Alternate Racial Traits
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If a character receives the Basic Magic Training feat as a racial feature, they may exchange that feat for the Extra Magic Talent feat (as normal) if and when they gain the casting class feature. The provided Extra Magic Talent feat is spent on the same sphere as was originally granted.

Aasimar

Angelic Ally: Through merit, family ties, or inherited obligation, some aasimar have the right to petition the higher planes for aid. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must take Aligned Creature (good) with its free (form) talent. This replaces skilled and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Archon Ancestor: An aasimar with archon heritage often display more affinity with the magic of teleportation than light. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Warp sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Personal Warp drawback, receiving a bonus talent as normal. This replaces the darkvision and spell-like ability racial traits.

Celestial Body: Some aasimar have a stronger connection to their celestial forebears than others. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Lycanthropic drawback, gaining Outsider Body as the bonus talent for that drawback. This replaces skilled and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Celestial Petitioner: Some aasimar better know how to call upon the upper planes for aid. Good creatures of the outsider type are always considered as allied when called by a caster of nonevil alignment. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called good creature of the outsider type, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces celestial resistance.

Creative Nature: Gain Basic Magic Training with the Creation sphere as a bonus feat with the Limited Creation (create) drawback. They do not gain a bonus talent as is normal for having a sphere-specific drawback, but if they create a holy symbol sized for themselves it lasts for 3 rounds after they stop concentrating. This replaces spell-like ability.

Guardian Angel: Some aasimar follow the path of their ancestors, dedicating themselves to the protection of others. They gain the Guardian sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces skilled and spell-like ability.

Light Attuned: Occasionally an aasimar is more attuned to the magic and power of light. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Light sphere as a bonus feat. This racial trait replaces the darkvision and spell-like ability racial traits.

Shining Captain: Many aasimar are looked on by others favorably due to their celestial nature. Some learn to capitalize on this tendency, easily gathering others to their cause. They gain the Leadership sphere as a bonus combat talent. This replaces skilled and spell-like ability.

Alraun

Bloodweed: The nature of the creation of the alraun leaves some with an innate affinity for blood magic, unfortunately it is not without a cost as they become vulnerable to bright light. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Blood sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The alraun also gain light sensitivity, causing them to become dazzled in areas of bright light. This replaces their blood sense racial traits.

Android

Tech Proficiency: Sometimes the artificial protective plating of these creatures were fabricated including compartments where tools or weapons may be stored. They gain Extra Combat Talent in the Tech sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The free gadget must be the Internal Tool (augment, gadget) talent. For androids, this replaces nanite surge.

Catfolk

Improving Touch: Catfolk have a strong eye for value, and for bringing latent potential of objects. A catfolk with this racial trait gains Basic Magic Training for the Enhancement sphere as a bonus feat and a +1 trait bonus on their caster level when determining the duration of enhance sphere effects they cast. This racial trait replaces natural hunter. [SA:BRV]

Precise Hunter: Catfolk are agile skirmishers and hunters, taking down prey with lethal strikes. A catfolk with this racial trait gains Extra Combat Talent in the Fencing sphere as a bonus feat. This racial trait replaces sprinter. [SA:BRV]

Purring: Amongst catfolk, the act of purring is seen as a primitive reaction, and as such, many catfolk try to suppress this habit. Catfolk who embrace this primitive mannerism are able to easily display their content and comfort, as well as empathize with those who are hurt. A catfolk with this racial trait gains a +1 racial bonus on Heal and Sense Motive checks.

In addition, whenever a catfolk with this racial trait uses the Heal skill to help a creature recover hit points (such as to provide long-term care or to treat deadly wounds), the target recovers an additional number of hit points equal to 2 + 1/2 the catfolk’s Hit Dice (minimum 1). This racial trait replaces cat’s luck. [SA:BRV]

Second Chances: Catfolk have an uncanny, almost supernatural ability to avoid harm and land on their feet in difficult scenarios. Catfolk with this racial trait gain a +1 racial bonus on any reroll of a d20 roll (such as the Fate sphere Bless or Curse (word) talents). This racial trait replaces cat’s luck. [SA:BRV]

Soft Style Proficiency: Agile catfolk often have a strong sense of balance, which means they can better exploit their opponents’ weight against them. They gain Open Hand as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces sprinter. [Youxia HB]

Small-Paw (Catfolk) [SA:BRV]

While smaller than the average catfolk, the small-paw are not disadvantaged by their size. The small-paw are renowned for their assassin-like efficiency, having some of the highest lethality rates amongst catfolk hunter clans. Rarely found outside their families, small-paw adventurers are curious learners and are often found exploring distant lands.

Ability Modifiers -2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Int

Small: Small-paw are Small and gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty on combat maneuver checks and to their Combat Maneuver Defense, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks. This racial trait replaces the catfolk’s normal size.

Skirmisher: A small-paw gains a +2 racial bonus on Acrobatics checks made to move through a threatened area. In addition, a small-paw gains a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against targets denied a Dexterity bonus to AC or when the small-paw flanks their target. This racial trait replaces sprinter, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace sprinter.

Panteran (Catfolk) [SA:BRV]

Muscular and sleek, the panteran take after big cats, lions, jaguars, and panthers alike. Panteran are a competitive species of catfolk, forming hierarchies based on competency and achievements. The upper council of a panteran pride can consist of mighty warriors, skilled craftsmen, and great inventors.

Ability Modifiers +2 Str, +2 Int, -2 Wis

Cosmopolitan: Panteran are skilled athletes, craftsmen, and scholars, embracing all forms of strength. A panteran gains a +2 racial bonus on one Strength-based skill of their choice, one Intelligence-based skill of their choice, and one Wisdom-based skill of their choice. This racial trait replaces natural hunter, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace natural hunter.

Changeling

Dreamspace: Changelings who are the children of dreamthief hags often manifest powers related to dreams. They gain the Dreamspace feat as a bonus feat at 1st level even if they do not meet the prerequisites. This replaces the claws and natural armor racial traits.

Cherufe

Burning Blood: While most amet cherufe have a connection to lava, there are other cherufe of both breeds that possess fire in their blood. The gain the Elemental Blood (fire) feat and may use their Hit Dice in place of caster level to determine the effects of that feat, if beneficial. This replaces their cherufe breed power.

Created

Tech Proficiency: Sometimes the artificial protective plating of these creatures were fabricated including compartments where tools or weapons may be stored. They gain Extra Combat Talent in the Tech sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The free gadget must be the Internal Tool (augment, gadget) talent. For created, this reduces the number of creation points it gains from created traits by 1.

Dhampir

Bloodbender: Vampiric heritage gives many dhampir an innate affinity for blood magic. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Blood sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. This replaces manipulative and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Bloodshaper: Gain Basic Magic Training with the Creation sphere as a bonus feat with the Fission and Material Focus (blood) drawbacks, but do not gain bonus talents as normal. You may create blood in solid or liquid form, and it reacts to positive and negative energy as if it were an undead creature rather than an object. Regardless of form, it has no nutritional value unless you possess Sustenance. In addition you may alter (Destroy) creatures with blood as if they were objects, though they are entitled to a Fortitude save for half damage. This replaces spell-like ability. (Blood in a solid form has the same hardness and hit points as ice and may be used to create weapons that possess the fragile quality unless they are created at 1/4 caster level or otherwise enhanced.)

