Sometimes a collection of rivals, mostly an alliance of allies the Beast Court is made up of those collectively designated Hengeyokai within Wa. Although the Hengeyokai are now openly accepted in the Five-Fold metropolis, it was not always the case. Arriving in the year 69 by Yamato count, the animal-people were a diverse collection of distinct races – Dragonborn, Shifters, Minotaur, Wilden, Nezumi and others – who suffered collective prejudice from the human majority. From that collective experience a common society and history emerged in the form of the Beast Court.
Stated Goal: The prosperity of the Hengeyokai
Alignment: Dark (or Unaligned in a traditional D&D game).
Philosophy: “Many strands make a strong rope.”
Structure: Dozens of small bands or packs, occasionally taking direct orders from Shou Ni, but mostly acting autonminously. Despite this autonomy, all packs always pay their
tithe to the Beast Court.
Activities: Extorsion and protection mostly. Various other criminal activities.
Enemies: None specific, but rivalries quite often boil to the point of violence.
Factions: Informal alliance and groups based mainly on specific races within the Beast Court.