Size: Small (2 1/2 to 3 feet)
Hit Dice: 0
Armor Class: 13 (light armor)
Saving Throws: F14, R 16, W16
Environment: Underground, spaceship, asteroid colony
No, Appearing: Team (2d12)
XP 25 (CL 0)
"The beings of Ib were in hue as green as the lake and the mists that rise above it.... They had bulging eyes, pouting, flabby lips, and curious ears, and were without voice." -H.P. Lovecraft, The Doom That Came to Sarnak
The Thuum'ha (also called Ibians) are a race of alien beings originally from a lost homeworld called Ib. They dwell almost entirely on starships and asteroid colonies, travelling endlessly and trading their advanced technology with other species. The Ibians are green or green-blue with large heads, bulging eyes and large lips. Their voices are pitched lower that human ears are accustomed, making them a race of low-talkers.
Thuum'ha civilization is centered around study, particularly psionic powers and technology that uses noetic energy. They are completely lacking in empathy for other species, but are nonetheless inquisitive, and so can make an accord with other races on this account. They are also deeply avaricious, and will do just about anything for a profit. These aliens build elaborate devices, cybernetics, starships and robots, but have also been known to experiment in arcane pursuits such as the making of undead or magical and techno-magical devices. They are also notorious slavers.
Ibians organize themselves into research teams of 1d20 x 20 scholars (usually Inventors or Psions) plus additional fighters equal to 100% of the scholars. For every 40 soldiers in a tribe, there is an additional sub-commander with 1 HD. Teams are led by scholars with 2 HD and 2d6 bodyguards with 1+1 HD each.
Ibians modify their starting ability scores as follows: Str -2, Dex +1, Con -1, Int +1. They are small creatures but have a standard speed of 30 ft. per round. Ibians can see in darkness up to 120 feet and can operate in zero-gravity conditions without any penalty, including combat, saving throws and all task checks. Their rubbery flesh give them a natural +1 bonus to Armor Class. Ibians have a knack for swimming.
Ibians They speak Ibian and may also speak Elderian, Chinese and Naacal languages. They can advance in any class and can multi-class as fighter/scholars, scholar/rogues and fighter/rogues.
This material is using the Grit and Vigor roleplaying Game by John Stater.