Leopard-kin stand just over five feet tall, and rarely break 100 lbs. Their fur comes in several colors: black, yellow, or white, all with dark spots known as rosettes that can cover much of their body. They have small pointed ears, and their eyes are often shades of bright, piercing blues, and greens.

Leopard-kin speak a very secret language known as Beastwhisper. The Leopard-kin developed this language to fit two purposes. First they wanted to be able to communicate among themselves and give commands to the Herd without outsiders being able to understand. Secondly, to have a language that maintains a calm, soft sound so as to create a peaceful tone around their animals.

Leopard-kin will not teach their language to outsiders, and when a beast from the Herd is purchased they will spend a few days training it to understand new commands in the buyer’s tongue before handing it over. While Beastwhisper is not considered a secret language (as something like Druidic) it is very difficult to find a Leopard-kin willing to teach it to outsiders.

Leopard-kin are carnivores and always have a flock of livestock that accompany the Herd. These creatures provides food for both the Leopard-kin and the predator beasts they’re training.

Leopard-kin Traits

  • Ability Score Modifiers: +2 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom, -2 Charisma: Leopards are agile and wise, but are notoriously shy around hybrids they don’t know.
  • Type: Leopard-kin are Humanoids with the Feline subtype.
  • Size: Leopard-kin are Medium creatures and receive no bonuses or penalties for size.
  • Speed: Leopard-kin have a base speed of 30 feet.
  • Senses: Darkvision. Leopard-kin can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
  • Trainer of Be-ta: Leopard-kin are the world’s foremost experts in training war mounts. Leopard-kin receive a +2 to Handle Animal checks, and it is always an in class skill for them.
  • Mountain-Folk: Leopard-kin spend most of their lives in the mountains and know how to maneuver over them. Leopard-kin are immune to altitude sickness and never lose their AC bonus when making Climb checks or Acrobatics checks to move across narrow or slippery surfaces.
  • Animal speaker: Leopard-kin with Charisma scores of 11 or higher also gain the following spell-like abilities: 3/dayspeak with animals, charm animal. The caster level for these effects is equal to the Leopard-kin’s level. The DC for these spells is equal to 10 + the spell’s level+ the Leopard-kin’s Charisma modifier.
  • Weapon Familiarity: Leopard-kin are proficient with the shortbow and any weapon with the word “Leopard-kin” in its name.
  • Languages: Leopard-kin begin play speaking Common and Beastwhisper. A Leopard-kin with a high Intelligence score can choose from the following languages: Yipyap, Esparatu, High Cavy, Meowori, Roarish, and Birdsong.

Favored Class Bonuses

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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