Fell Master: Embracing their affinity for the control of mindless undead servitors, some dhampir becomes fearsome generals of reanimated legions, either for their own ends or in the service of their vampiric forebears. They gain the Leadership sphere as a bonus combat talent, taking the (cohort) package. They gain the Undead Servants drawback, granting the Master of the Dead legendary talent normally. This replaces manipulative and spell-like abilities.

Morose Manipulator: Your venerable house and clan, opulent and imperial, would address their fellow clans with a warm smile. A dhampir with this racial trait gains Basic Magic Training, selecting the Mind sphere, as a bonus feat at 1st level. In addition, the dhampir may attempt a Diplomacy check with a DC equal 10 + the target’s CR as part of using the Mind sphere Suggestion (charm) talent. If successful, the sphere effect’s DC increases by 1. The target must be able to see, hear, and understand the dhampir when attempting this check. This replaces manipulative and the spell-like ability racial traits. [Gravecaller's HB]

Drow

Dreamless Sleep: Some elves resist all sleep rather than only magical sleep, sleeping lightly and without any dreams to disturb them, remaining vaguely aware of the world around them. They gain the Somnambulance talent as a bonus talent at 1st level even if they do not possess the Scout sphere, and may select it a second time without possessing the Scout sphere. For drow this replaces immunities. [SA:MRT]

Drow Weapon Training: Drow raised in their own culture often learn how to use weapons associated with subterfuge. Drow with this racial trait gain the Equipment sphere choosing Rogue Weapon Training as bonus talent at first level. If they already possess the Equipment sphere, they gain Rogue Weapon Training as a bonus talent instead. This replaces keen senses and weapon familiarity. [Youxia HB]

Subtle Shadow: Certain drow, often those trained as assassins and spies, forego training their magical abilities and instead hone more basic skills of stealth and perception. They gain the Scout sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces spell-like abilities. [SA:MRT]

Dwarf

Anchoring Magic: Sometimes dwarves manifest natural talent with magics related to anchoring and stability, allowing them to prevent teleportation and planar movement. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Warp sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Bender drawback, receiving Planar Manipulator as their bonus talent. This replaces the hardy racial trait.

Dwarven Battle Training: Many dwarves go beyond the weapon training common to their culture, mastering all their people’s weapons. They gain the Dwarven Heritage Equipment talent as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces defensive training, hatred and weapon familiarity.

Habitual Maintenance: The innate thrift and craftsmanship of many dwarven cultures can become ingrained, to the point that they repair, sharpen, and maintain their equipment without even thinking about it. They gain a limited version of blacksmith maintenance class feature. They may apply one of the following maintenances to themself with an effective blacksmith level of 1: armor maintenance, cobbling, heavy-duty reinforcement, or pack straps. They may perform this maintenance in addition to any others they can perform. This replaces greed, stonecunning, and weapon familiarity. [SA:MRT]

Minion Builder: Obsessive tinkering with artificial servants leaves little time for stoking the fires or old enmities in some dwarves and gnomes. They gain the Leadership sphere as a bonus combat talent, taking the (cohort) package. They gain the Construct Controller drawback, granting the Constructor legendary talent normally. For dwarves, this replaces defensive training, greed, and hatred.

Elf

Doppelganger-spawn: Due to the incredible skill of their imitations, the blood of doppelgangers can easily mingle with that of other races. This blood sometimes asserts itself strongly, creating the doppelganger spawn. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Alteration sphere and the Lycanthropic drawback, gaining the Shifting Disguise feat in place of a bonus talent. This replaces elven magic and keen senses.

Dreamless Sleep: Some elves resist all sleep rather than only magical sleep, sleeping lightly and without any dreams to disturb them, remaining vaguely aware of the world around them. They gain the Somnambulance talent as a bonus talent at 1st level even if they do not possess the Scout sphere, and may select it a second time without possessing the Scout sphere. For elves and half-elves, this replaces elven immunities. [SA:MRT]

Elven Ancestral Master: Some elves chose to undergo a more rigorous study of their people’s armaments. They gain the Elven Heritage Equipment talent as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces keen senses and weapon familiarity.

Faerie Born: True children of Faerie, not the exiles born in another world and corrupted by its influence. Faerie born change their type from humanoid to fey, though do not change any subtypes. This modifies type and replaces keen senses.

Fey Bargainer: Lingering ties to the fey realms allow those of fey blood to better deal with their distant relations. Creatures of the fey type are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the fey type, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces elven magic.

Fey Heart: The power of the fey runs stronger in some faebloods, whether by practice of their innate skill, stronger traces of the blood of the upper echelons of the courts, or some other cause. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Fallen Fey sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces elven magic.

Practice Makes Perfect: Gain a +2 racial bonus for all Craft checks and to your caster level for the create usage of the Creation sphere as long as this bonus does not raise your caster level above your current Hit Dice. This replaces elven magic and keen senses.

Fenghuang

Aerial Acrobat: While all fenghaung can fly, some let the joy of the skies consume them to the detriment of their social skills. You gain the Athletics sphere as a bonus talent, but must select the (fly) package. This replaces curiosity and natural envoy. [PGtS]

Fey Bargainer: Lingering ties to the fey realms allow those of fey blood to better deal with their distant relations. Creatures of the fey type are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the fey type, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces curiosity.

Fey Heart: The power of the fey runs stronger in some faebloods, whether by practice of their innate skill, stronger traces of the blood of the upper echelons of the courts, or some other cause. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Fallen Fey sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces curiosity.

Weatherborn: As masters of both flight and fire, many fenghuang find that manipulating the weather is a trick that comes to them quite naturally. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Weather sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces curiosity.

Fetchling

Animate Shadow: Detaching your shadow and sending it to spy on your enemies (or friends) is a useful skill for those born of shadow. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion’s free talent must be Shadow Creature (form) talent. The caster does not cast a shadow while this companion is summoned. This replaces shadow resistance and spell like ability racial traits.

Darkness Adept: Born of shadow, fetchlings are natural practitioners of magics relating to darkness and deception. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Dark sphere at 1st level. At 13th level, they receive the Extra Magic Talent feat. This replaces spell-like abilities.

Shadow Cache: By utilizing their tie to the Plane of Shadow, some fetchlings gain the ability to create a small, shadowy space that they can store items in. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Warp sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Bender drawback, receiving Extradimensional Storage as their bonus talent. This replaces the shadow blending racial trait.

Gathlain

Fey Heart: The power of the fey runs stronger in some faebloods, whether by practice of their innate skill, stronger traces of the blood of the upper echelons of the courts, or some other cause. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Fallen Fey sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces natural armor and spell-like abilities.

