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Fire Whale Starship

Source Starfinder #13: Fire Starters pg. 58

Fire Whale Starship Tier 1/4

N Small starship magical beast (extraplanar)
Speed 6; Maneuverability good (turn 1); Drift
AC 11; TL 11
HP 40; DT —; CT 8
Shields basic 20 (forward 5, port 5, starboard 5, aft 5)
Attack (Forward) breath weapon (2d4)
Power Core heart (75 PCU); Drift Engine none; Systems none; Expansion Bays none
Other Abilities bite, fire affinity, living starship, solar adaptation, void adaptation


Engineer (1 action) Engineering +5 (1 rank)
Gunner (1 action) gunnery +4
Pilot (1 action) Piloting +10 (1 rank)


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–8)

Special Abilities

Bite (Ex) An augmented fire whale that enters another starship’s hex can bite that ship (+4 [2d4] with the ripper special property).
Breath Weapon (Ex) The fire whale’s natural breath weapon has been cybernetically augmented into a direct-fire starship weapon that has short range and the broad arc special property.
Fire Affinity (Su) The fire whale takes half damage from starship laser weapons.
Living Starship (Ex) An augmented fire whale is a living creature so immense that it functions as a starship (and thus engages only in starship combat). It has no crew, but it can still take crew actions using the skill bonuses and ranks listed above. Modifiers for its size, speed, and maneuverability have already been factored into its statistics. Use the following table to determine the effects when a fire whale takes critical damage. The fire whale’s brain doesn’t take critical damage conditions.
1–30WeaponCondition applies to all gunner actions.
31–60PropulsionCondition applies to all pilot actions.
61–90HeartCondition applies to all engineer actions, except when patching or repairing the heart.
91–100BrainDuring the next round, each of the fire whale’s attempted actions has a 25% chance of failure.


Titanic natives of the Plane of Fire, fire whales can be found swimming in the atmosphere of Material Plane stars or in space searching for food, from biological matter to inorganic material such as Tiny starships. Their innards refine this fodder into metals and gems. Deceased fire whales can be refitted and used as frames for Small starships.