Starfarer Suli

Infused with elemental power, suli are the descendants of humans and jann; native outsiders born of a combination of all four primal elements. Colloquially sulis are often classed as genekin for this reason.

Physical Description

For the most part, sulis often appear indistinguishable for humans, save for their natural strength and otherworldly presence. As a result, sulis appear as physically diverse as humans, appearing in a range of skin, hair, and eye tones, some of which have only recently begun to manifest because of their exposure to alien atmospheres, foods, and environment conditions.

The full extent of a suli’s otherworldly heritage becomes apparent, however, in adolescence, when their otherworldly ties to the elements manifests. Suddenly the suli’s skin feels smooth and hard like polished stone, their hair defies gravity as if a constant wind were battering it, their flesh warm like fire, and their movements swift like an oceanic current. Unlike the other geniekin races, sulis are exclusively human in appearance, though the precise reason for this is unknown because whether jann are only compatible with humans or the children of a jann and mortal pairing always inherit the jann’s vaguely human appearance cannot be determined for certain.

Home World

Sulis call any world where humans can arise their home, as they are born from human parents who have janni ancestry in their blood. Historically, this typically arose from an elemental bloodline, but after the disaster occurred, sulis began spontaneously appearing in great numbers amount the human survivors of the geniekin world, a world ravaged by elemental forces following fluctuations in space-time that weakened the barriers between the Material Plane and the elemental planes. While some sulis are still born of ancient bloodlines to this day, most call this world or one of its habitable moons their home world.

Society And Alignment

Sulis, unlike their fellow genekin races, are far less common in the galaxy, as their ancestry traces back to a genie native to the Material Plane, rather than the Elemental Planes. As a result, the influx of elemental energy washing over the geniekin world and its moons does not give rise to sulis; as a result, all sulis living in the galaxy are able to trace jann ancestry somewhere in their family line. For this reason, suli are far less common in the galaxy than other genekin races, and they have no true home world of their own.

Instead, sulis are born directly into human society, where they often find themselves welcome, but emotionally and spiritually incomplete until they finally realize their ancient birthright. Today, many sulis choose to pilgrimage to the geniekin world to experience a sense of closeness with the raw elemental power that permeates their bodies. Few, however, choose to make a home for themselves on the elements-ravaged world, instead preferring to live amongst humans while learning more about their ancestry and kin.

Relations

Sulis are relatively uncommon in the galaxy, so they don’t have firmly established relations with other races. That being said, sulis often get along well with the other four genekin races, and often serve as mediators between the genekin races, as they see value in all of their opinions and points of view. Charismatic and forceful, sulis often clash with other strong-personality but low-diplomatic races, especially nagaji. On the other hand, kitsune often get along well with sulis, frequently bonding over their participation within human society without truly being a part of the culture. Sulis often see tengu and ysoki as being too bombastic for their tastes, and are off-put by samsarans, whose wisdom and age intimidates many sulis. Sulis enjoy the company of kasatha and vesk, finding both races to be mild-mannered and easy to get along with, provided they take care not to anger them.

Adventurers

Like most children, young sulis often dream of adventure amongst the stars. However, this dream becomes much more of a practical reality when they reach adolescence and learn of their slumbering elemental powers. Strong-willed and strong-bodied, many young sulis practically jump at the chance to take to the stars and see the wonders that await humanity among them. Sulis are naturally gifted in physical combat, and they make strong-willed and determined soldiers and solarions. Their bodies brimming with elemental power, sulis sometimes follow the calling of the mystic, eager to learn more of their heritage and birthright. Despite their eagerness to soar among the stars, however, few sulis have the patience for technological pursuits, and seldom become mechanics or technomancers.

Names

Few humans–let alone suli–ever meet a jann to truly understand their traditions or naming conventions, and unlike other geniekin races, sulis aren’t noticeably different from humans at birth. As a result, most sulis are given names that follow human naming conventions and traditions.

Racial Traits

+2 Str, +2 Cha, –2 Int

4 Hit Points

Sulis are outsiders with the native subtype and are Medium. They have a base speed of 30 feet.

Elemental Assault: Sulis can shroud their arms in acid, cold, electricity, or fire once per day as a swift action. This lasts for 1 round per level, and can be dismissed as a free action. While wreathed in elemental power, sulis add +1d6 points of damage of the chosen type to all attacks made with their hands or weapons held in their hands.

Elemental Resistance: Sulis gain acid resistance 5, cold resistance 5, electricity resistance 5, and fire resistance 5, as well as a +2 bonus on saving throws against acid-, cold-, elelctricity, and fire-based effects.

Low-Light Vision: Sulis can see in dim light as if it were normal light. For more details, see the lowlight vision section in Chapter 8 in the Starfinder Core Rulebook.


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