Born of psionic power, born into psionic powers, the elan is the embodiment of the mind’s psionic potential. Because of their origin, elans have a natural proclivity toward the path of the psion. Unlike many other races, the elans are not drawn to any single discipline; all psionic disciplines are equal to them.
To take an elan psion racial specialty level, a character must be an elan about to take her 1st, 3rd, or 5th level of psion. Which devotion the character belongs to does not matter.
GAME RULE INFORMATION
Hit Die: d4
Elan psion racial specialty levels have the class skills of the standard psion class, including those additional skills from the elan’s chosen devotion. Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier. Skill Points at 1st level: (2 + Int modifier) x4.
All of the following are class features of the elan psion racial specialty levels.
Aberrant Manifesting (Ex): When an elan psion manifests a power, the power points spent are retained in her form for a brief period of time, allowing her to use her racial abilities (resilience, repletion, and resistence) at a decreased cost until the start of her next action. This racial specialty feature replaces one of the powers known gained by a standard psion at 1st level. From this point on, the elan psion knows one fewer power than a standard psion.
For example, a 1st level elan kineticist manifests an energy ray for 1 power point. Until the start of his next action, he has one “free” power point to spend in his racial abilities, and therefore could activate resistance for free. Later, at 5th level, he manifests an energy missile that costs 5 power points. Until the start of his next action, he has 5 “free” power points to spend on his racial abilities — for instance, he could negate up to 10 damage with resilience at no additional power point cost.
Innate Power (Ex): At 3rd level, an elan psion draws upon the psionic energy used to create his form and unlocks more psionic abilities from latency. He may add one power to his psion powers known list up to the maximum level of power he can manifest as a psion. This power can be from any power list, as the Expanded Knowledge feat, but is not restricted to one level below his maximum power known. This racial specialty feature replaces one of the standard powers known gained by a standard psion at 3rd level.
Clairvoyant Resistance (Su): At 5th level, an elan psion learns to guard herself from those who would attempt to scry her. While psionically focused, any time an attempt is used to use a clairsentient or location determining effect on her, the manifester of the effect must succeed on a manifester level check (1d20 + manifester level) against a
DC of 11 + the manifester level of the elan psion. Failing this effect means that the power fails (if it was targeted on her) or that the elan psion simply isn’t detected as present (if she was in the area of effect). This racial specialty feature replaces the bonus feat gained by a standard psion at 5th level.