Zhan (D20 Modern Race)

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The zhan are a highly specialized aquatic race who dwell on the cold, harsh planet of Calym. They share more in common with seals then humans. The zhan language sounds like a seals bark, and thus is incredibly hard for other species to learn their language, and for zhans to learn other languages.

  • +2 Constitution, -2 Charisma.
  • Medium Humanoid (Zhan).
  • Zhan base land speed is 20 ft
  • Zhan base swim speed is 40 ft
  • Low-Light Vision.
  • Scent
  • +8 racial bonus on Swim checks. a zhan can always choose to take 10 on a swim check, even if rushed or threatened. +2 racial bonus on Navigate checks.
  • Breath Holding: a Zhan can hold their breath for ten times as long as

a human.

  • Water adapted: Zhan are well adapted to an aquatic lifestyle, and must consume fish and othe seafood for sustenance, can drink saltwater without harm, and suffer a -2 penalty to dexterity and reflex saves on land.
  • Cold Resistance: a Zhan's thick fur coat and blubber confer a +4 racial bonus on fortitude saves made against cold.
  • Zhan treat all Zhan Weapons as simple weapons.
  • Automatic Languages: Calym Tribal Dialect. Bonus languages: any, however, Zhan must spend twice as many skill points to learn other languages, due to their vocal cords.
  • Favored Class: Tough Hero.
  • LA: +0

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