These take Dire Rats a step further. They weigh approximately 30 kilograms (65 lbs) and are about the 3’ to 4’ long, plus tail.
Though incapable of human speech, they are of near-human intelligence. They have difficulty dealing with non-concrete ideas and concepts, but can easily use man’s devices. Their forepaws, like those of monkeys and raccoons, are developed to such a degree that they can even use small weapons.
Ratfolk can move bipedally, though they will drop to all fours for rapid travel.
Ratfolk might present a danger to the supremacy of man if they were hostile, but fortunately for man their breeding rate is extremely slow, and they seem happy to live off man’s refuse and to cooperate with him through trade.