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— Bigcat

Bigcat is a displacer beast and the beast companion of Copper. As a beast companion, she is played by both Tom and Matt Colville.

Description[]

It's not a displacer-beast-sized house!
Matt Colville

Bigcat is a displacer beast, large cat-like creatures with six legs and a pair of long tentacles sprouting from their shoulders. While displacer beasts are usually about 9 feet long, Bigcat has been described as being 6 feet long, implying that she is not fully grown.

Despite her menacing appearance, Bigcat acts like a domesticated cat, hence how she got her name.

Abilities[]

Bigcat's ability scores are as followed:

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 6 (-2) 12 (+1) 8 (-1)

As a beast companion, Bigcat loses her innate Avoidance ability and her multiattack action (though can still multiattack with three ferocity) but in return gains the abilities of the Monster Tamer.

Biography[]

Bigcat presumably joined the Chain of Acheron along with Copper. When asked in the first episode how and where he got her, Copper simply replied:

I'm just the best ranger there is.

In A Sapphire Sky, when Scipio asked how he get a displacer beast and if he raised Bigcat from pup he replied:

It is a cat but I raised it better than most people do.

Red Sky at Morning(Episode 1)[]

She was present during the Chain's failed assassination of Mortum in Blackbottom, and Copper used her as a mount to help keep the standard high and guide the Chain to the docks. When a mob of civilians attempted to commandeer the ship the Chain was using to escape the city, Bigcat was integral to the display that scared the mob off.

Behind the Scenes[]

When Tom was creating his character, he wanted to play a ranger with a companion of some kind but did not know that he could have a monster as a companion. At first, he thought a Bulette for a pet would be neat, but he settled on a Displacer Beast.

Bigcat is often called the Chief Mouser of the Chain of Acheron, in reference to the role cards all the senior officers hold. Whenever a senior officer is in danger of dying, the players often joke that Bigcat will receive a field promotion and take their role.

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