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The Starfinder Roleplaying Game is about more than just meeting aliens—it’s also about playing alien characters. In Starfinder, the word “race” usually refers to an intelligent, selfaware species whose members can be considered characters rather than simple monsters. While not all races are appropriate for player characters, many of them are; any creature with a racial traits entry is a member of a potentially playable race, provided that your GM approves it.


Source Starfinder #2: Temple of the Twelve pg. 55
Ferrans are the native inhabitants of Ferrantus-4, a highgravity world that disappeared into a massive black hole several decades ago. The surviving ferrans live in a sprawling complex on the moon Ratheren (see page 62), which once orbited their home world but is now held in place just outside of the black hole’s event horizon. Though the Ratheren moon base is self-sufficient, ferrans are just another disaster away from becoming completely wiped out.

Ferrans are short, squat humanoids with constantly furrowed brows and bald heads. Much of ferran tradition is rooted in science, and as such, they tend to be agnostics and atheists. Compared to other species, the ferran population is relatively small; they will eventually need to do something to grow their numbers if they wish to secure their continuation as a species.

Ability Modifiers +2 Con, +2 Int, -2 Dex
Hit Points 4

Size and Type

Ferrans are Small humanoids with the ferran subtype.

Low-Light Vision

Ferrans can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.


A ferran deals an additional amount of damage equal to its character level with its first melee attack after it moves at least 10 feet in the same round.

Radiation Resistant

Ferrans receive a +4 racial bonus to saving throws against radiation effects.


Ferrans receive a +2 racial bonus to KAC against attempts to bull rush or reposition them.