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Physical Description: With a diverse physical makeup, dependant on the will and whim of the council, there is one thing in common amongst all elans: they are literally brimming with energy, psionic energy. Their eyes seem to shine, their skin seems to sparkle, and their hair seems to be made of strands of color in the wind. Elans typically resemble humans in size and weight, with males typically slightly taller and heavier than females. Even those elans who were selected from other races will be transformed to more closely match humans in size and shape, at the direction of the council.

Elans under a particular council will tend to have similar physical appearance, with the previous council favoring pale skin, red hair, and young in appearance, while the current council has started to favor darker hair and tanned skin. Elans will adopt the type of dress and physical style of whatever society they are insinuating, the better to avoid detection.

Elans do not sleep as mortals do, instead entering a deep meditative trance for 4 hours a day. Resting in this fashion grants the elan the same benefits that other races gain from 8 hours of sleep. The elan spends the time in this trance renewing her body by suffusing it with psionic energy, repairing wounds, and keeping the tissues and organs healthy.

Elan Racial Characteristics1

  • +2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence, -2 Constitution: The process of becoming for elans grants them quick reflexes and mental acuity, but leaves them somewhat frail of form.
  • Aberration: Elans are aberrations with the psionic subtype.
  • Medium: Elans are medium creatures with no penalties or bonuses due to size.
  • Normal Speed: Elans have a base speed of 30 ft.
  • Darkvision: Elans can see in the dark up to 60 ft.
  • Gift of Tongues: Elans gain a +1 racial bonus on Bluff and Diplomacy checks, and they learn one additional language every time they put a rank in the Linguistics skill.
  • Naturally Psionic: Elans gain Wild Talent as a bonus feat at 1st level. If an elan takes a level in a psionic class, she instead gains the Psionic Talent feat.
  • Repletion (Su): An elan can sustain her body without need of food or water. If an elan expends a power point as a standard action, she does not need to eat or drink for 24 hours.
  • Psionic Aptitude: When an elan takes a level in a favored class, she can choose to gain an additional power point instead of a hit point or skill point.
  • Languages: Elans begin play speaking Common. Elans with high Intelligence scores can choose any language they want (except secret languages, such as Druidic).

Favored Class Bonuses

  • Gunslinger: Add + 1/3 to critical hit confirmation rolls when using firearms, maximum +5.