Sadhu (Monk Archetype)

These monks are the most serene of the various monastic orders and sects. They spend a great deal of time meditating and contemplating the nature of the universe and their place in it. Their meditations have not made them soft however. They still train their bodies and their meditations reveal the masterful insight needed to turn their ki into a powerful force. Of all the monastic orders, this one is the most focused on meditation and ki. They believe that their insight into the nature of ki can provide the way to escape the karmic cycle of death and rebirth. Nuns of this order are called sadhvis. Sadhus often wear simple red or orange robes and meditation bead necklaces or bracelets.

Ki Pool (Su): Unlike other monks, the sadhu gains a ki pool (equal to 1/2 his monk level + his Wisdom modifier) at 3rd level (instead of 4th level), but he still must wait until 4th level to gain the ki strike ability.

Awaken Major Chakra (Su): At 3rd level, the sadhu starts to awaken the seven major chakras (see below) that control the low of ki throughout his body, gaining the powers of an awakened major chakra (see below). In addition, the sadhu can align the ki between yin, yang, and balanced. The sadhu gains an additional major chakra at 7th level and at every four levels thereafter.

These abilities replace still mind, wholeness of body, diamond body, quivering palm, and empty body.

Bonus Feat: Beginning at 6th level, the sadhu adds all of the ki and chakra feats to his list of available bonus feats.

Awaken Soul Chakra (Su): At 20th level, the sadhu awakens the last of the major chakra, the soul chakra.

This ability replaces perfect self.


Major Chakra

Each major chakra grants certain abilities. Like any other chakra, the major chakra can be invested with ki. However, Major chakras provide additional special abilities when the ki invested is aligned. All ki is balanced ki until you realign your ki. Realigning changes it from its balanced state to either a positive state, called yang, or to a negative state, called yin. As a swift action, you can realign all the ki within a single chakra while ki focused. Each turn, you may only realign your ki into a single type: yin or yang. Realigned points cannot be reallocated in the same turn. You can realign yin or yang ki points by realigning them into balanced ki points first.

Major chakra can have different types of aligned ki invested at one time, though the maximum ki point capacity of the chakra is still the same. For example, a 10th level sadhu can invest three points of ki into any chakra. He has access to one major chakra, which he can invest with a single point of yang-aligned ki, a single point of balanced ki, and a single point of yin-aligned ki at the same time, or any combination that does not exceed three points of ki. Like expending the ki within a chakra, doing so for a major chakra with differently aligned ki expends all the points within that chakra, but only activates a single special ability.

Unless specified otherwise below, the sadhu’s caster level for any major chakra ability is equal to his class level.

See the Jade Feats section for more information on using chakras.

Air Chakra

The Anahata chakra, the “Unstruck Note”, is located just to the right of the physical heart. It is the middle chakra in the system of seven and as such is the integrator of opposites; male and female, mind and body, ego and unity, light and shadow, good and evil, life and death. This chakra governs respiration and promotes feelings of love, compassion, and a sense of peace and centeredness. It has power over charisma, balance, the element of air, and can also influence social acceptance and relationships.

The common symbol of this chakra is twelve petals of a red or white hue, while the center point is a smoky color. The color associated with harnessing this chakra is green. The sounds associated with harnessing this chakra are “Yam” and “Ay”. The somatic mudra for this chakra is pressing the pads of the middle fingers together. Those who harness this chakra focus on deep breathing.

Benefit: The sadhu gains these abilities with the appropriately aligned ki while ki focused or when expending ki as indicated.

Balanced Ki Focused – Very Subtle Wind (Su): By subtly influencing the wind with his ki, the sadhu can enhance certain of his skills. While ki focused, the sadhu gains a +2 bonus to Acrobatics, Perception, and Sense Motive checks per point of ki invested.

Balanced Ki Expended – Subtle Charm (Sp): By expending his ki focus, the sadhu gains the use of the spell, charm monster, except that the duration is 10 minutes per point of balanced ki expended.

Yang Ki Focused – Life Against Death (Su): The sadhu knows that life cannot exist without death and death cannot be without life. He draws on this to fuel his battle against the dying of life. While ki focused and below 0 hit points, the sadhu gains a +2 morale bonus on melee attack rolls, melee damage rolls, and Fortitude saving throws for each point of yang-aligned ki invested.

Yang Ki Expended – Gale Force (Sp): The sadhu learns how to manipulate the winds through the use of this chakra. By expending his ki focus, the sadhu gains the use of the spell, telekinesis, except that the duration is 1 round per point of yang-aligned ki expended.