Gnome

Alchemical Training: Gnomish schools and universities commonly teach the art of alchemy, and many gnomes are fortunate enough to receive such an education. They gain the Alchemy sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces gnome magic. [SA:MRT]

Arcane Engineer: Gain the Basic Magic Training feat, selecting either the Creation, Illusion or Nature sphere. This replaces gnome magic.

Faerie Born: True children of Faerie, not the exiles born in another world and corrupted by its influence. Faerie born change their type from humanoid to fey, though do not change any subtypes. This modifies type and replaces defensive training.

Fey Bargainer: Lingering ties to the fey realms allow those of fey blood to better deal with their distant relations. Creatures of the fey type are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the fey type, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces gnome magic.

Fey Heart: The power of the fey runs stronger in some faebloods, whether by practice of their innate skill, stronger traces of the blood of the upper echelons of the courts, or some other cause. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Fallen Fey sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces gnome magic.

Fey Motes: Through natural talent or by training one aspect of their magic to the exclusion of other magics, some gnomes master their ability to create roving, trickster lights. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Light sphere as a bonus feat, with the Roving Glow drawback and Dancing Lights as their bonus talent. This replaces the obsessive and gnome magic racial traits.

Gnomish War School: The gnomes are known for their unique weapons; some gnomes fully embrace this tendency. They gain the Gnomish Heritage Equipment talent as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces defensive training, hatred, and weapon familiarity.

Hobbyist Concoctions: Sampling ingredients and experimenting with compounds is but one of many common gnomish pastimes. This wide array of knowledge lends itself to preparing concoctions on the fly, with whatever is on hand. If they possess the Alchemy sphere and the (formulae) package they may prepare formulae in an hour even while performing other activities as long as they are awake and unrestrained. In addition, they may prepare one additional formulae at one time. This replaces defensive training, hatred, and weapon familiarity. [SA:MRT]

Minion Builder: Obsessive tinkering with artificial servants leaves little time for stoking the fires or old enmities in some dwarves and gnomes. They gain the Leadership sphere as a bonus combat talent, taking the (cohort) package. They gain the Construct Controller drawback, granting the Constructor legendary talent normally. For gnomes, this replaces defensive training, hatred, and obsessive.

Seelie Savant: Some gnomes embody their fair folk heritage more strongly than others and carry an aura of whimsy with them wherever they go. The beauty around such gifted gnomes is more profound, colors are brighter and some say even jokes are somehow funnier. Gain the Witchmarked general drawback and use your character level in place of caster level for calculating its penalties. This general drawback does not count for gaining boons or calculating additional spell points based on your level in spherecasting classes. Gain a bonus spell point at first level and an additional bonus spell point for every 3 character levels you possess. The bonus spell points granted by this racial trait may only be used for Creation, Illusion or Nature sphere effects. You cannot select the Witchmarked general drawback if you ever gain a casting tradition. This replaces illusion resistance.

Goblin

Hemo Goblin Straggler: A goblin who came into being through a Hemo Goblin sphere effect, yet for some inexplicable reason never disappeared (such as their target never dying, a mishap, etc.), is left with a small fragment of the magic that brought them into being. The goblin gains Basic Magic Training in the Blood sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. This replaces skilled.

Pyromania Specialist: Most goblins have an affinity for burning things down, a few specialize in it to the point of mania. They gain the Goblin Heritage Equipment talent as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces skilled. [Apoc]

Half-Elf

Doppelganger-spawn: Due to the incredible skill of their imitations, the blood of doppelgangers can easily mingle with that of other races. This blood sometimes asserts itself strongly, creating the doppelganger spawn. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Alteration sphere and the Lycanthropic drawback, gaining the Shifting Disguise feat in place of a bonus talent. This replaces elven immunities and keen senses.

Dreamless Sleep: Some elves resist all sleep rather than only magical sleep, sleeping lightly and without any dreams to disturb them, remaining vaguely aware of the world around them. They gain the Somnambulance talent as a bonus talent at 1st level even if they do not possess the Scout sphere, and may select it a second time without possessing the Scout sphere. For elves and half-elves, this replaces elven immunities. [SA:MRT]

Fey Heart: The power of the fey runs stronger in some faebloods, whether by practice of their innate skill, stronger traces of the blood of the upper echelons of the courts, or some other cause. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Fallen Fey sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces keen senses.

Halfling

Clever Combatant: In a world full of people larger and stronger, many a halfling learns that quick and clever action is the best method of self-defense. They gain the Scoundrel sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces fearless and halfling luck. [SA:MRT]

Doppelganger-spawn: Due to the incredible skill of their imitations, the blood of doppelgangers can easily mingle with that of other races. This blood sometimes asserts itself strongly, creating the doppelganger spawn. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Alteration sphere and the Lycanthropic drawback, gaining the Shifting Disguise feat in place of a bonus talent. This replaces halfling luck and fearless.

Sling Lord: True masters of the oft-maligned family of weapons, some halflings show devastating skill with slings of all types. They gain the Halfling Heritage Equipment talent as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces keen senses and weapon familiarity.

Half-Orc

Brutally Trained: Orcs and their kin have a noted fondness for direct, powerful weaponry. They gain the Orc Heritage Equipment talent as a bonus talent at 1st level. For half orcs, this replaces intimidating and weapon familiarity.

Doppelganger-spawn: Due to the incredible skill of their imitations, the blood of doppelgangers can easily mingle with that of other races. This blood sometimes asserts itself strongly, creating the doppelganger spawn. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Alteration sphere and the Lycanthropic drawback, gaining the Shifting Disguise feat in place of a bonus talent. This replaces orc ferocity and intimidating.

Fearsome Leader: A half-orc’s intimidating nature can be leveraged into building a following, others afraid to cross them. These half-orcs gain the Leadership sphere as a bonus combat talent, gaining the Dread Master drawback. This replaces intimidating and orc ferocity.

Trained Berserk: Those of orcish descent sometimes learn to ignore lesser wounds, focusing on aggressive tactics while trusting in their own endurance. They gain the Berserker sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level. For half-orcs this replaces orc ferocity. [SA:MRT]

Hobgoblin

Imperious Demeanor: The militaristic culture of hobgoblins encourages strong personalities, and some hobgoblins take this to heart. Hobgoblins with this racial trait gain Gladiator as a bonus talent at 1st level, but suffer a -2 penalty to Wisdom. [Youxia HB]

Natural Leader: Some hobgoblins show leadership ability from a young age, becoming leaders of warbands and tribes as naturally as breathing. They gain the Leadership sphere as a bonus combat talent. This replaces sneaky.

Human

Doppelganger-spawn: Due to the incredible skill of their imitations, the blood of doppelgangers can easily mingle with that of other races. This blood sometimes asserts itself strongly, creating the doppelganger spawn. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Alteration sphere and the Lycanthropic drawback, gaining the Shifting Disguise feat in place of a bonus talent. This replaces the bonus feat trait.

