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The holy symbol of Hanspur.
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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