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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When in human form, the hengeyokai looks like a normal human being. However, things become difficult when two hengeyokai of differing species in human form reproduce: It’s a cool race, and the mechanics work really well for certain forms, but not so well for others The hengeyokai diet is similar to that of humans.

The change in form is genuine. Kongi rikishi are guardian figures mounted at the entrances of hfngeyokai. Perception and Sensory capabilities Hengeyokai have keen eyes while in animal or teh form, capable of sight in dark conditions as is befitting of their species.

In return, the hengeyokai receive offerings of food, gifts, and services from those they protect.

A little odd that my St Bernard Man can become Tiny Views Favorites Comments 0. He cannot wear armor, use weapons or equipment, or cast spells. Hengeyokai have little use for material possessions, They rarely accumulate more than a few coins as treasure.

Finally got to the end of the “debate”, and I kinda-sorta agree with you.


Tuesday, 2nd August, Whatever else they acquire is usually exchanged for practical items, such as food or weapons, or given away to needy recipients. Most would actively retreat from encounters with humans, realizing that they had more in common with spirits than they did with humanity, despite having the ability to appear just like a human. When oof bipedal form, the hengeyoki looks like a humanoid animal.

Through magical means they can transform into the form of a human being seemingly of native Kamefonese descent with some small beastly feature a tail kept out of sight, claw-like fingernails, fish-like eyes which most go to great lengths ecoloby conceal.

The content of this article is from Forgotten Realms Wiki. The majority of hengeyokai are of chaotic alignment and form no associations with humans.

Ecology of the Hengeyokai

All hengeyokai were, to some extent, unpredictable and valued both their freedom and the freedom of others greatly. If a hengeyokai would be reduced to 0 hit points or less when changing to animal form, he cannot make the change.

Hengeyokai are found throughout the world, usually on the fringes of human civilization. This is, of course, rather disorienting, leading most hengeyokai who do not live among humans to prefer their other forms. Our next campaign is going to be “Journey to the West” better known as “Monkey! Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. The humans act accordingly.

For instance, a sparrow hengeyokai may have a thr nose, and a rat hengeyokai may have beady eyes and long whiskers. I wouldn’t have minded seeing a little 4e style re-conception, however! Sunday, 24th September, In general, most hengeyokai were more agile than the average human. Most hengfyokai avoided contact with other sentient races with the exception of the spirit folk.


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Just like the 4e designers felt there were too many “dragon-men” and “half-dragon” concepts floating around and so wrapped them up into the new dragonborn race, I’d like to see the same thing happen with animal-head-people!

Unlike lycanthropes, which they superficially resembled in many ways, hengeyokai had no relationship with the moon, never changed forms unless they wanted to, were not especially vulnerable to silver, did not transmit their power through inflicted wounds, didn’t heal when they changed shape, and did not have to have a predatory animal form, though they did frequently take on a superficial likeness to their animal when in human form.

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Being reclusive sorts, hengeyokai didn’t have much of a cultural history. Hence, thee animal form appears normal and real to a caster who uses spells that reveal illusions. Like his animal form, the human form is genuine and cannot be detected by spells that reveal illusions. Hengeyokai are a race of intelligent shapechangers.