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Rougarou


This muscular, wolf-headed humanoid is covered in brown and gray fur.

Rougarou CR 1/2

XP 200
Female rougarou ranger 1
LN Medium humanoid (shapechanger)
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+2 armor, +2 Dex)
hp 12 (1d10+2)
Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d6+4)
Ranged longbow +3 (1d8/×3)
Special Attacks favored enemy (humanoid [shapechanger] +2)

STATISTICS

Str 16, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +1; CMB +4; CMD 16
Feats Point-Blank Shot
Skills Climb +7, Heal +5, Knowledge (nature) +4, Perception +5, Stealth +6, Survival +5
Languages Common, Rougarou
SQ change shape (wolf; beast shape I), track +1, wild empathy +0

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Change Shape (Su)

A rougarou can change shape once per day into a wolf as a standard action, as beast shape I. A rougarou can revert to its true form as a swift action.

ECOLOGY

Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–12)
Treasure standard (leather armor, longbow with 20 arrows, other treasure)

Rougarous are wolf-headed humanoids who can transform into wolves.

While this sometimes confuses others into mistaking a rougarou for a werewolf, these humanoids are not lycanthropes. In fact, most detest werewolves and hunt them mercilessly.

The race isn’t numerous or widespread, and rougarous tend to live in secluded communities. They are very protective of their families and friends, and the communities they form tend to be strict and lawful. In their homeland, rougarous are most plentiful in southern swamps and marshes, where it is believed they originated, but have since spread throughout the rest of the world.

While most of rougarou society is upstanding and trustworthy, as with any group there are some violent and aggressive members. These evil, loner rougarous occasionally form into packs that raid the countryside and prey upon the just and kind. Thankfully, rougarous are generally civilized and loyal, and most are quick to hunt down and punish their feral kin for their foul deeds.

Rougarous age like humans, but they tend to be slightly taller and heavier than typical humans.

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