The hengeyokai (also known as katanga in Malatra) were an incredibly varied species of shapechangers. They believed themselves descended from humans. Hengeyokai are intelligent, shapechanging animals, able to shift freely between human and Raccoon dog, +2 Str, +4 Wilderness Lore when tracking by scent. In animal form, a hengeyokai has the Size, Speed, AC, In hybrid form, a cat has a +4 racial bonus to Balance checks.

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In animal form, a cat is Tiny, has a Speed of 30ft, an AC of 14, 2 claw attacks doing 1d damage each, a bite attack doing 1d damage, a Strength of 3, a Dexterity of 15, and a Constitution of Add in that the real animal, commonly known as the “raccoon dog”, was only native to East Asian and that this sometimes lead to translators referring to them as “raccoons” or “badgers”, and they’ve had a hard time getting known, although since the s that factor has basically gone away.

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Check out the Filter FAQ. Unlike Lycanthropy a western ideabeing a Hengeyokai is not something that is inflicted upon you -it is just your nature. Appearance, likewise, is heavily fluid; a hengeyokai can appear as hengsyokai from a human with some “symbolic” traits of their animal form to the classic “girl with animal ears and an animal’s tail” to a full-on beastfolk.

Hengeyokai tend to be flighty and weak-willed. The Manual of the Planes: Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

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When not in animal or hybrid form, Hengeyokai can understand these beasts but cannot directly communicate with them. Hengeyokai may practice the disciplines of a philosophical school, sharing a spiritual orientation with certain monks.


Hengeyokai in their henveyokai animal form look almost exactly like the animal form they’re based on, although they’re usually a bit larger in size.

Do not suggest, promote, or perform piracy. You gain a swim speed equal to your speed, and then your land speed becomes 1. They are usually motivated by little more than wanderlust, or perhaps curiosity about the world. Your equipment becomes part of the form, and you continue to gain the benefits of the equipment you wear, except for shields and item powers.

Comments on this single page only. Submit a new link. When the flavor has been changed so that this template is no longer applicable please remove this template. Reset Fields Log in. Bengeyokai to add to the discussion? In animal form, a hare is Tiny, has a Speed of 40ft, an AC of 16, a bite attack that does 1d damage, a Strength of 1, a Dexterity of 19, and a Constitution of Although this henge breed is often considered evil, they’re much more likely to be tricksters and pranksters than murders good kitsune typically playing pranks on deserving people to teach them lessons, while more evil foxes will prank anyone they want for entertainment or personal gain.

Hengeyokai are commonly adventurers, since the sedentary life of a commoner or expert holds little appeal for them. In this form, a hengeyokai can typically wear light or medium armor without modification, but wearing heavy armor is impossible.

That said, the historical source is Japanese mythology. Sunday, 24th September, The burst creates a zone of ghostly fire that lasts until the end of the encounter. But technically they were designed for the Kara Tur setting That said, the historical source is Japanese mythology. The front paws, wings, or fins change into hands, capable of gripping and using normal equipment. The article is in Dragon Magazine if you want to read more. Possible animal forms include badger, carp, cat, crab, crane, hengeyokal, fox, hare, monkey, raccoon dog, rat, sparrow, and weasel.


Shapeshifting cats are one of the most famous of the “lesser” hengeyokai. This is perhaps the laziest way to handle dnv, because hengeyokai actually covers a wide variety of different animals who just happen to have “assume human form” as a common trait, but it seems fairly cemented in tradition: Hengeyokai are shapechangers, not humanoids.

When your hengeyokai character gains a class utility power after 1st level, you can forgo taking a power granted to you by your class. Home of user-generated, homebrew pages!

Hengeyokai can also assume a bipedal, animalistic “hybrid” form. Filters It is recommended that you go into your preferences and increase your displayed links to It is possible that there is more recent 3.

Instead you gain a hengeyokai utility power of the same henggeyokai or lower. Most hengeyokai are chaotic, with a strong independent streak. As such, they are immune to spells that specifically target humanoids including charm person and hold personbut are susceptible to any spells that target shapechangers.

Originally Posted by Klaus. Again, though– mechanically boring. D I just loved this race as a whole, seemed the most appropriate for my ranger. You gain a burrow speed equal to half your speed, henteyokai you cannot burrow through solid stone. Some types of hengeyokai strongly favor good or evil: This supernatural ability functions like the polymorph other spell, but a hengeyokai can change form a number of times per day equal to 1 plus his character level.

You can deceive not only others but your very own nature to take on the appearance of another.