Wayang

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The painting of Bharatayudha battle in Wayang style. Wayang Exhibition, Bentara Budaya Jakarta. Date 22 July 2010 Gunawan Kartapranata
The painting of Bharatayudha battle in Wayang style. Wayang Exhibition, Bentara Budaya Jakarta. Date 22 July 2010 Gunawan Kartapranata

Origin
ating from the Shadow Plane, wayangs are pixie-like in stature with extremely gangly limbs and skin the color of deep shadow. They follow a philosophy known as “The Dissolution,” which teaches that in passing they again merge into shadow.

Wayang Characters


Wayangs are defined by class levels—they don’t have racial Hit Dice. Wayangs have the following racial traits.
+2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence, –2 Wisdom: Wayangs are nimble and cagey, but their worldview is strange.

Small: Wayangs are Small creatures and gain a +1 size bonus to AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty on combat maneuver checks and to CMD, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
Slow Speed: Wayangs have a base speed of 20 feet.
Darkvision: Wayangs can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Light and Dark (Su): See stat block above.
Lurker: Wayangs gain a +2 racial bonus on Perception and Stealth checks.
Shadow Magic: Wayangs add +1 to the save DC of shadow subschool spells they cast. Wayangs with a Charisma score of 11 or higher gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day—ghost sound, pass without trace, ventriloquism (caster level equals the wayang’s level, saves are Charisma-based).
Shadow Resistance: Wayangs get a +2 racial bonus on saves against spells of the shadow subschool.
Languages: Wayangs begin play speaking Common and Wayang. Those with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: any human language, Abyssal, Aklo, Draconic, Goblin, and Infernal.
Source Bestiary 4 pg. 274
Orginally posted in Archives of Nethys

Spiralling patterns cover this shadowy humanoid’s skin, and its black hair trails away in wisps.

Wayang CR 1/2
XP 200
Male wayang illusionist 1
CN Small humanoid (wayang)
Init +3; Senses Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +2
DEFENSE
AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+3 Dexterity, +1 size)
hp 8 (1d6+2)
Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +1; +2 vs. shadow spells
OFFENSE
Speed 20 ft.
Melee dagger +0 (1d3–1/19–20)
Ranged blowgun +4 (1)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st; concentration +2)

1/day—ghost sound (DC 11), pass without trace, ventriloquism (DC 12)

Arcane School Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st; concentration +4)

6/day—blinding ray

Illusionist Spells Prepared (CL 1st; concentration +4)

1st—hypnotism (DC 14), silent image (DC 14), vanishAPG

0 (at will)—detect magic, ghost sound (DC 13), read magic

Opposition Schools necromancy, transmutation
STATISTICS
Strength 8, Dexterity 16, Constitution 12, Intelligence 17, Wisdom 8, Charisma 13
Base Atk +0; CMB –2; CMD 11
Feats Combat Casting, Scribe Scroll
Skills Craft (alchemy) +7, Knowledge (arcana) +7, Perception +2, Spellcraft +7, Stealth +10; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +2 Stealth
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Goblin, Wayang
SQ arcane bond (amulet), extended illusions +1 round, light and dark, shadow magic
SPECIAL ABILITIES

Light and Dark (Su) Once per day as an immediate action, a wayang can choose to be affected by positive and negative energy effects as if it were an undead creature, taking damage from positive energy and healing damage from negative energy. This ability lasts for 1 minute.
ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, pair, tribe (3–24)
Treasure NPC gear (blowgun with 20 darts, dagger, other treasure)

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