The hengeyokai (also known as katanga in Malatra) were an incredibly varied species of shapechangers. “Ecology of the Hengeyokai”. In Steve Winter ed. Hengeyokai is a character race in 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons. 4th edition rules for hengeyokai first appeared in “The Ecology of the Hengeyokai” by Tim. Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page – Article (Ecology of the Hengeyokai) Play as a furry? YEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!.

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Unlike most other races, hengeyokai do not form clans. The game already covers shapeshifting humanoids; they’re called Shifters. Spider katanga looked out evology for other spider katanga, and viewed most other species merely as food. Originally Posted by Unwise. Hengeyokai grow to adolescence at about a year old, reaching adulthood at around ten.

Originally Posted by Kamikaze Midget. A little odd that my St Bernard Man can become Tiny A hengeyokai has the same level and ability scores in each form.

He has his full number of hit points and can easily pass for a hfngeyokai human being. Originally Posted by AbdulAlhazred.


The only true indication that a non-shapeshifted hengeyokai is anything but a normal animal is the occasional flicker of intelligence in their eyes and their cleverness far beyond that of any animal. Regardless of form, hengeyokai retain the dietary needs of their base form. The hengeyokai diet is similar to that of humans.

IMHO, this is more option bloat. When in bipedal form, the hengeyoki looks like a humanoid animal. However, things become difficult when two hengeyokai of differing species in human form reproduce: Naming traditions As Kamefonese Major organizations Most hengeyokai go “stealth” in one sense or another, making any real organization rare. Seeing a slave or a trapped animal was abhorrent to them.

Many rat hengeyokai left the Tenmei province of Kozakura after a costly war with local korobokuru and during the Spellplague civil war in Kozakura, most of the hengeyokai hengeyokwi remained staunchly neutral, though some acted in defense of innocents caught henngeyokai the warring factions. Dietary needs and habits Regardless of form, hengeyokai retain the dietary needs of their base form. That naturally led me to choose Dexterity as their fixed stat and I hope I backed up that in the flavor text and to choose a roster of favored ecplogy that focused on movement thus the assassin, rogue, and monk; the choice of sorcerer reflects their inherently magical nature and the fact that the wu jen was their favored class in 3e.


A hengeyokai can shapeshift between three different forms: Hit points lost in one form are carried over point for point when the creature changes form.

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They tend to get along well with kamefonese dwarves, off, unusually, tend to treat them with little suspicion, even if they are quite open about their hengeyokai status. Furthermore, the bipedal form is distinctive, and easily recognized as a hengeyokai. No offense to the author, of course. They also gain infravision at a foot range and acquire the ability to speak with normal animals.

Saturday, 1st September, oof, And it’s not like we needed another race with a Dex bonus Several subraces exist, each representing a different type of animal. In return, the hengeyokai receive hengeyooai of food, gifts, and services from those they protect. The hengeyokai can take no other actions during that time. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Yep, if included every subrace that appeared in previous editions we’d also have the following: I wouldn’t use the term “option bloat”, but I’ve always felt the anthropomorphic animal races needed to be cleaned up.

In human form, however, their ecoloy is only as good as a humans. I mean, I guess that steps on a human’s toes a bit, but it seems the best way to fit a huge diversity of archetypes into a single race. Finally got to the end of the “debate”, and I kinda-sorta agree with you.


Ecology of the Hengeyokai

They believed themselves descended from humans and shapeshifting animal spirits or fey versions of primal animals though some scholars of Faerie instead believed them to be either awakened animals infused with the magic of that plane or creations of the fomorians.

However, from time to time, the child survives, being born a sickly, malformed humanoid known only as a Mongrelfolk. In other words, if a hengeyokai normally has 23 points as a human, he has a maximum of 12 in animal form.

However, the latter is viewed by hengeyokai and humankind alike as an act bordering on bestiality, making it taboo at best.

However, the human form always retains one or more distinctive features of the animal form. They then lived in peace on Toril for many millennia. The movement rate for all bipedal hengeyokai is hengeyokwi For instance, a sparrow hengeyokai may have a pointed nose, and a rat hengeyokai may have beady eyes and long whiskers.

In animal formhengeyokai have the movement rate, Armor Class, and damage range shown on the Hengeyoai Creatures table below. They have little desire for land or position and never establish ecologyy families or strongholds.

As a result, humans who eat mostly plant material or meat are sometimes, mostly jokingly, accused of being a hengeyokai.

A section of Faerie moved closer to the Sheng Ti province of Shou Lung shortly after the Spellplague, which empowered the spirit folk and hengeyokai of the region, but despite this the two races remained completely loyal to the Emperor and, in gratitude, they were allowed to enter the civil service in DR, which had previously only been open to humans.