Therians are a race of ancient shifters that take the shape of their spirit animal, or "totem". History of the Therian began with the Goddess Ay, who offered a gift to humans she deemed worthy, to be reborn under a sign of a beast. If they survived the great battle Ay would come lead them to and consume the heart of the beast they defeated, they would forever gain its powers. The first Therians were courageous and cunning, using their wits and strengths to overcome the totem they strived to gain. From there, they and their descendants would be born of this totem and carry on the abilities that come with it. Therians shapeshift during the nights of the full moon just like their Wolfkin cousins. Taking part in a great hunt that pays homage to their Goddess, they allow the animals they share their souls with to return to their primal beginnings.
The Mountain: Sign of the Bear.
Strong, hardy, fierce. These are those with the ability to take the form a type of bear.
The Hunter; Sign of the Cat.
Agile, flexible and intelligent. These are those with the ability to take the form of a type of big cat.
The Seeker; Sign of the Avian.
Swift, keen of sight, and prideful. These are those with the ability to take the form of a type of predatory bird.
The Deceiver; Sign of the Reptile.
Slithering, silver tongued, and stealthy. These are those with the ability to take the form of a type of large carnivorous Snake or Reptile.
The Tree; Sign of the Ape.
Hot headed, Powerful, and Protective. These are those with the ability to take the form of a type of Ape.
The Muse; Sign of the Mustelidae.
Clever, durable and vicious. These are those with the ability to take the form of any Mustelidae (otter, badger, honeybadger, wolverine,etc).
The Trickster; Sign of the Fox.
Agile, Playful, and Sly. These are those with the ability to take the form of a type of Fox.
The Tides; Sign of the Seal.
Otherwise known as 'Selkies', are unique to the far shores of Northern Aurelia, and Hokoth's Isles. Quick in the Water, but lazy on land. These are those with the ability to take the form of any Pinniped. However, unlike other Therians, Selkies due to their desolate regions of origin have adapted past the need for hunts each full moon and instead are bound to the skin of the animal they kill during a traditional rite of passage within tribe culture. These are usually the Seal specific to their ancestral animal, i.e Leopard Seal, Elephant Seal, etc. The skin then becomes soul bound to the Therian and they must retain it's presence to shift, shedding it and wearing it between forms. If a Selkie loses its Skin, or it is destroyed, they weaken and eventually die.
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Therians reach physical and mental maturity at the age of 18. Their life expectancy maxes at 300. While in their animal forms, Therians cannot speak but communicate through body language as any mundane animal would. Therians can breed with any humanoid race [Elf, Human, Wolfkin, & Littlefolk] and have a chance of producing another Therian of The Same Totem. (If two Therians of Different Totems either Parent Totem is Optional.) Animal forms are those of NATURAL animal sizes. No Macro avatars. We do not allow half-shifts!