New Monster – Color Cat (A to Z Challenge C)

3 April, 2013

I don't like your fashion choices either . . .As if a purple cat was not odd enough, it was a talking purple cat . . .

Cat, Color

These magical creatures were pets of one of the artist gods who loved color and cats and so inevitably combined the two.  Color cats are house cat sized but their fur is always a bright shade of a single color of the spectrum.  They are intelligent and can talk, indeed they are often very opinionated especially in sartorial matters.

Color cats often serve as familiars to those who are kind to them.

Color Cat     CR 1/2 (XP 200)
N Tiny magical beast
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +5

AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +2 size)
hp 5 (1d10)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +1

Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +6 (1d2–4 + pain), bite +6 (1d3–4)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks painful claw

Str 3, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 12
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 8 (12 vs. trip)
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +6, Perception +5, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +4 Stealth
Languages Common
SQ chromatic defenses, familiar

Chromatic Defenses (Ex) The color cat is resistant to magic that relies on colors or patterns gaining a +4 bonus to saves against spells with color, chromatic or prismatic in their title or of the pattern subschool.

Familiar (Su) The master of a color cat familiar gains the protection from its chromatic defenses quality and gains a +1 bonus to the DC of any spell they cast with color, chromatic or prismatic in the spell’s title.

Painful Claw (Ex) The color cats claws do minimal damage but they are experts in making that damage hurt.  Anyone that takes damage from their claws must make a DC 11 Fortitude or Will save (victim’s choice) or be at a -2 pain penalty to attack rolls and skill checks for the next round.  The save is Wisdom-based.

Environment urban
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–12)
Treasure incidental

Notes Fulfilling the request for exotic familiar and vaguely inspired by a dream my wife had.

Photo by Derrick Tyson and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


One comment

  1. Aw. The cat in my dream was exactly the same shade of purple as the cat in Derrick Tyson’s photo! The cat, whose name (loosely translated from the original Felisian) was “At Home in the Fields” – called “At Home” for short – would be at home as a familiar too.

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