Ifrit

Burning Focus: Ifrit with martial training often learn to channel their natural fire into their weaponry, catching them afire or turning the metal red hot. They can achieve martial focus as a practitioner. When they have martial focus they may convert up to their practitioner modifier in weapon damage they deal to fire damage. In addition, they may expend martial focus to convert all weapon damage they deal to to fire damage until the beginning of their next turn. This replaces fire affinity and spell-like ability. [SA:MRT]

Elemental Call: Scions of powerful genies can claim a servitor as their inheritance. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must take Elemental Creature (form) as its first talent, selecting fire as its element. This replaces fire affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Flame Form: Some ifrit have a stronger connection to their elemental forebears than others. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Beast Soul drawback for Elemental Transformation (fire elemental only), receiving Elemental Transformation as a bonus talent as normal. Once per day, they may use this talent without paying the additional spell point cost. This replaces fire affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Flame Touch: Some ifrit are more adept than others at channeling their native connection to the plane of fire. They gain Basic Magical Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Energy Focus drawback for the fire blast group, receiving a bonus talent as normal. This replaces fire affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Forgeborn: Some ifrit never know darkness, mesmerized as they are by the glow of coal and molten metal. They gain the Equipment sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level, and must select the Craftsman talent as their free talent. This replaces darkvision. [SA:MRT]

Planar Bargainer: The blood of genies calls to its kind as well as honing one’s sense for a deal. Creatures of the outsider type with the fire subtype are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the outsider type with matching subtype, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces energy resistance.

Torchlight: Fire is a natural source of light, and some ifrit master this secondary characteristic. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Light sphere as a bonus feat, with the Touch Of Light drawback and Searing Light as their bonus talent. This racial trait replaces the fire affinity and spell-like ability racial traits.

Kitsune

Fox Guise: Some kitsune are able to take on the unassuming form of their bloodline. A kitsune with this alternate racial trait receives Transformation as a bonus feat at 1st level, choosing the form of a Tiny or Small fox with the Animalistic Transformation (transformation) talent, even if this size would be smaller than normally permitted. This replaces either change shape or kitsune magic. [BTH]

Fox Trickster: Gain the Basic Magic Training as a bonus feat, selecting either the Illusion, Light, or Mind sphere. This replaces the kitsune magic racial trait.

Fox’s Wedding: Some kitsune possess an affinity for weather magic instead of enchantments. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Weather sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces kitsune magic.

Human Guise: Kitsune often take on a humanoid visage to better blend with society. A kitsune with this alternate racial trait receives Transformation as a bonus feat at 1st level, choosing the the Anthropomorphic Transformation (transformation) talent to take the form of a single human (or other suitable humanoid at the GM’s discretion). The kitsune does not choose another (form) or (body) talent to emulate and does not gain the additional +2 traits normally granted by Anthropomorphic Transformation. The kitsune must undergo cosmetic changes to disguise as their chosen humanoid form, gaining a +10 bonus on Disguise checks to appear as that humanoid race. This replaces change shape. [BTH]

Magical Tails: Some kitsune are naturally gifted in magic and grow additional tails as their innate power increases. Legend says that the fur of such gifted kitsune will change to snow white upon growing their 9th and final tail.

Gain the Witchmarked general drawback and use your character level in place of caster level for calculating its penalties; unless stated otherwise, the sign of this witchmark is the growth of additional tails. This general drawback does not count for gaining boons or calculating additional spell points based on your level in spherecasting classes. Gain a bonus spell point at first level plus an additional bonus spell point for every 3 character levels you possess. The bonus spell points granted by this racial trait may only be used for two spheres from the following list: Alteration, Dark, Destruction, Illusion, Light, Mind or Nature. These choices must be made at first level and cannot be changed later. You cannot select the Witchmarked general drawback if you ever gain a casting tradition. This replaces natural weapons.

Natural Shapechanger: A few kitsune push their natural shapeshifting abilities into more extreme directions. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. This replaces kitsune magic.

Kobold

Avatar of the Dragon: While most kobolds are barely even dim reflections of the might and majesty of their draconic forebears, others are blessed with a much greater portion of the old blood. As a bonus feat gained at 1st level, they can choose either the Transformation feat selecting Dragon Transformation, or Basic Magic Training in Alteration with the Beast Soul drawback, receiving Dragon Transformation as the bonus talent for this drawback. This replaces crafty.

Draconic Debtor: A rare kobold manages to earn the favor of a true dragon, regardless of whether this favor is based on merit, inheritance, or whim, and may call on a lesser reflection of their patron. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion’s free talent must be the Draconic Creature (form) talent. This replaces crafty.

Dragon’s Breath: A few rare kobolds are blessed with the deadly breath of their draconic ancestors. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Energy Focus drawback for a blast group corresponding to a true dragon’s breath weapon and the Shape Focus drawback for the Sculpt Blast blast shape, receiving the bonus talents as appropriate. This replaces crafty.

Special: If you also take the dragon-scaled alternate racial trait, your chosen energy resistance must match that of your blast type.

Instinctual Trapper: All kobolds must deal with the reality that they are vulnerable to attack by much stronger creatures, but the especially vulnerable kobolds compensate by not fighting fair. They gain the Trap sphere, and one talent of their choice from the Trap sphere as a bonus talents at 1st level. This replaces armor. [Apoc]

Lizardfolk

Note: The lizardfolk race was originally printed as an example race using the race builder included in Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Race Guide. The variant races provided here are intended to normalize them against other race options commonly used in Pathfinder.

Diplomat: Lizardfolk are tribal and often isolate themselves against outside contact. When lizardfolk tribes are forced to interact with the outside, they will frequently designate a family or clan of diplomats. Lizardfolk ostracize those placed into the role of a diplomat, and as such it is not considered an honor or wanted position. Lizardfolk with this racial trait gain one additional language of their choice, in addition to their racial language. This trait replaces xenophobic. [SA:BRV]

Hunter-Gatherers: Lizardfolk often divide their roles into those who hunt to provide prey for the tribe and those who gather to provide medicine and crafts. Lizardfolk with this racial trait are the hunters, gaining Extra Combat talent for the Scout sphere as a bonus feat. This racial trait replaces the lizardfolk’s bite natural attack. [SA:BRV]

Scrabbling Claws: Lizardfolk tribes who dwell in arid or cave-like environments developed more appropriate claws from scaling difficult or slippery surfaces. Lizardfolk with this racial trait have a climb speed of 20 feet (along with the +8 racial bonus on Climb checks a climb speed affords). This racial trait replaces the lizardfolk’s swim speed. [SA:BRV]

Venomous: Some lizardfolk adapted to hunt larger prey, making use of virulent toxins secreted by their skin or other parts of their body. Lizardfolk with this racial trait gain Extra Combat Talent for the Alchemy sphere as a bonus feat and must choose the (poison) package. This racial trait replaces the lizardfolk’s natural armor bonus. [SA:BRV]

Basili (Lizardfolk) [SA:BRV]

Basili lizardfolk are swift and intelligent compared to the physical prowess of their more brutish brethren. Naturalists and experimenters, the basili get along well with those who respect or research nature.

