Seemingly no different from standard examples of their kind, phrenic creatures harbor mental might.
Monsters who naturally possess psionic ability
are not found as phrenic creatures. Phrenic creatures are freaks among their kind, otherwise normal creatures whose minds are more powerful than those of their fellows. Similarly, creatures who advance by character class are usually not phrenic creatures-they simply take levels in a psionic
class to hone their mental powers.
CREATING A PHRENIC CREATURE
"Phrenic" is an inherited template that can be added to any nonmindless creature that does not already have the psionic subtype
(referred to hereafter as the "base creature"). A phrenic creature uses all the base creature's statistics and special abilities
except as noted here.
Size and Type:
The creature's type does not change, unless it is an animal (in which case it becomes a magical beast [augmented animal]). It gains the psionic subtype
Increase from the base creature as follows: Int +2 (if Int is 3 or greater), Wis +2, Cha +4.
Up to 5 HD, same as base creature +1; 6-10 HD, same as base creature +2; 11+ HD, same as base creature +3.
Same as base creature +2.