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Template Grafts | Universal Monster Rules


Source Interstellar Species pg. 166
Guides provide safe passage for a fee, shepherding travelers through dangerous or unfamiliar territory. Most specialize in a specific region, using their knowledge, connections, and adaptability to bring clients to their destination in one piece. Used to situations where they and their clients are on their own, guides tend to prefer finesse to force in tough situations, but if charm doesn’t work, they’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done.
While the most straightforward way for players to encounter a guide is by hiring one, guides offer a variety of other potential encounters. Players might find a stowalong on their ship, retrace a captains club guide’s adventure, use a personal concierge to gain access to power, or help a courier track down a local rumor. Guides also often have valuable information about planetary conditions, know the location of unexplored sites, and can make connections with influential locals.

Aliens in the "Guides" Family

Captains Club Guide13
Personal Concierge3

Guides, Personal Concierge

Source Interstellar Species pg. 166

Personal Concierge CR 3

XP 800
NG Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +2; Senses blindsense (scent) 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8


HP 35
EAC 14; KAC 15
Fort +2; Ref +4; Will +8


Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (Ex, average)
Melee tactical switchblade +8 (1d4+3 S) or bite +8 (1d4+3 P)
Ranged tactical nightarch needler +10 (1d6 P; critical injection DC +2)


STR +0; DEX +2; CON +1; INT +1; WIS +1; CHA +4
Skills Acrobatics +8, Culture +13, Diplomacy +13, Sense Motive +13, Sleight of Hand +8
Languages Astriapi, Common
Other Abilities honey production , wily wallflower
Gear casual stationwear, tactical nightarch needler with 10 darts, tactical switchblade

Special Abilities

Wily Wallflower (Ex) A personal concierge can fade into the background at will, leaving others as the focus—or target—of attention. As a move action while within 15 feet of at least two other creatures, a personal concierge can attempt a Stealth check to hide from enemies within 60 feet, even without cover or concealment.


For those who can afford it, personal concierges offer a customized introduction to an unfamiliar place. Usually affiliated with one of several large firms, concierges use their deep pockets and company reputation to gain access to rare and unavailable locales. Many work directly with powerful interests and are dispatched to give visitors a positive view of a new place or discreetly boost tourism. It isn’t all luxury travel though—some concierges are known to help with prisoner extraction or the procurement and trade of high-level secrets.