||these hunchbacked creatures are stunted and malformed They fighting to the death and pursue foes as long as they can.
Despite their varied physical forms, most mongrelmen average 5–6 feet tall and weigh between 150 and 250 pounds on average. A short lifespan limits the creatures’ population growth, rarely live past 35 years.
The creature perfectly imitates certain sounds or even specific voices. The creature makes a Deceit roll opposed by the listener’s insight to recognize the mimicry, although if the listener isn’t familiar with the person or type of creatures mimicked, it takes a –2 step penalty on its roll. The creature has a +2 step bonus on its rolls to mimic sounds (including accents and speech patterns, if a voice mimic) it has listened to for at least 10 minutes. The creature cannot duplicate the effects of magical abilities (such as bardic performance or a harpy’s captivating song), though it may be able to mimic the sound of those abilities. This ability does not allow the creature to speak or understand languages it doesn’t know.