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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Ecology and Habitats Hengeyokai are found mostly on the island of Kamefon, their native land. They have little desire for land or position and never establish formal families tye strongholds.

Hence, the animal form appears normal and real to a caster who uses spells that reveal illusions. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, They had particularly large populations concentrated in the Ama Basin of Kara-Tur, though they could be found pretty much anywhere in Kara-Tur where there was any wilderness area.

A typical hengeyokai band seldom consists of more than 20 adult members. They were also quite eco,ogy living past the age of two hundred—though some seemed to mature slowly, not reaching adolescence until the end of their first century.

Perception and Sensory capabilities Hengeyokai have keen eyes while in animal or hybrid form, capable of sight in dark conditions as is befitting of their species.

Males and females are equal in number, as well as in abilities. Additionally, they can transform into a hybrid form, mixing the strengths and weaknesses of the two forms. Yep, if included every subrace that appeared in previous editions we’d also have the following: They are especially noted for their nishiki-e and beautifully carved kongi rikishi.

He must remain in that form until the next day, when he can shapechange again. In bipedal formthe hengeyokai can speak any language he knows including human and animal languageshas infravision to a range of feet, has his full number of hit points, can cast spells, and can use weapons, equipment, and armor.


For instance, a cat hengeyokai may be a strict carnivore, while a sparrow hengeyokai may eat only seeds and grain. For instance, a hengeyokai sparrow cannot fly in bipedal form, and a bipedal carp must use the normal swimming rules.

Naming traditions As Kamefonese Major organizations Most hengeyokai go “stealth” in one sense or another, making any real organization rare. The leader may be male or female. A hengeyokai can shapeshift between three different forms: Natural weapons can be used only when the hengeyokai is in animal form.

The movement rate for all bipedal hengeyokai is They prefer to avoid prolonged contact with humans. Each day, a hengeyokai can shapechange the number of times that equals his level. Hengeyokai of good alignment sometimes become protectors of human families or villages. Seeing a slave or a trapped animal was abhorrent to them.

I generally hate anthro characters, but I love this article as it finally gives me rules for playing Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy. They then lived in peace on Toril for many millennia. The vast majority of the time, the resulting child dies in the womb. Several subraces exist, each representing a different type of animal.

Ecology of the Hengeyokai

Evil hengeyokai instead played cruel pranks on humans, extorting offerings from those they preyed upon in order to leave them alone. Some hengeyokai reject the company of other sapient beings altogether, often living life entirely as their base form. Unlike most other races, hengeyokai do not form clans. He cannot wear armor, use weapons or equipment, or cast spells.

Being reclusive sorts, hengeyokai didn’t have much of a cultural history. 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.


The front appendages wings, paws, or fins change into hands, capable of gripping and using normal weapons. Hit points lost in one form are carried over point for point when the creature changes form.

Migration to the mainland is rare at best. Originally Posted by Dire Bare. He stands on his hind appendages to the height of a normal man.

However, from time to time, the child survives, being born a sickly, malformed humanoid known only as a Mongrelfolk. In other words, they are not limited by the cycles of the moon, are not especially susceptible to silver weapons, cannot transmit their power through wounds, and cannot heal their own wounds by simply changing form.

Sign In Don’t have an account? After the eladrin emerged victorious, they went on an almost genocidal purge of all hengeyokai, causing the species to flee Faerie en masse. Though suspicious of strangers, they make deep and lasting friendships with those who treat them with kindness. I wouldn’t have minded seeing a little 4e style re-conception, however! The greatest insult one could give to a hengeyokai was trapping them in a cage. In general, most hengeyokai were more agile than the average human.

Interspecies relations and assumptions Hengeyokai have a complicated relationship with humans, with an ambivalent to positive view of the native Kamefonese people. All hengeyokai were, to some extent, unpredictable and valued both their freedom and the freedom of others greatly.

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