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Source Interstellar Species pg. 160
Diplomats are ambassadors for their people, working to establish better relationships with those from other cultures, find ways for groups to collaborate, and realize peaceful solutions when violence seems imminent. Given the stakes for fumbling a negotiation, diplomats are highly trained professionals who are equally capable of charming others and evading political traps.
However, diplomats aren’t necessarily the PCs’ allies. An evil empire might employ diplomats who suppress internal dissent and international complaints through clever misdirection. Diplomats might introduce well-intentioned political entanglements in defense of their own objectives, even if these limit the PCs’ abilities to thwart some greater evil. A diplomat is often a non-combat threat, challenging PCs to employ logic, guile, and charm to discourage, discredit, or sway their rival.

Aliens in the "Diplomats" Family

Pact Worlds Delegate6
Religious Peacekeeper7

Diplomats, Pact Worlds Delegate

Source Interstellar Species pg. 160

Pact Worlds Delegate CR 6

XP 2,400
NG Tiny plant
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +13


HP 80
EAC 18; KAC 19
Fort +7; Ref +5; Will +9; +2 vs. mind-affecting effects,


Speed 30 ft.
Melee tactical switchblade +12 (1d4+5 S)
Ranged static arc pistol +14 (1d6+6 E; critical arc 2) Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft. (5 ft. with a one-handed weapon)


STR -1; DEX +1; CON +0; INT +3; WIS +2; CHA +5
Skills Bluff +18, Computers +13, Culture +13, Diplomacy +18, Sense Motive +18
Languages Brethedan, Common, Castrovelian, Raxi, Vercite
Other Abilities diplomatic staff, LFAN , LFAN symbiosis , secure channel
Gear elite stationwear, static arc pistol with 1 battery (20 charges), tactical switchblade , personal comm unit, professional clothing

Special Abilities

Diplomatic Staff (Ex) Helpful functionaries assist a Pact Worlds delegate, who automatically gains the benefit of Aid Another on checks to recall knowledge and can make such checks untrained while in contact with their staff.
Secure Channel (Ex) By spending 10d6 minutes coordinating with contacts, a delegate can use a personal comm unit to send a message as though it were a system-wide comm unit, and they can use a system-wide comm unit to send a message as though it were an unlimited comm unit.


Protectorates and Pact Worlds alike send delegates to the Pact Council, where these diplomats promote their respective worlds’ interests (though only Pact Worlds’ delegates have full voting rights). With such influence, a helpful delegate might direct the star system’s resources toward a favorite cause. Conversely, an offended delegate could become a project’s nemesis by consistently maligning its operations and blocking support. This power makes delegates targets of corruption or threats, and these dignitaries often hire armed guards while abroad.