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The holy symbol of Hanspur.
Rat swarm
Rats visited by an imp.

Rats are small, prolific rodents found in urban areas. They are popular familiars among spellcasters.12


Rats are omnivores. They are normally secretive scavengers, but extreme hunger may cause them to join in aggressive, predatory rat swarms.12

Ratlike creatures

See also: Giant rat

Giant rats resemble their smaller cousins in most respects, but grow to be up to two feet in length.12 Donkey rats are the size of small dogs, and have proportionally longer legs and shorter tails than other types of rats.3

Wererats are a type of lycanthrope that can take the shape of a human-rat hybrid or of a giant rat.4

In religion

Rats are sacred to the gods Hanspur, himself called the Water Rat;56 Norgorber;7 and Lao Shu Po, who began her life as a rat who ate the flesh of a slain god.8 In addition, the rat is sacred to the archdevil Mammon;9 the daemonic harbinger Tresmalvos;10 and the nascent demon lord Murnath.11


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 232. Paizo Inc., 2009
  3. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 2: Mastering Magic” in Ultimate Magic, 117. Paizo Inc., 2011
  4. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 197. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. Robert Brookes, et al. Hanspur” in Inner Sea Faiths, 63. Paizo Inc., 2016
  6. Elaine Cunningham, et al. Gyronna and Hanspur” in Guide to the River Kingdoms, 9. Paizo Inc., 2010
  7. Amanda Hamon, et al. “Next Month!” in Animal Archive, 33. Paizo Inc., 2013
  8. James Jacobs, et al. “Life in the Dragon Empires” in Dragon Empires Gazetteer, 61. Paizo Inc., 2011
  9. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 6, 26–27. Paizo Inc., 2017
  10. Amber Stewart. “Daemonkind” in Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Book of the Damned Volume 3, 25. Paizo Inc., 2011
  11. James Jacobs. “Demonkind” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 38. Paizo Inc., 2010