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Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 32
Over the passage of eons, myriad creatures have flourished and dwindled naturally as their eras have come and gone. Often, however, a species’ overall lifespan is cut short by an unnatural intrusion, whether from unexpected predation, destruction of natural habitat, or a disease from another planet. In rare cases, spectral creatures known as endlings arise immediately after the last member of a species perishes.

Endlings manifest as much larger spectral members of an extinct species. These ghosts gain abilities that allow them to combat their perceived source of their species’ demise: those who were hunted to extinction develop ferocious combat prowess, while those whose homes were destroyed by colonization gain the power to destroy technology and artificial structures. Xenobiologists differ on the exact nature of endlings. Some theorize that endlings are the collective sorrow of a species made manifest, while others believe they are the ghosts of the very last survivors, driven to carry on their species’ legacy even in death.

Koruvis were diminutive ungulates that lived in dens in a planetwide rain forest on a Near Space world. These small creatures had striped and spotted fur, prehensile snouts, and small horns, which they used to dig up fungi for sustenance. However, a vesk mining company that was scouting that system detected starmetal veins beneath the planet’s crust. In the feverish mining race that followed, factions from across the galaxy fought to gain a foothold on what came to be known as Calen 5. Invading miners razed vast swaths of forest, and koruvis, among the other native species of Calen 5, soon went extinct as their home was destroyed. In one of the early settlements on Calen 5, Hope’s Edge, residents reported mysterious property damage, such as holes ripped into buildings and electrical equipment badly mangled, and rumors spread of a pack of ghostly monsters skulking around town. Today, Hope’s Edge has grown into the de facto capital of Calen 5, but koruvi endlings still fiercely attack the city in a never-ending pursuit of revenge against the cause of their extinction.

Aliens in the "Endling" Family

Koruvi Endling3

Endling, Koruvi Endling

Source Alien Archive 4 pg. 32

Koruvi Endling CR 3

XP 800
N Medium undead (incorporeal)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8


HP 40
EAC 14; KAC 16
Fort +5; Ref +5; Will +4
Defensive Abilities incorporeal, rejuvenation Immunities undead immunities


Speed 40 ft.
Melee antitech hoof +11 (1d6+7 B; DC 12, see below) or antitech horn +11 (1d6+7 P; DC 12, see below)
Offensive Abilities demolition


STR +4; DEX +2; CON —; INT -4; WIS +1; CHA -2
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +13, Stealth +8
Other Abilities unliving


Environment any (Calen 5)
Organization solitary or retribution (2–8)

Special Abilities

Antitech Natural Weapons (Su): As an attack, a desolation endling can temporarily cause a body part to become substantial. This functions as a natural weapon that the species had in life, dealing a damage type that the living counterpart’s natural attack dealt. A creature hit by this attack must attempt a Reflex save. On a failure, a random hybrid or technological item worn or wielded by the target ceases to function for 1 round, and if the target is a technological construct, it is shaken for 1 round.
Demolition (Su): A desolation endling’s antitech natural weapons ignore an amount of hardness equal to twice its CR. When performing a sunder combat maneuver, a desolation endling gains a +4 insight bonus to its attack roll.
Rejuvenation (Su): An endling can’t be destroyed by violence—an endling reduced to 0 Hit Points dematerializes but restores itself in 2d4 days. The only way to permanently destroy an endling is to determine the reason for its extinction and perform some action to set right whatever prevents it from resting in peace. The exact means vary with each kind of endling and are determined by the GM.

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Desolation Endling (Endling) Graft Template
- Invasion Endling (Endling) Graft Template
- Plague Endling (Endling) Graft Template