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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When in human form, the hengeyokai looks like a normal human being. Sign In Don’t have an account? Additionally, hengeyokai th converse with normal animals and speak the trade language, as well as the languages of humans in the area. Reset Fields Log in. Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, They have little desire for land or position and never establish formal families or strongholds.

Hengeyokai strive to make their lives as simple as possible.

Ecology of the Hengeyokai

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 classes that focused on movement thus the assassin, rogue, and monk; the choice henfeyokai sorcerer reflects od inherently magical nature and the fact that the wu jen was their favored class in 3e.


When he reaches 0 hit points in any form, he is slain.

Hengeyokai appear, in all respects, quite similar to average animals of their species. The animal form of a hengeyokai subrace was thought to never be as big as an adult human, though rumors persisted, especially in the south, that there were some subraces that had animal forms that could be larger than most men.

Genetics and Reproduction In animal form, hengeyokai can reproduce with hengeyokai or normal th of the same species. No offense to the author, of course. However, the latter is viewed by hengeyokai and humankind alike as an act bordering on bestiality, making it taboo at best. 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.

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However, as it stands now, I do think that the Hengeyokai concept from earlier editions doesn’t mesh well enough with the current Shifter race to simply make the “new” Hengeyokai types of Shifters. Tuesday, 11th Pf, Make sure to send in your feedback to the playtest email!

Hengeyokai can be shukenja, kensai, bushi, or wu jen. They prefer to avoid prolonged contact with humans. However, things become difficult when two hengeyokai of differing species in human form reproduce: The change in form is genuine.


Tuesday, 2nd August, For instance, a fox hengeyokai is usually evil, so humans avoid it. Changing form requires one complete round.

However, the bipedal hengeyokai cannot use the special movement abilities of its animal form, regardless of its appearance. Originally Posted by Unwise. The humans act accordingly. Sunday, 24th September, In general, the hengeyokai are a secretive race.

Not many hengeyokai are artisans, but a few have natural artistic talent and exceptional skill. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. Naming traditions As Kamefonese Major organizations Most hengeyokai go “stealth” in one sense or another, making any real organization rare.

Spider katanga looked out only for other spider katanga, and viewed most other species merely as food. Evil hengeyokai instead played cruel pranks on humans, extorting offerings from those they preyed upon in order to leave them alone. Page 5 of 6 First 1 2 3 4 5 6 Last Jump to ecollogy A hengeyokai can shapeshift between three different forms: