Phaethon Racial Traits
+2 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom, -2 Strength: Phaethons are nimble and wise, but their elven heritage makes them physically weak.
Humanoid (elf, fire): Phaethons are humanoids with both the elf and the fire subtypes. They are immune to fire, but are vulnerable to cold and subject to any spells or effects that target fire creatures.
Medium: Phaethons are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Low-Light Vision: Phaethons do not have the elvensight of their wingless cousins, but are still capable of seeing twice as far as a human in dim light.
Normal Speed: Phaethons have a base speed of 30 feet.
Flaming Wings: As a free action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity, a phaethon can manifest a pair of fiery wings that enable him to fly; he has a fly speed of 60 feet (average) when his wings are manifested. These wings may also be used to cause fire damage in unarmed combat. A phaethon who makes an unarmed strike while his wings are manifested inflicts 1d6 points of fire damage in addition to the standard unarmed damage. A phaethon who is involved in a grapple may add this damage to any other damage inflicted on the opponent as a result of a grapple check. A phaethon who uses his wings to inflict additional fire damage in a round cannot also use them to fly in that round. Manifesting his wings is a supernatural ability with an effective caster level equal to the phaethon’s character level for the purposes of antimagic and dispel effects.
Weapon Familiarity: Phaethons treat any weapon with the word “elven” in its name as a martial weapon.
Languages: Phaethons begin play speaking Common and Elven. Phaethons with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Celestial, Draconic, Dwarven, Ignan, Sylvan.