This creature seems to resemble a very large thri-kreen, except for a number of small but striking details: Its exoskeleton is covered in unusual spikes, knobs and other protrusions, and its claws are larger and more wicked than those of a normal kreen.
|LN Large Monstrous Humanoid (Psionic)|
|Initiative +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +3|
|HP 60 (8d8+24)|
|AC 19, touch 11, flat-footed 17; (-1 size, +2 Dex, +8 natural)|
|Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +5|
|Immune sleep and mind-affecting effects|
|Speed 50 ft. (10 squares)|
|Melee 4 claws +11 (1d8+4) and bite +9 (1d6+2 plus poison)|
|Ranged chatkcha +9/+4 (1d6+4)|
|Space 10 ft. Reach 10 ft.|
|Special Attacks poison, spiked exoskeleton|
|Psi-Like Abilities (ML 8th)|
|Str 18, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 5|
|Base Attack +8; CMB +13; CMD 25|
|Skills Acrobatics +4 (+34 jumping), Climb +6, Perception +3, Stealth +1*; Racial Modifiers Acrobatics +30 to jump; Stealth +4 in sandy terrian|
|Feats Deflect Arrows, Improved Natural Attack (claw), Multiattack|
|Bite - injury; save Fort DC 17; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect paralysis for 2d6 minutes; cure 2 saves. Zik-trin'ak produce enough poison for three venomous bites per day. The save DC is Constitution-based.|
|Spiked Exoskeleton (Ex)|
|The carapace of a ziktrin‘ak acts as spiked armor that deals 1d8 points of damage. The zik-trin‘ak is considered proficient with this weapon.|
|Environment Any nonforest (the edges of tohr-kreen society)|
|Organization Solitary or hunt (2-4)|
Combat[edit | edit source]
Zik-tin‘ak are merciless and fearless in combat. They follow the orders of their masters and will never retreat unless ordered to. Generally, they prefer to ambush opponents, attacking them from afar before closing into melee.
Description[edit | edit source]
Zik-trin‘ak are the elite guards, scouts, and soldiers of the Tohr-Kreen Empire.
Zik-trin are a race bred by the zik-chil for loyalty and combat prowess. They are not a natural species, but rather are created from tohr-kreen or thri-kreen by the zik-chil in a deeply secretive and complicated ritual. Once the process is complete, the kreen is permanently changed into a zik-trin, and all memories of its former life are gone forever. Zik-trin faithfully serve the Priests of Change, the zik-chil, and obey only their orders. They are not automatons and are capable of thought and even speech (though they rarely choose to speak). It is simply that they are wholly loyal to their creators and live solely to serve them.
Zik-trin measure several feet taller and longer than the average thri-kreen and weigh proportionately more.
Zik-trin speak Thri-kreen, on the rare occasions they choose to do so.
Habitat/Society[edit | edit source]
Zik-trin’ak have no society of their own and live on the edges of tohr-kreen society They can be found wherever they are sent by the zik-chil; they respond to the orders of zik-chil (whom they identitfy) by pheromones) and no one else. They enforce the will of the zik-chil end the policies of the the tohr-kreen empire. They do not refer to themselves as zik-trin, but call themselves tohr-kreen.
As implied by its name (which translates as “near-person, altered for combat”), the zik-trin’ak has lost its identity. These creatures are devastating combatants, but at the cost of their personality and beliefs, almost like zombies in many ways. Much like in in their ferocity, zik-trin’ak are also cold, controlled, and cunning. They cannot breed.
Ecology[edit | edit source]
Zik-trin’ak are dangerous hunters. Zik-trin were ordinary kreen before their conversion; the process is believed irreversible.