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Ratfolk


This small, ratlike humanoid has a twitching, whiskered snout, pointed ears, and a long, leathery tail.

Ratfolk CR 1/3

XP 135
Ratfolk expert 1
N Small humanoid (ratfolk)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+2 armor, +2 Dex, +1 size)
hp 8 (1d8)
Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +2

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee dagger -1 (1d3-2/19-20)
Ranged light crossbow +3 (1d6/19-20)
Special Attacks swarming

STATISTICS

Str 6, Dex 15, Con 11, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 9
Base Atk +0; CMB -3; CMD 9
Feats Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Appraise +6, Craft (alchemy) +8, Diplomacy +3, Disable Device +6, Handle Animal +3 (+7 with rodents), Perception +9, Sense Motive +4, Survival +4, Use Magic Device +11; Racial Modifiers +2 Craft (alchemy), +4 Handle Animal to influence rodents, +2 Perception, +2 Use Magic Device
Languages Common

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Swarming (Ex)

Ratfolk are used to living and fighting communally, and are adept at swarming foes for their own gain and their foes’ detriment. Up to two ratfolk can share the same square at the same time. If two ratfolk in the same square attack the same foe, they are considered to be flanking that foe as if they were in two opposite squares.

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ECOLOGY

Environment warm deserts or urban
Organization solitary, pair, pack (3-12), or colony (13-100)
Treasure NPC gear (leather armor, light crossbow with 20 bolts, dagger, other treasure)

Ratfolk are small, rodentlike humanoids often found traveling in nomadic trading caravans or perhaps dwelling in colonies in slums, sewers, and other normally undesirable urban sectors. Tinkerers and hoarders by nature, many ratfolk are shrewd merchants, carefully navigating the shifting alliances of black markets and bazaars. They love their stockpiles of interesting items far more than money, and would rather trade for more baubles to add to their hoards than for mere coins. Ratfolk are extremely communal, and live in large warrens with plenty of hidden crannies in which to stash their hoards or flee in times of danger, gravitating toward subterranean tunnels or tightly packed tenements in city ghettos. They feel an intense bond with their large families and kin networks, as well as with ordinary rodents of all sorts, living in chaotic harmony and fighting fiercely to defend each other when threatened.

Ratfolk are generally 4 feet tall and weigh 80 pounds. They often wear robes to conceal their forms in cities, as they know other humanoids find their rodent features distasteful.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.