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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Equipment worn or carried by a hengeyokai in human form does not transform when the hengeyokai assumes hybrid form. They are typically found on the fringes of human-settled lands, where they can mingle in human form but retreat to solitude when they desire. Possible animal forms include dnr, carp, cat, crab, crane, dog, fox, hare, monkey, raccoon dog, rat, sparrow, and weasel. You gain a burrow speed equal to half your speed, but you cannot burrow through solid stone.

Tuesday, 2nd August, They typically operate from the shadows, manipulating others to do their will rather than doing it themselves. Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide: Saturday, 1st September, Without a doubt the most obscure of the “true” hengeyokai, itachi are shapeshifting weasels feared for their potent non-shapeshifting magic, which includes hypnotising people to become their slaves and gathering in groups to create huge firestorms.

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In this form, a hengeyokai can typically wear light or medium armor without modification, but wearing heavy armor is impossible. Hengeyokai can also assume a bipedal, animalistic “hybrid” form. Among the more obscure hengeyokai, these are female eels who assume human form in order to interact with humans, often to beg for their assistance in battling other yokai who want to claim their homes.


Changeling – Kalashtar – Warforged. 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.

That said, the historical source is Japanese mythology.


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. While in animal form, you cannot use any attack powers, although you can sustain such powers. Just collecting my thoughts; The reflex bonus is boring and not mechanically necessary. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission.


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Examples are Inari, Ikari,Inori, etc. Most hengeyokai are chaotic, with a strong independent streak. Your speed increases by 2. You are considered a shapechanger for the purpose of effects that relate to that keyword.

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. Bullywug – Duergar – Kenku. This ability can be used twice per day at level 11 and three times per day at level This page was last modified on 13 Octoberat Submit a new link.



[4E] Questions about Hengeyokai race. : DnD

Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. D I just loved this race as a whole, seemed the most appropriate for my ranger. When your hengeyokai character gains a class utility power after 1st level, you can forgo taking a power granted to you by your class.

This is perhaps the laziest way to handle it, 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 also gain the Language of Beasts specific to their chosen animal See below.

For more information about Wizards of the Coast or any of Wizards’ trademarks or other intellectual property, please visit their website at www. Its physical ability scores in animal form are average for its animal type, as shown on Table. In animal form, a henegyokai 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 They stand on their hind legs or similar appendages to snd height of their human form.

Adventuring foxes are typically young kitsune who’s curiosity causes them to venture out into the world, and who’s naivety allows them to trust the more mundane races easier.