Samsarans

Racial Traits

  • +2 Intelligence, +2 Wisdom, -2 Constitution: Samsarans are insightful and strong-minded, but their bodies tend to be frail.
  • Medium: Samsarans are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Normal Speed: Samsarans have a base speed of 30 feet.
  • Humanoid (Samsaran): All samsarans are humanoids with the samsaran subtype
  • Low-Light Vision (Ex) Samsarans can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
  • Lifebound (Ex) Samsarans gain a +2 racial bonus on all saving throws made to resist death effects, saving throws against negative energy effects, Fortitude saves made to remove negative levels, and Constitution checks made to stabilize if reduced to negative hit points.
  • Samsaran Magic (Sp) Samsarans with a Charisma score of 11 or higher gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day—comprehend languages, deathwatch, and stabilize. The caster level for these effects is equal to the samsaran's level.
  • Shards of the Past (Ex) A samsaran's past lives grant her bonuses on two particular skills. A samsaran chooses two skills—she gains a +2 racial bonus on both of these skills, and they are treated as class skills regardless of what class she actually takes.
  • Languages: Samsarans begin play speaking Common and Samsaran. Samsarans with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: any human language, Abyssal, Aquan, Auran, Celestial, Draconic, Giant, Ignan, Infernal, Nagaji, Tengu, and Terran.
Random Starting Age
Adulthood Intuitive Self-Taught Trained
60 years +4d6 +6d6 +8d6
Random Starting Height & Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 5 ft. 4 in. +2d8 in.
110 lbs. 2d8x5 lbs.
Female 5 ft. 6 in. +2d8 in.
110 lbs. 2d8x5 lbs.

Mysterious humanoids with pale blue flesh and transparent blood like the waters of a trickling brook, samsarans are ancient creatures even in their youth. A samsaran's life is not a linear progression from birth to death, but rather a circle of birth to death to rebirth. Whenever a samsaran dies, it reincarnates anew as a young samsaran to live a new life. Her past memories remain vague and indistinct—and each new incarnation is as different a creature and personality as a child is to a parent.

Samsarans appear similar to humans, with dark hair and solid white eyes with no pupils or irises. Skin tones are generally shades of light blue.

ALTERNATE RACIAL TRAITS

The following racial trait may be selected instead of existing samsaran racial traits. Consult your GM before selecting this new options.

FAVORED CLASS OPTIONS

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

RACIAL ARCHETYPES

The following racial archetype is available to samsarans.

Samsaran Equipment

Samsarans have access to the following equipment.

Samsaran Life Wheel

This handheld wooden spool spins freely within a boxlike housing. Inscribed upon the exterior of the spool are dozens of samsaran prayers along with names or symbols associated with a samsaran's past lives. Samsarans believe that spinning the wheel during meditation strengthens the spiritual connections between their former lives. If a samsaran meditates with her wheel for at least 10 minutes about a Knowledge (history) question relating to her own history or the histories of her past lives, she gains a +1 insight bonus on the check.

Samsaran life wheel 25 gp 1/2 lb.

Samsaran Feats

Samsaran have access to the following feat.

Samsaran Magic Items

Samsarans have access to the following magic item.

Samsaran Spells

Samsarans have access to the following spell.