D20r:Elan

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  • -2 Charisma
  • Medium size: Elans, being medium, receive no adjustments based on size.
  • Aberrant: Elans are not subject to spells or effects that affect humanoids only, such as charm person or dominate person. Unlike most aberrations, elans do not carry most of the abilities of their type and only have the features listed here.
  • Psychic: Elans have the psionic subtype.
  • Speed: An elan's base land speed is 30 feet.
  • Ageless: An elan has no maximum age and will never die of old age. Penalties and bonuses for aging still accrue.
  • Mental Shielding: An elan gains a +1 deflection bonus to AC and a +1 bonus on saves against mind-affecting effects. These bonuses increase by 1 every six levels (to +2 at 6th, +3 at 12th, and +4 at 18th).
  • Psychic Well: An elan, being an extremely focused psychic being, has a well of bonus power points. They gain two bonus power points at first level and one bonus power point at each level thereafter.
  • Inborn Psionics: An elan has a small pool of psychic energy she may tap into daily. Unlike other Inborn Psionics abilities, elans spend power points, not racial charges, to power their inborn psionics.
  • Repletion: An elan can sustain her body without need of food or water. If she spends 1 power point, an elan does not need to eat or drink for 24 hours.
  • Resilience: When an elan takes damage, she can spend power points to reduce its severity. As an immediate action, she can reduce the damage she is about to take by 2 hit points for every 1 power point she spends.
  • Resistance: Elans can use psionic energy to increase their resistance to various forms of attack. As an immediate action, an elan can spend 1 power point to gain a +4 racial bonus on saving throws until the beginning of her next action.
  • Automatic Languages: Common. Bonus Languages: Any (other than secret languages, such as Druidic).
  • Favored Class: d20r:Psion.

Elans that DON'T suck

  • +2 Int, -4 Charisma. Though inherently intelligent, elans are considered cold, suspicious and off-putting.
  • Medium size: Elans, being medium, receive no adjustments based on size.
  • Aberrant: Elans are not subject to spells or effects that affect humanoids only, such as charm person or dominate person. Unlike most aberrations, elans do not carry most of the abilities of their type and only have the features listed here. Elans retain vulnerability to any effect that aberrations would be subject to.
  • Psychic: Elans have the psionic subtype.
  • Speed: An elan's base land speed is 30 feet.
  • Ageless: An elan has no maximum age and will never die of old age. Penalties and bonuses for aging still accrue.
  • Aberrant Biology: An elan gains a +4 racial bonus to saving throws to resist the effects of poisons and diseases. Heal checks made by a non-elan to treat an elan have their DC increased by 10.
  • Rubbery Build: An elan gains a +2 racial bonus to Acrobatics and Athletics checks due to their less rigid internal structure.
  • Innate Awareness: The residual psionic awareness of the aboleths has passed down an inherent psionic ability to elans. They gain two bonus power points at first level and one bonus power point at each level thereafter.
  • Innate Knowledge: A trace of genetic memory remains from the aboleth stock, providing each elan with a +2 racial bonus to a single Knowledge skill.
  • Inborn Psionics: An elan has a small pool of psychic energy she may tap into daily. Unlike other Inborn Psionics abilities, elans spend power points, not racial charges, to power their inborn psionics.
  • Repletion: An elan can sustain her body without need of food or water. If she spends 1 power point, an elan does not need to eat or drink for 24 hours.
  • Resilience: When an elan takes damage, she can spend power points to reduce its severity. As an immediate action, she can reduce the damage she is about to take by 2 hit points for every 1 power point she spends.
  • Resistance: Elans can use psionic energy to increase their resistance to various forms of attack. As an immediate action, an elan can spend 1 power point to gain a +4 racial bonus on saving throws until the beginning of her next action.
  • Automatic Languages: Common. Bonus Languages: Any (other than secret languages, such as Druidic).
  • Favored Class: d20r:Psion.

Elans were an experiment of the aboleths in ancient times, a slave race to be used to infiltrate the surface world. Made to carry the racial devotion of their masters as well as what the aboleths considered their own most suitable traits, the elans were successful beyond measure. However, their racial knowledge and psionic abilities led them to break away from the masters below and act in self-interest. The backlash was swift and devastating, decimating elan numbers on the surface, mentally enslaving those remaining below and convincing the aboleths to devise a new minion, the skum. The wants and needs of the remaining elans are largely alien to mortal understanding, save that they deposit genetic material in shallow bodies of water and seem concerned with the propagation and promotion of elan psionic ability, possibly over that of any other living organism. Elans can breed with other humanoid species; the result of such a union is a child of the mother's race, possibly born with innate psychic capabilities if the father is an elan. Elans do not consider this means of propagation acceptable, as the extended pregnancy period for an elan mother is quite noticeable, and her pregnant state depletes her psychic abilities and energy.

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