Ability Modifiers -2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Int

Balancing Tail: Basili learn to use their tail to stabilize themselves when moving through slippery or hazardous terrain. Basili gain a +2 racial bonus to their Combat Maneuver Defense when resisting a trip attempt and a +2 racial bonus on Acrobatics checks.

Liquid Sprinter: Basili are fast enough that their steps bounce off water. When taking the charge, run, or withdraw actions, a basili can move across liquid or viscous surfaces, such as water, mud, oil, quicksand, and ice, as though it were solid ground, ignoring any difficult terrain or movement penalties that would be normally incurred. If a basili ends their turn on a liquid surface and does not possess any other abilities that allow them to move across such surfaces, they fall into the liquid as normal. This racial trait replaces the lizardfolk’s swim speed, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace a lizardfolk’s swim speed.

Naturalists: Basili are at home in nature and know how to defend themselves against many of the common threats of their natural homes. A basili gains a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against poison effects and effects from the Nature sphere or Weather sphere. This racial trait replaces the lizardfolk’s claw natural attacks, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace a lizardfolk’s claw attacks.

Observant: Basili are exceptionally aware of their surroundings. Basili gain a +1 racial bonus on Perception checks and Perception is always a class skill for a basili.

Hydrakin (Lizardfolk) [SA:BRV]

Hydrakin lizardfolk are tenacious and quick to recover, but their miraculous healing capabilities often scar their figure if not tended to carefully. Hydrakin are strong and canny, but often slow to warm up to others.

Ability Modifiers +2 Str, +2 Wis, -2 Cha

Darkvision: Hydrakin can see in the dark up to 60 feet.

Enduring: Hydrakin are slow to tire, their bodies quickly replenishing and adapting to harsh environments. Hydrakin gain a +2 racial bonus on Constitution checks and treat their Constitution score as 2 higher when determining their death threshold.

Practiced Hands: A hydrakin, through their many scrapes and recoveries, have learned to better treat themselves to avoid scarring. Hydrakin gain a +1 racial bonus on Heal checks and Heal is always a class skill for a hydrakin.

Rapid Healer: Hydrakin bodies are quick to repair. The hydrakin gains Fast Healer as a bonus feat, even if the hydrakin does not meet the prerequisites for the feat. This racial trait replaces the lizardfolk’s natural armor bonus, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace a lizardfolk’s natural armor bonus.

Merfolk

Underwater Warrior: While all merfolk are adept at underwater working environments for underwater living, it surprises landwalkers that those same tools make some merfolk quite adept at underwater combat as well. They gain the Peasant Training Equipment talent as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces low-light vision. [Apoc]

Water Mastery: Some merfolk find that they possess a natural mastery of water, both above and below the waves. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Weather sphere as a bonus feat, with the Limited Weather (Precipitation) drawback and Rain Lord as their bonus talent. This replaces natural armor.

Nagaji

Serpent’s Body: Some reptilian races are born with a great affinity for the serpents they resemble. They gain Transformation, selecting the form of a serpent per the Serpentine Transformation talent, as a bonus feat at 1st level, even if they do not meet its prerequisites. This replaces resistant and serpent sense.

Summon Serpent: Some reptilian races are born with an innate command of their lesser cousins. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must be of the serpentine body type. This replaces resistant and serpent sense.

Orc

Brutally Trained: Orcs and their kin have a noted fondness for direct, powerful weaponry. They gain the Orc Heritage Equipment talent as a bonus talent at 1st level. For orcs, this replaces weapon familiarity.

Trained Berserk: Those of orcish descent sometimes learn to ignore lesser wounds, focusing on aggressive tactics while trusting in their own endurance. They gain the Berserker sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level. For orcs, this replaces ferocity. [SA:MRT]

Oread

Elemental Call: Scions of powerful genies can claim a servitor as their inheritance. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must take Elemental Creature (form) as its first talent, selecting acid as its element. This replaces earth affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Gem Crafter: Some oreads have learned how to condense magical energy into stones for later use. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Shape Focus drawback for the Energy Bomb shape, receiving a bonus talent as normal. In addition, the oread has a limited ability to reclaim power from these stones and put it to other uses. As a move action an oread may destroy an Energy Bomb he created without discharging it to gain 1 temporary spell point until the start of his next turn. This replaces the earth affinity and spell-like ability racial traits.

Planar Bargainer: The blood of genies calls to its kind as well as honing one’s sense for a deal. Creatures of the outsider type with the earth subtype are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the outsider type with matching subtype, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces energy resistance.

Stone Body: Some oreads have a stronger connection to their elemental forebears than others. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Beast Soul drawback for Elemental Transformation (earth elemental only), receiving Elemental Transformation as a bonus talent as normal. Once per day, they may use this talent without paying the additional spell point cost. This replaces earth affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Stone Strength: Oread who learn the parable of stone know that stone’s nature is patience and passivity, its unstoppable might showing only in rare moments. They gain the Brute sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level, as well as the Burly drawback (which grants the Muscular Surge talent as normal). This replaces spell-like ability. [SA:MRT]

Stone Thrower: Some oreads have mastered conjuring and manipulating stone, crystal, or metal. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Energy Focus drawback for the crystal, electric or stone blast type group, receiving a bonus talent as normal. This replaces earth affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Ratfolk

Alchemical Dabbler: Many ratfolk are skilled experimenters, growing up in filthy environments where chemicals and reagents were dangerously present. A ratfolk with this racial trait gains Extra Combat Talent as a bonus feat for the Alchemy sphere. This racial trait replaces tinker. [SA:BRV]

Familial Ties: Ratfolk often grow up in close-knit colonies and are quick to form strong bonds with other ratfolk. A ratfolk with this racial trait gains Extra Combat Talent for the Leadership sphere as a bonus feat. A ratfolk with this racial trait may choose ratfolk cohorts or followers regardless of the races normally available in the settlement. This racial trait replaces swarming. Ratfolk cohorts and followers cannot gain this alternate racial trait. [SA:BRV]

Gourmand: Some ratfolk take up cooking and cuisine, enjoying eating well and living well even while on the road. A ratfolk with this racial trait learns a single recipe, choosing a single entree and flavor. This functions as the iron chef blacksmith recipes class feature, treating their effective blacksmith level as level 1. This racial trait replaces rodent empathy. If the ratfolk ever gains the recipes class feature, the ratfolk gains Extra Smithing Insight as a bonus feat and must choose a smithing insight that grants additional options for their recipes class feature (such as the fruits or starching smithing insights). The Extra Smithing Insight feat gained this way does not count against the number of times the ratfolk may gain the feat normally. [SA:BRV]

Hop and Jump: Growing up in open spaces or mountainous terrain, many ratfolk are adept at leaping, hopping, and jumping, often imitating kangaroo or other marsupials when doing so. A ratfolk with this racial trait gains Extra Combat Talent for the Athletics sphere as a bonus feat and must choose the (leap) package. In addition, a ratfolk gains a +4 racial bonus on Acrobatics checks made to jump, despite their normally slow speed. This racial trait replaces tinker. [SA:BRV]

Bosavian (Ratfolk) [SA:BRV]

Bosavian are a divergent ratfolk subspecies which grew larger due to developing in remote and isolated regions where there was little competition to hinder their growth. The larger, fuzzier bosavian ratfolk are athletic, intelligent, but socially clumsy. Bosavian are competitive, arrogant, and rough, tending to get into fights and scraps frequently.

