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Reptoid

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Reptoid
(Creature)
Type Humanoid
(reptoid, shapechanger)
CR By class level
Environment Any
Alignment
Adjective reptoid

Source: Alien Archive, pg(s). 92-93
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Reptoids are an enigmatic and malevolent race of shapeshifting reptilian humanoids alien to the Pact Worlds system, who use their shapechanging abilities to infiltrate and influence other societies by reaching positions of power.[1]

Appearance

In their natural form, reptoids are gaunt humanoids with scaly skin, a weak nose, a tail and a wide, lipless mouth filled with sharp teeth.[1]

Reptoids can assume the appearance of an individual humanoid of appropriate size. A reptoid can select a new humanoid form by spending a week preparing for the change, but can then no longer assume the previous form. Because of this, each reptoid typically holds only one alias at a time and only changes cover (usually by staging the death of the previous identity) only if that identity has been compromised. Reptoids can spend years in their assumed form, sometimes even moreso than their natural form.[1]

Society

Reptoids are secretive about the end goals of their race: even when under duress, they prefer to die than to reveal any information. Their homeworld and headquarters, likewise, remain a mystery (some theories point to Absalom Station itself), as does the number of reptoids hidden within any given society. According to some, they are weakening these societies to prepare for an incoming invasion, while others think that they're already holding complete control and simply want to live as parasites. Reptoids are led by reptoid masters, who are even more enigmatic than the rest of their kin.[1]

While the common Pact World citizen dismisses shapechanger conspiracy rumours and interplanetary media conglomerates downplay the threat as xenophobic conspiracy theories, at least one case is indisputable: Lord Councilor Shabras Kluss of the city of Faxxan in Verces was discovered as a reptoid after he opened the city's once-famous Mineral Vault to Shadari pirates.[2]

Reptoids are adept at psychic magic, which they use to cover their deceptions and to ensure the complacency or collusion of others.[1]

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