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Iztheptar

Source Starfinder #8: Escape from the Prison Moon pg. 57

Iztheptar CR 6

XP 2,400
N Small humanoid
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +13 (+15 with vision)

Defense

HP 90; RP 4
EAC 18; KAC 20
Fort +9; Ref +7; Will +5
Defensive Abilities adaptive fortitude, adaptive healing

Offense

Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee venom spur +16 (1d6+10 P plus poison)

Statistics

STR +2; DEX +3; CON +5; INT +0; WIS -1; CHA -2
Skills Athletics +18, Life Science +13, Medicine +13
Languages Azlanti
Other Abilities biotech adaptive, natural bioengineer
Augmentations adaptive biochains (darkvision capacitors, wide-spectrum ocular implant), dragon gland (15-ft. cone, 3d6 A; Reflex DC 14 half), gill sheath, venom spur (DC 14)

Ecology

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or cluster (3–8)

Special Abilities

Adaptive Fortitude (Ex) Whenever an iztheptar succeeds at a Fortitude saving throw against a disease, an environmental hazard, or a poison, it receives a +2 insight bonus to Fortitude saving throws against the same disease, environmental hazard, or poison for the next 24 hours. This bonus also applies to Constitution checks for long-term stability and can stack up to +10. If an iztheptar survives exposure to a disease, environmental hazard, or poison for 3 days, it adapts and no longer needs to attempt saving throws against that specific affliction or hazard. If an iztheptar adapts to an affliction that can be cured without magic, the affliction is cured. An iztheptar loses this benefit if it spends more than 30 days without exposure to the affliction or hazard.

Adaptive Healing (Ex) An iztheptar recovers quickly. The DC of Medicine checks to treat an iztheptar is 5 lower than normal. An iztheptar recovers Hit Points and ability damage at twice the normal rate and recovers from poison and disease in half the normal time. When an iztheptar regains all its Hit Points, it also regrows any lost limbs or organs associated with that Hit Point loss.

Biotech Adaptive (Ex) An iztheptar can install one additional biotech augmentation into one system that already has a biotech augmentation.

Natural Bioengineer (Ex) An iztheptar is intuitively adept at Life Science and Medicine. It can use Life Science to craft, identify, and repair biotech.

Description

When they were free, iztheptars lived in hives unified by telepathy. The Azlanti used various techniques combined with iztheptar adaptability to strengthen loyalty, further lower individuality, and diminish potentially subversive telepathy. Now, iztheptars contentedly serve their enslavers in roles varying from high-risk explorers to exotic pets.

These creatures have unique reproduction. If an iztheptar perishes, part of the dead creature grows into an infant with genetic material altered based on the local environment, influencing traits and personality. An infant iztheptar imprints on the first beings that care for it, a trait useful for the communal creatures that was easily exploited by the Azlanti.

Iztheptars are natural survivors adept at biotech. They use both capabilities to endure extreme environments and alter local flora and fauna to suit their needs. Azlanti send iztheptars ahead of colonists to test environments and push ecosystems in favorable directions, with little concern for the iztheptars’ survival. The statistics here detail just such a tough iztheptar terraformer.

An iztheptar matures at 7 years and can live for centuries. An adult iztheptar is 3 feet tall and weighs 55 pounds.