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Rougarou


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.

Rougarous are defined by their class levels—they do not have racial Hit Dice. All rougarous have the following racial traits.

Ability Scores: +2 Str, +2 Wis, –2 Int. Rougarous are strong and alert, but simplistic.

Size: Medium. Rougarous are Medium creatures.

Speed: Rougarous have a base speed of 30 feet.

Senses: Rougarous have low-light vision and the scent special ability.

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.

Natural Weapon: Rougarous have a bite attack that deals 1d4 points of damage. This is a secondary attack if a rougarou wields a manufactured weapon.

Languages: Rougarous speak Common and their own racial language of Rougarou. Rougarous with high Intelligence scores can choose from these bonus languages: Aklo, Elven, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin, or Sylvan.

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