Anatomy & Morphology
Origin of MorphologyBorn from the blood of Cerûnin, he moulded them to resemble bats. While they're an anthropomorphic race, they have many similarities with the small flying mammals.
AnatomyThey are anthropomorphic, with two arms, two digitigrade legs and an endoskeleton. Their forms are slightly hunched since they have narrow shoulders and deep ribcages, pushing their shoulders slightly forward. They also have five fingers, three of which a short and used for grasping, the other two support skin that stretches out to form wings that allow them to glide. Most are covered in a short coat of hair; although, some have much thicker pelts.
Sexual DimorphismMales or often larger and stronger than females; however, females are more flexible and have stronger immune systems since they bear children.
AbilitiesWhile none are capable of sustained flight, most can glide. Those with large enough wings and arms that are strong enough can use gusts of wind to lift themselves higher in the air. They are also capable of entering a state known as torpor, which allows them to lower their metabolism and spare energy.
Genetics and Reproduction
They mate as most mammals do, with a gestation period of 8 months.
Growth Rate & Stages
They reach adolescence within 8 to 10 years and adulthood in 16 to 18.
Dietary Needs and Habits
They are omnivores.
Their heads are roughly human-shaped; however, their heads protrude more, with their head base being more to the back of their skulls. Their eyes are in the middle of their heads and their mouths tend to be stretch wider than their eyes. Most have fairly large ears that come in unique shapes much like their noses, some may even have elaborate frills around their face. Most of their features can vary greatly, following the appearances of bat species.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
They have powerful echolocation and magnetoreception and while they don't have great colour vision, they do have impressive night vision. All their other senses are on par with other races.
Civilization and Culture
First names generally have little bases, besides following the phonetics of their language Aobali. However, last names are based on family heritage.
Major Language Groups and Dialects
OriginLike all Entelodon, the Chiropdon were born from the blood of the Ðíos Cerûnin. He then formed them into the beings they currently are.
Continued...When the Entelodon were created and set on Kitmuri, they all headed to the sub-continent in the south known as Setath. The Chiropdon settled in the easternmost lands and called their new home The Shattered Isles.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
They are physically the most alien of their people, which has created a lot of distrust towards them. Some even blame them as being the origin of Vampirism.
- Genetic Ancestor(s)
- Average Height
- They can vary greatly between 4'0" - 6'0"
- Average Weight
- Their weight varies as much as their height; however, they tend to be lighter than their size would imply.
- Average Physique
- They don't have significant fat deposits, and due to their high metabolisms, they often appear lithe and ft.
- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
SkinTheir skin can vary from a pinkish white to almost black.
Hair/FurTheir fur can vary from browns and reds to white and black, some even have very subtle stripes or stops.
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