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Source Alien Archive 3 pg. 90
One of the co-governing species of Arkanen, a moon of Liavara, sazarons feel it is their duty to oversee and execute the many day-to-day tasks that maintain their home and balance out their mischievous dirindi cohabitants. Sazarons are large creatures with a lower body similar to an iguanodon, with two thick hind legs and two leaner front legs. Generally measuring 15 feet long and weighing 900 pounds, sazarons have long tails tipped with a large knob of bone that they can wield offensively. Starting at the saurian shoulders, the sazaron’s body transitions into the torso of a large humanoid. Their incredibly thick skin gives them electricity resistance, which is helpful in the weeks that their moon plunges into the electrically charged atmosphere of Liavara—and also insulates them from dirindis’ electric greetings.

Sazarons are scholarly creatures that move at a more measured pace than most other inhabitants of Arkanen, preferring to avoid conflict in order to study and further their knowledge. Instinctively skeptical, sazarons also have the ability to magically compel others to speak only the truth.

The ancient sazaron capital of Telataranas contains numerous magical universities and mystical academies, and a great number of sazaron sages, scholars, and scientists call the city home. These scholars are particularly interested in two fields of study. Those who study atmospheric submergence analyze phenomena related to Arkanen’s annual journey through of Liavara’s atmosphere, including its effects on their moon’s ecosystems and how best to store and ration the electricity collected by the gigantic pylons interspersed throughout the capital. These scholars often find themselves working alongside their electrically attuned dirindi fellows, while many of the less academically inclined are employed as part of the corps of electricians who maintain the pillars and energy reserves.

The other most popular topic of study focuses on the mind-searing hallajins, which Arkanen is tasked with containing on the nearby moon of Hallas via a magical barrier. Many of the sazarons who are passionate about this subject either have worked to become official Pact World overseers of the mysterious species, or work closely with those overseers to make sure that the dangerous psychic energy of Hallas does not escape. Despite their desire to learn more about the hallajins and their abilities, sazarons rigidly uphold the strict rules that prohibit attempts to sneak onto Hallas— though they are more than happy to confiscate and analyze any artifacts or data that any lawbreakers might obtain.

Aliens in the "Sazaron" Family

Sazaron Sage12
Sazaron Scholar5

Sazaron, Sazaron Scholar

Source Alien Archive 3 pg. 90

Sazaron Scholar CR 5

XP 1,600
NG Large monstrous humanoid
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +11


HP 60
EAC 16; KAC 17
Fort +4; Ref +6; Will +10
Resistances electricity 5


Speed 30 ft.
Melee tail slap +11 (1d4+7 B)
Ranged frostbite-class zero pistol +9 (1d6+5 C; critical staggered [DC 15])
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with tail slap)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th)
1/day—augury, zone of truth (DC 17)
3/day—identify, mystic cure (1st level), share language
At will—detect affliction, detect magic


STR +2; DEX +0; CON +1; INT +5; WIS +3; CHA +0
Skills Culture +16, Life Science +16, Mysticism +11, Physical Science +16
Languages Arkanen, Brethedan, Common, Dirindi, Sazaron; limited telepathy 30 ft.
Other Abilities estex suit II, frostbite-class zero pistol with 2 batteries (20 charges each)


Environment any (Arkanen)
Organization solitary, pair, or forum (3–15)

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Sazaron Race Entry