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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Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Reset Fields Log in. Out of the original Changing Breeds sourcebook, came the Oriental Therianthropes of the World of Darkness, in the form of the Hengeyokai: In dmd form, hengeyokai are almost indistinguishable from normal animals except through magic.

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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.

Do i get my animal power in hybrid form? Once a day, the kitsune can expend a usage of Nature’s Mask to transform into any small to medium sized dne. Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, The filters work on reddit mobile. Hengeyokai are not found in Rokugan.

As for the Hengeyokai the animal form ability is useful for positioning that takes more than a round to do. The most common trait is that the hengeyokai will usually be desperate to hide what she is at first, often because she’s scared that the guy will freak when he learns she’s really a cat or a weasel or whatever.


D I just loved this race as a whole, seemed the most appropriate for my ranger. Appearance, likewise, is heavily fluid; a hengeyokau can appear as anything 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. Cunning and seductive, but as likely to end humans as harm them, it has achieved a great deal of fame. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission.

Among the more obscure hengeyokai, these are female eels who assume human form in order to interact with henfeyokai, often to beg for their assistance in battling other yokai who want to claim their homes.

But technically they were designed for the Kara Tur setting That said, the historical source 4f Japanese mythology. While equipment is part of the form, it cannot be removed, and anything in a container that is part of the form is inaccessible.

As popular as kitsunes in its home country, the tanuki myths have had a hard time getting abroad, mostly because of a certain bowdlerization issue. You gain a burrow speed equal to half your speed, but you cannot burrow through solid stone. GiantGoblinNezumiSpirit Tongue. In animal form, a sparrow is Fine, has a Speed of 1ft and a Fly of 50ft, an AC of 24, attacka Strength of 1, a Dexterity of 23, e4 a Constitution of I wish their hybrid form had some mechanics associated with them to make them unique instead of being a different skin.


Your connection to fire allows you to naturally create and manipulate small amounts of ghostly fire to hengeuokai your foes.

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None of your game statistics change in human or hybrid form. This includes art commissions, modules, maps, podcasts, streams, etc, whether you are charging for them or not. From a role playing perspective they are Fey creatures and can be seen to come from the Feywild. Effect You change into your human, Tiny animal, or hybrid form. If not, that’s gives me another idea for a Dragon article proposal Changing form is a full-round action that does provoke attacks of opportunity, as with the polymorph self spell.

Check out the Filter FAQ. Both the Changeling and the Werecarp have absolutely wonderful flavor and potential for awesome roleplay, but on a purely CharOp level, they’re both utterly devoid of useful mechanics. Four-fold or five-fold shifters are very uncommon.


You’re a dbd race from normal animals, your parents were other hengeyokai. Their cousins the Kamaitachi, a trio of super-fast weasels who run around knocking people over and cutting them with sickles, are much more famous.

Want to add to the discussion? I can’t see how Changeling is boring, even though there aren’t mechanics for when you assume the form of people enemies know, it can be very powerful in the right hands.

Seems like there should be access to the druid Beast Form powers and feats, doesn’t it?