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Bleachling Lunatic

Bleachling Lunatic CR 3

Source Inner Sea NPC Codex pg. 12
XP 800
Middle-aged gnome alchemist 4
CN Small humanoid (gnome)
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

Defense

AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+3 armor, +1 Dex, +1 size); +4 dodge vs. giants
hp 29 (4d8+8)
Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +2; +2 vs. illusions, +2 vs. poison
Immune aging

Offense

Speed 20 ft.
Melee punching dagger +3 (1d3–1/×3)
Ranged mwk light crossbow +6 (1d6/19–20)
Special Attacks +1 on attack rolls against goblinoid and reptilian humanoids, bomb 7/day (2d6+3 fire, DC 15)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th)
At will—speak with animals
1/day—dancing lights, ghost sound (DC 11), prestidigitation
Alchemist Extracts Prepared (CL 4th)
2nd—fox’s cunning, resist energy
1st—comprehend languages, disguise self, shield, true strike

Statistics

Str 9, Dex 12, Con 15, Int 17, Wis 9, Cha 13
Base Atk +3; CMB +1; CMD 12
Feats Brew Potion, Improved Iron Will, Iron Will, Throw Anything
Skills Craft (alchemy) +12, Disable Device +8, Knowledge (arcana) +10, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +4, Knowledge (engineering) +4, Knowledge (geography) +4, Knowledge (history) +4, Knowledge (local) +4, Knowledge (nature) +10, Knowledge (nobility) +4, Knowledge (planes) +4, Knowledge (religion) +4, Perception +8, Use Magic Device +8
Languages Celestial, Common, Elven, Gnome, Halfling, Sylvan
SQ alchemy (alchemy crafting +4, identify potions), bleachling, discoveries (smoke bomb, stink bomb), mutagen (+4/–2, +2 natural, 40 minutes), poison use, swift alchemy
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds, potion of invisibility, wand of polypurpose panaceaUM (17 charges), acid (2), thunderstone (3); Other Gear +1 leather armor, mwk light crossbow with 10 bolts, punching dagger, dull gray ioun stone, alchemy lab, formula book (contains all prepared extracts as well as the following: 1st—cure light wounds, endure elements, enlarge person, jump), sunrods (2), 8 gp

Special Abilities

Bleachling A gnome who has survived the curse known as the Bleaching becomes immune to the Bleaching as well as to further aging effects, as the druid’s timeless body ability. Additionally, she can cast speak with animals at will. (See page 25 of Pathfinder Player Companion: Gnomes of Golarion.)

As a gnome reaches adulthood, experiencing new things becomes more than just an expression of the race’s curiosity—it becomes a perpetual need if the gnome is to avoid the aff liction known as the Bleaching. If a gnome isn’t suff iciently stimulated, her bright coloration fades into white, gray, and earth tones, and her curiosity and mental faculties fade proportionally. This is usually fatal unless she’s able to stave off the condition with extremely stimulating circumstances.

In rare instances a gnome survives the final stages of the Bleaching through sheer willpower; such gnomes are forever changed by the event and are known thereafter as bleachlings. A bleachling recovers almost entirely from the Bleaching’s wasting effects and gains an intuitive connection to nature. In addition, having thwarted death once, the bleachling does not visibly age until death claims her several centuries later. Bleachlings rarely exhibit the same excitability and curiosity that marks other gnomes, though some retain a singular obsession from earlier in life. Most gnomes find bleachlings extremely unsettling—living reminders of the undesirable fate that awaits if they’re idle.

Nowhere in the Inner Sea region are bleachlings more common than in the gnome settlements on Irrere, in the Ironbound Archipelago. These bleachlings serve as mystics, and ban all creatures but themselves from entering the mysterious Shay Citadels, as the citadels unpredictably phase out of existence, leaving all non-bleachlings behind at unknown destinations when they phase back into the Material Plane.