Tabaxi were taller than most humans at 6 to 7 feet. Their bodies were slender and covered in spotted and sometimes striped fur. Like most felines, Tabaxi had long tails and retractable claws. Tabaxi fur color ranged from light yellow to brownish red. Tabxi eyes were slit-pupilled and usually green or yellow.
Tabaxi were competent swimmer and climbers as well as speedy runners. They had a good sense of balance and an acute sense of smell.
Tabaxi are a reclusive people who often avoided interaction with other intelligent races.
Tabaxi were exceptional hunters and utilized these skill s in combat. Speed and stealth combined with their natural camouflage meant that tabaxi were particularity skilled at surprise attacks. Tabaxi were even known to disguise their scent with aromatic herbs. Their hunting skills and intelligence made them formidable tacticians. Groups would often drive prey into ambushes, sometime playing with the ir doomed foe before killing them. Tabaxi clans did have berserker warriors within them, these were known as blood-stalkers.
For weapons, Tabaxi favored bolas, slings, macas, and javelins with atlatl. These weapons would often be made from wood, bone or stone. Tabaxi were just as likely to use weapons as they were to use their claws and teeth. Their preference of simple weapons was not due to a lack of capability. Tabaxi were quite capable of adapting to new technology or salvaged weapons.
Due to their knowledge of hunting, intelligence and sense of smell, it was practically impossible to trap a tabaxi.
Tabaxi society was built around clans. Clans were split evenly between males and females with 3 to 12 young. Each clan had several Hunts each made up of 2-8 individuals. The Hunts patrolled the area around the clan's lair.
Clans were lead by elder. About half of the time, leaders were aided by shamans. Clans tended to avoid each other and did not engage in trade. Tabaxi consider trade to be demeaning but in rare instances will use third party agents to trade for them.
The Tabaxi language was an ancient from of the Payit language. Those who spoke modern Payit and knew what to listen for could usually understand about half of the Tabaxi words they heard. It was completely unrelated to the Tabaxi language of the Tabaxi tribe of Chult.
Tabaxi had few enemies and only the most degenerate clans would attack members of other intelligent species without goods reason.
Tabaxi were sometimes hunted for the pelts. Each pelt could be sold for up to 50 gp. Hishna shapers could use tabaxi skin and claws to enhance their strength. Young tabaxi could be sold on the black market for around 225 gp.
- Tabaxi dancer
- The Velvet Veil tavern in Ashabenford was famous for a particularly talented tabaxi dancer.
- Jaguar lord: A highly intelligent and manipulative feline creature who sometimes took control of tabaxi clans.
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