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Kitsune


This elegantly dressed woman has the head and bushy tail of well-groomed fox.

Kitsune CR 1/2

XP 200
Female kitsune sorcerer 1
N Medium humanoid (kitsune, shapechanger)
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +3

DEFENSE

AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 10 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge
hp 5 (1d6–1)
Fort –1, Ref +2, Will +4

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite –1 (1d4–1), mwk quarterstaff –5 (1d6–1)
Kitsune Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st; concentration +4

3/daydancing lights

Bloodline Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st; concentration +4)

6/day—laughing touch

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +4)

1st (4/day)charm person (DC 15), sleep (DC 17)
0 (at will)daze, detect magic, prestidigitation, read magic

Bloodline fey

STATISTICS

Str 8, Dex 15, Con 8, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 17
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 12
Feats Dodge, Eschew Materials
Skills Acrobatics +4, Bluff +7, Perception +3, Spellcraft +5, Stealth +3; Racial Modifiers +2 Acrobatics
Languages Common, Elven, Sylvan
SQ bloodline arcana (+2 DC for compulsion spells), change shape, kitsune magic

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Change Shape (Su)

A kitsune can assume the appearance of a specific single human form of the same sex. The kitsune always takes this specific form when she uses this ability. A kitsune in human form cannot use her bite attack, but gains a +10 racial bonus on Disguise checks made to appear human. This ability otherwise functions as alter self, except that the kitsune does not adjust her ability scores.

Kitsune Magic (Ex/Sp)

Kitsune add 1 to the DC of any saving throws of enchantment spells they cast. Kitsune with a Charisma score of 11 or higher gain the following spell-like ability: 3/day—dancing lights.


ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests, hills, or mountains
Organization solitary, pair, or gang (3–8)
Treasure NPC gear (potion of cure light wounds, masterwork quarterstaff, other treasure)

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.

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.

Kitsune Characters

Kitsune are defined by class levels—they do not possess racial Hit Dice.

Kitsune have the following racial traits.

+2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, –2 Strength: Kitsune are agile and companionable, but tend to be physically weak.

Medium: Kitsune are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.

Normal Speed: Kitsune have a base speed of 30 feet.

Low-Light Vision (Ex)

Kitsune can see twice as far as humans in dim light.

Agile (Ex)

Kitsune receive a +2 racial bonus on Acrobatics checks.

Change Shape (Su)

See the stat block above.

Kitsune Magic (Ex/Sp)

See the stat block above.

Natural Weapons (Ex)

In her natural form, a kitsune has a bite attack that deals 1d4 points of damage.

Languages: Kitsune begin play speaking Common and Sylvan. Kitsune with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: any human language, Aklo, Celestial, Elven, Gnome, and Tengu.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.