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Kitsune

Medium humanoid (kitsune, shapechanger), neutral

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 91 (13d8+28)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (–1) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 20 (+5)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Cha +7
Skills Arcana +4, Deception +9
Senses passive Perception 10
Languages Common, Elvish, Sylvan
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Deceptive. The kitsune adds double its proficiency bonus on Charisma (Deception) checks, and the save DC for enchantment and illusion spells it casts (including those using a magic item to cast the spell) is increased by 1.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The kitsune’s spell casting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 15, 16 for enchantments and illusions). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:

ACTIONS

  • Bite (Kitsune Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Light Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, 80/320 ft. range, one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Shapechanger. A kitsune can assume the appearance of a specific single human form of the same sex. The kitsune always takes this specific form when it uses this ability. A kitsune in human form is distinguishable from a normal human in this form.

ABOUT

Wily but noble, kitsune are a race of shapechanging fox-folk. Each kitsune has two shapes—a slender and attractive human form and its true form of an anthropomorphic fox. In either form, it displays physical grace and natural beauty. Most kitsune have ruddy, auburn fur and salient amber or pale blue eyes, though some are born with black, gray, or even white fur.

White-furred kitsune are revered for their close connection to their spirit ancestors and typically raised as oracles.

Cultured. Quick-witted and nimble, kitsune delight in the creative arts, particularly riddles, storytelling, pranks, and tall tales, and have garnered a well-deserved reputation and duplicitous tricksters. They are a good-natured folk and greatly value friendship. When encountered outside human settlements, kitsune tend to live in small and remote villages run by elders of ancestral clans. In human settlements, kitsune usually remain in human form to avoid conflict.

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