The undines are a proud race and show little outward fear. While good-natured and somewhat playful, they behave with slightly more reserve and seriousness when dealing with strangers. They have excellent emotional control, and can edge their tempers from calm to raging and back again within but a few minutes. While some might dub their behavior erratic, undines are simply a bit more outwardly melodramatic than most races. Certainly, they are not moody and do not become angered, excited, or otherwise emotional without provocation. As close friends, some find them overly possessive, though they are also extremely protective of those they care about. Undines tend to settle near water, usually in warmer climates. Though land-dwellers in general, they spend a fair amount of time in the water.
Physical Description: Of all the planetouched races the undines are the most unlikely to pass for normal humans. Even at first glance, one notices the potency of their ancestry, for an undine’s very flesh mimics the color of lakes, seas, and oceans. They display a wide variety of skin tones, ranging from pale turquoise to deep blue to sea green. An undine’s straight, thick hair tends to be of a similar, yet slightly darker color than her skin and seems to flow as they move if not tied down. Eye color can range just as far as skin and hair color. Aside from their coloration, their most racially defining traits remain their webbed hands and feet. Most dress sparsely, wearing only enough clothing to protect themselves from the elements, and few wear shoes. They avoid wearing jewelry around their necks and keep their hair slicked back and tied into tight knots. This prevents hair or other objects from becoming a distraction or hindrance while swimming.
Undine Racial Traits
+2 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom, and –2 Strength: Undines are both perceptive and agile but tend to adapt rather than match force with force.
Size: Undines are Medium creatures and thus receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Type: Undines are outsiders with the native subtype.
Normal Speed: Undines have a base speed of 30 feet on land.
Swim: Undine have a swim speed of 40 feet.
Darkvision: Undines can see perfectly in the dark up to 60 feet.
Amphibious: Undine are amphibious and can breathe both air and water.
Energy Resistance: Undines have cold resistance 5.
Spell-Like Ability (Sp): Undines can use Hydraulic Push 1/day (caster level equals the Undine’s level).
Water Affinity: Undine sorcerers with the elemental (water) bloodline treat their Charisma score as 2 points higher for all sorcerer spells and class abilities. Undine clerics with the Water domain cast their Water domain powers and spells at +1 caster level.
Languages: Undines begin play speaking Common and Aquan.