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Sage Guide

Sage spirit guides are among the wisest spirits. They often take the forms of raptors such as owls, using their keen senses to evaluate situations from high above before swooping in to aid imperiled mortals.

Adventurers who befriend a sage guide are fortunate indeed; in addition to providing sage counsel before conflict begins, sage guides can restore and tend to their allies in the aftermath of a violent dispute.

In many stories, the sage guide assumes the form of a large owl whose proud breast is composed of hard stone. This depiction combines the wisdom commonly attributed to the owl with the strength and fortitude of the earth.

Recall Knowledge - Beast (Arcana, Nature): DC 22
Recall Knowledge - Spirit (Occultism): DC 22
Unspecific Lore: DC 20
Specific Lore: DC 17

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Stone-Breasted OwlCreature 5

Legacy Content

Uncommon N Small Beast Incorporeal Spirit 
Source Pathfinder #188: They Watched the Stars pg. 91
Perception +15; darkvision
Languages Common, Sylvan; tongues
Skills Acrobatics +12, Diplomacy +13, Nature +14, Survival +12
Str +0, Dex +3, Con +0, Int +2, Wis +5, Cha +2
AC 22; Fort +9, Ref +12, Will +15
HP 75; Immunities disease, paralyzed, poison, precision; Resistances all damage 5 (except force, ghost touch, or positive; double resistance vs. non-magical)
Warning Hoot [free-action] (auditory) Trigger The stone-breasted owl is about to roll a Perception or Survival check to determine initiative; Effect The stone-breasted owl lets out a hoot to warn allies, granting each ally a +1 circumstance bonus to their initiative roll.
Speed 10 feet, fly 40 feet
Melee [one-action] talon +13 [+9/+5] (agile, finesse, magical), Damage 2d6+3 forcePrimal Innate Spells DC 25; 3rd heal (Ă—2), remove disease; 2nd remove fear, restore senses; 1st detect poison, purify food and drink; Cantrips (2nd) guidance, know direction, stabilize; Constant (5th) tongues
Bond with Mortal [two-actions] (mental, necromancy, primal) Frequency once per day; Effect The spirit guide forms a bond with a mortal creature. While the bond exists, the spirit guide's current and maximum Hit Points increase by 14, the spirit guide gains a +2 status bonus to attack and damage rolls, and the spirit guide and bonded mortal can communicate telepathically as long as they're on the same plane. The spirit guide can be bonded with only one mortal at a time, and can take this action again to end the bond or to form a new bond (which also ends the old bond). The bond ends if the spirit guide or the mortal dies.

This bond strengthens the spirit guide's connection to the Material Plane. While bonded, the spirit guide loses the incorporeal and spirit traits, loses their immunities and resistances, and changes their Strikes to deal the appropriate physical damage (typically piercing or slashing) instead of force damage.
Bonded Strike [two-actions] Requirements The spirit guide is currently Bonded with a Mortal; Effect The spirit guide makes a talon Strike. If this attack hits, the bonded mortal can spend their reaction to Strike the same target.Empowered Healing When the stone-breasted owl casts heal, it rolls d10s instead of d8s.

All Monsters in "Spirit Guide"

NameLevel
Cunning Guide1
Feathered Bear10
Nimble Guide3
Sage Guide5

Spirit Guide

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 252
Spirit guides are a distinctive form of spiritual entity with a tenuous attachment to the Material Plane. Some legends say that the first spirit guides were the perfect conceptual forms of animals, and that from them, eagles, foxes, bears, and other mortal animals were born. Each guide displayed an interest in mortal affairs, watching over communities and imparting their gifts. Fox shared his cunning with the mortals he befriended, while Bear taught them how to survive and endure.

Over the passing of countless mortal generations, new spirit guides were born, many of them possessing traits from two or more of the original spirit guides. In the ancient human nation of Sarkoris, the people abandoned the worship of traditional gods in favor of venerating the spirit guides who watched over them. While the people of some neighboring nations saw this as heresy, to the old Sarkorians, this worship was perfectly natural. The same beings who had taught their forebears lessons that allowed them to survive and thrive still walked among them.

Spirit guides can form bonds with mortal partners. While many spirit guides create a permanent bond with a mortal, such as the relationship between the spirit guides of Sarkoris and the mortal spiritual leaders known as god callers, some instead form temporary bonds, either to test the prospective mortal before committing or because a permanent bond is undesirable. It's not uncommon for a single spirit guide to form bonds with recurring generations of a family or community, protecting and guiding mortals they've grown fond of or who do them a great service.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Permanent Bonds

A spirit guide can form a permanent, close bond with a mortal, granting both new abilities. Such bonded pairs can see through one another's eyes, coordinate their actions to an unparalleled degree, and come to one another's aid in an instant. Stories tell that a pair thus linked shares even their life essence between them, growing and learning together throughout the mortal's life.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Spirit Guide Companions

One way to gain the aid of a spirit guide is to take the scion of Domora archetype. This archetype allows character to choose a spirit guide to accompany them on their adventures—provided they first prove themselves worthy of the honor.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Strength and Adversity

In the region of the Broken Lands known as the Sarkoris Scar, spirit guides are active participants in the fight against the demons who infest that poisoned land. Battle-tested knights and Sarkorian reclaimers alike have countless stories of being rescued from certain doom by a charging bear cloaked in feathers and tearing wrath demons out of the skies, or ghostly eagles with dragon scales swooping in to snatch warriors clear of a pride demon's descending blades. Others speak of discovering caches of safe food, clean water, and other supplies left by ghostly foxes or martens.

Sidebar - Locations The Sarkoris Scar

Some spirit guides encountered in the haunted badlands now known as the Sarkoris Scar are remnants of god calling, an ancient tradition practiced by many Sarkorian cultures. Severed from their callers by the demonic war that devastated the land for over a century, such gods now roam the blasted landscape, occasionally helping those they find worthy.