attempts a Will save against the memory erasure, and if it succeeds it remembers the paralysis and probing but with imperfect clarity. This is a mind-affecting effect. The save DC is Intelligence-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or invasion (6–12)
Treasure standard

Enigmatic grays travel the Material Plane in search of knowledge and living specimens for research, yet little is known about their motivations or where exactly they come from. Stories of encounters with these creatures often take the form of poorly remembered nightmares from those who experience a gray’s sleep paralysis. Some abductees recall being brought aboard the grays’ vast, otherworldly vessels and subjected to nightmarish experiments, while others have vivid but terrifying memories of being confined in cramped, dark places that are seemingly alive. In spite of the differences in their experiences, those who have encountered grays universally find their presence alien, condescending, and sinister.

Grays’ movements and expressions are disturbing and inhuman, and their intentions remain inscrutable.

Through telepathic contact with the beings, their victims detect a constant, unwavering malevolence.

Beyond that, the grays’ faces and full, black eyes show little emotion. Their movements are efficient, and they frequently spend several seconds in deliberation before each move they make. They seem to communicate with their own kind using only telepathy, forgoing even body language or eye contact.

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