Fuck it, I'll make a build for this. I call this build the 'starting a hippie cult'.
Start with 6 lotus buds
Empathy (Urban environments harm me) - 7
Earth tones (Clothing will turn to natural colours) - 8
Footloose (Can't wear shoes without losing balance) - 9
No shave ever (Any hair cut off will grow back in seconds) - 10
Attunement (Must meditate to gain access to powers in new biomes) - 12
Luddite (Can't use technology more advanced than a crossbow) - 14
Empathy and luddite are the real problems here. Attunement isn't a big deal, as I can always re-acclimate myself and meditation isn't hard, and the rest of the drawbacks don't really get in the way and are free points. I could take the vegan options, but that wouldn't work well with any animal forms.
No circles (yet)
Cultivation (Can gain 1 extra lotus bud per year) - 9
Preservation (Age at 1/10th the rate) - 6
Missing link (Can talk in bestial form / partially shapeshift) - 3
Oral tradition (Perfect auditory recall) - 2
Babelfish (Can speak to animals) - 1
Preserve for birds of prey.
My plan for the first year would be to amass a small following of animals at first, and once I have gained my first lotus bud to buy the vaccine power, just to impress humans and make a following of them. Then, anprim