アフォライト

アフォライト Aphoryte

Uncommon
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Once perfectly identical beings who bridged the gap between Axis’s perfect order and mortals’ unrestricted existence, aphorites are now lit more by the spark of free will than the beacon of cosmic law.

Aphorites were first forged by axiomites, the primary inhabitants of the Eternal City of Axis, the plane of pure law. The original aphorites served as liaisons between their lawful progenitors and frustratingly unpredictable mortal allies. Marrying the logical thought processes of conformity to law and the gift of self-determination, early aphorites spread across the Material Plane to serve as Axis’s proxies and enact its will. Over time, their appearances and personalities grew to resemble their mortal comrades as they were increasingly born among mortals. Aphorites still exhibit Axis’s touch in their metallic skin coated in crystalline dust, aptitude for logic, strength in artisanship, and propensity for order and cooperation. But despite these links to their purpose-built origins, contemporary aphorites are undoubtedly their own masters.

If you want to play a character intrinsically tied to the underlying order of the universe, walking the thin line between calculated predestination and free will, you should play an aphorite.
You Might…
Seek to make something work just a bit better, whether a physical object or process.
Enjoy learning the intricacies of a language, machine, or profession.
Gain satisfaction in working alongside others.
Others Probably…
Believe you’re rigid in your beliefs or habits.
Think you never act before considering every possible outcome.
Assume you easily grasp complex systems and situations.
Physical Description
The first aphorites appeared as perfectly identical humanoids with metallic complexions; modern aphorites are far removed from such rigid biological structures. Their size, shape, and features now vary, but they still visibly bear the influence of Axis. Eyes, hair, and complexions with a metallic sheen are almost universal. These tones usually vary between copper, gold, and silver, though cobalt, viridian, and carmine aren’t unheard of. Other manifestations include skin infused with shimmering crystalline motes or glowing symbols appearing across the body in a consistent rhythm.
Society
While still relatively rare, aphorites are increasingly born into families with no direct aphorite ancestors, and have thus spread across the Material Plane. They acculturate like any other mortal, picking up local customs and mannerisms over time. Most aphorites intuit an underlying sense of order or pattern that supersedes mortal law or custom. Some pursue this through cultural norms, while others balk at what they see as poorly constructed systems.
Alignment and Religion
The gift of free will means aphorite alignment is frequently shaped through experience rather than Axis directives. Good and evil hold no particular sway over aphorites’ souls, but most do bend toward a lawful worldview.

Many aphorites revere Abadar, Asmodeus, Erastil, or Torag, whose faiths recognize the benefits of a stable society. Desna appeals to some aphorites’ desire to break from tradition. For aphorite artisans, Shelyn’s aesthetic and Brigh’s precision prove attractive; the Bronze Lady’s views on awakened constructs also appeal to axiomite-forged aphorites.
Adventurers
Many aphorites share backgrounds in the trades. Artisans and tinkers all find fulfillment in the intricacies of their work. Some aphorites instead navigate laws and other social structures; these might work within the legal system as barristers or emissaries. Acrobat and scout aphorites enjoy the interplay of mind and muscle, as do hunters, martial disciples, and warriors. The aphorite eye for detail leads many to become investigators or rangers. Similar faculties lead them to become alchemists, oracles, or wizards.
Other Information
Aphorite Settlements
A few sites around the Inner Sea region host aphorites in greater-than-average concentrations.

Egorian: The order of Hell is omnipresent in Cheliax’s capital. This rigid structure also attracts Axis’s influence, and a fair few aphorites excel among the infernal contracts and complex political machinations of the City of Thorns.

Nantambu: The ancient Song-Wind City maintains a complex web of diplomatic and professional relationships throughout the Mwangi Expanse. Aphorites help spin these silk-strong strands, while others study the multiverse’s nature at the Magaambya Academy.

Order’s Berth: An aphorite majority populates this agglomeration of boats and barges. The fleet plies Lake Encarthan’s waters, seeking out those most affected by the region’s conflicts and offering their aid as artisans, physicians, and negotiators.
Relations with Axis
The ancient bonds between aphorite and axiomite are still encoded within the minds of the aphorites’ creators. Few of Axis’s hybrid children are called to fulfill these contracts’ terms, but the Godmind, the collective consciousness that rules Axis, can still reach between worlds to draw aphorites to the Eternal City. Some individuals serve as interpreters for the rigid axiomites and their more chaotic allies. Others have their mental faculties tapped, providing mortal imagination for the Godmind’s calculations.

