I asked some of our authors to write 10 True Things about their race. And with the impending release of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, we thought we’d share them with you. Today we are sharing catfolk. We hope you enjoy them.
10 True Things About Catfolk
- Catfolk tend to be quite superstitious, and pick up even more such behavior from people of other races and cultures with whom they associate.
- Matriarchs lead catfolk clans, and their followers demonstrate nearly unswerving loyalty to their mistresses.
- Humans, dwarves, and elves can’t speak fully fluent Catfolk because they don’t have tails – but kitsune, lizardfolk, and tieflings can.
- Clan matriarchs mate with several of the most desirable males among their warriors and diplomats to ensure that their offspring are of the strongest possible stock.
- An unarmed catfolk with extensive hand-to-hand combat training is easily the equal of a fully armed and armored human. Their claws give them a distinct edge in battle.
- Catfolk look very disfavorably upon thieves, and this is probably why they don’t like tengu very much.
- A rare few catfolk sorcerers are descended from a kind of feline fey called the grymalkin. They use their power over shadows, innate understanding of illusions, and breath-stealing magic to fight foes.
- Some catfolk collect gods like children collect marbles.
- Tree-dwelling catfolk clans produce elite warriors who can walk on branches and leaves as easily as a human can walk down a dirt road.
- Catfolk priestesses of Sekhmet make a potent type of magical wine which enhances their healing abilities.