Cat Folk

In its natural form, a cat folk is an attractive biped standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 120 pounds. Its face and body are humanlike except for several distinctly feline features: a short muzzle, whiskers, vertical pupils, a long, graceful tail, and legs shaped like those of big cats. Its body is covered in soft fur—usually black, although almost any shade is possible. If desired, a cat folk can assume the form of a normal (albeit a bit large) house cat with fur the same color as it has in its normal form. The creature most often takes cat form to hide or run from attackers.

Species Traits

Alternate Form (Su): As an attack or move action, a cat folk can assume the form of a normal-sized cat or revert to its natural form. In cat form, the creature has the same physical statistics and attributes as a normal cat but retains its normal Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores, as well as its normal hit points. A cat folk can remain in either form indefinitely.

Automatic Languages: A cat folk reads, writes, and speaks Cat Folk. It can also speak the language of other felines (cats, panthers, tigers, and the like).

Bonus Feats: A cat folk receives Alertness as a bonus feat.

Claws (Ex): A cat folk has retractable claws that function as natural weapons. Each claw deals 1d4 points of slashing damage (plus the creature’s Strength bonus) and threatens a critical hit on a natural 20.

Feline Aversion (Ex): Any normal feline that can smell or see a cat folk must make a successful Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the cat folk’s Hit Dice + its Charisma modifier) or flee in fear. A successful save means the feline is shaken but does not flee. In either case, the feline attacks the cat folk only if cornered. A cat folk is immune to its own feline aversion effect and to those of other cat folk.

Mesmerizing Gaze (Su): Any mammalian creature within 30 feet of a cat folk that meets its gaze must make a successful Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the cat folk’s Hit Dice + its Charisma modifier) or be dazed.

Scent (Ex): This ability allows a cat folk, regardless of its form, to detect approaching enemies, sniff out hidden foes, and track by sense of smell.

Slow Fall (Ex): A cat folk ignores falling damage from heights of 30 feet or less. When falling from a greater height, it can attempt a Reflex save (DC 15) to halve the damage.

Cat Folk: CR 2; Medium-size monstrous humanoid; HD 2d8–2; hp 7; Mas 9; Init +7; Spd 30 ft.; Defense 14, touch 13, flat-footed 11 (+3 Dex, +1 natural); BAB +2; Grap +2; Atk +2 melee (1d4+1, 2 claws); Full Atk +2 melee (1d4+1, 2 claws) or +6 ranged (2d6, Glock 17); FS 5 ft. by 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.; SQ alternate form, claws, feline aversion (DC 14), mesmerizing gaze (DC 14), scent; AL evil; SV Fort –1, Ref +6, Will +5; AP 0; Rep +0; Str 10, Dex 16, Con 9, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 16.

Skills: Balance +8, Hide +8, Listen +7, Read/Write Cat Folk, Read/Write English, Speak Cat Folk, Speak English, Spot +7, Tumble +7.

Feats: Alertness, Improved Initiative, Personal Firearms Proficiency, Simple Weapons Proficiency.

Possessions: Glock 17 (9mm autoloader), 50 rounds of ammunition, concealed carry holster, formal outfit.

Advancement: By character class.

Cat Folk Fast Hero 1/Charismatic Hero 2: CR 5; Mediumsize monstrous humanoid; HD 2d8–2 plus 1d6–2 plus 2d6–2; hp 15; Mas 9; Init +7; Spd 30 ft.; Defense 19, touch 18, flatfooted 16 (+3 Dex, +1 natural, +5 class); BAB +3; Grap +3; Atk +3 melee (1d4+1, claws); Full Atk +3 melee (1d4+1, claws) or +7 ranged (2d6, Glock 17); FS 5 ft. by 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.; SQ alternate form, claws, feline aversion (DC 15), mesmerizing gaze (DC 15), scent; AL evil; SV Fort +1, Ref +10, Will +5; AP 1; Rep +2; Str 10, Dex 16, Con 9, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 16.

Skills: Balance +10, Bluff +6, Disguise +8, Gather Information +7, Hide +11, Knowledge (behavioral science) +5, Knowledge (streetwise) +5, Listen +10, Read/ Write English, Read/Write Cat Folk, Speak English, Speak Cat Folk, Spot +10, Tumble +8.

Feats: Alertness, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Personal Firearms Proficiency, Simple Weapons Proficiency.

Talents (Fast Hero): Evasion.

Talents (Charismatic Hero): Charm.

Possessions: Glock 17 (9mm autoloader), 50 rounds of ammunition, formal outfit, concealed carry holster, cell phone.

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