From PathfinderWiki
(Redirected from Rat swarm)
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.[1]


Rats are omnivores. They are normally secretive scavengers, but extreme hunger may cause them to join in aggressive, predatory rat swarms.[1]

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.[1] Donkey rats are the size of small dogs, and have proportionally longer legs and shorter tails than other types of rats.[2]

Wererats are a type of lycanthrope that can take the shape of a human-rat hybrid or of a giant rat.[3]

In religion

Rats are sacred to the gods Hanspur, himself called the Water Rat;[4][5] Norgorber;[6] and Lao Shu Po, who began her life as a rat who ate the flesh of a slain god.[7] In addition, the rat is sacred to the archdevil Mammon;[8] the daemonic harbinger Tresmalvos;[9] and the nascent demon lord Murnath.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 132, 232. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. Jason Bulmahn, et al. (2011). Ultimate Magic, p. 117. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-299-9
  3. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 197. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  4. Robert Brookes et al. (2016). Hanspur. Inner Sea Faiths, p. 63. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-825-0
  5. Elaine Cunningham, Steve Kenson, China Miéville, and Chris Pramas, et al. (2010). Gyronna and Hanspur. Guide to the River Kingdoms, p. 9. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-203-6
  6. Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson, et al. (2013). Animal Archive, p. 33. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-487-7
  7. James Jacobs, Dave Gross, Rob McCreary. (2011). Dragon Empires Gazetteer, p. 61. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-379-8
  8. Robert Brookes et al. (2017). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 6, p. 26–27. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-931-8
  9. Amber Stewart. (2011). Horsemen of the Apocalypse, p. 25. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-373-6
  10. James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 38. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0