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Palicos’ yammering songs distract opponents in combat, hindering their ability to attack.

The yapper is an archetype of the bard class, available only to palico bards.

Bardic Performance

A yapper gains the following types of bardic performance.

Yapping Song (Su): A yapper can use performance to annoy those that hear it, causing them to take a –1 penalty on attack and damage rolls (minimum 1) and a –1 penalty on saves against fear effects and charm effects as long as the yapper continues performing. This penalty increases by 1 at 5th level and every 6 levels thereafter. Yapping song is a mind-affecting ability that uses audible components, but is not language-dependent.

This performance replaces fascinate.

Frightful Song (Su): A yapper of 12th level or higher can amplify his voice to sound like an actual dragon. Enemies within 30 feet become shaken unless they succeed at a Will save (DC 10 + half of the bard’s level + his Charisma modifier). A successful save renders targets immune to this ability for 24 hours. Frightful song is a mind-affecting ability, and a fear effect that uses audible components.

This performance replaces soothing performance.

Versatile Performance (Ex)

A yapper must choose sing at 2nd level.