Uplifted Black Bear
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Black bears are medium sized omnivores. They are not nearly as aggressive as their brown and polar bear cousins making them excellent candidates for uplift. Although, they are known as black bears their soft fur comes in a wide variety of colors; black, brown, blond, and even dark blue. Despite their fur an uplifted bear takes on an almost human like form which is similar in weight and height to their human counterparts.

Black bears tend to adopt cautious, opportunist personalities after completing uplift. An uplifted black bear won’t pass up the opportunity of a free meal or a new experience, but they will often analyze the potential dangers of these offerings before taking advantage of the situation. After all nothing in life is free, and there is always a bigger bear looking for a free lunch.

In battle, uplifted black bears tend to be smart and savvy, shrewd at observing situations and determining whether it would be most advantageous to fight or run. Bears who prefer combat to diplomacy tend to value speed and stealth, thus making soldiers and operatives as natural choices, yet the natural curiosity of many uplifted black bears may also lead them to the study of cosmic forces and mysticism, making the solarian and mystic ideal class choices. Uplifted black bear tend to gravitate towards the bounty hunter, scholar, and themeless character themes.

Racial Traits

+3 Strength, +2 Dexterity, -3 Charisma

24 Hit Points

Black bears are medium humanoids with the uplift subtype.

Speed 40 ft.

Skills The following are class skills for black bears: Acrobatics, Athletics, Perception, Stealth. They gain a +4 racial modifier to Athletic (swim) skill checks.

Feats Skill Focus (Survival), Toughness

Diminished Resolve Uplifted black bears begin play with fewer Resolve Points. They suffer a permanent -2 penalty to their Resolve Point total.

Hibernate (Ex) A black bear can enter into a sleeplike state that lasts for an extended period. While in this state, it does not suffer the effects of dehydration or starvation. Hibernation can last up to a number of days equal to x4 its Constitution score. The black bear decides how long the hibernation will last before entering into the sleeplike state. If outside forces disturb or try to awaken it, the black bear must succeed at a Will saving throw (DC 10 + ½ the number of days hibernation was ended early) to end the hibernation prematurely without penalty. If the black bear fails the saving throw they are staggered for 2d6 rounds.

Low-light Vision Bears can see in dim light as if it were normal light.

Natural attacks (Ex) claws (1d4), bite (1d4)

Scent (Ex) Black bears have blindsense 30 ft. For additional information on blindsense, see “Senses”, in Chapter 8 of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.

Reach Due to an orangutan’s extraordinarily long arms they have a natural 10 ft. reach.

Wiki Note: Yes, that's what the book says. Ask your GM if they should still have reach in your game.

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