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So, Eldritch Secret allows a witchwarper to add a specific mystic or technomancer spell to their list of witchwarper spells known as per its rules:

Eldritch Secret wrote:
Select one spell from the mystic or technomancer spell list. It must be of a level no greater than 1 lower than the highest-level spell you can cast. Add this to your list of witchwarper spells known.

In addition, the Adaptive Casting feat allows a caster to choose spells from a class spell list that they can cast spells from, and gain some as spell-likes.

Adaptive Casting wrote:
Select three spells from class spell lists you can cast spells from. They must be at least 1 level lower than the highest spell level you can cast. Once per day, you can cast one of these spells as a spell-like ability. Each time you gain a caster level, you can change which three spells you have selected with this feat.

My question is, could this allow a witchwarper to learn mystic spells as spell-likes gained via Adaptive Casting? For example, if a witchwarper uses Eldritch Secret to learn Mind Thrust (the Mystic spell), can they then use Adaptive Casting to select other Mystic spells for use as spell-likes?

TLDR; Does Eldritch Secret allow a witchwarper to use Adaptive Casting to gain mystic spells as spell-likes?

This was probably addressed at some point in the past, but I was having trouble finding previous discussions about it.

Certain familiars require their masters to be of a specific alignment in order to obtain them. For example:

Lyrakien wrote:
A chaotic good 7th-level spellcaster can gain a lyrakien as a familiar if she has the Improved Familiar feat.

What if, later in the campaign, the spellcaster were to have a change in alignment? For example, the CG spellcaster decides that being a rabble-rouser is getting them into too much trouble and they start to become NG?

Would the spellcaster retain the familiar because they were CG at the time they gained it, or would something else happen?

p.134 describes alternate ability adjustments for Skittermanders. The text describing Bookish Skittermanders reads:

"Skittermanders generally receive little formal education; they do not rear their young, and the Veskarium has little motivation to provide a well-rounded education. Some bookish skittermanders experience formal tutoring and study away from the Veskarium, however, though this increased education often comes at the expense of developing their natural communication skills. A bookish skittermander’s ability score modifier is +2 Dexterity."

Unless these Skittermanders were reading paper books and had to learn to flip pages very quickly, it seems to me that the ability score adjustment should be +2 Intelligence, not +2 Dexterity.

Also, the phrase "at the expense of developing their natural communication skills" suggests there should be some kind of negative adjustment to an ability score somewhere. Any thoughts?

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I just got Near Space (PDF version), and I've noticed something. On p.129, the section describing Ghoran alternate ability adjustments states:

"Ghorans have begun to see varying phenotypes among their kind. These alternate ghorans have the listed ability scores and size, rather than a ghoran’s normal +2 Charisma, –2 Intelligence, and +2 to Strength or Dexterity (for Medium oaklings and Small saplings, respectively)."

p.57 of Alien Archive 2 says that Oakling Ghorans get +2 Charisma and -2 Intelligence as stated above, but that they get +2 Constitution, not +2 Strength. Is there a discrepancy here, or was there a change made to Oakling Ghorans that I missed?