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Falsebound Tattoos

Source Starfinder #16: The Blind City pg. 49
Level 3; Price 1,500; Bulk


A falsebond tattoo is designed to specifically mimic the partner bond between a dragonkin creature and a non-dragonkin creature, such as that experienced between many members of the Skyfire Legion. Falsebond tattoos come in pairs (with matching designs) and must be purchased and applied at the same time; the listed price is for two tattoos. The tattoos can be applied to any non-mindless creature regardless of its type. Once applied, a mystical link is formed between the recipients of the two tattoos. These creatures can communicate with each other as if they had telepathy with a range of 100 feet. In addition, once per day, linked creatures that are within 30 feet of each other can roll initiative checks separately and treat the higher result as the result for both of them. However, when the creatures use this benefit, their brainwaves become so in sync that they might be overwhelmed with sensory information; each creature must succeed at a DC 14 Will save or gain the off-target condition for 1 round.

A falsebond tattoo doesn’t count as a worn magic item, and it can’t be disarmed or sundered. Most dragonkin, ryphorians, and members of the Skyfire Legion view these tattoos as perversions of a sacred bond and, at the GM’s discretion, a character wearing a falsebond tattoo takes a –4 circumstance penalty to Diplomacy checks when interacting with such individuals. You can attempt to hide a falsebond tattoo with a Disguise check opposed by any onlookers’ Perception checks; this counts as altering a minor detail.