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Source Starfinder #41: Serpents in the Cradle pg. 55

Hinkhetxi CR 12

XP 19,200
Hinkhetxi soldier
LE Medium monstrous humanoid (water)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +28


HP 225; RP 6
EAC 27; KAC 29
Fort +15; Ref +17; Will +10 (–2 vs. poison)
Immunities cold
Weaknesses vulnerable to fire


Speed 30 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee ultrathin doshakari +29 (5d4+21 P; critical wound [DC 19]) or gastric touch +29 (4d6+6 A plus healing)
Ranged blizzard-class zero rifle +32 (4d8+13 C; critical staggered [DC 19]) or flash grenade III +32 (explode [15 ft.], blinded 1d6, DC 19)
Offensive Abilities cheap shot, fighting styles (ambusher, hunter), gastric touch, hunt foe, hunting party, soldier’s onslaught, vigilance


STR +8; DEX +4; CON +6; INT +2; WIS +3; CHA +3
Skills Athletics +23, Stealth +28, Survival +23
Languages Common, Hinkhetxi’I (can’t speak); limited telepathy 30 ft.
Other Abilities mphibious, fast hunting, tactile chemoreceptors
Gear kalo encounter suit III, ultrathin doshakari, blizzard-class zero rifle with 1 super-capacity battery (80 charges), flash grenades III (2)


Environment any aquatic or land (No Stars)
Organization solitary, pack (2–3), or lodge (4–15)

Special Abilities

Gastric Touch (Ex) Hinkhetxis consume food through dermal absorption, secreting a gastric acid through their palms that breaks down matter to its essential nutrients. A hinkhetxi that hits a creature with its gastric touch attack deals 4d6+6 acid damage and heals their own Hit Points by half this amount. This external digestive track leaves hinkhetxis highly susceptible to toxins; they have a –2 penalty to all saves vs. poisons.
Tactile Chemoreceptors (Ex) Hinkhetxi have chemoreceptors for taste and smell scattered throughout their entire body, granting them a +2 racial bonus to Perception checks involving taste and smell.


Hinkhetxis are a telepathic species native to the rogue planet No Stars, located somewhere in the Vast. These amphibious humanoids have a tactile digestive systems that allows them to absorb nutrients through their skin, and as such they don’t need to hunt for food. According to hinkhetxi culture, the universe was populated with prey and dangerous creatures solely for their own coldblooded amusement, and much of their culture is based around hunting for sport or validation. When they make expeditions to far-off worlds to hunt, they believe they are taking only what is due them. They consider the hinkhetxi body to be sacred and never hunt their own.

Hinkhetxis with high body counts or unique trophies rise in status, while those unable to be hunters craft or maintain equipment, spread word of the deeds of great hunters, and scout the galaxy for new hunting grounds.