シスク Shisk

レア 人型生物 シスク
Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 123 2.0

シスクのルール要素 Shisk Mechanics

ヒット・ポイント Hit Points


サイズ Size

速度 Speed


能力アップ Ability Boosts



暗視 Darkvision


シスクの遺産 Shisk Heritages

Source Core Rulebook pg. 33 2.0

伝承を守るシスク Lorekeeper Shisk

Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 123 2.0

針に護られたシスク Quillcoat Shisk

Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 123 2.0

返しの針 Barbed Quills

Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 123 2.0
頻度 1日に1回
トリガー 君が素手打撃に当たるか、間合いのない近接武器での「打撃」に当たる

呪文守りのシスク Spellkeeper Shisk

Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 123 2.0

石の歩みのシスク Stonestep Shisk

Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 123 2.0

内臓の強いシスク Stronggut Shisk

Source The Mwangi Expanse pg. 123 2.0

Shisks rarely encounter other peoples, even in the Mwangi Expanse. Shisks subsist on low-calorie diets of vegetables and insects, causing them to rarely compete with others for resources or seek out people to trade. They have a tight-knit society, wary of outsiders, though they don’t outright attack visitors.

Their history is passed down verbally and musically, and they rarely maintain written records in order to keep their knowledge safe. Often the only proof that shisks exist comes from explorers finding signs of their architecture: organic and low-impact adobe buildings carved out of mountains rather than built atop them.
You Might…
See yourself as a part of nature and avoid taking anything you don’t need.
Be wary of others getting one over on you by tricking you into revealing something.
Love warmth and enjoy sunbathing despite your subterranean nature.
Others Probably…
Are concerned by your diet and how little you eat.
Become confused or annoyed by your refusal to give information freely.
Appreciate your incredible memory and knowledge.
Physical Description
Shisks have features and skin-tones similar to humans, usually ranging from deep tan to deep black. They are lighter than their body size might indicate, due to having hollow bones. Shisks have no body hair—instead, their backs are covered in vestigial plumage that now grow only as bony quills that resemble calcified pin feathers. Though shisks can’t fly, these spines are longer around their arms, as if they once had wings. A shisk’s eyes contract into slits in the sunlight and are typically warmly colored, from hazel and brown to more unique colors like red or amber. Shisks have two prominent narrow fangs as the front teeth on their upper jaw, causing some people to mistake them for asanbosams or vampires.
Though rarely encountered, shisks are willing to speak, host, and trade with outsiders. Their economy might be confusing to others: they greatly eschew materialism in favor of information and the arts. They freely give away material goods for knowledge or even performances, considering themselves on the “winning” side of a bargain if people are willing to take material things in exchange for valuable information. They never give away information for material goods, only for other knowledge, and they rarely ask for material goods in trades.

Shisk are so paranoid that different communities of shisks have been known to clash with one another over secrets. Wars are fought not over territory or resources, but over coveted information. On a few occasions, when shisk sages or diplomats convinced different groups of shisks to put aside their differences and collaborate, great puzzles and mysteries of Golarion have been solved in a matter of hours.

Shisk clothing is loose and breathable, and often minimal to avoid catching on their bony feathers. Due to their society’s disregard for materialism, the shisk live in great harmony with nature around them, taking only what they need. Shisk often take up simple hobbies, such as sunbathing.
Alignment and Religion
Seeing themselves as part of the natural world and typically focused on their own pursuits instead of society, most shisks adopt neutral alignments. Some shisks are patrons of gods that have been long forgotten. Many shisks worship the sun god Chohar, a fact which might seem odd for people who dwell underground. The Green Faith is highly common among shisks, but when seeking out personal gods to revere, most shisks prefer gods of knowledge and secrets such as Irez, Nethys, or Norgorber.
With a cultural obsession around learning and secrets, shisks are perfect fits for the scholar background. They are also reclusive in their tasks, making hermits and nomads common. Their love of histories spread through song makes them ideal entertainers, while shisks’ coexistence with nature means they are ideal herbalists and animal whisperers. Shisks make excellent bards and wizards, as they excel at focus and long hours of research. Those who venture into other societies to learn are also great fits for the investigator class.
Shisk names are usually granted by their parents, though these names often have secret meanings known only to their families. They are often filled with sibilant syllables, occasionally punctuated by sharp vowels.
Sample Names
Adomssha, Asjossa, Chishinsa, Dalissho, Lessia, Lishassha, Somissu, Quinshu