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Human neighbors tell horrific tales of slaughter woven with frightened suspicion when speaking of strix. Strix, however, tell a tale of encroachment and a struggle for land and resources. For ages, humans invaded strix lands fighting bloody battles against the fierce, black-skinned creatures they thought to be winged devils. Over time, strix have developed a hatred for humankind and now fiercely protect their dwindling numbers.

Strix Racial Characteristics1
Strix player characters are defined by class levels—they do not possess racial hit dice. All strix player characters possess the following racial characteristics.

  • +2 Dexterity, -2 Charisma: Strix are swift and elusive, but tend to be stubborn and swift to anger.
  • Strix: Strix are humanoids with the strix subtype.
  • Medium: Strix are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Normal Speed: Strix have a base speed of 30 feet on land. They also have a fly speed of 60 feet (average).
  • Low-Light Vision: Strix can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
  • Darkvision: Strix can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
  • Dayguard: Familiar with watching over its tribe during the day, the strix gain a +2 racial bonus on Perception checks and treats Perception as a class skill.
  • Frightening: Strix look particularly menacing and use this to their advantage, gaining a +2 racial bonus on Intimidate checks.
  • Hatred: Strix receive a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against humanoid creatures with the human subtype because of their special training against these hated foes.
  • Nimble: Strix have become used to avoiding the dangers of the Birdman Mountains, and receive a +1 racial bonus on Reflex saves.
  • Suspicious: Strix receive a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against illusion spells and effects.
  • Languages: Strix begin play speaking Strix. Those with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Auran, Common, Draconic, Giant, Gnome, Halfling, and Infernal.