Ability Modifiers +2 Str, +2 Int, -2 Cha

Medium: Bosavian are Medium size and have a base speed of 30 feet. This racial trait replaces slow speed.

Bravado: As a swift action, a bosavian chooses one target they can see, challenging the target with their bravado. The bosavian gains a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against the target. This effect lasts until the target is dead or unconscious, but the bosavion may use this ability to switch to a new target by using this ability again. This racial trait replaces swarming, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace swarming.

Special: If the bosavion possesses an ability which normally grants bonuses against a single target, they may use bravado as part of that ability so long as the bosavion spends at least a swift action to do so. Such abilities include cavalier’s challenge, Guardian sphere challenge, paladin’s smite, Scout sphere’s scout, investigator’s studied combat, slayer’s studied target, and any other similar ability subject to GM discretion.

Mousegard (Ratfolk) [SA:BRV]

Mousegard are hearty, brave and adventurous ratfolk that make their homes in the vast woods, dry deserts, and rocky mountains far away from larger cities. Mousegard are often called the “fuzzier halfling” for having many cultural similarities, including a love of extravagant meals and boundless curiosity and courage.

Ability Modifiers -2 Str, +2 Con, +2 Cha

Brave: While small in stature, mousegard are strong in heart. Mousegard reduce the duration of any fear effects they suffer from by 1 round (minimum 1). This racial trait replaces rodent empathy, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace rodent empathy.

Jolly Explorers: Mousegard enjoy making friends and carving paths while on the road. Mousegard gain a +2 racial bonus on Diplomacy, Sense Motive, and Survival. This racial trait replaces tinker, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace tinker.

Rougarou (Spheres)

Author’s Note: The rougarou race from Bestiary 6 only has three racial traits. This handbook includes a generic racial trait option (lycan hunter) which may be taken by any rougarou at no cost. The variant heritage rougarou presented in this book assume the rougarou have access to this racial trait. All spheres rougarou gain the following racial trait:

Lycan Hunter: Rougarou are adept hunters of shapechangers and those afflicted with lycanthropy. Rougarou gain a +2 racial bonus on Perception, Sense Motive, and Survival checks made against non-rougarou creatures with the shapechanger subtype (such as werewolves). [SA:BRV]

Bestial Shift: Rougarou can shapeshift between their normal form and their bestial form at will. A rougarou with this racial trait gains Transformation as a bonus feat and must choose a bestial form or other appropriate form to their heritage (such as a wolf, jackal, hyena, etc.). In addition, a rougarou can revert to its normal form from its transformed state as a swift action rather than a full-round action. This racial trait replaces change shape. [SA:BRV]

Darkvision: As a separation of a pack’s needs to be alert during the day or night, some rougarou developed more keen nocturnal senses. Rougarou with this racial trait gain darkvision with a range of 60 feet. This racial trait replaces low-light vision. [SA:BRV]

Handler: The rare few rougarou who lack the transformative qualities of their kind make up for exceptional skills in rearing and handling beasts. Rougarou with this racial trait gain Extra Combat Talent for the Beastmastery sphere as a bonus feat. In addition, rougarou gain a +3 bonus on Handle Animal and Ride checks made with wolves (or other appropriate canine-like creatures). This racial trait replaces change shape. [SA:BRV]

Pack Leader: Rougarou form hunting parties and social hierarchies, much like wolves, leading to some rougarou to develop minor magical prowess for war magics. A rougarou with this racial trait gains either Basic Magic Training for the War sphere or Extra Combat Talent for the Warleader sphere as a bonus feat. This racial trait replaces natural weapon. [SA:BRV]

Red Hunter: Rougarou that do not rely on their bite take up other ways to combat their foes. Rougarou with this racial trait gain Extra Combat Talent for the Duelist sphere as a bonus feat. In addition, rougarou gain a +2 racial bonus on Survival checks made to follow tracks from a creature who was bleeding. This racial trait replaces natural weapon. [SA:BRV]

Aureal (Rougarou) [SA:BRV]

The aureal rougarou are hunters, opportunists, scavengers, and trappers most frequently presenting with jackal-like features, with longer ears and faces than a more regularly appearing wolflike rougarou. While intelligent and strong, aureal are slow to cooperate with outsiders and make friends. Aureal frequently take on the shape of a jackal with their bestial shift racial trait.

Ability Modifiers +2 Str, +2 Int, -2 Cha

Great Scavengers: Aureal are gifted survivalists. Aureal gain a +1 racial bonus on Survival checks and may use their Intelligence modifier when attempting Survival checks instead of their Wisdom modifier. This racial trait replaces lycan hunter, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace lycan hunter.

Vulpine (Rougarou) [SA:BRV]

Vulpine rougarou are socialite journeymen, performers, and tradesmen, being more culturally outgoing compared to most rougarou clans. Vulpine present with fox-like features, with bright orange, red, and dark brown coats and sharp ears. Socially skilled and quick on their feet, vulpine are often found in trade cities but are frail, struggling with the disease and filth of the city. While vulpine share many similarities with kitsune, the vulpine see the kitsune’s fey origins as taint. Vulpine frequently take on the shape of a fox with their bestial shift racial trait.

Ability Modifiers +2 Dex, -2 Con, +2 Cha

Thespian: Vulpine are skilled performers and socialites. Vulpine gain a +1 racial bonus on one Perform skill of their choice and choose one Intelligence-, Wisdom-, or Charismabased skill (other than Perform). The vulpine may use their bonus in the chosen Perform skill in place of his bonus in the chosen skill. If the vulpine would gain the ability to use their chosen Perform skill in place of the chosen skill normally (such as with the bard’s versatile performance class feature), they may immediately rechoose the skill chosen with this racial trait. This racial trait replaces lycan hunter, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace lycan hunter.

Samsaran

Sphere-touched: The samsaran gains the feat Basic Magic Training as a bonus feat, but are limited to choosing either the Divination or Mind sphere. This replaces samsaran magic.

Sidheir

Faerie Born: True children of Faerie, not the exiles born in another world and corrupted by its influence. Faerie born change their type from humanoid to fey, though do not change any subtypes. This modifies type and replaces multitalented.

Fey Bargainer: Lingering ties to the fey realms allow those of fey blood to better deal with their distant relations. Creatures of the fey type are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the fey type, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces sphere of desire.

Fey Heart: The power of the fey runs stronger in some faebloods, whether by practice of their innate skill, stronger traces of the blood of the upper echelons of the courts, or some other cause. They gain the Basic Magic Training feat for the Fallen Fey sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces sphere of desire.

Skinwalker

Form-master: All skinwalkers have some connection to form altering magic, though some wield greater proficiency than others. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. This replaces animal minded and the spell-like ability racial traits.

