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Syrinx

Source Inner Sea Bestiary pg. 51 (Amazon)
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From lofty monastery-cities entrenched in soaring cliff sides and high mountain valleys, the syrinx seek to bring peace to all lands that fall within sight of their marbled spires. Erudite and aloof, the owl-like scholars embrace art, philosophy, and nebulous faiths, seeking to distance themselves from a history of barbarism and ruin. To this end, they seek to enslave all lesser races, especially those without wings. Their elitist culture rests upon thousands of backs in an elaborate hierarchy of slaves. Directly below the syrinx are the strix, a race they magically modified in the distant past to serve as warriors and slave masters.

Syrinx Racial Traits

Syrinx are defined by their class levels, and do not possess racial Hit Dice. Syrinx have the following racial traits.

–2 Dex, +2 Wisdom: Syrinx are contemplative and patient, traits that make them somewhat slow to act.
Normal Speed: Syrinx have a base speed of 30 feet.
Flight: Syrinx have a fly speed of 60 feet with average maneuverability.
Low-Light Vision: Syrinx can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
Darkvision: Syrinx can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Nocturnal: Syrinx gain a +2 racial bonus on Perception and Stealth checks at night.
Pride (2 RP): Syrinx receive a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against mind-affecting effects.
Speak with Avians (0 RP): See above.
Languages: Syrinx begin play speaking Syrinx. Syrinx with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Auran, Azlant, Celestial, Strix, or Infernal.

Syrinx Alternate Racial Traits

Replaces Nocturnal, Pride

Oppressive
Source Inner Sea Races pg. 216
Syrinxes often have a natural talent for sensing how to unsettle and oppress other creatures. As a swift action, a syrinx can attempt a Sense Motive check against a DC of 10 + a creature’s Hit Dice + its Charisma modifier or a DC of 10 + the creature’s Bluff modifier, whichever is higher. On a success, syrinx gains a +4 racial bonus on Intimidate checks against that target and a +1 racial bonus to the DC of any fear effects she uses against that target. This racial trait replaces nocturnal and pride.