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Sulis

Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon), Qadira, Gateway to the East pg. 28 (Amazon), Bestiary 3 pg. 258 (Amazon)
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Sulis, or suli-jann, are the descendents of mortals and jann. They manifest their otherworldly heritage in adolescence, or when awakened by an encounter with a genie. Strong and attractive, these dynamic individuals can call forth elemental energies to augment their prowess in combat. Neither genie nor quite human, sulis stand in two worlds and often feel as if they don't belong to either.

Suli Racial Traits

+2 Strength, +2 Charisma, –2 Intelligence: Sulis are brawny and charming, but slow-witted.
Native Outsider: Sulis are outsiders with the native subtype.
Medium: Sulis are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Normal Speed: Sulis have a base speed of 30 feet.
Low-Light Vision: Sulis can see twice as far as humans in dim light.
Negotiator: Sulis are keen negotiators, and gain a +2 racial bonus on Diplomacy and Sense Motive checks.
Elemental Assault (Su): Once per day as a swift action, a suli can shroud her arms in acid, cold, electricity, or fire. This lasts for one round per level, and can be dismissed as a free action. Unarmed strikes with her arms or hands (or attacks with weapons held in those hands) deal +1d6 points of damage of the appropriate energy type.
Energy Resistance 5: Sulis have resistance to acid 5, cold 5, electricity 5, and fire 5.
Languages: Sulis begin play speaking Common and one elemental language (Aquan, Auran, Ignan, or Terran). Sulis with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Aquan, Auran, Draconic, Ignan, and Terran.

Suli Alternate Racial Traits

Replaces Elemental Assault

Energy Strike (Su)
Source Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)
A suli with this racial trait has a stronger connection to one energy type than to the other three used by sulis. Choose one energy type: acid, cold, electricity, or fire. The suli’s elemental assault ability can only deal energy damage of this type. The suli has resistance 5 to this energy type and no racial resistance to the other three types. While her elemental assault is active, the suli gains an additional ability based on the chosen energy type.

Earthfoot (acid): Whenever the suli moves through difficult terrain related to earth and stone (rubble, mud, sand, and so on), she may move through 5 feet of that difficult terrain each round as if it were normal terrain. This allows the suli to take a 5-foot step into that difficult terrain. Other kinds of difficult terrain (ice, caltrops, foliage, and so on) affect the suli normally.

Firehand (fire): Instead of adding damage to a melee attack, the suli may hurl a piece of her arm-flames as if it were a thrown weapon. The suli makes a ranged touch attack; if the attack hits, the target takes 1d6 points of fire damage. The flames have a range increment of 10 feet.

Icewalk (cold): The suli can walk on water-based liquids as if using water walk, except instead of hovering above the surface, she creates a temporary layer of ice that supports her and immediately melts once she moves away from it. This ice is not slippery to the suli and does not affect her balance or speed, though other ice affects her normally. Other creatures cannot travel on this ice, but the suli may carry a creature while moving.

Shockshield (electricity): Once per round as an immediate action, the suli can shock a creature that touches or attacks her with a natural attack, unarmed strike, or metal melee weapon, dealing 1d6 points of electricity damage to the creature.

This racial trait otherwise works like and replaces elemental assault.

Replaces Languages, Subtype, Type

Mostly Human
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 215
A few ifrits, oreads, sulis, sylphs, and undines have appearances much closer to those of their human ancestors; in fact, they may not even realize their true race. Such geniekin appear to be human, save perhaps minor features like unusual eye color, and they count as humanoid (human) as well as outsider (native) for all purposes (such as humanoid-affecting spells such as charm person or enlarge person). These geniekin do not automatically gain their associated elemental language (but may select it as a bonus language if their Intelligence is high enough). This ability alters the geniekin’s type, subtype, and languages.

Replaces Energy Resistance, Low-Light Vision

Trusted Mediator
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 216
Sulis are renowned in Thuvia and beyond as impartial mediators, and they learn to shroud their minds to prevent magic from tampering with their judgments. They gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against mind-affecting effects. This racial trait replaces energy resistance and low-light vision.

Suli Favored Class Options

Instead of receiving an additional skill rank or hit point whenever they gain a level in a favored class, Sulis have the option of choosing from a number of other bonuses, depending upon their favored class.

The following options are available to all Sulis who have the listed favored class.

Magus (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/4 point to the magus’s arcane pool.
Monk (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1/2 point of damage to elemental assault.
Ranger (Advanced Race Guide pg. 1 (Amazon)): Add +1 to acid resistance, cold resistance, electricity resistance, or fire resistance.