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Source Interstellar Species pg. 170
Investigators uncover secrets and sift truth from lies. This often places investigators on the side of the law, but when the powers that be are corrupt, investigators might find themselves labeled vigilantes or ostracized. Yet they aren’t easily discouraged, and can become relentless foes.

Aliens in the "Investigators" Family

Paranormal Investigator10
Psychic Seer4

Investigators, Detective

Source Interstellar Species pg. 170

Detective CR 7

XP 3,200
LG Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +19


HP 105
EAC 19; KAC 21
Fort +9; Ref +11; Will +8


Speed 40 ft.
Melee medium sap +18 (1d6+9 B) or horn +18 (2d6+9 P)
Ranged merciful advanced semi-auto pistol +15 (2d6+7 P) or mk 3 riot grenade +15 (explode [15 ft., staggered, DC 15])
Offensive Abilities apprehend, gore , pursue suspect


STR +2; DEX +1; CON +2; INT +5; WIS +4; CHA +1
Skills Athletics +14, Culture +14, Diplomacy +14, Intimidation +14, Sense Motive +14
Languages Common, and up to 5 others
Other Abilities maze mind
Gear freebooter armor II, medium sap , merciful advanced semi-auto pistol with 20 rounds, mk 3 riot grenade (2), detective’s badge, manacles with key (4)

Special Abilities

Apprehend (Ex) If a detective’s melee attack roll equals or exceeds its target’s KAC + 8 (or KAC + 4 if the detective is using a nonlethal weapon), the detective automatically grapples the target.
Pursue Suspect (Ex) A detective can designate a target they can see and suspect has committed a crime as a suspect as a move action. A target remains a suspect until apprehended, proven innocent, or until the detective clears the target of suspicion as a full action. A detective can have a maximum number of suspects equal to their half their Wisdom modifier at one time. A detective gains a +2 bonus on attack rolls and skill checks against their suspects.


Detectives pursue and apprehend those deemed criminals, leaving matters of judgment and incarceration to the courts to handle. They specialize in subduing their foes, often considering lethal tactics to be unprofessional or beyond their jurisdiction. Most detectives work within the law, but some work outside or even against it, particularly in areas where government authorities can’t be counted upon to uphold the law.