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Hare hengeyokai (pronounced: /hɛngɛjkhen-geh-yo-kigh[7]) or simply hares were a hare-based subrace of the hengeyokai, a race of intelligent natural shapechanging animals able to adopt hare, human, and hybrid forms. They shared all the common traits and habits of hengeyokai, plus those discussed below.[5][4][2][8]

Description[]

In human form, a hengeyokai had some feature reminiscent of their animal form.[5][4][2][8] For a hare hengeyokai, this might be wide brown eyes, and more subtly, lightning-quick reflexes.[9]

Abilities[]

Compared to humans and the average hengeyokai, hares were slightly wiser but less strong,[5][4] or they were more agile.[2] They were adept in athletics skills.[6]

Their tiny, quick animal forms were among the hardest to hit and they were the most swift-moving.[5][4][2] Even in hybrid form, they ran much faster than any typical humanoid of their size.[2][6]

Personality[]

On the whole, hares were good-hearted.[5][4][2][8] Like their namesake animals, they were peaceable by nature but easily surprised or frightened[2] and they were quiet but alert for threats.[8] They never consumed meat.[9]

Society[]

Some hares worshiped the god of the warren.[9]

Hares, along with carps, cranes, dogs, and monkeys, were more likely to become monks than other hengeyokai.[6]

Notable Hare Hengeyokai[]

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. Tim Eagon (October 2011). “Ecology of the Hengeyokai”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #404 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 5–8.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 James Wyatt (October 2001). Oriental Adventures (3rd edition). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 10–11, 12, 168. ISBN 0-7869-2015-7.
  3. James Wyatt (April 2004). “Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor”. In Matthew Sernett ed. Dragon #318 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 34.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 Rick Swan (July 1990). Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), p. Hengeyokai. ISBN 0-88038-851-X.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), pp. 11, 12–13. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Tim Eagon (October 2011). “Ecology of the Hengeyokai”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #404 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 7, 8.
  7. James Wyatt (October 2001). Oriental Adventures (3rd edition). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 250. ISBN 0-7869-2015-7.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Tim Eagon (October 2011). “Ecology of the Hengeyokai”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #404 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 2.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), pp. 122, 124. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
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