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Sahuagin

Source Blood of the Sea pg. 17
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Sahuagin (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 239) are well known and feared among aquatic races. These piscine predators are cruel and vicious, and they see all other creatures as either competitors or prey. The sole exception is the shark— sahuagin are rarely found without semidomesticated sharks nearby, as they feel a close bond with these other predators of the sea and both creatures are used to hunting ruthlessly alongside each other.

Although sahuagin usually gather together in tight-knit tribes, an individual sahuagin might decide to pursue glory on her own, perhaps seeking a powerful artifact or a richer hunting ground.

Sahuagin Racial Traits

Player character sahuagin have the following racial traits.
+2 Strength, +2 Wisdom, –2 Charisma: While sahuagin are powerful and cunning, they are repulsive creatures.
Monstrous Humanoid: Sahuagin are monstrous humanoids with the aquatic subtype.
Medium: Sahuagin are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Blindsense: Sahuagin have blindsense with a range of 30 feet.
Darkvision: Sahuagin have darkvision with a range of 60 feet.
Light Blindness: Sahuagin have the light blindness trait.
Natural Armor: Sahuagin have a +3 natural armor bonus.
Normal Speed: Sahuagin have a base speed of 30 feet.
Fast Swimmer (5 RP): Sahuagin have a swim speed of 60 feet.
Bite: Sahuagin have a natural bite attack that deals 1d4 points of damage. This bite is a primary attack, or a secondary attack if the creature is wielding manufactured weapons.
Claws: Sahuagin have two claw attacks that deal 1d4 points of damage. These are primary natural attacks.
Blood Frenzy: Once per day, whenever a sahuagin takes damage, it can fly into a frenzy for 1 minute; gaining a +2 racial bonus to Constitution and Strength but a –2 penalty to AC.
Speak with Sharks (1 RP): Sahuagin can communicate telepathically with sharks to a distance of 100 feet. This communication is limited to simple concepts, such as “attack,” “come,” and “defend.”
Languages: Sahuagin begin play speaking Aquan and Common. Sahuagin with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Aboleth, Abyssal, Aklo, Draconic, Giant, Goblin, and Infernal.

Subraces

Outsear Sahuagin

Source Heroes from the Fringe pg. 31
The settlement of Outsea is a bizarre environment: a saltwater oasis for merfolk and sahuagin in the freshwater River Kingdoms. Centuries ago, a sahuagin nation from the Inner Sea mobilized a city-sized saltwater bolus for an overland assault on a merfolk state located near modern-day Korvosa. The merfolk learned of this ambitious plan and sent an elite group of soldiers in saltwater tanks to intercept the ocean-bubble. The two sides clashed in Lake Encarthan and eventually worked their way up into what is now the River Kingdoms. In this battle, many of the wizards maintaining the sahuagin’s briny mobile fortress perished, and the two sides ended up stranded hundreds of miles from any ocean. Begrudgingly putting aside their grievances, the merfolk and sahuagin worked together to prevent their mutual extinction, holding back the fresh water with spells and building the settlement of Outsea to serve as a permanent home. Now Outsea is a thriving city, home to all kinds of peoples. Centuries of coexistence have worn down the merfolk and sahuagin’s hatred for each other, and now they live and work together in peace. Outsear sahuagin can take the sahuagin song and stoic defender alternate racial traits described below.

Sahuagin Alternate Racial Trait

Replaces Blood Frenzy

Stoic Defender
Source Heroes from the Fringe pg. 31
Outsear sahuagin have learned to control their aggression, standing as reliable guards of the city they are proud to call home. Once per day when a sahuagin with this racial trait takes damage, he can focus on remaining steadfast for the good of Outsea. For 1 minute, the sahuagin gains a +2 racial bonus to AC and a +2 racial bonus on Will saves.

This replaces blood frenzy.

Replaces Speak with Sharks

Sahuagin Song
Source Heroes from the Fringe pg. 31
While Outsear sahuagin typically don’t have a history of music, over the years the merfolk of the city have shared their love of song with them. Sahuagin with this racial trait gain a +2 racial bonus on Perform (sing) checks and a +1 racial bonus on saves against language-dependent effects.

This replaces speak with sharks.