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Orthothon

The Orthothons are a race of Tithons that share characteristics with orthopterans. While they predominantly reside on Domus' moon, they also have a colony on Domus itself called Iaostea.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Origin of Morphology
  Born from the blood of Ûnað'Enē, he moulded them to resemble orthopterans while maintaining an anthropomorphic form for them.  
Anatomy
  They are anthropomorphic, with four arms, two digitigrade legs and an exoskeleton. Their forms are slightly hunched, with their head and torso melding into one shape since they lack any noticeable neck. They have two pairs of overlapping wings and four clawed fingers and toes which are covered in sparse coarse hairs.

Biological Traits

Abilities
  They are capable of short flight.

Genetics and Reproduction

Females deposit eggs in a nest that are then fertilized by males. The gestation period lasts for about 6 months and incubation lasts for another 3 months.

Growth Rate & Stages

They reach adolescence at about 11 to 13 years and adulthood at about 18 to 20.  

Unique Ageing Progression
  They emerge from their eggs into a larval state, after reaching adolescence they form a cocoon and emerge again as Proto-Tithons. When they become adults around the age of 18 or 20 they form a cocoon once more, from which they emerge full-fledged Tithons. Most grow for the rest of their lives, through moulting.

Dietary Needs and Habits

They are hypercarnivores.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

Their heads are roughly human-shaped; however, they have large compound eyes and mandibulate mouthparts which are fairly centred. They also have antenna that sit high on the sides of their heads. However, their features can vary greatly, following the appearances of orthopteran species.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Their base senses are superior to that of most other races.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

First names generally have little bases, besides following the phonetics of their language Luodic; however, they also have names in Altûŕic since their Luodic names can't be pronounced by most other races.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

History

Origin
  Seeking his own race, Ûnað'Enē followed the practices of the Ðíos of the Pillar of the Beasts. After creating the Tithons he placed them on Domus' moon; however, some eventually settled a colony on Domus itself.  
Continued...
  Since Domus' moon surrounds the portal that leads to the Abyss, it is the primary route used by the Yeth to enter the Realm of Domus. Becuase of this the Tithons have had many conflicts against the Yeth, and still have an ongoing war.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

Tithons are among the most alien races found in Altûŕ, which also makes them distrusted by other races.

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Origin/Ancestry
Harpy
Lifespan
400
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 heavier than their size implies.
Average Physique
Due to their exoskeletons, they don't have any noticeable physiques in terms of musculature.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Carapace
  Their carapace can vary in colour, from pale white colours to almost black, or from greens to browns.

Racial Group

 

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Author's Notes

Reference: Orthoptera


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