This six-legged, weasel-like beast moves so fast, it leaves a flash of afterimages in its wake.

Kamaitachi CR 9

XP 6,400
N Small magical beast
Init +11 Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +16

AC 26, touch 18, flat-footed 19 (+7 Dex, +8 natural, +1 size)
hp 90 (12d10+24)
Fort +12; Ref +15; Will +7
Defensive Abilities ferocity

Speed 120 ft., burrow 40 ft.
Melee bite +18 (1d6+5 plus grab), 2 claws +18 (1d6+5 plus grab)
Special Attacks grab (Medium), pounce, rake (4 claws +18, 1d6+5), whirlwind of claws (at will, 10 ft., 1d6+5 slashing damage, DC 19)

Str 17, Dex 24, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 11
Base Atk +12; CMB +14 (+18 grapple); CMD28 (36 vs. trip)
Feats Bleeding Critical, Critical Focus, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +19, Stealth +26

Environment temperate plains, hills, or forests
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure standard

Whirlwind of Claws (Su) This functions as the whirlwind universal monster ability, except a kamaitachi which assumes whirlwind form may remain in that form indefinitely, and creatures damaged by whirlwind of claws take damage as if they were hit by the kamaitachi’s claw attack. In addition, whenever a kamaitachi in whirlwind form successfully picks up a creature, the kamaitachi may make all of its rake attacks against that creature.

Small but ferocious, the omnivorous beasts known as kamaitachi are noted for their sharp claws and their supernatural speed. A kamaitachi is at its fastest when running in circles, a process which can create a localized whirlwind that carries the kamaitachi aloft.

A kamaitachi’s speed is the result of a supernaturally-fast metabolism which leaves the beast perpetually hungry. A kamaitachi can consume prodigious amounts of food each day, posing a danger to the balance of any ecosystem it inhabits. Unless a population of kamaitachi is greatly restricted in number, it will rapidly deplete all edible animal and plant populations in its immediate surroundings before moving on to its next hunting ground.

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