Celestials' magical nature allows them to crossbreed with virtually any creature. The offspring of the resulting unions, half-celestials, are glorious and wonderful beings.

To carry our their responsibilities, celestials sometimes spend great amounts of time in mortal realms. Being devoted and kind, they occasionally fall in love with mortals: humans, elves, unicorns, and similar creatures. The objects of celestial affection are never evil and are always intelligent. They always return the love of their immortal paramour and willingly conceive the child, usually caring for it since the celestial has other duties.

No matter the form, half-celestials are always comely and delightful to the senses, having golden skin, sparkling eyes, angelic wings, or some other sign of their higher nature.

Though noble and compassionate, half-celestials are often dismayed at the evil among their kin and take a stern, sometimes harsh, view of base instincts or malevolent actions. Never truly fitting into any mortal society, half-celestials are usually loners and wanderers attempting to right wrongs wherever they can.

Creating A Half-Celestial

"Half-celestial" is a template that can be added to any corporeal creature with an Intelligence score of 4 or more and non-evil alignment (referred to hereafter as the "base creature"). The creature's type changes to "outsider." It uses all the base creature's statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

Speed: There is a 75% chance that a half-celestial has feathered wings. The creature can fly at twice the base creature's normal speed (good maneuverability).

AC: Natural armor improves by +1.

Special Attacks: A half-celestial retains all the special attacks of the base creature and also gains the supernatural ability to use light at will as the spell. Half-celestials with an Intelligence or Wisdom score of 8 or higher possess the following spell-like abilities, using their level as the caster level, as specified in the table below. Unless otherwise indicated, the ability is usable once per day

1-2Protection from evil 3/day, bless
3-4Aid, detect evil
5-6Cure serious wounds, neutralize poison
7-8Holy smite, remove disease
9-10Dispel evil
11-12Holy word
13-14Holy aura 3/day, hallow
17-18Summon monster IX (celestials only)

Special Qualities: A half-celestial has all the special qualities of the base creature, plus low-light vision. Half-celestials are immune to acid, cold, disease, and electricity and gain a +4 racial bonus to Fortitude saves against poison.

Saves: Same as the base creature

Abilities: Increase from the base creature as follows: Str +4, Dex +2, Con +4, Int +2, Wis +4, Cha +4.

Skills: A half-celestial has 8 skill points, plus its Intelligence modifier, per Hit Die. Treat skills from the base creature's list as class skills and other skills as cross-class. If the creature has a class, it gains skills for class levels normally.

Feats: Half-celestials have one feat for every four levels or the base creature's total of feats, whichever is greater.

Climate/Terrain: Same as either the base creature or the celestial

Organization: Same as the base creature

Challenge Rating: Same as the base creature +1

Alignment: Always good (any)

Treasure: Same as the base creature

Advancement: Same as the base creature

Half-Celestial Characters

Half-celestial humanoids often have a character class, favoring bards, clerics, fighters, and paladins. Nonhumanoids are also sometimes clerics or paladins. Half-celestial clerics serve good deities such as Elilonna, Heironeous, Kord, or Pelor.

Sample Half-Celestial:Half-Celestial/Half-Unicorn.

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