Hengeyokai (4e Race)
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|Ability Scores: Depends on animal type.|
|Size: Medium in hybrid and human form.|
|Speed: 7 squares|
|Vision: Low-light vision|
|Languages: Common, Hengeyokai, one other.|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 Nature, +2 depending on animal type.|
|Shapeshifter Origin: You are considered a shapeshifting creature for the purpose of effects that relate to creature origin.|
|Alternate Form: As a free action, you can change shape between your three forms.|
|True Form: When bloodied, rendered dazed or unconscious, attacked while flat-footed, or otherwise surprised, you must roll a Will save against a DC of 15 or immediately revert to your true animal form.|
|Race specific Power: You gain an encounter ability based upon your animal origin.|
Play a Hengeyokai if you want...
- To play a shapeshifter that can transform from an animal, into a human, or stay somewhere in between.
- To play as a spirit of nature for good or mischief.
 Hengeyokai Breeds
The first attribute modifier is only applied in hybrid form (or potentially animal form, if the modified attribute is higher than the base animal's average attribute), while the second applies in any form. Other bonuses apply to any form unless specifically stated otherwise.
Badger - Place Holder.
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+1 Natural Armor Bonus, +2 Con. Crab hengeyokai possess an armor-like exoskeleton in their hybrid form that helps protect them, while all their forms tend to be hardier than normal. Crab hengeyokai also possess a +2 racial bonus to swim(?).
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Fox - Crafty and charismatic, the fox hengeyokai are a rare sight. They typically operate from the shadows, manipulating others to do their will rather than doing it themselves. A fox (or kitsune) that is confronted will typically try to bluff his way out of danger, falling back on dirty fighting or illusionary magic to cripple or escape. Although this henge breed is often considered evil, they're much more likely to be tricksters and pranksters than murders (good kitsune typically playing pranks on deserving people to teach them lessons, while more evil foxes will prank anyone they want). Adventuring foxes are typically young kitsune who's curiosity causes them to venture out into the world, and who's naivety allows them to trust the more mundane races easier.
Some particular fox hengeyokai's appearance change as they grow in power. At levels 5, 9, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27, and 30 the fox hengeyokai can choose to grow an extra tail (so a level 5 fox hengeyokai could chose to have two tails instead of one, while a level 17 fox may choose to have anywhere between one and five tails). The tails have no function in game, but can be used for storytelling purposes (such as earning a tail after doing some great deed, or losing one after dying and being ressurected). Their fur can also change color, moving towards the more magestic colors of silver, gold, black, crimson, etc.
+2 Dex, +2 Cha. In hybrid form Kitsune gain a +2 racial bonus to dexterity. The +2 charisma applies to any form, as most foxes tend to have silver tongues and possess beautiful appearances. The fox hengeyokai also has a +2 racial bonus to bluff in any form.
Fox Magic (Racial Trait). The fox gains the False Form and Fox Fire encounter abilities.
Hare - Place Holder.
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Raccoon Dog - Place Holder.
+2 Strength, +2 Constitution
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Sparrow - Place Holder.
Weasel - Place Holder.
 Physical Qualities
Hengeyokai in their true animal form look almost exactly like the animal form they're based on, although they're usually a bit larger in size. In their human form they look almost identical to the race they're disguised as, although they might possess a few traits typical of their animal form (for example, narrow eyes, slightly pointed nose and whisker like markings on the face for a fox hengeyokai). Their hybrid form tends to be an anthropomorphic animal with traits resembling that of their human form (fur color resembles human hair color, same general build, etc).
 Playing a Hengeyokai
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