Kihi (3.5e Race)
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|—common kihi phrase|
The life-draining Kihi (pronounced 'key-high') are beings of pure energy created by a power mad wizard to rule the world. The wizard had put all of his evil into the Kihi, all of his malice and spite. The life-sucking beasts devoured his soul and set out on their own. In the mineral-rich wastes near their creator's old tower, the Kihi built vast cities of energy-bound rocks and souls. It is not very uncommon for a soulfused rock golem (See Magic of Incarnum for Soulfused Construct template) to be found along side a Kihi master.
|“||I think I knew it wasn't him. My suspicions were confirmed as the energy beast left his body.||”|
|—account of a kihi|
Kihi keep to themselves,sometimes they use their body snatch ability to get into large cities and feast upon souls. Kihi are evil, calculating liars and tyrants.
|“||Those horrible red eyes...oh,it's burning touch...||”|
|—account of a kihi|
Kihi are made of energy. Blue,black, purple, and gray energy pulses through their forms. Their eyes glow blood red. When a Kihi snatches a body you can tell the body is dominated by a Kihi by the blue pupils the body has until the Kihi leaves the body.
|“||Tricky little buggas, that's all I's got to say about them light beasties.||”|
|—Ronald Diggsworth, bartender about kihis|
Kihi are tricksters of pure evil who wish only to dominate every race in the world with their vast soulfused golem armies and body snatching scouts who infiltrate major cities.
Kihi are always chaotic evil.
|“||Are we spirits of the long dead? Or are we experiments gone wrong? None will know...||”|
|—a kihi about its race|
The Kihi live in the vast quarries of a ruined civilization, there they build energy-bound rock and soul architecture. Sometimes they build hidden laboratories under major cities to work on prisoners taken from the city before sucking their soul out.
The Kihi don't worship any gods but instead worship energy itself.
Kihi speak Common. But when they snatch a body they can speak that creatures languages as well, as long as it remains within that body of course.
|“||I have had many names throughout the millennia, young human. But you would best know me as Korin Toth. I am a servant of a greater power than your worthless deities and am it's agent on this plane.||”|
|—a kihi after being revealed inside Korin Toth's body|
Kihi change names frequently to suit their numerous snatched bodies. Kihi have no males or females but are completly genderless beings and so don't have true names at all.
- +5 Intelligence,-5 Wisdom and - 4 Cha for the shocking blue eyes unless conceled. Being full of a mad wizards evil and mind make the Kihi smart but a little insane.
- Outsider (Native). Made from planar energies that keep the universe together, the Kihi are outsiders with the native subtype.
- Kihi base land speed is 30 ft.
- Body Snatch: A Kihi can snatch a body after a successful grapple check. Dead bodies require no grapple check.
- Automatic Languages: Common. Bonus Languages: Any a snatched body knows, or knew.
- Favored Class: Wizard.