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 of the Hengeyokai

Make sure to send in your feedback to the playtest email! Like his animal form, the human form is genuine and cannot be detected by spells that reveal illusions. 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 hnegeyokai use weapons, equipment, and armor. Hengeyokai do not form communities or villages of their own, preferring to form loosely organized bands, dwelling in crude but sturdy shelters made of wood and stone.

I wouldn’t use the term “option bloat”, but I’ve always felt the anthropomorphic animal races needed to be cleaned up. Hengeyokai have their own language, which is the same regardless of their animal type. Originally Posted by Unwise.

The vast majority of the time, the resulting child dies in the womb. For instance, a 1st level hengeyokai can change from human to animal or biped only once in a given day. Total hit points vary between forms. They believed themselves descended from humans and shapeshifting animal spirits or fey versions of primal animals though some scholars of Faerie instead believed them to be either awakened animals infused with the magic of that plane or creations of the fomorians.


Finally got to the end of the “debate”, and I kinda-sorta agree with you. Such higher-level creatures seldom belong to a band, preferring to strike out on their own.

I wouldn’t have minded seeing a little 4e style re-conception, however! In human form, they can reproduce with humans and hengeyokai of the same species in human form. 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.


No reason that this couldn’t have been done as alternate race features for Shifters similar to what they put in Neverwinter for Dwarves and Elves. They were also quite long-lived—frequently living past the age of two hundred—though some seemed to mature slowly, not reaching adolescence until the end of their first century.

Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. The animal form has disadvantages, too. They tend to get along well with kamefonese dwarves, who, unusually, tend to treat them with little suspicion, even if they are quite open about their hengeyokai status.

Not many hengeyokai are artisans, but a few have natural artistic talent and exceptional skill. However, he has no infravision and he cannot speak to animals, although he still can understand their speech.


Hengeyokai (Monstrous Manual)

Few actually took the opportunity but it remained nonetheless, despite groups who actively opposed the move. Originally Posted by Nemesis Destiny.

Tuesday, 2nd August, As a result, humans who eat mostly plant material or meat are sometimes, mostly jokingly, accused of being a hengeyokai. They can never be samurai or ninja, since they hejgeyokai not human.

In human form, however, their eyesight is only as good as a humans. They also gain infravision at a foot range and acquire the ability to speak with normal animals.

They hengeyoiai 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.

Hengeyokai strive to make their lives as simple as possible. Most hengeyokai go “stealth” in one sense or another, making any real organization rare. Ecopogy, 24th September, They have little desire for land or position and never establish formal families or strongholds. Luckily, Intimidate is a Charisma-based skill. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Yep, if included every subrace that appeared in previous editions we’d also have the following: