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Kasathas

Source People of the Stars pg. 8 (Amazon), Bestiary 4 pg. 174 (Amazon)
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Kasathas are a nomadic humanoid race from a desert world that orbits a red sun far beyond Golarion’s own solar system. The kasathas of Golarion have a cultural tradition of exploration, and when they come of age, they leave their clan, usually for 1 year, then return to their people with any riches or knowledge acquired during their journeys. This ritual “tempering” allows young adults to undergo a period of self-discovery before they assume their adult responsibilities.

No one is quite sure how kasathas first came to Golarion—even the kasathas have differing accounts. The fact that they are primarily found in the wilds and hidden places of Numeria suggests that they have some relation to the androids and other strange beings of that savage land. Whether there is any truth to this, however, may never be known, thanks to the kasathas’ secretive nature and lack of cultural memory.

Kasatha Racial Traits

Kasathas are defined by their class levels—they do not possess racial Hit Dice. They have the following racial traits.

+2 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom: Kasathas are nimble and perceptive.
Medium: Kasathas are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Normal Speed: Kasathas have a base speed of 30 feet.
Defensive Training (Ex): Kasathas have a +2 dodge bonus to Armor Class.
Desert Runner (Ex): Kasathas have a +4 racial bonus on Constitution checks and Fortitude saves to avoid fatigue, exhaustion, and other ill effects from running, forced marches, starvation, thirst, and hot or cold environments.
Desert Stride (Ex): Kasathas move through nonmagical difficult terrain in desert environments at normal speed.
Jumper (Ex): Kasathas are always considered to have a running start when attempting Acrobatics checks to jump.
Multi-Armed (Ex): A kasatha has four arms. One hand is considered its primary hand; all others are considered off hands. It can use any of its hands for other purposes that require free hands.
Stalker (Ex): Perception and Stealth are class skills for kasathas.
Languages: Kasathas speak Common and Kasatha. A kasatha with a high Intelligence score can choose from the following: Dwarven, Draconic, Gnoll, Orc, and Sphinx.

Kasatha Alternate Racial Traits

Replaces Jumper, Stalker

Stealthy
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 215
Kasatha living on Golarion must often take great pains to hide their existence from others. Such kasathas gain a +2 racial bonus on Stealth checks. Stealth is always a class skill for them. This racial trait replaces jumper and stalker.