Introducing Keskodai – The Starfinder Iconics

By October 28, 2021December 6th, 2021BLOG, Starfinder

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In Starfinder on Alexa, there are multiple characters you can choose when you first begin, from the Android Operative Iseph – to Quig, the Ysoki Mechanic. 

Below, we introduce Keskodai, the Shirren Mystic.


Race/Species: Shirren
Gender: Male
Class: Mystic (priest)
Alignment: Neutral good
Homeland: Verces
Deity: Pharasma
Companion: Chkoresk (Chk Chk)

A bug-like priest who casts spells in the name of the death goddess Pharasma. Trained as a healer by the church, he left home with only your larval son Chk Chk who he carries a round in a transparent canister.

Thought naturally friendly, preferring to use magic to help people. His faith also gives him access to deadly psychic attacks.

His cheery relationship with death unnerves both patients and enemies alike.


As with many shirren, Keskodai is a team player, always ready to throw in to help others, and a social butterfly who loves meeting new people. A crewmate once called him “the galaxy’s friendliest death priest,” and he wears the badge with pride. Though quite fond of option bars and other artificial means of stimulating his choice centers, he’s careful not to let himself overindulge… usually. More often he satisfies his need for independence by customizing his gear—though he doesn’t consider himself vain, Keskodai is intensely proud of the aesthetics of his gear, his collection of trophies, and his mustache (which he thinks lends him an air of gravitas). His greatest pride, however, is his son Chkoresk, still in his larval stage. Like many shirren parents, Keskodai constantly carries Chkoresk—affectionately nicknamed “Chk Chk”—around in a heavily fortified cradle-jar designed to let Chk Chk learn about the world from relative safety. While Chk Chk isn’t old enough to speak yet, his telepathy only good enough to grant brief blasts of childlike emotion, Keskodai holds conversations with him regularly, with Chk Chk tapping on the glass to communicate his answers.

Though Keskodai is generally as easygoing as he appears, he still has his demons. The Gray Shakes tragedy left him deeply distrustful of certain types of research and technology, and he’s constantly torn between his faith in individual freedom and his desire to protect the community through heavy government regulation. Worse, he’s come to love the life of a wanderer and the friends he’s made along the way, and deeply fears the day when Chk Chk grows old enough to return home, and Keskodai has to choose whether to head back to Verces with him, or continue on alone.

Src: James L. Sutter
Creative Director

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