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Aliens in the "Lovelorn" Family



Source Starfinder #37: The White Glove Affair pg. 57

Lovelorn CR 4

XP 1,200
CE Tiny undead
Init +3; Senses blindsense (life) 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft.;; Perception +10


HP 43
EAC 15; KAC 16
Fort +3; Ref +3; Will +9
Immunities undead immunities


Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d4+4 P plus cynic’s bite [DC 15]; critical 1d6 bleed)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th)
1/day—animate dead
3/day—fear (1st level, DC 16), hold portal, lesser confusion (DC 16), puncture veil
At will—ghost sound (DC 15), hazard (DC 15), token spell


STR +1; DEX +3; CON —; INT -1; WIS +1; CHA +5
Skills Athletics +10 (+18 to climb), Sense Motive +15, Stealth +15
Languages Common (can’t speak)
Other Abilities gloom (DC 20), unliving


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or tragedy (3–6 plus 2–12 occult zombies)

Special Abilities

Cynic’s Bite (Su) A living creature bitten by a lovelorn must succeed at a DC 15 Will saving throw or gain the fatigued condition and become unable to benefit from morale bonuses for 1d4+1 rounds. This is a mind-affecting emotion curse effect.
Gloom (Su) After 5 days, a lair claimed by a lovelorn grows cold, dark, and stale and causes unnatural, thorny vines to grow. This acts as a constant holographic terrain (Will DC 20) with a caster level equal to the lovelorn’s CR. Lovelorns typically use this ability to conceal entrances to their lairs, but also to make their domains appear depressing and grim. A lovelorn can maintain only one gloom at a time, and while within its gloom, the save DCs of the lovelorn’s spell-like abilities increases by 1.


The spiderlike lovelorn is an undead creature with legs of exposed bone and an abdomen that resembles a massive heart. A lovelorn is created from the soul of someone who died when their love took a tragic turn, such as a rejected suitor who died tragically or the victim of a murderous affair. Instead of passing on, the spirit fixates on its body’s heart, animating the dead organ and causing it to burst forth from the corpse in the form of a monstrous lovelorn.

A lovelorn feeds on sorrow and misery rather than flesh and blood, and its mere presence in an area corrupts the surrounding environment. A newly spawned lovelorn often starts off hunting old lovers, but will continue to lurk nearby to seed continued misfortune and contempt in a community, feasting ravenously upon the resulting anger and sadness. Its size and stealthiness often allow a lovelorn to remain undetected for years, and one might even haunt a family for generations.

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Lovelorn Graft Template