Edit In animal form, a hengeyokai was indiscernible from an ordinary animal of its kind, and only magic or careful observation of its intelligent behavior could tell that there was more than met the eye. However, they usually had features reminiscent of their animal form, such as beady eyes and a long moustache for a rat or a long and pointy nose for a sparrow. A hengeyokai who turned from human form to animal form might have to wait until the next day before they could turn back. They could not change at all if injuries taken in the human or hybrid forms were enough to kill the smaller animal form. It took some time a full minute [5] [1] or several seconds [3] to change form, during which the hengeyokai could do naught else.

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Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2. Hengeyokai reach maturity at 12 months. The exact length of their lifespans vary but records show that the oldest kitsune to date was Hengeyokai tend to be chaotic due to their wild nature. Whether they are evil or good depends on individual hengeyokai.

Hengeyokai often appear like regular animals. Your size is Tiny. While a human you have a base walking speed of 30 feet. Change Form. As an action, you may polymorph into a human as per the polymorph spell and back into your true form as a bonus action.

If you are reduced to 0 hit points in this form you revert back into your true form. Any damage you take in your changed form is transferred over to your own hit points. You can speak, read, and write in Common and Sylvan. While the most jovial of the hengeyokai, they are also the most vicious. Elections for the overseer position often break down into faction conflict between rival families, which usually end with one family is completely eliminated.

However, when not at war, tanuki enjoy drinking, playing pranks on humans and, in general, having a good time. Your Charisma score increases by 1. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. Tanuki clans train to fight like their human neighbors.

You have proficiency with the pike and shortbow. Natural Instinct. When in forest terrain, you have advantage in Wisdom Survival and Intelligence Nature checks. Suzume[ edit ] Suzume have the least amount of contact with humans, preferring to keep to themselves in their mountain homes. They are sparrows and are known to only fly, only walking in their human forms. Your Wisdom score increases by 1. You have a flying speed of 30 feet. To use this speed you must not be wearing armor.

Suppon[ edit ] Suppon are turtle creatures that commonly are rather peaceful. However, they rally against humans when it comes to their own kind of being eaten. Your Constitution score increases by 1. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. You have a swimming speed of 25 feet. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light , and in darkness as if it were dim light.

You can breathe in both air and water. Nekomata[ edit ] Nekomata usually lead lives relatively independent from other cats. However, once a year they gather in prepared locations to trade information and socialize. They occasionally masquerade as regular household cats for shelter. Your Intelligence score increases by 1. Your base walking speed is 30 feet with a climbing speed of 20 feet. Alley Cat.

You are proficient in the Acrobatics skill. Mujina[ edit ] Mujina are territorial loners that are more likely to attack another of their race on sight for trespassing than engage in pleasantries.

When engaging in pranks on humans, a mujina takes delight in scaring at best and killing the human at worst. Your Strength score increases by 1. Honey Badger. When you are reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. In your animal form, your claws are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes.

Random Height and Weight[ edit ] Base.



In 2nd edition, the hengeyokai received an informal update in the Kara-tur Monstrous Compendium , which updated all of the 1e subraces. As for their stats Spells that reveal illusions do not affect a hengeyokai in its animal or human forms. Animal Form: A hengeyokai in animal form can only speak the hengeyokai and animal languages in this form. It cannot use weapons, armor or equipmient, nor can it cast spells.


Fox, Hengeyokai (4e Race)

Hengeyokai also gain the Language of Beasts specific to their chosen animal See below. Shapeshifter: You are considered a shapechanger for the purpose of effects that relate to that keyword. True Form: When an attack renders you unconscious or reduces you to 0hp, you must make a saving throw. Fox Magic: You gain the False Form powers.


Hengeyokai (5e Race)

Favored Class Alternatives Our natural form is the body of a man with the head of an animal , but we can change this appearance at will. The ability to change the face, to take on different forms, forms of man and beast, is what humans would say most defines us. Perhaps it is our ability to change our face which so causes men to fear us, dependent as they are on their eyes. Yet, in this we know that men are mistaken. More than any other race, we know that it is not the outward face which matters, it is the heart within. No matter our form, no matter which face we wear, we remain the same. If we take on the form of the beast we become no more bestial.

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