Yin Ki Focused – Very Subtle Conditioning (Su): While ki focused, the sadhu becomes immune to one of the following effects or conditions for each point of yin-aligned ki invested: diseases (except for supernatural and magical diseases), fear effects, fatigue (though he must still rest for 8 hours), blinding attacks, and deafening attacks. For every two points of yin-aligned ki invested the sadhu becomes immune to one of the following effects or conditions: exhaustion, paralysis, and daze effects. For every three points of yin-aligned ki: death from massive damage (only the need for making the saving throw), poisons, nausea, sickened, or stunning. Finally, for every four points of yin-aligned ki invested: ability score damage, energy drain, or negative energy effects. These temporary immunities can be combined provided the cost is paid for each and that the sadhu has enough ki points.

Yin Ki Expended – Serene Presence (Su): By expending his ki focus as a free action that may be used out of turn when attacked, the sadhu uses the force of his presence, personality, compassion, and sense of peace to shield himself from an attack. The decision to use this ability must be made before damage is rolled. When the sadhu expends his ki focus, he can oppose any attack made against him with a Diplomacy check for the next round. If his Diplomacy check result meets or exceeds the attack roll, the attack misses regardless of the sadhu’s Armor Class. For every point of yin-aligned ki beyond the first that he expends, the sadhu gains a +5 insight bonus to his Diplomacy check.

Brow Chakra

The Ajna chakra, “Command”, is often thought to be located in the brow region in the body of a humanoid, but is actually in the middle of the brain behind the brows. It is sometimes called the “third eye”, “square inch”, “ancestral cavity”, “heavenly heart”, or the “crystal palace”. This chakra relates to percipience, both the physical and intuitive means of perception. It governs the intellect, promotes seeing clearly and provides an understanding of the “big picture”. The brow chakra is a subtle consciousness center that serves as the central governing center of the other head chakras. It has power over intelligence, perception, light, electricity, divination, and understanding.

The colors associated with harnessing this chakra are indigo or white. The sounds to harness this chakra are “Om” and “Mmm”. The somatic mudra requires pressing the pads of the thumbs together. Those wishing to harness this chakra focus on internal sight, imagination, and the visualization of moving energy.

Benefit: The sadhu gains these abilities with the appropriately aligned ki while ki focused or when expending ki as indicated.

Balanced Ki Focused – Percipient Sight (Su): The sadhu can see and hear nature spirits otherwise imperceptible to mortals (unless a spirit wishes to show itself). The character finds this ability disconcerting at first, because it makes him realize how pervasive spirits are: They are everywhere, all the time— although only rarely do they pay attention to the actions of mortals. Sadhus sometimes become alerted to danger when the nature spirits of an area are upset or absent. The range at which the sadhu can see these spirits is 5 feet per point of ki invested + 5 feet per point of Wisdom bonus (if any). The sadhu gains a +2 bonus to Perception checks per point of balanced ki invested.

Balanced Ki Expended – Clairaudience/Clairvoyance (Sp): The sadhu gains the ability to concentrate upon some locale and hear or see almost as if he were there. This functions as per the spell, clairaudience/clairvoyance, except that the range of this ability is 100 feet per point of ki expended.

Yang Ki Focused – Body of Light: The sadhu’s body glows softly with the light of a torch, shedding illumination in a 10-foot radius plus 10 additional feet for each additional point of ki invested. If three or more points of ki are invested, when the sadhu comes into contact with any area of magical darkness, he dispels it if comes from a lower-level effect. The numbers of ki points invested are the equivalent spell level of this ability. If five or more points are invested into this ability, then the light generated is considered to be sunlight.

Yang Ki Expended – Third Eye (Su): As the sadhu develops his mind and ability with his ki, he learns to peer into the minds of others to untangle the thoughts and emotions that lurk there. The sadhu can sense the thoughts of others and use that information to guide his actions. By expending his ki focus, the sadhu can focus his attention upon one creature with an Intelligence of 6 or higher. The target of this ability makes a Will save (DC 10 + half the sadhu’s level + his Wisdom modifier) to resist. On a failed save, the sadhu gains a +2 bonus on Sense Motive checks against the target per point of ki expended in this chakra for the duration of this ability. The sadhu can automatically detect the target’s lies as he reads the target’s intentions.

In combat, the sadhu gains an intuitive sense of his target’s maneuvers and actions, gaining a +1 insight bonus per point of ki expended to attack and damage rolls against the target. The sadhu also gains a +1 insight bonus on saves against the target’s spells, spell-like abilities, or supernatural abilities.

