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.
Biology: 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!