These capricious cat spirits are natives of an area common to Sakkaku, the Realm of Tricksters, and Chikushudo, the Realm of Animals. They are fascinated by humans and their strange ways, particularly that most somber and stern of individuals: the duelists. The bakeneko, like their ancient rivals the kenku, enjoy seeking out and testing the skills of duelists, often playing humiliating tricks and pranks to prove to the human that life is not as serious as they would believe.
In their natural form, bakeneko appear as large domestic cats. Astute observers would note the cat’s strange intensity, however, as the bakeneko are constantly following humans and watching them with great curiosity. If a human proves himself to be interesting enough, the bakeneko will begin playing small pranks on him with its shape-changing abilities. In human form, the bakeneko are usually small in stature, very attractive, and athletic.
Bakeneko rarely take anything seriously, and combat is no exception. They will attempt to use their abilities to distract and disorient their opponents. If seriously threatened, they escape at the first available opportunity