If the sadhu has expended 3 or more yang-aligned ki points in this chakra, he gains the ability to disrupt his target’s efforts at any point during the duration. To do this, the sadhu makes a melee attack. Should this attack hit and deal damage, the target takes a –1 penalty per point of yang-aligned ki expended on all skill checks, attack rolls, and saves until the beginning of her next action. In short, the sadhu, anticipating his foe’s actions, makes an attack that is timed to disrupt his opponent’s plans.

The sadhu must see his target to use this ability. It lasts a number of rounds equal to the sadhu’s Wisdom bonus + the number of yang-aligned ki points expended.

Yin Ki Focused – Lightning Strike: he sadhu strikes with the power of lightning. His fists, weapons, and ammunition charge with electricity. It is not harmful to the sadhu or his equipment. While ki focused, the sadhu can inflict +2 points of electrical damage with any melee attack for each point of ki currently invested into this ability the sadhu makes.

Yin Ki Expended – Chain of Lightning (Sp): The sadhu can unleash a ranged electrical touch attack that deals 1d6 points of damage +1d6 per additional ki point expended plus 1d6 per point of Wisdom bonus (if any). Targets may make a Reflex saving throw (DC 10 + half the sadhu’s level + Wisdom modifier) to take half damage. This attack can strike at a total number of targets equal to the number of ki points spent. Each target may be up to 10 feet away from a previously struck target. With each additional target the damage decreases by -5 points and each additional target must be within 10 feet of the previously struck target. If at any point the attack misses a target in the, then any additional targets designated to be struck after that one cannot be struck by the chain of lightning either. The total range of the chain of lightning is 10 feet per class level. A 5th level sadhu’s chain of lightning cannot progress beyond 50 feet. After the lightning travels that far, it cannot strike any more opponents regardless of the sadhu’s expended of ki points.

Earth Chakra

This chakra, the Muladhara chakra, is located at the base of the spine and is the foundation of the chakra system within the humanoid body. It is related to survival instincts, material drive, and a connection to the physical plane.

This chakra governs passion, prosperity, and security, while promoting dynamic presence, natural pleasure, controlled passions, and the divine within the physical body. Awakening this chakra means that the character has realized that one of the most complete forms of spirituality has nothing to do with rejecting the body, but rather that it is a vehicle for the transmutation of the body, mind, and spirit together. This chakra has power over constitution, health, the element of earth, material prosperity, personal presence, and passion.

The color associated with harnessing this chakra is red. The sounds associated with harnessing this chakra are “Lam” and “Oh”. The somatic mudra of this chakra requires pressing the pads of the little ingers together. Those wishing to harness this chakra focus on moving slowly in order to feel all aspects of the body.

Benefit: The sadhu gains these abilities with the appropriately aligned ki while ki focused or when expending ki as indicated.

Balanced Ki Focused – Earthly Resilience (Su): While ki focused, the sadhu gains 5 points of resistance to acid damage per point of balanced ki invested. He gains a +2 bonus to Heal checks per point of ki invested.

Balanced Ki Expended – Healing of Body (Su): By expending his ki focus, the sadhu can heal his own wounds. He heals 1d10 per balanced ki expended + his Wisdom bonus (if any) in hit points of damage.

Yang Ki Focused – Earthly Presence (Su): By tapping into this chakra, the sadhu learns to be confident in his body and in his presence amongst others. By investing yang-aligned ki into this chakra, the sadhu gains a +2 insight bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, Handle Animal, and Perform checks for each point invested.

Yang Ki Expended – Healing of Others (Sp): By expending his ki focus and placing his hands upon the injured, the sadhu can heal the wounds of others. He heals 1d10 per yang-aligned ki expended + his Wisdom bonus (if any) in hit points of damage.

Yin Ki Focused – Armor of Earth (Su): As his skin takes on the hardness of stone, the sadhu gains a +1 natural armor bonus per point of yin-aligned ki invested.

Yin Ki Expended – Constitution Boost (Sp): The sadhu temporarily increases his Constitution score by 1 for every point of yin-aligned ki he expends. This ability lasts 10 minutes for every two class levels.

Fire Chakra

The Manipura chakra, or the “Place of Gems”, is located along the spine behind the navel in the body of a humanoid. The power chakra is the seat of willpower and the drive for power. It governs will, autonomy, ego, self-definition, strength, metabolism and digestion, and the ability to influence the environment through personal power. This chakra promotes energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power. It has power over strength, the element of fire, willpower, hunger, and accuracy.