True Changer: Rather than their hereditary lycanthropy manifest in a minor shapeshifting ability, some skinwalker’s can fully assume the form of a beast. They gain Transformation as a bonus feat at 1st level. The form chosen for this feat reflects their lycanthropic heritage (wolf, tiger, shark, etc.). This replaces change shape.

While under the effects of the Transformation feat, they gain a +2 racial bonus to one physical ability score of their choice. This bonus is chosen each time their Transformation shape is assumed.

Strix

Aerial Proficiency: The winged strix naturally take to the sky, and some are so enamored with this ability that they become detached from their cultural struggles. Strix with this racial trait gain the Athletics sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level, but must select the (fly) package. This replaces hatred and suspicious. [Youxia HB]

Dayhunter: The strix abandons its ability to hunt at night in order to greatly enhance their capabilities during the day. A strix with this racial trait gains Basic Magic Training for the Light sphere as a bonus feat. In addition, once per day, a strix with this racial trait can reduce the spell point cost of a (lens) talent they cast by 1 (minimum 0). This racial trait replaces darkvision and nocturnal. [SA:BRV]

Skyborn Acrobat: The strix’s feathers carry the wind and allow the strix to gracefully navigate the skies. A strix with this racial trait automatically succeeds at Fly checks made to hover and gains a +2 racial bonus on Acrobatics checks made while flying, but reduces their fly speed to 40 feet. This racial trait alters the strix’s fly speed. A strix with the Athletics sphere Powerful Wings talent gains a +2 racial bonus on Fly checks. [SA:BRV]

Stormwing: Accustomed to performing daredevil stunts in poor weather, these strix treat Wind as one step less severe for purposes of determining whether they would be checked or blown away and their penalty to Fly checks. This replaces nocturnal and hatred.

Owl-Plumed (Strix) [SA:BRV]

Owl-plumed strix are robed in white, banded feathers. Forgoing the strix’s regular hatred for humanoid tribes who would ostracize them, the owl-plumed are superstitious soothsayers and thaumaturges who live in the snowy north.

Ability Modifiers +2 Dex, -2 Int, +2 Wis

Soothsayer: The owl-plumed are gifted with the ability to glimpse futures and see pasts. An owl-plumed gains Basic Magic Training for the Divination sphere as a bonus feat. This replaces hatred, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace hatred.

Superstitious: The owl-plumed hold to strange and cumbersome traditions in order to not anger the fates. An owl-plumed gains a +1 racial bonus on saving throws against supernatural, spell-like, and spell effects. This racial trait replaces suspicious, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace suspicious.

Weather Adapted (Cold): The owl-plumed thrives in colder environments. Owl-plumed treat any Cold weather as being 1 step lesser in severity. Weather sphere (mantle) talents still function according to the true severity level.

Strongwing (Strix) [SA:BRV]

Strongwing strix hold many similar qualities to roc, eagles, and vultures, with large and powerful wings that help them soar across wide open skies. Strongwing strix are boisterous and confident, but also frequently misjudge others.

Ability Modifiers +2 Str, -2 Wis, +2 Cha

High Spirits: The strongwing are hard to demoralize and manage to find reasons to be happy in even dire situations. Any morale bonus a strongwing benefits from lasts 1 additional round. This racial trait replaces suspicious, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace suspicious.

Jovial: The strongwing are slow to form grudges and are often welcomed into societies. A strongwing gains a +1 racial bonus on Diplomacy checks and Diplomacy is always a class skill for a strongwing. This racial trait replaces hatred, but can still be traded for other racial traits which would replace hatred.

Mighty Flier: Strongwings are muscular and athletic. A strongwing may use its Strength modifier in place of its Dexterity modifier when attempting Fly checks.

Suli

Creative Nature: Gain Basic Magic Training with the Creation sphere as a bonus feat with the Limited Creation (create) drawback. They may select a bonus Creation talent as is normal for having a sphere-specific drawback. This replaces elemental assault.

Destructive Hand: A few suli learn to channel the destructive energies in their blood in a different way. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Destructive Touch drawback, receiving a bonus talent as normal. This replaces elemental assault.

Destructive Heritage: A few suli have a stronger connection to their elemental forebears than others. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Beast Soul drawback for Elemental Transformation, receiving Elemental Transformation as a bonus talent as normal. This replaces elemental assault, negotiator, and energy resistance.

Elemental Call: Scions of powerful genies can claim a servitor as their inheritance. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must take Elemental Creature (form) as its first talent, selecting an element matching its heritage (suli can choose any of acid, cold, electricity, and fire). This replaces elemental negotiator and elemental assault for suli.

Planar Bargainer: The blood of genies calls to its kind as well as honing one’s sense for a deal. Creatures of the outsider type with either air, earth, fire, or water subtypes (chosen at character creation but may not be changed afterwards) are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the outsider type with matching subtype, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces energy resistance.

Sylph

Air Blooded: Some sylph are particularly skilled at the offensive application of their natural talents. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Energy Focus drawback for the air, electric, or sonic group, receiving a bonus talent as normal. This replaces air affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Air Master: Some sylph have a stronger connection to their elemental forebears than others. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Beast Soul drawback for Elemental Transformation (air elemental only), receiving Elemental Transformation as a bonus talent as normal. Once per day, they may use this talent without paying the additional spell point cost. This replaces air affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Airy Heritage: Gain Basic Magic Training with the Creation sphere as a bonus feat with the Material Focus: Gas drawback, but do not gain a bonus talent as normal. Whenever a sylph creates or alters a gas, they gain a fly speed of 5 feet per two caster levels until the end of their turn. This replaces spell-like ability.

Elemental Call: Scions of powerful genies can claim a servitor as their inheritance. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must take Elemental Creature (form) as its first talent, selecting electricity as its element. This replaces air affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Gale Master: Some sylph can call upon blasts of wind to scatter their enemies. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Energy focus drawback for the air blast group, receiving a bonus talent as normal. In addition, when casting a destructive blast modified by the Air Blast talent they may choose for it to deal no damage. If dealing no damage, the destructive blast gains a bonus to CMB on its bull rush attempt equal to +1 per die of damage it would normally have inflicted. Using Air Blast to bull rush an opponent into an obstacle still inflicts damage as normal. This replaces air affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Gusts And Gales: Some sylph are more adept at controlling wind than their own movement through the air. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Weather sphere as a bonus feat, with the Limited Weather (Wind) drawback and Wind Lord as their bonus talent. This replaces the spell-like ability and air affinity racial traits.

Instinctive Flight: Many sylphs can trace their lineage back to flying ancestors, even if they cannot fly themselves. In some this ancestry manifests as an instinctive knack for flight. They gain the Athletics sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level, but must select the (fly) package. This replaces spell-like ability. [SA:MRT]

Planar Bargainer: The blood of genies calls to its kind as well as honing one’s sense for a deal. Creatures of the outsider type with the air subtype are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the outsider type with matching subtype, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces energy resistance.

