World of Astra
Kisou (Shifter, p17 PHB2): A semi-nomadic tribe of beast men, Kisou can be found in their loose tribes in the most verdant, lush natural places on Astra. Protectors, care takers, and farmers, they take the natural world as their home, and are not fond of others disrupting or destroying it. They rule from tribal leaders and loose clan councils, encouraging individual thought and action, and together create a form of government that is just as strong as any of the other race’s. Physically, kisou look humanoid with differences depending on clan and individual, but generally have tails, long noses or small snouts, and ears on the top of their head. Also, though not true shape shifters, they can shift from a more human look to a more bestial form, giving them increased speed and strength. A honorable and ferocious race when angered, they are not to be underestimated, though their word once given is law.
There are three main clans of the Kisou; the Fang, Claw, and Eye. While they all tend to get along and work together, individual packs tend to be comprised of singular clans with only a couple outsiders. They can breed with members of a different clan, however, though half-breeds are near unheard of; children almost always resemble one of their parents. The ones who are not so fortunate always end up twisted, in some horrible fashion, and inevitably end up are terrible monster.
Fang Kisou tend to be built burly, resembling large wolves. Powerfully built, they tend to have shaggy hair and well built portions. Claw members are more graceful, with features that are more similar to hunting cats. They stalk forward on their toes, lean, toned bodies ready to pounce into action. The Eye clan are built whip thin and light, with ancestors more similar to foxes. They have tend towards wild, darting eyes and ears that constantly scan their surroundings.
Ability: +2 Wis, +2 Cha
Skill: +2 Nature, +2 Streetwise
|Gleameye Shifting||You unleash the beast within and take on a savage countenance.||Encounter, Minor Action Personal||Requirement: You must be bloodied.||Effect: Until the end of the encounter, you gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls and a +1 bonus to Will and Fortitude.|
|Sly Stalker||Prerequisite: Gleameye Shifter||Benefit: When you are bloodied, each enemy you hit gives you combat advantage.|
|Moonlit Hunter||Prerequisite: Shifter||Benefit: You gain low light vision.|