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Tauhoti

This fluffy squirrel has a round body with long tufts atop its ears.

Tauhoti CR 1/6

XP 65
N Diminutive animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 17, flat-footed 14 (+3 Dex, +4 size)
hp 3 (1d8–1)
Fort +1, Ref +5, Will +2; +2 vs. Intelligence and Wisdom damage

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., burrow 5 ft.
Melee bite –1 (1d2–5)
Space 1 ft.; Reach 0 ft.

STATISTICS

Str 1, Dex 16, Con 8, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 9
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 4 (8 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness
Skills Perception +8, Sense Motive +4
SQ excellent memory

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Excellent Memory (Ex)

A tauhoti’s brain readily catalogues information that it can recall much later, granting it a +4 bonus on Intelligence checks to remember facts— typically the location of caches or identities of other animals. A tauhoti also gains a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against effects that would damage, drain, or reduce its Intelligence or Wisdom ability scores.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests or hills
Organization solitary, pair, or emporium (3–8)
Treasure none

Tauhotis are ground squirrels famed for their humanoid-like proclivity for trading with other animals.

Tauhotis avidly cache food across a wide territory during warmer seasons so they have ample food to eat during the winter. Though tauhotis share their plentiful larders with other animals in distress, this is no gift. A tauhoti can remember the scent and appearance of hundreds of animals, and it recalls which ones have taken or given it food. The following season, the tauhoti watches for its debtors, at first chirping at them and then nipping them until they provide some repayment. Some birds and mammals maintain mutual relationships with tauhotis, bringing them offerings of hard-to-access food either in exchange for something else the tauhoti has or to gain the rodent’s assistance in burying a morsel for later. It’s a common belief that anyone who can maintain a tauhoti as a pet is trustworthy, for the rodents practically never forget a slight and eagerly reward upstanding companions. Selective breeding has produced an albino variety that especially appeals to Kalistocrat owners.

A spellcaster can select a tauhoti as a familiar. As a special ability the master gains a +3 bonus on one Profession check of her choice, selected when gaining the familiar.

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Druma, Profit and Prophecy © 2019, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton and Thurston Hillman