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Azarketi Explorer

This rakish azarketi explores the wrecks and ruins of the Inner Sea's coasts. At home above and below the waves, they fight to protect their discoveries, their life, and their reputation.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 16

Azarketi ExplorerCreature 2

CNMediumAmphibiousAzarketiHumanoid
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 26
Perception +8; low-light vision
Languages Alghollthu, Azlanti, Common
Skills Acrobatics +5, Athletics +8 (+10 to Swim), Deception +7, Diplomacy +7, Intimidation +7, Nature +4, Society +4
Str +4, Dex +1, Con +2, Int +0, Wis +0, Cha +3
Items dagger, trident
AC 18 (19 with hydraulic deflection); Fort +10, Ref +7, Will +6
HP 30
Attack of Opportunity ReactionReaction
Hydration An azarketi must regularly submerge themself in water to rehydrate their water-acclimated skin. After the first 24 hours outside of water, they take a –1 status penalty to Fortitude saves as their skin cracks and their gills become painful. After 48 hours, they struggle to breathe air and begin to suffocate until returned to water.
Speed 20 feet, swim 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action trident +10 [+5/+0], Damage 1d8+6 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action dagger +10 [+6/+2] (agile, versatile S), Damage 1d4+6 piercingRanged Single ActionSingle Action trident +7 [+2/-3] (thrown 20 feet), Damage 1d8+6 piercingHydraulic Deflection Single ActionSingle Action (abjuration, water) Drawing moisture from the surrounding atmosphere, the azarketi explorer creates a disc of hovering water that deflects incoming attacks. They gain a +1 circumstance bonus to AC until the start of their next turn.Surface Skimmer While the azarketi explorer is submerged just below the water's surface, they have cover from attacks made by creatures out of the water.

All Monsters in "Azarketi"

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Azarketi Explorer2

Azarketi

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 26
During the cataclysmic events of Earthfall, a fraction of the Azlanti populace was mutated by their hated alghollthu enemies to survive in the ocean depths. Commonly called “gillmen” or sometimes “Low Azlanti,” azarketis primarily live in the Arcadian Ocean, Inner Sea, and ruins of Azlant. They retain the imperious attitude and violet eyes of their ancestors, but they have hairless bodies, prominent gills, and webbed hands and feet. Most have innate hydrokinetic powers, which they use to make tiny currents, cushion their dives, and read the weather. Whether this power springs from the latent magic of their Azlanti heritage or alghollthu meddling is unknown.

Azarketis endured centuries of alghollthu enslavement and experimentation before being abandoned by their alghollthu masters. In the ages since, azarketis have built their own settlements and societies, traveled the breadth of Golarion's waterways, and explored both the ruins of their shattered empire and the myriad cultures that dot the coasts of the world.

Proud of their heritage, azarketi are secretive and territorial. They don't take kindly to outsiders in their underwater settlements or explorers seeking to pillage the ruins of Azlant. Only a few build relationships with coastal or island settlements, defending them from aquatic dangers or supporting naval trade.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Hydrokinesis

Azarketis can manipulate water and moisture in minor ways. The most powerful azarketi can rehydrate their skin, purify a body of toxins, or forcefully drag the moisture out of an enemy's body, leaving them a drained husk.