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Dycepskian Grafts

Dycepskian-Infested (CR 3+)

Source Starfinder #28: The Hollow Cabal pg. 55
Dycepskians can infest almost any living or undead creature with a brain and a central nervous system. The creature retains its type and subtype, as well as any abilities it has from its species or class graft.
Alignment: Neutral.
Traits: Dycepskian subtype; immunity to mind-affecting effects; vulnerable to remove affliction, Bluff as a master skill; fungal mass mind.
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).