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Bounty Hunters

Source Interstellar Species pg. 154
Anyone who seeks and catches those who don’t want to be caught may be called a bounty hunter, though in practice, the term comprises an array of professionals. Most bounty hunters have legal sanction, such as a license to hunt fugitives, but many also work in a gray area between legal authority and vigilantism. Bounty hunters take jobs from legitimate authorities, but what legitimate means varies by location. Little stops a bounty hunter from acting as an agent of a private party, and many are enforcers for the unscrupulous. Some clever bounty hunters double as private investigators, tracking down missing people or runaways.

Aliens in the "Bounty Hunters" Family

Bounty Hunter10
Notorious Bounty Hunter14
Recovery Agent6
Skip Tracer1

Bounty Hunters, Skip Tracer

Source Interstellar Species pg. 154

Skip Tracer CR 1

XP 400
Blue-scaled kobold
LN Small humanoid (kobold)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +5


HP 15
EAC 12; KAC 13
Fort +1; Ref +3; Will +4
Resistances electricity 5


Speed 30 ft.
Melee tactical baton +4 (1d4+1 B)
Ranged static arc pistol +6 (1d6 E; critical arc 2)


STR +0; DEX +1; CON +1; INT +1; WIS +2; CHA +2
Skills Bluff +5, Culture +5, Diplomacy +10, Profession (bounty hunter) +10, Sense Motive +10, Stealth +5
Languages Common, Draconic, any 1 other
Other Abilities mark
Gear second skin (quick-release sheathe), static arc pistol with 2 batteries (20 charges each), tactical baton, binder restraints (5); Augmentations voice modulator

Special Abilities

Mark (Ex) A skip tracer can choose one sapient creature as a mark, provided the skip tracer can identify that creature by a specific identity and has studied the mark for 1 hour using available information, or directly observed the mark for 1 minute outside of combat or as a full action in combat. The skip tracer gains an insight bonus on skill checks made to investigate, track, or gather information on the mark, as well as on Sense Motive checks against the mark. This bonus equals 1 + the skip tracer’s CR divided by 6 (+1 total at CR 1). Also, the skip tracer can use Sense Motive instead of Perception to use the pierce disguise or search tasks of the Perception skill against the mark.


Skip tracers track those who renege on legal obligations—civil or criminal—usually for those who skip out on bail, court dates, or private contracts. Side jobs tracking down missing people are within a skip tracer’s purview, too. The typical skip tracer prefers investigation, negotiation, and nonlethal methods to retrieve their quarry, working within the bounds of the law.