Brown Jenkin and others

Witnesses said it had long hair and the shape of a rat, but that its sharp-toothed, bearded face was evilly human while its paws were like tiny human hands. It took messages betwixt old Keziah and the devil, and was nursed on the witch’s blood, which it sucked like a vampire.

—The Dreams in the Witch House, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1932
a rat with the face of a human
Rat Creature by Lola Valola

These beings are no larger than a stately rat. The human-like face, the beard and the sharp teeth as well as the tiny human hands are probably only noticeable at second glance. Rat-beings often serve as familiars for those with the appropriate knowledge, and are often used as messengers as they appear to speak every language in the world.


Telepathy: The creature can interact with other beings through telepathy. The being can, for example, send out dream messages, project a voice into a character’s head or read his thoughts and memories.

Teleportation: The being knows some rat holes in space-time, through which it can very quickly get to any distant place. It can take small objects with it, as long as they are not larger than the creature itself. Opening and going through such a portal costs the rat creature one round.

Unnatural Swiftness: The creature is always considered a fast-moving target in combat. It can also use the dodge action against firearms.

Yog-Sothothery: There are only vague accounts of the rat beings. They seem to play an important role as messengers and confidants, especially in the context of witches. In the context of the Salem witch trials around the witch Keziah Mason, a being named Brown Jenkin is reported. However, it remains unclear whether and to what extent these creatures also pursue their own goals. Their ability to speak all the languages ​​of the world and their possibly profound knowledge of the Fourth Dimension and the travel to distant places and times thus possible make them an interesting subject of study.

RAT CREATURE, Brown Jenkin and others

STR: 2

CON: 5

DEX: 13

INT: 16

POW: 4

HP: 4

Damage Bonus/Lethality: +#D#

Build: Very small (target size penalty -20%).

Willpower Points: 4


Attacks per round: 1

Fighting attacks: .

Bite 40%, Damage 1d4, Armor Piercing 3.

Dodge: ##%

Armor: None (see Unnatural Swiftness ).

Skills: Athletics 30%, Foreign Languages ​​(all) 80%, Stealth 60%, Unnatural Knowledge 60%, Vigilance 60%.

Rituals: None

Sanity Loss: 1/1D4

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