Before you is a centaur-like being with a shaggy-haired lower body, primitively armored but with a cheerful face.

Polkan (CR ½; XP 200)
Male polkan oracle of battle 1
N Medium monstrous humanoid
Init -1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +1
AC 14, touch 10, flat-footed 14
(+6 armor, -1 Dex, -1 size)
hp 9 (1d8+1)
Fort +1, Ref +0, Will +3
Speed 40 ft.
Melee heavy mace +2 (1d8+2)
Ranged light crossbow -2 (1d8/19-20)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Oracle Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +3)
1st (4/day)—cure light wounds, burning disarm (R-DC 13), magic weapon
0th (at-will)—detect magic, guidance, light, stabilize
Mystery battle
Str 14, Dex 8, Con 13, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 15
Base Atk +0; CMB +4; CMD 14 (18 vs. trip)
Feats Bludgeoner, Weapon Focus (heavy mace)
Skills Craft (weapon) +5, Intimidate +6, Knowledge (history) +5, Knowledge (religion) +5, Spellcraft +5
SQ oracle’s curse (tongues; Celestial), quadruped, revelation (weapon mastery [heavy mace]), sociable
Languages Common, Samsaran
Gear NPC gear (breastplate, heavy mace, light crossbow, 10 bolts, other gear)
Environment hills, plains
Organization Solitary, couple, family (3-5), or stado (6-24 plus one barbarian or fighter of 4th level)
Treasure standard

Polkan are lesser centaurs of the steppes and northern plains, more used to dealing with humanoids, and eager for adventure.

Polkan Racial Characteristics1
Polkan characters are defined by their class levels, and have the following characterstics.

  • +2 Strength, +2 Wisdom: Polkan have strong bodies and are very observant of others and the environment.
  • Monstrous Humanoids: Polkan are creatures of the monstrous humanoid type.
  • Large: Polkan have the bodies of shaggy horses, but the upper bodies of broad, hairy humans; thus they wield weapons and wear armor of medium size. They take a -1 penalty to their AC, a -1 penalty on attack rolls, a +1 bonus on combat maneuver checks and to their CMD, and a -4 penalty on Stealth checks.
  • Eyes for the Steppes: Polkan have low-light vision, and can see twice as far as humans in dim light or starlight. Polkan lack the darkvision of centaurs.
  • Gallop: Polkan have a base speed of 40 ft.
  • Quadruped: Polkan have two arms and four legs, giving them a +4 racial bonus against trip attempts and a higher movement speed. They wield undersized weapons.
  • Sociable: When a polkan attempts to change a creature’s attitude with a Diplomacy check and fail by 5 or more, they can try to infl uence the creature a second time even if 24 hours have not passed.
  • Languages: Most polkan speak Samsaran, and a dialect of Sylvan and Terran that can be understood by each, though polkan cannot understand either well. Polkan with high intelligence can choose additional languages from the following list: Common, Draconic, Sylvan, and Terran.

On Porphyra
Polkan tribes roam the lands known as the Lotus Blossom Steppes which was their traditional home from the time before their rhakshasa overlords. Their tribes tend to dominate the north-west of the country.

Favored Class Bonuses

  • Gunslinger: Add a + ½ bonus on attack rolls using the pistol whip deed.

See Also