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Race: Egalit (Birds of Prey) (with PF points)

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The Hakinu are a species of beastfolk that resemble humanoid birds of prey - hawks, eagles, falcons and owls.

Hawks, Eagles and Falcons

+2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence


+2 Wisdom, +2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma

All Egalit

Medium - While slightly taller and slimmer than average humans, they are still of medium size.

[1pt] Low-Light Vision - All egalit have can see twice as far as humans in dim light.

[1pt] Keen Senses - Egalit receive a +2 racial bonus on all Perception skill checks.

[1pt] Shinies - Due to their attraction to shiny objects, egalit receive a +2 racial bonus on Appraise skill checks for any object with metal or gems.

[1pt] Bestial Nature - Due to their animalistic connections to their past, Egalit can speak with natural birds of prey at will as a supernatural ability.

[3pts] Talons - While egalit have human-like hands, their fingers end in powerful talons that are useful for grasping and holding opponents. They receive a +2 racial bonus to CMB and CMD for grapples.  They also receive a +2 racial bonus to Climb checks.

[2pts] Sharp Eyes - All Egalit share incredible long-distance eyesight.  On a clear day, an Egalit can see detail over a mile away.  This does not mean that Egalit are better at sensing ambushes nearby; it only means that when an Egalit focuses on a distant object, she can see detail long before a Human could even see the object.


9pts total

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Dogoda DOGODA    CR 1/2 Male


DOGODA    CR 1/2

Male Owl Egalit Oracle 1

CN Medium Humanoid

Init +2; Senses Darkvision (60 feet); Perception +5


AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12   (+2 armor, +2 Dex)

hp 8 (1d8)

Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +5

Defensive Abilities Air Barrier +4 (1 hours/day), To the Death, Talons

Weakness Lame


Spd 20 ft.

Melee Dagger -1 (1d4-1/19-20/x2) and

   Talon x2 (Owl Egalit) -6 x2 (1d3-1/20/x2) and

   Unarmed Strike -1 (1d3-1/20/x2)

Ranged Blowgun +2 (1d2/20/x2) and

   Crossbow, Light +0 (1d8/19-20/x2)

Oracle Spells Known (CL 1, -1 melee touch, +2 ranged touch):

0 (at will) Read Magic, Light, Detect Magic, Spark (DC 10)


Str 8, Dex 14, Con 10, Int 15, Wis 17, Cha 10

Base Atk +0; CMB -1; CMD 11

Feats Storm-Lashed

Skills Acrobatics +6, Appraise +4, Escape Artist +6, Fly +6, Heal +7, Perception +5, Sense Motive +7, Spellcraft +6, Stealth +6

Languages Common, Sylvan

Combat Gear Crossbow, Light, Blowgun, Dagger, Leather;


Air Barrier +4 (1 hours/day) (Ex) +4 AC.

Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white vision only).

Lame One of your legs is permanently wounded, reducing your base land speed by 10 feet if your base speed is 30 feet or more. If your base speed is less than 30 feet, your speed is reduced by 5 feet. Your speed is never reduced due to encumbrance. At 5th

Raptor Chatter (Ex) Can speak with birds of prey.

Storm-Lashed Ignore many of the effects of bad weather

Talons (Ex) +2 bonus to CMB and CMD for grapple. Do 1d3 slashing damage in melee. Use BAB -5.

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Because I can't sleep anyway,

Because I can't sleep anyway, and I liked the name - a Polish spirit of the west wind, and a storm-themed Oracle.

Brittle bird bones

I think it would be interesting for Egalit to have lighter bones than average, and maybe to take extra damage from crushing attacks. It could be paired with an extra 5 move or something, representing their light weight and maneuverability...though this is not the kind of racial trait that other races have (the extra damage) in Pathfinder (maybe I'm thinking of 4e vulnerability).

What is the source of the race's name, Egalit?

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The wings feat that they can

The wings feat that they can take might be too powerful so maybe adding some damage vulnerability would be good.

Egalit is just something I made up with eagle as a sort of root. It's very flexible if someone comes up with a better name.


Since there are more types than just eagles, how about Ornithes? Maybe Ornithians? Singular Ornithus. Fits with my habit of using middle-order Latin names for the beastfolk races, and that's the subclass that encompasses all modern birds.

I get the impression that Jengar is probably an Egalit/Ornithus - is that true? Dude needs a write-up. I'm thinking a scholarly rogue, sort of like Indiana Jones...

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The beastfolk names could

The beastfolk names could vary depending on where they were created, so we don't necessarily have to follow one pattern. I'm not opposed to the bird of prey having a latin name, but ornithian feels like a tough one to say for me. ;)

Maybe the brittleness could

Maybe the brittleness could be linked to the Avian Wings feat? Some Egalit are born built to fly, while the majority are a birdlike-but-terrestrial species...