The symbol of this chakra is often ten red petals with a downward pointing triangle. The color associated with harnessing this chakra is yellow-gold. The sounds associated are “Ram” and “Ah”. The somatic mudra requires pressing the pads of the ring fingers together. Those wishing to harness this chakra focus on moving with a will and a purpose that energizes the limbs and torso.

Benefit: The sadhu gains these abilities with the appropriately aligned ki while ki focused or when expending ki as indicated.

Balanced Ki Focused – Freedom From Death (Su): When reduced to the disabled condition, the sadhu may act normally without penalty or restriction to his actions.

When reduced to the dying condition while ki focused, the sadhu automatically becomes stable and may continue to act normally on his turn. He may take a full action instead of being restricted to taking a single action each round. If the sadhu surpasses his Constitution score in negative hit points, he immediately dies. Each point of balanced ki invested adds 3 to the sadhu’s Constitution score solely for the purpose of determining the how many negative hit points he can sustain before dying.

Example: Han Su invests 3 points of ki. He has a Constitution of 14. When a demon strikes him, bringing him to -2 hit points, he has an effective Constitution of 23 for determining how many negative hit points he can sustain before he dies, but his hit points and other Con-based benefits do not increase. If the number of ki points invested in this chakra should be reduced (whether voluntarily or involuntarily), the sadhu’s effective Constitution score decreases by 3 per point lost. If the sadhu’s current negative hit point total is at or below the newly adjusted Con, he immediately dies.

Balanced Ki Expended – Aura of Fire (Su): The sadhu can manifest an aura of flame to defend himself against the attacks of his foes. By expending his ki focus, the sadhu inflicts 1d6 points of damage on any creature striking him in melee or that performs a combat maneuver against him. This fiery aura lasts for a number of rounds equal to the number of ki points expended.

Yang Ki Focused – Strength Boost (Sp): The sadhu temporarily increases his Strength by 1 for every point of invested ki.

Yang Ki Expended – Fiery Strike (Su): The sadhu calls upon the power of ire that clears the way for new life when the old life is destroyed. He can surround his fists, feet, weapons, and ammunition in lame. It is not destructive to the sadhu or his equipment. For each point of ki the sadhu expends, he inflicts +1d6 points of fire damage with any and all of his attacks for 1 round.

Yin Ki Focused – Eschew Hunger (Ex): As long as the sadhu has one point of unexpended ki, he no longer needs to eat to survive. He refuses to let his body be bound to such requirements. To survive he needs only water and air to breathe. Unlike other uses of ki, the sadhu must have one point of unexpended ki available at the end of every day. If he expends it, which breaks with this routine, he feels hunger. If he has not eaten food within the last 3 days, he immediately starts to suffer from starvation and all associated ill effects. If the sadhu invests 2 points of yin-aligned ki into this chakra, he no longer needs even water to survive. Other than air to breathe, the sadhu requires nothing.

Yin Ki Expended – Fire Lights the Way (Su): The sadhu strikes with the light of fire as his fists, feet, weapons, and ammunition burn with flames of inspiration. For each point of ki expended, the sadhu gains a +1 morale bonus to his attack rolls for a number of rounds equal to his Wisdom bonus (if any).

Soul Chakra

The Sahasrara chakra or “thousand petaled lotus” is at the crown point at the very top of the head. This crown chakra relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is the connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss. It governs thought, transcendent or cosmic consciousness, unity, universal identity, and is oriented to self-knowledge. It has power over all the elements and the formless supreme light of the mind and soul as well as magic.

The color associated with this chakra is violet or white. The sound is “Nnggg” (as in sing). The somatic mudra requires pressing the pads of the thumbs together. Those wishing to harness this chakra focus on a thousand petaled lotus, awareness of body, awareness of awareness, witnessing consciousness, and releasing attachment.

Benefit: The sadhu gains these abilities with the appropriately aligned ki while ki focused or when expending ki as indicated.

Balanced Ki Focused – Still Mind (Ex): For each point of ki invested, the sadhu gains a +2 bonus on saving throws against spells and effects from the school of enchantment.

Balanced Ki Expended – Ki Soul Orb (Sp): The sadhu can gather his ki into a ball of energy that he can throw at his opponents. As a full round action, the sadhu delivers a ranged touch attack that inflicts 1d8 points of force damage per each point ki expended + the sadhu’s Wisdom modifier. This has a range of 10 feet per class level of the sadhu.

