This gaunt man appears drained of color, like a person viewed at twilight or in a dark alley.

Fetchling (Kayal)
CR 1/2

XP 200
Fetchling rogue 1
N Medium outsider (native)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +3


AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +3 Dex)
hp 10 (1d8+2)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will –1
Defensive Abilities shadow blending; Resist cold 5, electricity 5


Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger +3 (1d4+1/19–20)
Special Attacks sneak attack +1d6
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st; concentration +3)

1/day—disguise self (humanoid only)


Str 13, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 8, Cha 14
Base Atk +0; CMB +1; CMD 14
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Appraise +3, Bluff +6, Diplomacy +6, Knowledge (local) +3, Knowledge (planes) +2, Perception +3, Sense Motive +3, Stealth +7; Racial Modifiers +2 Knowledge (planes), +2 Stealth
Languages Common
SQ trapfinding +1


Shadow Blending (Su)

Attacks against a fetchling in dim light have a 50% miss chance instead of the normal 20% miss chance. This ability does not grant total concealment; it just increases the miss chance.

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Fetchling Characters

Fetchlings are defined by their class levels—they do not possess racial HD. They have the following racial traits.

  • +2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, –2 Wisdom: Fetchlings are quick and forceful, but often strange and easily distracted by errant thoughts.
  • Darkvision: Fetchlings see in the dark up to 60 feet.
  • Low-Light Vision: Fetchlings can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
  • Skilled: Fetchlings have a +2 racial bonus on Knowledge (planes) and Stealth checks.
  • Shadow Blending: Attacks against a fetchling in dim light have a 50% miss chance instead of the normal 20% miss chance. This ability does not grant total concealment; it just increases the miss chance.
  • Shadowy Resistance: Fetchlings have cold resistance 5 and electricity resistance 5.
  • Spell-Like Abilities (Sp): A fetchling can use disguise self once per day as a spell-like ability. It can assume the form of any humanoid creature using this spell-like ability. When a fetchling reaches 9th level in any combination of classes, it gains shadow walk (self only) as a spell-like ability usable once per day, and at 13th level, it gains plane shift (self only, to the Plane of Shadow or the Material Plane only) usable once per day. A fetchling’s caster level is equal to its total Hit Dice.
  • Languages Fetchlings begin play speaking Common. A fetchling with a high Intelligence score can choose any of the following languages: Aklo, Aquan, Auran, Draconic, D’ziriak (understanding only, cannot speak), Ignan, Terran, and any regional human tongue.


Environment any (Plane of Shadow)
Organization solitary, pair, guild (3–12), or enclave (13–30 plus 1–4 2nd–4th level rogue spies, 1–4 2nd–4th level sorcerers, and 1 3rd–6th level fighter/rogue leader)
Treasure NPC gear (chain shirt, dagger, other treasure)

Fetchlings are descended from generations of humans trapped on the Plane of Shadow. Infused with the essence of that plane, they are more and less than human, and often serve as middlemen in planar trade and politics. Other than their yellow eyes, their flesh has no color—it is either stark white, midnight black, or a shade of gray. On the Material Plane, they conceal themselves with heavy clothing or dim light so they can work without prejudice. The name “fetchling” is a human word; their own name for their race is kayal, meaning “shadow people.”

A fetchling stands 6 feet tall, but is generally lithe and wiry of frame, weighing only 150 pounds. Fetchlings live as long as half-elves.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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