Catfolk, Basti

Medium humanoid (catfolk), neutral good

Armor Class 13 (leather armor)
Hit Points 11 (2d8 + 2)
Speed 30 ft.

11 (+0) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 8 (-1) 12 (+1)

Skills Acrobatics +4, Perception +1, Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Nurian, Trade Tongue
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Agile Climber. When a 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. A 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.
  • Stalker’s Reflex (1/Day). When it makes a Dexterity check, a bast catfolk can choose to have advantage on the roll.


  • Multiattack. The bast catfolk makes two attacks: one with its scimitar and one with its claws.
  • Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2 (1d4) slashing damage.
  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6+ 2) 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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