アフォライト特技

Axiomatic Lore
Feat 1
Aphorite
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You possess a strong understanding of process among mortals and lawful outsiders alike. The source of this knowledge might be intuition, study, or a childhood spent among other aphorites. You gain the trained proficiency rank in Diplomacy and Society. If you would automatically become trained in one of those skills (from your background or class, for example), you instead become trained in a skill of your choice. You also become trained in Axis Lore.

Internal Cohesion
Feat 1
Aphorite
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Axis’s order suffuses your body and helps it maintain coherency. You and your allies can Treat your Wounds without healer’s tools. Once per day, when someone rolls a failure or a critical failure on a check to Treat your Wounds, you can focus on your internal cohesion to increase the degree of success by one step.

Intuitive Crafting
Feat 1
Aphorite
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Your affinity with process and order makes you a natural artisan. You gain the trained proficiency rank in Crafting (or another skill of your choice, if you’re already trained in Crafting). You gain the Specialty Crafting skill feat in a specialty of your choice.

Lemma of Vision
Feat 1
Aphorite
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You’ve solved a tiny stepping stone in your self-discovery, awakening new depths in your sight. You gain darkvision.

Crystalline Dust
Two Actions
Feat 5
Aphorite
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Frequency once per day
You’ve learned to disperse the crystalline motes coating your body as a haze. You become concealed, though you can’t use this concealment to Hide or Sneak, as normal for concealment where your position is still obvious. The motes stay within an inch of your skin, move with you, and last for a number of rounds equal to half your level.

Intercorporate
Single Action
Feat 5
Aphorite
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Frequency once per day
Requirements You’re afflicted by a disease or poison, or are taking persistent damage.
Your ordered physiology rejects unwelcome elements. Choose one.

Disease or Poison Attempt a saving throw against the affliction at its current stage. On a failure, the affliction’s stage doesn’t increase, but you suffer the effects of the stage you were already on. On a critical failure, the stage only increases by 1.

Persistent Damage Attempt a DC 10 flat check to recover from the persistent damage.

Offensive Analysis
Feat 5
Aphorite
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You can enhance your senses and mental state to consider every aspect of an attack. You can cast true strike as a divine innate spell once per day.

Analyze Information
Feat 9
Aphorite
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You can stoke your mind into a burst of analytical prowess. You can cast 3rd-level hypercognition once per day as a divine innate spell.

Ancillary Motes
Feat 9
Aphorite
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Prerequisites Crystalline Dust
You can use Crystalline Dust one more time per day.

Special You can take this feat more than once, gaining one more use of Crystalline Dust per day each time.

Crystalline Cloud
Feat 9
Aphorite
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Prerequisites Crystalline Dust
When you use Crystalline Dust, you can spend one additional action to disperse the motes as a 10-foot-radius cloud centered on you instead of as haze; the activity gains the concentrate trait. All creatures within the cloud become concealed, and all creatures outside the cloud become concealed to creatures within it.

Preemptive Reconfiguration
Reaction
Feat 9
Aphorite
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Frequency once per day
Trigger You would take bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage.
Your body anticipates the blow. The impact area briefly reorganizes into a strengthened tissue lattice that blunts the attack. You gain resistance equal to your level to the triggering damage type, which applies against the triggering damage.

If you have the Crystalline Dust feat, you can use Preemptive Reconfiguration without expending a usage of the reaction for the purpose of the feat’s Frequency limit. Instead, the usage counts toward your number of Crystalline Dust uses per day, as if you had used that feat instead.

Impose Order
Reaction
Feat 13
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Frequency once per day
Trigger You would critically fail a skill check or suffer an effect with the misfortune trait.
You shift the underlying fabric of reality to impose a baseline of order. If the trigger was a skill check, you instead receive a result of 10 + your proficiency bonus (don’t apply any other bonuses, penalties, or modifiers). If the trigger was an effect with the misfortune trait, the misfortune and fortune effects cancel each other out as normal, negating the triggering misfortune effect.

Channel the Godmind
Two Actions
Feat 17
Aphorite
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Frequency once per day
You tap into the Godmind’s collective cognitive well, rapidly parsing near-infinite variables to read your surroundings. For 1 minute, you gain precise motion sense out to 60 feet, you can see invisible creatures and objects, and you gain the effects of a 9th-level true seeing.

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