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Whether it was the favour of the Gods or a crazy wizard's mishap on their pet, somehow you changed from an animal and you have to be able to find your own way. In this world, it's hard to be an adventurer. It's even harder to a pet pretending to be an adventurer.

Skill Proficiencies: Animal Handling, Nature, Arcana
Languages: One of your choice, and an ability to slightly influence relevant animals (DM's jurisdiction) by making specific noises to them.
Equipment: A little pet food, a small knife, a set of common clothes, a small blanket, a bell and a pouch containing 18 gp
Animal form

To determine the animal you changed from, roll a d8 or choose from the options in the table below.

d8 Animal form
1 Cat
2 Wolf
3 Hawk
4 Giant snake
5 Crocodile
6 Raven
7 Spider
8 Owl
Feature: Wacky Pet Magic

Magic is not reliable. For one hour, as an action, you can change back to the animal you once were, adapting the relevant stats but keeping your mind, including your intelligence and wisdom. All gear you were carrying or wearing disappears. You cannot speak but can comprehend any languages you speak and have all of the abilities of your animal, even armor class and health.  You can change back to a human by spending an action or when the time runs out. Once you have used Wacky Pet Magic you must complete a long rest before you can use it again.

Suggested Characteristics

Animals are naive of the world. They know little and must learn a lot, so should be created accordingly.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I look up to many naturalists.
2 I have a slight tick or odd mannerisms left over from my days of being an animal.
3 I could talk for hours about the problems we face with nature.
4 I didn't really get to live as an animal. That comes out now.
5 I will often come to snap decisions.
6 I'm touchy about details of when I was an animal and won't reveal details.
7 I don't like the species of animal that used to hunt me, and will run away scared.
8 I'm constantly paranoid that I will permanently turn back to an animal, losing my intelligence and sentience.
d6 Ideal
1 Understanding. Everyone should learn and care for animals. (Good)
2 Power. My race should be ruling the world, and anyone else is an outcast. (Evil)
3 Freedom. Nothing should hold my kind down. (Chaotic)
4 Togetherness. We should work together for better circumstances for all. (Lawful)
5 Nature. We should let nature take its course, and never interfere. (Neutral)
6 Care. Animal race is the most important thing. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I have a duty to protect any animal.
2 I want to ensure what happened to me will never happen again.
3 I will protect my homeland, whatever the cost.
4 I want to know everything about the culture of people.
5 I want to know how I became this way.
6 I owe a debt to the force that created me.
d6 Flaw
1 I am very naïve to the world, I don't understand basic social etiquette.
2 I'm can be nasty to humans, because animals are just superior.
3 Protecting an animal is worth twice a human's life.
4 I space out and remember my animal days often: most of the time, I don't know what's going on.
5 If someone doesn't agree with me, I sulk and run away.
6 I share anything and everything to anyone: I can't control what comes out of my mouth.
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