Yang Ki Focused – Will to Live (Su): The sadhu can summon an extraordinary drive and willpower to stay alive. When below 0 hit points, the sadhu gains a +2 morale bonus to Armor Class and Relex saving throws for each point of ki invested.

Yang Ki Expended – Indomitable Soul (Su): Through sheer force of will the sadhu can endure the effects of tremendous damage. When he expends his ki focus, the sadhu can choose to take an immediate free action to delay the effect of a single attack, spell, or ability used against him. The damage or effect does not happen until the end of the sadhu’s next round’s action. The duration of this ability extends by 1 round for each additional point ki expended.

Yin Ki Focused – Adamatine Soul (Su): The sadhu additional spell resistance equal to 2 per point of ki invested.

Yin Ki Expended – Spelltwisting Soul (Su): With a powerful expenditure of ki, you turn a spell or spell-like ability back upon the caster. When targeted by a spell or spell-like ability, you can expend your ki focus as an immediate free action to reflect the spell or spell-like ability back upon the originating caster. This ability does not turn back area spells unless the sadhu is the center or target (example: fireball). The cost to reflect a spell or spell-like ability is 1 point of ki per two levels of a spell (round down, minimum one ki). You may partially turn spells as well. For each two points of ki expended, subtract one from the spell level of the incoming spell.

Divide the result by the spell level of the incoming spell to see what fraction of the effect gets through. For damaging spells, you and the caster each take a fraction of the damage. For non-damaging spells, each of you has a proportional chance to be affected.

You must decide whether or not to expend your ki focus with this chakra after you have been hit by the attacking spell, but before any saving throws are rolled and before any effects are determined. If you and the spellcaster both have active spell turning effects, they cancel each other out.

Sound Chakra

The Vishuddha chakra, or the communication chakra, is located in the throat and relates to communication and creativity. Through this chakra the world is experienced symbolically with vibration of the sounds of language. This chakra governs self-expression, spiritual drive, the ethereal, and the akashic memory. It has power over the energy of sound, language, communication, the ethereal, and the akashic memory.

The symbol that commonly depicts this chakra is sixteen smoke-colored petals with a sky-blue center. The color associated with harnessing this chakra is bright blue. The sounds associated with harnessing this chakra are “Ham” and “Eee”. The somatic mudra required to harness this presses the pads of the index fingers together. Those wishing to harness this chakra focus on moving with sound, feeling sound move the body, and releasing energy with sound.

Benefit: The sadhu gains these abilities with the appropriately aligned ki while ki focused or when expending ki as indicated.

Balanced Ki Focused – Collective Knowledge (Su): The sadhu can access knowledge from the collective memory. Each point of ki invested grants the sadhu a +2 insight bonus on all Knowledge skill checks.

Balanced Ki Expended – Contact Other Plane (Sp): The sadhu gains the ability to contact entities on other planes of existence to answer his questions. This functions as the spell, contact other plane, except that the sadhu can only ask one question per balanced ki expended.

Yang Ki Focused – Creature Creation (Sp): The sadhu gives life to a creature, or creatures, of his own creation. With a powerful shout, the sadhu creates a monster out of pure sonic energy and ambient ki. It appears where the sadhu designates and acts immediately, on the sadhu’s turn. If the sadhu does not give it a command, it attacks his opponents to the best of its ability. The sadhu can communicate with it and can direct it not to attack, to attack particular enemies, or to perform other actions.

This functions as the spell, summon nature’s ally X, where X is both the enumerator of the spell and the number of yang-aligned ki points that must be invested to create the creature and it cannot be used to create a creature with an elemental subtype. The creature, although composed of sonic energy, is nevertheless corporeal and solid. It is not real. It is a creation of magic. Alternately, the sadhu can create multiple creatures by investing separate amounts of yang-aligned ki points per creature created (i.e. A 10th level sadhu can create an eagle with summon nature’s ally I and a giant spider with summon nature’s ally II by investing 3 yang-aligned ki points, or he could create a monitor lizard with summon nature’s ally III by investing 3 yang-aligned ki points). Use the statistics of the creature(s) of your choice, except for the following:

  • It’s type changes to construct (see page 307 of the Bestiary)
  • It gains the sonic subtype (a creature with the sonic subtype has immunity to sonic damage.).
  • It has no Intelligence score. If it has no opponents to attack and no commands to follow, it stands motionless.
  • If it has more than 3 HD, it gains DR 5/magic. If it has more than 10 HD, it gains DR 10/magic.
  • It inflicts additional sonic damage equal to its Hit Dice (maximum +10) with each attack.

