Locathahs

Racial Traits

  • +2 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom, -2 Intelligence: Locathahs are agile and intuitive, but they are more interested in travel and experiences than in academia.
  • Aquatic: Locathahs are humanoids with the aquatic subtype.
  • Medium: Locathahs are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Low-Light Vision: Locathahs live in areas where sunlight illuminates the water, and they have low-light vision.
  • Natural Armor: Locathahs have thick scales that provide a +2 natural armor bonus.
  • Slow Speed: Locathahs have a base speed of 10 feet.
  • Fast Swimmer (5 RP): Locathahs have a swim speed of 60 feet.
  • Amphibious: Locathahs have the aquatic subtype but can breathe both water and air.
  • Languages: Locathahs begin play speaking Aquan and Common. Locathahs with a high Intelligence score can choose from the following: Aklo, Draconic, Elven, Giant, Gnome, Goblin, and Halfling.

Though unsettling in appearance—at least to most surface races—locathahs are friendly and inquisitive. Unlike many aquatic denizens, locathahs have no inherent distrust of surfacers. In fact, most locathahs enjoy conversing with surface races and often hail passing ships to exchange goods or simply pass along news. Crews who sail in locathah territory know the piscine people as traders of both goods and information, trustworthy so long as they are dealt with fairly.

Locathahs also enjoy the company of aquatic animals, and they can often be found living alongside dolphins, giant eels, whales, and other such creatures. Many locathahs train as eel riders, and a band of locathahs atop giant eel mounts racing through the water is an impressive sight.

Locathahs are slender humanoids who have feathery fins running along the backs of their arms and legs, along the crown of their skulls, and down their spines. They generally have protruding fishlike faces with large, round eyes. Locathahs exhibit a startling racial variety that runs in tribal lines based on the features of the tribe's matriarch; in some tribes, locathahs might have fins that are rigid rather than feathery or inset eyes protected by a bony ridge. Most locathahs are a dark salmon or ochre color, but their scales and fins can be almost any shade, from black to aquamarine, azure blue, teal, deep russet, vivid coral, or pale silver.

Locathahs emanate a strong fishy smell that is detectable underwater but more pronounced in the air. Most surfacers find this odor unpleasant, but locathahs consider their smell to be an integral quality of their race. Locathahs take great offense to jokes or insults regarding their natural scent. Locathahs rely on this smell to communicate subtly with one another, and they can even read basic emotions from other locathahs through their odor.

LOCATHAH ADVENTURERS

Locathahs enjoy meeting new people from all races, often hiring themselves out as laborers, mercenaries, or guides aboard ships. Though locathahs are slow and somewhat uncomfortable out of the water, they can breathe air and suffer no ill effects from traveling on land. Locathahs work for fair rates but are canny enough to charge more for the use of their aquatic expertise, such as helping a ship navigate dangerous reefs. Locathahs are usually willing to accept useful items as payment rather than coins or gems, so long as their value is commensurate. They prefer artwork, metal weapons, and surface food (especially tubers) as payment for their services.

Locathahs are fast and tireless swimmers, and they enjoy serving as messengers or scouts. They prefer to be at the forefront of a group, both because they can react quickly to danger and because it gives them the chance to encounter a new experience or new potential allies first.

ALTERNATE RACIAL TRAITS

The following racial traits may be selected instead of the standard locathah racial traits.

FAVORED CLASS OPTIONS

The following options are available to all locathahs who have the listed favored class, and unless otherwise stated, the bonus applies each time you select the class reward.