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Source Starfinder #28: The Hollow Cabal pg. 55
Dycepskians are a mysterious species of fungus that only gain sentience when they infest sapient hosts, completely overwriting their unfortunate victim’s mind. However, the dycepskian-infested host retains the original creature’s memories and skills, making it difficult to notice the change.
An infested host can be recognized by yellowish-green veins visible around the eyes, though most dycepskians take great pains to hide such signs.

Aliens in the "Dycepskian" Family

Reptoid Host6

Dycepskian, Reptoid Host

Source Starfinder #28: The Hollow Cabal pg. 55

Reptoid Host CR 6

XP 2,400
Dycepskian-infested reptoid operative
N Medium humanoid (dycepskian, reptoid, shapechanger)
Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +14


HP 80
EAC 18; KAC 19
Fort +5; Ref +8; Will +9; +2 vs. poison
Defensive Abilities evasion; Immunities mind-affecting effects
Weaknesses vulnerable to remove affliction


Speed 40 ft.
Melee claw +12 (1d6+8 S) or survival knife +14 (1d4+8 S)
Ranged corona laser pistol +14 (2d4+6 F; critical burn 1d4)
Offensive Abilities debilitating trick, trick attack +3d8


STR +2; DEX +5; CON +1; INT +1; WIS +3; CHA +2
Skills Acrobatics +19, Bluff +19, Culture +14, Disguise +19, Sense Motive +14
Languages Common, Reptoid
Other Abilities change shape (any specific humanoid), fungal mass mind, operative exploits (master of disguise [2/day, 60 minutes or 6 minutes, DC 16], uncanny shooter), specialization (spy)
Gear elite stationwear, corona laser pistol with 2 batteries (20 charges each), survival knife


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or circle (3–8)

Special Abilities

Fungal Mass Mind (Ex) A creature with the dycepskian subtype can communicate telepathically with another such creature within 100 feet, even if they don’t share a common language. In addition, if one creature with the dycepskian subtype is aware of a combatant, all members of the fungal mass mind within 100 feet are aware of it, and no member of the fungal mass mind can be surprised unless all members within range are surprised.
Vulnerable to Remove Affliction (Ex) A dycepskian host who is targeted with remove affliction is staggered for 1d4 rounds (no caster level check required).

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Dycepskian-Infested (Dycepskian) Graft Template