The sadhu provokes an attack of opportunity on his turn in the round in which the creature(s) is created. He does not provoke attacks of opportunity on following rounds while maintaining this ability with his concentration. If he should expend or lose his ki focus, the creatures disappear. Once a creature is created, none of that ki energy can be reallocated or realigned, unless the sadhu wills the creature to disappear. At that point the sadhu can use those ki points as normal. When one of the sadhu’s creatures dies, the sadhu loses any ki points that were invested to create the creature.

Yang Ki Expended – Sonic Kiai (Sp): By expending his ki focus, the sadhu can emit a sonic energy bolt from his mouth that blasts his enemies. This functions as the spell, lightning bolt, except that the damage inflicted is sonic. The sadhu’s effective caster level equals to his sadhu level. Expending 1 point of yang-aligned ki with this chakra casts a diminished version of the spell that inflicts 1d4 points of damage per caster level (maximum 5d4). Expending 2 points of yang-aligned ki with this chakra casts the normal version of the spell. Expending 3 points of yang-aligned ki with this chakra casts a heightened version of the spell that has the additional effect that it knocks creatures prone and dazes them for 1 round.

Yin Ki Focused – Sonic Resilience (Su): The sadhu gains 5 points of resistance to sonic damage per point of yin-aligned ki invested. He gains a +2 bonus to Diplomacy and Perception checks per point of balanced ki invested.

Yin Ki Expended – Empty Body (Su): The sadhu may assume an ethereal state for 1 round per yin-aligned ki point expended plus 1 additional round per point of Wisdom bonus (if any), as though using the spell etherealness.

Water Chakra

The Swadhisthana chakra, the “Self Abode” or “Own Abode” chakra is located in the lower back just above the genitals. This chakra relates to emotions, sensual drive, the element of water, and it connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. This chakra governs emotions and movement, while it promotes fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, fulfillment, and the ability to accept change. The water chakra has power over dexterity, movement, and the element of water.

The symbol of this chakra is six white petals with a crescent in the center. The color associated with harnessing this chakra is orange. The sounds required for this are “Vam” and “Ooo”. The somatic mudra presses the pads of the little fingers together. Those who harness this chakra often focus on moving fluidly, while taking notice of the sensations in their body and in their environment.

Benefit: The sadhu gains these abilities with the appropriately aligned ki while ki focused or when expending ki as indicated.

Balanced Ki Focused – Fluid Freedom (Su): The sadhu gains the ability to breathe under water as long as he has at least a single point of balanced ki invested. The sadhu gains base swimming speed of 10 feet per point of balanced ki invested. He does not need to make a Swim check to swim normally. The sadhu gains a +2 insight bonus to Swim checks per point of balanced ki invested. He can always choose to take 10 on these checks, even when threatened or rushed. Provided he can swim in a straight line, the sadhu may use the run action.

Balanced Ki Expended – Fluid Mind (Sp): By expending his ki focus, the sadhu gains the ability to use telepathy, as the spell of the same name, with a duration of 1 round per sadhu level. The communication includes pictures, concepts, and emotions, so this ability is not strictly language dependent. The target creature must remain in sight.

Yang Ki Focused – Yang Prana (Su): For every point of yang-aligned ki invested, the sadhu increases his base movement rate by 5 feet. He also gains a +1 insight bonus to initiative for each point of yang-aligned ki invested.

Yang Ki Expended – Dexterity Boost (Sp): The sadhu temporarily increases his Dexterity by 1 for every point of yang-aligned ki expended. The duration is 5 minutes for every sadhu level.

Yin Ki Focused – Yin Prana (Su): The sadhu uses his animus to decrease the base movement rate by 5 feet and inflict a -1 penalty to initiative for every point of yin-aligned ki invested to those around him. The ability is a continuous burst with a 5 feet radius for every 5 sadhu levels. Targets may attempt a Will saving throw (DC 10 + half sadhu level + Wisdom modifier). Those who fail the saving throw drop in the initiative order by a number equal to the number of yin-aligned ki points invested. Once a creature has successfully saved against this ability, it cannot be affected by this sadhu’s yin prana again for 24 hours. If it leaves the range of this ability, its movement, but not initiative, returns to normal.

Yin Ki Expended – Fog Cloud (Sp): By expending his ki focus, the sadhu dispserses his yin-aligned ki into a concealing cloud. This ability functions as the spell, fog cloud, except that the duration is a number minutes equal to the number of yin-aligned ki expended.

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