Pathfinder 1e conversion of ratatosk as a playable race.

Ratatosk are a humanoid race resembling giant squirrels, who inhabit Yggdrasil, the plane-spanning World Ash. They appear as 4-5 foot flying squirrels with a spark of intelligence in their eyes. They have furry membranes between their arms and legs they use to glide, and a flattened tail they use to steer themselves while in the air. Their black, grey, red, or brown fur is usually the only clothing they wear aside from harnesses for gear and protective helmets. Their language resembles chatters and chirps. Ratatosk learn the language of birds, as well as the common tongue and any Ysgardian or Arborean language. They are very curious and often mischievous.

The ratatosk race inhabits Yggdrasil, and views her (ratatosk see Yggdrasil as female) in a spiritual light, and actually worship the World Ash. The playful ratatosk will fight to the death to protect her. They are very wary of fire, because of the destruction it can cause their wood home. Few ratatosk would ever dream of leaving Yggdrasil, but it does happen. Some have been ostracised and outcast by their brethren. Some become lost. And some are simply overwhelmed by curiosity and wanderlust, often latching onto an adventuring party as a new source of authority.

“Sorry, no pets allowed.”

– Innkeeper to a party containing a ratatosk

Type: Monstrous humanoid [3RP]

Size: Medium [0RP]

Base Speed: 30ft, Climb 20ft [2RP]

Ability Score Modifiers: -2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Wis [0RP]

Automatic Languages: Common, Sylvan [0RP]

Bonus Languages: Avian.

Racial Traits:

Feat and Skill Racial Traits:

Climber: Ratatosks gain a +8 racial bonus to Climb checks due to their climb speed.

Nimble Attacks: Ratatosks gain Weapon Finesse as a bonus feat at 1st level. [2RP]

Quick Reactions: Ratatosks gain Improved Initiative as a bonus feat at 1st level. [2RP]

Movement Racial Traits:

Glide: Ratatosks take no damage from falling (as  if subject to a constant non-magical feather fall spell). While in midair, they can move up to 5 feet in any horizontal direction for every 1 foot they fall, at a speed of 60 feet per round. They cannot gain height with this ability alone; they merely coast in other directions as they fall. If subjected to a strong wind or any other effect that causes a ratatosk to rise, it can take advantage of the updraft to increase the distance it can glide. [3RP]

Senses Racial Traits:

Darkvision: Ratatosks can see in the dark up to 60ft.

Total RP: 12

Conversion by: Aaron Masters and Greg Jensen.

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