Campaign of the Month: September 2016
Age of Serpents
Bred from human, elven (and perhaps lashunta) stock, the empty vessels of Sarlona serve as hosts for the incorporeal quori rulers of Castrovel. While they closely resemble baseline humans, empty vessels often possess unusual skin tones and markings, vibrant hair colors, and subtle alien features. Empty Vessels that are possessed by quori develop an alien third eye in the center of their forehead. This eye is completely concealed when closed, but flares open with supernatural light whenever the possessing quori manifests its abilities.
Only a fraction of these vessels ever bond with quori and become The Inspired. The majority serve as administrators in the courts of Reidra or as captains in the armed forces, fulfilling tasks too delicate to trust to the hands of the quori’s human or lashunta subjects.
Alternate racial traits
Empty Vessels are otherwise humans with the following alternate racial traits. These abilities collectively replace +2 to Any Ability Score, Bonus Feat, and Skilled.
-2 Strength, +2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence, -4 Wisdom, +4 Charisma. Empty vessels are agile, intelligent, and commanding, but their training precludes physical fitness. They are bred to be obedient and easily dominated.
Conditioning: Knowledge (planes) is always a class skill for empty vessels. Empty vessels gain a +2 racial bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, Sense Motive and Intimidate checks, and one of those skills is a class skill for all classes. However, they also take a -2 penalty on Will saves.
Naturally Psionic: Empty vessels gain 1 extra power point per character level, regardless of whether they choose a psionic class.