|Shifter Cat (M)|
|Attacks:||2 tentacles (1d8) + bite (2d6)|
|Challenge Level/XP:||7 / 600|
These large cats are comparable to the size of a panther and have a mottled grey and black fur hide. In poor lighting, they seem to be nothing more than large cats, but when angered or seen in bright light, two wispy, ethereal-looking claw-tipped tentacles seem to sprout from the creature’s shoulders. Characters attempting to strike a shifter cat find that they are not totally of this plane, existing simultaneously on the Ethereal Plane as well. This results in the first attack any creature makes is an automatic miss against a shifter cat. All attacks made thereafter suffer a -2 penalty. Because of their dual nature, shifter cats can attack creatures in the Prime Material and Ethereal Planes at the same time.
For a conversion into Swords & Wizardry, divide the first number of the move score by 10, so a shifter cat would move at 12.