Ssophi of the Blood of Iisstaa the Mystic, the Greenfeather Tribe, of Sslaniss.
Ssophi is a Sslik Druid, teacher and shaman. In Ssophi’s youth, it was attractive and headstrong, spending many a season with various partners and becoming both sserkzhah (brooding parent) and sserktlak (impregnating parent) to many clutches of eggs. It was always far more interested in its offspring than its partners, however, and never sought a more permanent coupling. In fact, Ssophi was always fascinated by nurturing things and watching them grow, from animals to plants to hatchlings.
Its fascination with nurturing and growth led it to become the apprentice of a druid named Ssylass. Under that one’s tutelage, Ssophi learned to tend to the growth of plants, animals and nature in general. It also did far more than required by custom to raise the young of the tribe, both its and others’ clutches, teaching everything from early language and basic skills to higher-level trail- and campcraft. Ssophi is unusually “maternal” for a Sslik, but that only goes so far. It is not in the habit of coddling or controlling, giving her students tools and seeing what they do with them. After all, life is about learning, even as old as Ssophi is, and wisdom is only gained through experience… and what would the world be without crazy hatchlings getting into everything?
Ssophi finds the concept of a dual-sex species odd and bewildering, but is not as disgusted by it as many other Sslik… perhaps why it tolerates its mammalian acquaintances’ habit of calling Ssophi “she/her” or perhaps it’s more of her wry, sarcastic acceptance of this curious, crazy and nonsensical world. As much as she may snark, Ssophi is curious and always ready to learn more, fascinated by all the new and interesting things that the world still manages to surprise her with, even after sixty long years of living with her eyes wide open.
Hit Dice: 4d8 + 4 (21/22 hp)
Initiative: + 3
Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares), climb 20 ft.
Armor Class: 17 ( + 4 Dex, + 3 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 13
BA/Grapple: + 3/ + 5
Attack: Bite + 7 melee (1d8 + 1 plus poison)
Full Attack: Bite + 7 melee (1d8 + 1 plus poison)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Poison, web (not thrown)
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits(?), Link, Share Spells,
Saves: Fort + 5, Ref + 4, Will + 1
Abilities: Str 12, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 1, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills: Climb + 11, Hide + 7, Jump + 10, Perception + 14
Feats: Weapon Finesse, Improved Natural Attack
Poison (Ex): DC 12, 1d4 str damage
Animal Companion Abilities: Link, Share Spells, Evasion