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Spooky, a familiar.
Type Animal
CR ¼
Environment Urban
Adjective Feline
Images of cats

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 133

Cats are small, meat-eating animals often kept as pets, and are popular familiars among spellcasters.[1] They are the sacred animal of Bastet, a goddess of the Osirian pantheon,[2] and of the empyreal lord Falayna.[3]

Catlike creatures

In addition to small domestic cats, numerous varieties of feline creatures exist. Small, spotted margays live in the treetops of tropical forests, and like domestic cats, are sometimes taken as familiars.[4] Cat siths are magical beasts physically resembling stocky housecats, but are somewhat larger and capable of walking bipedally.[5]

Numerous feline species grow much larger and are powerful predators, such as cheetahs and leopards,[6] hoarpanthers,[7] lions,[8] tigers,[9] the alien pards,[10] and the club-tailed digmauls.[11] Other catlike creatures include the kamadan,[12] the dweomercats of the First World,[13] and the aquatic sea cat;[14] nekomatas are large, two-tailed felines reputed to be created from cats who live beyond their natural lifespans.[15] The diminutive agathions known as silvanshees strongly resemble housecats.[16]

A humanoid feline race known as catfolk are widespread in Murraseth, a nation of southern Garund, as well as in parts of Osirion and Holomog, and the Valashmai Jungle of Tian Xia.[17][18][19]


  1. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 133. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 67. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1
  3. Amber Scott. (2013). Chronicle of the Righteous, p. 12. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-506-8
  4. Alexander Augunas, John Bennett, Robert Brookes, et al. (2017). Ultimate Wilderness, p. 193. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-986-8
  5. Will McCardell et al. (2015). Familiar Folio, p. 28. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-731-4
  6. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 40. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  7. Tim Hitchcock. (2013). The Dvezda Marches. Maiden, Mother, Crone, p. 70. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-494-8
  8. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 193. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  9. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 265. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  10. Paizo Staff. (2013). Bestiary 4, p. 211. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-575-4
  11. Dennis Baker et al. (2015). Bestiary 5, p. 82. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-792-5
  12. Paizo Staff. (2011). Bestiary 3, p. 158. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-378-1
  13. Gareth Hanrahan, Patrick Renie. (2010). Bestiary. Sound of a Thousand Screams, p. 83. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-253-1
  14. Paizo Staff. (2013). Bestiary 4, p. 233. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-575-4
  15. Robert Brookes et al. (2017). Bestiary 6, p. 201. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-931-8
  16. Paizo Staff. (2010). Bestiary 2, p. 21. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5
  17. Alexander Augunas, John Compton, and Crystal Frasier. (2016). Blood of the Beast, p. 2. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-901-1
  18. Crystal Frasier. (2015). Anuli, City of New Beginnings. Distant Shores, p. 19. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-787-1
  19. James Jacobs, Dave Gross, Rob McCreary. (2011). Dragon Empires Gazetteer, p. 40. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-379-8

External links

  • Cat (real-world animal) on Wikipedia