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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Such higher-level creatures seldom belong to a band, preferring to strike out on their own. Tuesday, 2nd August, The remaining hengeyoaki are 1st level bushi. For instance, a 1st level hengeyokai can change from human to animal or biped only once in a given day.

When in bipedal form, the hengeyoki looks like a humanoid animal.

Join hengyokai Worldbuilders Guild. They also gain infravision at a foot range and acquire the ability to speak with normal animals. Several subraces exist, each representing a different type of animal. 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. However, from time to time, the child survives, being born a sickly, malformed humanoid known only as a Mongrelfolk.

Ecology of the Hengeyokai

Additionally, hengeyokai can converse with normal animals and speak the trade language, as well as the languages of humans in the area. Ecologgy grow to adolescence at about a year old, reaching adulthood at around ten. They then lived in peace on Toril for many millennia.


The content of this article is from Forgotten Realms Wiki. Changing form requires one complete round. I’d love to see one race concept that brought all of that together. If you wanted to go “Intelligent” like Foxes or some birds such as the Sparrow you also don’t have support in the race. Whatever else they acquire is usually exchanged ecilogy practical items, such as food or weapons, or given away to needy recipients. He cannot wear armor, use weapons or equipment, or cast spells.

The minimum and maximum ability requirements for a hengeyokai are summarized on a table below.

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When in human form, the hengeyokai looks like a normal human being. Originally Posted by AbdulAlhazred.

Originally Posted by Dire Bare. They prefer to avoid prolonged contact with humans. Despite their variety of appearances, thee subrace had one feature in common—they had three forms: Being reclusive sorts, hengeyokai didn’t have much of a cultural history.

Few actually took the opportunity but it remained nonetheless, despite groups who actively opposed the move. Originally Posted by Nemesis Destiny. Hengeyokai have a complicated relationship with humans, with an ambivalent to positive view of the native Kamefonese people. They are not lycanthropesand have none of the characteristics of lycanthropy.



Hit points lost in one form are carried over point for point when the creature changes form. Hengeyokai can be shukenja, kensai, bushi, or wu jen. They are especially noted for their nishiki-e and beautifully carved kongi rikishi. A section of Faerie moved closer to the Sheng Ti province of Hengeyokau Lung shortly after the Spellplague, which empowered the spirit folk and hengeyokai of the region, but despite this the two races remained completely loyal to the Emperor and, in gratitude, they were allowed to enter the civil service in DR, which had previously only been open to humans.

They enjoy storytelling, horticulture, and all forms of physical recreation such as swimming, running, and climbing.

Kongi rikishi are guardian figures mounted at the entrances of temples.

As noted above, a hengeyokai has only half his normal hit points when in animal form. Most hengeyokai go “stealth” in one sense or another, making any real organization rare. They can speak this language in all three of their forms.