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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Fox, Hengeyokai (4e Race)

Their name literally means “whore spider” in its original format, although politeness means the modern version of their name is written with characters that translate as “entangling bride”. Several subraces exist, defined by the kind of animal form they can hwngeyokai. Hengeyokai are commonly adventurers, since hejgeyokai sedentary life of a commoner or expert holds little appeal for them.

When your hengeyokai character gains a class utility power after 1st level, you can forgo taking a power granted to you by your class. Edit this Page All stubs Contents. Draconian – Irda – Kender – Minotaur. It’s muddled somewhat because many individual yokai of assorted species can learn to shapeshift, hengyokai these species are known to have it as inherent abilities.

While in animal form, you cannot use any attack powers, although you can sustain hengsyokai powers. This further increases the need for a racial encounter power.

You can breathe underwater. A fox or kitsune that is confronted will typically try to bluff his way out of danger, falling back on dirty fighting or illusionary magic to cripple or escape.

Ecology of the Hengeyokai (+ New Race Option!)

Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide: Common, choice of one other. Home of user-generated, homebrew pages! A more obscure hengeyokai, the kawauso are jovial and friendly shapeshifting otters, who mostly take on human form to play tricks and buy booze.


In animal form, a rat is Tiny, has a Speed of 15ft and a Climb of 15ft, an AC of 14, a bite attack tat does 1d damage, a Strength of 2, a Dexterity of 15, and a Constitution of There needs to be some other racial trait – something mechanical.

When discussing a specific edition, include the edition in the title or select the appropriate link-flair. It goes without saying that hengeyokai are actually pretty classic monstergirlswith many real-world myths revolving around them assuming the form of sexy human women for a night of fun or even to score themselves a cute human husband. In human form, hengeyokai look exactly like normal humans, though like lycanthropes they often display some feature associated with their animal form.

Ddn can change shape, assuming one of three possible forms. When not in animal or hybrid form, Hengeyokai can hengeyokak these beasts but cannot directly communicate with them. Most hengeyokai are chaotic, with a strong independent streak. Again, though– mechanically boring.

The rest of the body retains the general appearance 4w the animal, including fur, feathers, wings, tail, and other characteristic features, but in the overall shape of a humanoid head and torso. Their hybrid form tends to be an anthropomorphic animal with traits resembling that of their human form fur color resembles human hair color, same general build, etc. Requires a focus, typically a hoshi-no-tama a pear shaped ball or small jewel, often the fox’s favorite toy or trinket. They are said to be the masters of shapeshifting, attributed with wielding nine different forms.

They typically operate from the shadows, manipulating others to do their will rather than doing it themselves. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission.

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From a role playing perspective they are Fey creatures and can be seen to come from the Feywild. Hakken werewolvesKhans weretigersKitsunes werefoxesKumo werespidersNagahs wereserpentsNezumi wereratsSame-Bito weresharks – one of which you fought in the Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines vidya gameTengu wereravens and Zhong Lung weredragons.

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A common myth-related saying suggests kitsunes tend to have seven different forms they can assume. Sunday, 24th September, Log in or sign up in seconds.



The front paws, wings, or fins change into hands, capable of gripping and using normal equipment. In animal form, hengeyokai are almost indistinguishable from normal animals except through magic. The term is real, and would translate from Japanese as something like “changing phantom”, it’s just not commonly used – but then, Japanese mythology can be a right clusterfuck to try and unravel. This page was last modified on 13 Octoberat They stand on their hind legs or similar appendages to the height of their human form.

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.

The article is in Dragon Magazine if you want to read more. The Old World of Darkness attempted to broaden its appeal by doing “Oriental Flavors” for several of its gamelines. In fact, there are three different varieties of bakeneko at the least; the common bakeneko, who can be benevolent or malevolent as it sees fit; the two-tailed, almost always malevolent nekomata, who love to enslave, kill and eat people; and the kasha, particularly large and fiendish bakeneko who have a taste for corpse meat and are often servitors of hell.

In animal form, a crane is Small, has a Speed of 5ft and a Fly of 60ft, an AC of 14, a bite attack taht does 1d damage, a Strength of 6, a Dexterity of 16, and a Constitution of Some types of hengeyokai strongly favor good or evil: Cat, Monkey, Raccoon Dog, Rat: By concentrating and tapping into your nature, you can change shape to varying degree. See, the jolly and happy-go-lucky tanuki are considered symbols of good luck, which is most prominently manifested in their enormous ball-sacks.

That said, the historical source is Japanese mythology.