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Kiirinta

Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 62
Kiirintas are small, moth-like creatures with brightly colored wings, six limbs, and a pair of feathery antennae above their insectile eyes. Their front two limbs have three grasping, finger-like appendages for manipulating objects. Their back limbs have several jagged claws, and they can rear up on their two hindmost limbs to reach their full height of 3 to 4 feet. Kiirintas can live up to 500 years and reach adulthood at 30.

Kiirintas’ home world, called Stabrisis-14 by the Starfinder Society, is the fourth planet orbiting an immense red star in Near Space. Kiirintas themselves referred to their planet simply as “the world,” but now that they have begun to make contact with galactic society, those who go off-planet typically refer to their home by its Starfinder Society moniker. Stabrisis-14 is a verdant jungle planet that experiences frequent influxes of planar energy from the First World, influencing its landscape and inhabitants. Though there are currently no active portals to the wild plane, kiirintas pass down legends of how their ancestors migrated to their planet via a now-lost planar breach.

Traditionally, kiirintas work as nomadic hunter-gatherers who venerate a pantheon of nature deities. Across the planet, they are organized into various groups, each with its own territory. Each group has multiple small settlements across the jungles that members rotate between based on the season and their mood. The majority of kiirintas divide themselves into two castes: the Reflectors and the Builders. The Builders focus on physical pursuits and serve as warriors and hunters, whereas the Reflectors focus on mental pursuits, studying magic and strategy. The castes are equal in terms of status, and individuals in either can rise to positions of power within a tribe. Due to the kiirintas’ strong tendency toward individualism, hereditary positions are rare. While impressive parentage can be influential, most kiirintas believe in judging others by their deeds.

Kiirinta society rewards boldness and daring, and the ability to recount one’s exploits for others is almost as important as the deeds themselves. Kiirinta culture prizes storytelling—the more outlandish the tale, the better. As a result, kiirintas’ historical records are somewhat muddled, as they often tell tall tales and embellish even the most minor details to make their stories all the more impressive.

Recently, the Starfinder Society interceded on Stabrisis-14 when several weapon caches were dropped on the planet, inciting conflict within a kiirinta tribe and resulting in kiirintas’ introduction to the larger galaxy. Though still somewhat localized, word of the life forms and technologies on other planets is spreading quickly among kiirintas, and their natural curiosity is encouraging many to find their way off Stabrisis-14 to explore the universe. Kiirintas of both castes have taken an eager interest in newly discovered technologies and peoples.

Aliens in the "Kiirinta" Family

NameCR
Kiirinta3
Shaman6

Kiirinta

Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 62

Kiirinta CR 3

XP 800
CN Small fey
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8

Defense

HP 40
EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +7; Ref +7; Will +2
Defensive Abilities fluttercloud

Offense

Speed 30 ft., fly 20 ft. (Ex, average)
Melee tactical dueling sword +7 (1d6+5 S)
Ranged tactical rail gun +10 (1d8+3 P)
Offensive Abilities reverberating shriek (DC 12)

Statistics

STR +2; DEX +4; CON +1; INT +0; WIS +0; CHA +1
Skills Acrobatics +13, Athletics +8, Survival +8
Languages Common, Kiirinta; limited telepathy 30 ft.
Gear freebooter armor I, tactical dueling sword, tactical rail gunAR with 24 longarm rounds

Ecology

Environment any (Stabrisis-14)
Organization solitary, pair, or kaleidoscope (3–10)

Special Abilities

Fluttercloud (Ex) Once every 10 minutes, as a move action, a kiirinta within 15 feet of the ground can flutter its wings to stir up a cloud of debris and glistening sparkles around themself, granting the kiirinta concealment (20% miss chance) for 1d4 rounds or until they leave their space.
Reverberating Shriek (Ex) Once every 10 minutes, as a standard action, a kiirinta can emit a shriek of sonic energy at an adjacent creature, causing painful vibrations throughout the target’s body. This gives the target the staggered condition for 1d4 rounds. The target can attempt a DC 12 Fortitude save to negate the effect.

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Kiirinta Race Entry