Small humanoid (ratfolk), neutral
Armor Class 14 (studded leather armor)
Hit Points 7 (2d6)
Speed 25 ft.
|7 (-2)||15 (+2)||11 (+0)||14 (+2)||10 (+0)||10 (+0)|
Skills Perception +2
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)
- Nimbleness. The ratfolk can move through the space of any creature size Medium or larger.
- Pack Tactics. The ratfolk has advantage on its attack roll against a creature if at least one of the ratfolk’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally is capable of attacking.
- Dagger. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.
- Light crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) piercing damage.
Ratfolk are the size of halflings, though smaller in girth and quicker in their movements. At a glance they might even be mistaken for halflings if not for their twitching snouts, bony feet, and long, pink tails.
The ratfolk are canny survivors, rogues and tricksters all. Their strong family ties make it easy for them to found or join criminal societies–though others serve as expert scouts and saboteurs, able to infiltrate army camps, city sewers, and even castle dungeons with equal ease. Ratfolk leaders are often spellcasters and rogues.
Adaptable. Ratfolk swim well and can survive on little. Some groups are endemic to tropical and subtropical islands. Others inhabit forests, sewers, labyrinths, and ancient, ruined cities.
Fast Fighters. Ratfolk prefer light weapons and armor, fighting with speed and using numbers to bring a foe down. They have been known to ally themselves with goblins, darakhul, and kobolds on occasion, but more often prefer to serve a “Rat King” who may or may not be a rat of any kind. Such rat rulers might include a wererat, a rat king, an ogre, a minor demon or intelligent undead.
Tome of Beasts. Copyright 2016, Open Design; Authors Chris Harris, Dan Dillon, Rodrigo Garcia Carmona, and Wolfgang Baur.