Tatulani

Tech Proficiency: Some tatulani managed to hoard and scrounge away bits and pieces of advanced technology and through trial and error managed to troubleshoot and reproduce such devices. They gain Extra Combat Talent in the Tech sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. This replaces technological.

Tiefling

Deceiver: Gain the Basic Magic Training feat as a bonus feat, selecting either Destruction, Illusion or Mind sphere. This replaces the spell-like ability trait.

Demonic Mien: A tiefling that leverages their fiendish appearance can become a truly terrifying adversary. They gain the Gladiator sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level. This replaces fiendish sorcery and spell-like ability. [SA:MRT]

Destructive Nature: Gain Basic Magic Training with the Creation sphere as a bonus feat with the Limited Creation (alter) drawback and gain Potent Alteration as the bonus talent for having a sphere-specific drawback. As part of altering an object a tiefling may choose to brand it with the mark of their deity, allowing it to function as a holy or unholy symbol. This replaces spell-like ability.

Destructive Taint: Some tieflings are born with a natural affinity for destructive magic, channeling the fire of the lower planes. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Energy Focus drawback for a blast group appropriate to their heritage, as approved by the GM, receiving a bonus talent as normal. This replaces fiendish sorcery and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Fiendish Atavism: Some tieflings have a stronger connection to their fiendish forebears than others. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the with the Lycanthropic drawback, gaining Outsider Body as the bonus talent for that drawback. This replaces fiendish sorcery and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Fiendish Bargainer: Some tieflings have an inherent sense for the desires of their forebears. Evil creatures of the outsider type are always considered as allied when called by a caster of nongood alignment. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called evil creature of the outsider type, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces fiendish resistance.

Fiendish Servitor: A few tieflings have learned to leverage the power of their blood to wrench a minion from the lower realms. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must take Aligned Creature (evil) with its free (form) talent. This replaces skilled and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Insidious Whisperer: Some tieflings, possessed of unnatural charm and skilled in deception, are adept and gaining a following. They gain the Leadership sphere as a bonus combat talent, gaining the Cult Leader drawback. This replaces skilled and spell-like ability.

Obscured Heritage: The light does not shine evenly across the multiverse, and those tieflings tracing their heritage to one of the benighted planes tend to show a particular talent for manipulating darkness. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Dark sphere at first level. This replaces spell-like ability.

Selfish Teleport: Some fiends possess the natural ability to teleport, and their tiefling descendents will sometimes manifest a similar talent. These tieflings gain Basic Magic Training in the Warp sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Personal Warp drawback, receiving a bonus talent as normal. This replaces the fiendish sorcery and spell-like ability racial traits.

Traitorous Taint: Some tieflings are predatory deception incarnate. Their every move identifies them as descended from the apex ambush predators and coercive dominators of the pit. Gain the Witchmarked general drawback and use your character level in place of magic skill bonus for calculating its penalties. This general drawback does not count for gaining boons or calculating additional spell points based on your level in spherecasting classes.

Gain a bonus spell point at first level and an additional bonus spell point for every 3 character levels you possess. The bonus spell points granted by this racial trait may only be used for Destruction, Illusion or Mind sphere effects. You cannot select the Witchmarked general drawback if you ever gain a casting tradition. This replaces fiendish sorcery.

Vicious Voice: Occasionally a tiefling’s voice has unnatural qualities, such as the rasp of brimstone or a hollow echo. They only need to be heard clearly to demoralize an enemy, rather than seen and heard. This replaces skilled. [SA:MRT]

Undine

Elemental Call: Scions of powerful genies can claim a servitor as their inheritance. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must take Elemental Creature (form) as its first talent, selecting cold as its element. This replaces water affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Natural Swimmer: Undine naturally take to the water, and can become expert swimmers with only minimal practice. Those that dedicate themselves to it gain skill that others envy. They gain the Athletics sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level, but must select the (swim) package. This replaces energy resistance and water affinity. [SA:MRT]

Ocean Born: Some undine have a stronger connection to their elemental forebears than others. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Alteration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Beast Soul drawback for Elemental Transformation (water elemental only), receiving Elemental Transformation as a bonus talent as normal. Once per day, they may use this talent without paying the additional spell point cost. This replaces water affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Ocean Master: Some undine are particularly skilled at the offensive application of their natural talents. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Destruction sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level with the Energy Focus drawback for the cold blast group, receiving a bonus talent as normal. This replaces water affinity and the spell-like ability racial traits.

Planar Bargainer: The blood of genies calls to its kind as well as honing one’s sense for a deal. Creatures of the outsider type with the water subtype are always considered as allied when called. Whenever bargaining for the services of a called creature of the outsider type with matching subtype, they gain a 25% discount on the required payment for any services. This replaces energy resistance.

Watery Heritage: Gain Basic Magic Training with the Creation sphere as a bonus feat with the Water Wizard drawback. This replaces spell-like ability.

Vanara

Treebourne Agility: The monkey-like vanara have an affinity for climbing, and the craftier among them attempt to integrate this skill into their combat training. Vanara with this racial trait gain the Athletics sphere as a bonus talent at 1st level, but must select the (climb) package. Additionally, they may use their Dexterity modifier for Climb checks instead of their Strength modifier. This replaces nimble. [Youxia HB]

Vishkanya

Serpent’s Body: Some reptilian races are born with a great affinity for the serpents they resemble. They gain Transformation, selecting the form of a serpent per the Serpentine Transformation talent, as a bonus feat at 1st level, even if they do not meet its prerequisites. This replaces poison use and toxic.

Summon Serpent: Some reptilian races are born with an innate command of their lesser cousins. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion must be of the serpentine body type. This replaces poison use and toxic.

Wayang

Animate Shadow: Detaching your shadow and sending it to spy on your enemies (or friends) is a useful skill for those born of shadow. They gain Basic Magic Training in the Conjuration sphere as a bonus feat at 1st level. The companion’s free talent must be Shadow Creature (form) talent. The caster does not cast a shadow while this companion is summoned. This replaces shadow magic and shadow resistance.

Fated Fade: All wayangs are called to be dissolved into the shadow. On rare occasions the strength of a wayang soul begins to blur and distort the body that houses it as it tries to return to the greater darkness. Gain the Witchmarked general drawback and use your character level in place of caster level for calculating its penalties. Gain a bonus spell point at first level and an additional bonus spell point for every 3 character levels you possess. The bonus spell points granted by this racial trait may only be used for Darkness, Illusion or Protection sphere effects. You cannot select the Witchmarked general drawback if you ever gain a casting tradition. This replaces shadow resistance.

Shadow Specialist: Gain the Basic Magic Training feat, selecting either the Dark, Illusion or Protection sphere. This replaces the shadow magic racial trait.

Shadow Symbiosis: Believing they will one day return to the shadow from which they emerged, wayangs have an almost symbiotic relationship with the darkness. At 1st level they gain a +2 bonus to all saves against Dark sphere effects as well as spells of the shadow subschool, a +1 bonus to the DC of Dark sphere effects they cast, and Basic Magic Training feat in the Dark sphere. This replaces shadow resistance and shadow magic.


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