Basti Cat Burglar

Medium humanoid (catfolk), neutral

Armor Class 15 (leather armor)
Hit Points 33 (6d8 + 6)
Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 10 (+0) 12 (+1)

Skills Athletics +5, Acrobatics +8, Perception +2, Stealth +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Nurian, Trade Tongue
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Agile Climber. When the bast catfolk moves at least 10 feet along the ground, it can use the rest of its movement to scale a wall or other vertical surface as if had a climbing speed. It must end its movement standing on a horizontal surface.
  • Bast’s Blessing. The bast catfolk can communicate simple ideas to cats and other feline beasts, but it can’t understand them in return. In addition, it has advantage on Charisma checks when dealing with such creatures.
  • Burglar. The bast catfolk has proficiency with thieves’ tools and can pick a nonmagical lock as a bonus action.
  • Cunning Action. On each of its turns, the bast catfolk can use a bonus action to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.
  • Stalker’s Reflex (3/Day). When it makes a Dexterity check, the bast catfolk can choose to have advantage on the roll.


  • Multiattack. The bast catfolk makes two melee or two ranged attacks.
  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4 +1) slashing damage.
  • Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) piercing damage.


The cherished children of the cat goddess Bast, these mischievous humanoids are found throughout Nuria. They live in Per-Bast, the City of Cats, in great numbers.

Lithe and slender, bast catfolk have a cat’s eyes, long tail, and soft fur coat. Their fur varies in coloration and is often accented with spots, stripes, and other markings.

Basti like nothing better than having new experiences and meeting interesting strangers so they can share tales of their escapades with their family and friends. Their natural curiosity might get them into trouble, but they often seem to be able to quickly extricate themselves from their misfortunes and land on their feet.

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