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Tashtari

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Tashtari
(Creature)
Type Magical beast
CR 3
Environment Any forests or marshes (Castrovel)
Alignment

Source: Alien Archive 2, pg(s). 124
Tashtari alpha
(Creature)
Type Magical beast
CR 7
Environment Any forests or marshes (Castrovel)
Alignment

Source: Alien Archive 2, pg(s). 124

Tashtaris, nicknamed by offworlders as laser wolves, are a species of bioluminescent pack-hunting predators native to Castrovel.[1]

Appearance

A tashtari's body is covered in supple filaments that produce phosphorescent lights.[1]

Ecology

Tashtaris communicate among themselves and coordinate their hunts with their bioluminescence. They can fire a laser-like beam from a focusing membrane in their mouth, which they evolved to hunt small prey, but they're willing to tackle bigger ones as well if the circumstances allow.[1]

Tashtaris hunt at night and spend the day basking on tall treetops, storing the gathered energy in a photoenergetic node near their throat. This behaviour helps them offset the caloric demands of their muzzle laser.[1]

Tashtaris live in packs consisting of a father, mother, juvenile offspring and close relatives. Newly-matured tashtaris leave their packs to seek mates elsewhere.[1]

Society

Tashtaris have been domesticated and spread across the galaxy. When brought to a planet with high solar intake, they can become dangerous and aggressive. The focusing membrane and photoenergetic node of a tashtari can be harvested and used in biotech; they are difficult to artificially replicate, but conservation efforts have kept the tashtaris from being hunted to extinction.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Paizo staff. (2018). Alien Archive 2, p. 124-125. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-075-0