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Religious Figures

Source Interstellar Species pg. 174
Religious figures are typically individuals who rise in their faith’s ranks due to their unrivaled devotion and skill—or even due to the blessings bestowed upon them by their deity. Religious figures don’t just lead the devout; they often also steer nonreligious discourse. Depending on their congregation and ambitions, the leader might even overshadow the government of a city or planet. Although this arrangement might bring peace, it could as easily realize a terrible regime of divine tyranny or terror.

Aliens in the "Religious Figures" Family

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Religious Figures, Prophet

Source Interstellar Species pg. 174

Prophet CR 8

XP 4,800
NG Medium aberration
Init +0; Senses blindsense (vibration) 30 ft.; Perception +16


HP 105
EAC 19; KAC 20
Fort +7; Ref +7; Will +11


Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee void staff +15 (1d10+9 C; critical suffocate) tentacle +15 (1d10+9 A)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 8th)

1/day—break enchantment, contact other plane, reincarnate, retrocognition, telepathy
3/day—divination, mystic cure (4th level)
At will—clairaudience/clairvoyance, tongues


STR +1; DEX +0; CON +1; INT +2; WIS +6; CHA +4
Skills Diplomacy +21, Mysticism +21, Stealth +16 (+20 in water)
Languages Aquan, Common, Scyphozoan
Other Abilities amphibious , fortuitous prophecy
Gear lashunta mind mail I , crypt-class void staff , holy symbol

Special Abilities

Fortuitous Prophecy (Su) By performing a personalized ritual for 10 minutes, a prophet can bestow a prophecy on a willing creature within 30 feet. Once during the next year, the creature can invoke the prophecy before attempting an attack roll, skill check, or saving throw to roll the check 5 times and use the best result. Once a creature benefits from a fortuitous prophecy, they’re immune to further uses of this ability for 10 years.


Prophets are chosen by the gods to foretell the future, though they rarely have a choice in the matter. Their prophecies manifest as waking visions, astrological readings, cosmic energy pulses, or even direct conversations with their deities. While some prophets embrace their gift and serve as impartial messengers, others become overwhelmed by their prophecies, either in the hope of bringing their visions to fruition or in an attempt to stop some unfavorable future. These prophets often fall victim to exploitative opportunists who try to use them as a tool to foresee and manipulate the future.