Nasir can change shape, assuming animal or vermin form. The type of animal or vermin depends on the area of settlement. This supernatural ability functions similar to a druid’s ability, but a Nasir can change form a number of times a day equal to 1 + Con modifier. Thus a Nasir with a +2 Con modifier can switch from Nasir to animal form and back again 3x in a single day. Changing form is a full round action that does provoke attacks of opportunity. A Nasir gains the ability to turn herself into any Tiny, Small or Medium animal or vermin. Her options for new forms include all creatures with the animal or vermin type. The effect lasts for 1 hour per Nasir HD, or until she changes back.
Possible animal forms will include those that are readily available in their settlement area. The form chosen must be that of an animal or vermin the Nasir is familiar with. Nasir cannot transform into animals they are not aware of. They must see the animal in person and be able to observe it in order to make a successful transformation. The Nasir has low light vision and the supernatural ability to communicate with other animals of its kind. This is the same as the familiar’s ability to speak with animals of its type.
A Nasir loses her ability to speak while in animal form because she is limited to the sounds that a normal, untrained animal can make, but she can communicate normally with other animals of the same general grouping as her new form. (The normal sound a wild parrot makes is a squawk, so changing to this form does not permit speech.)
Any gear worn or carried by the Nasir melds into the new form and becomes nonfunctional. When the Nasir reverts to her true form, any objects previously melded into the new form reappear in the same location on her body that they previously occupied and are once again functional. Any new items worn in the assumed form fall off and land at the Nasir's feet.
Alternate Form (Wild Shape)
A Nasir with this special quality has the ability to assume one or more specific alternate forms. A true seeing spell or ability reveals the Nasir’s natural form. A Nasir using wild shape reverts to its natural form when killed, but separated body parts retain their shape. A Nasir cannot use wild shape to take the form of a creature with a template. Assuming an alternate form results in the following changes to the Nasir: