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Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 36
Epokasites fixate on specific technological and cultural eras, believing them the purest expression of a culture and, by extension, nature itself. Where new developments interfere with this ideal, epokasites try to preserve historic machinery, even sabotaging new technologies in a stubborn defense of the old ways.

Epokasites take two common forms: fixers and runners. Fixers rarely stand at more than a foot tall, whereas runners exceed heights of 5 feet. Sensory papillae cover their noses, helping the fey detect a variety of stimuli, which they normally use to locate technology from their favored time period, such as hints of forge charcoal, motor oil on a combustion engine, or the tang of early lasers. Each epokasite adopts slang, clothing, and gear appropriate to their favored era, from chainmail, hides, outdated suits, or alchemists’ coveralls.

Being shy creatures, fixers prefer to operate out of sight. Runners instead thrive on infiltrating the modern societies they so disdain, donning disguises and stealing credentials to access delicate technologies. Both epokasite varieties regularly sneak onto starships or into sensitive facilities as stowaways in the guise of hired hands, largely so that they can sabotage the technological affronts to their favored eras—acts they consider entirely helpful and for which they expect a reward from any who discover them in action. Rarely, epokasites might live openly among a community, most often in groups of stubborn luddites, historical reenactors, or closely-aligned cosplayers. In those settings, they might act as excitable consultants and crafters.

An epokasite most often imprints on the culture and time period in which they came into existence on the Material Plane. Less often, an epokasite might wander until they read about or experience an era that impresses them, thereafter adopting that period as their focus.

The most tragic and contentious of all epokasites are those who embody eras now lost to the Gap. These distraught individuals rarely maintain more than a memento or faint memory from that lost time, and they strive to piece together whatever they can, sometimes teaming up with Starfinders and other scholars.

Aliens in the "Epokasite" Family


Epokasite, Fixer

Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 36

Fixer CR 3

XP 800
NG Tiny fey
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8
Aura draining (20 ft.)


HP 28
EAC 14; KAC 15
Fort +4; Ref +4; Will +6
Defensive Abilities tech resistance 5 Resistances electricity 5


Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (Su, perfect)
Melee archaic knife +8 (1d4+2 S)
Ranged bow +6 (1d6+3 P)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Offensive Abilities anachronistic strike
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd)
1/day—detect tech, detect radiation, hold portal
At will—mending


STR -1; DEX +2; CON +0; INT +4; WIS +1; CHA +0
Skills Acrobatics +13 (+21 to fly), Engineering +13, Intimidate +8, Sleight of Hand +8, Stealth +8
Languages Common
Gear archaic knife, bow with 20 arrows, engineering tool kit


Environment any land
Organization solitary or reenactment (2–7)

Special Abilities

Anachronistic Strike (Su) Any damage an epokasite deals with an archaic weapon is never reduced as a result of that property. Any archaic weapon an epokasite wields typically deals additional damage or has additional weapon properties, equivalent to a basic melee weapon or small arm of a level equal to the fey’s CR.
Draining Aura (Su) An epokasite fixer radiates an aura that drains active technological items. While in the area, each item whose level is no more than twice the fixer’s CR (level 7 for most fixers) doubles its usage (if it uses charges to function), reduces the saving throw DCs of any effects it creates by 2, and increases the DC of all checks to use the item by 2. If the item’s level is lower than the fixer’s CR, it instead triples its usage, reduces its saving throw DCs by 3, and increases the check DCs by 3.
Tech Resistance (Su) An epokasite naturally resists contemporary technology, including technological traps, most weapons, technomancer spells, hybrid gear, and the natural attacks of creatures with the technological subtype. Any damage the epokasite takes from such sources is reduced by the listed amount (minimum 0), which doesn’t stack with other resistances the epokasite has. Natural hazards, weapons with the archaic special weapon property, and other forms of magic bypass this defense.