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Testugon

The Testugons are a race of Gorgons that share characteristics with turtles and inhabit a region in western Setath called Zedrari.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Origin of Morphology
  Born from the blood of Skiðin, he moulded them to resemble turtles. While they're an anthropomorphic race, they have many similarities with the shelled reptiles.  
Anatomy
  They are anthropomorphic, with two arms, two digitigrade legs and an endoskeleton. Their forms are hunched and they their spines are fused to large shells that cover their backs and torso. They also have five clawed fingers and toes. they are covered in scales, some of which resemble horns.

Biological Traits

Sexual Dimorphism
  Beyond sexual organs and slight voice difference, there is little to no differences between genders.  
Abilities
  They are highly capable of regulating their body temperatures and their scales can be incredibly strong.

Genetics and Reproduction

They mate as most reptiles do, with a gestation period of 8 months and egg incubation for 3 months.

Growth Rate & Stages

They reach adolescence within 11 to 13 years and adulthood in 18 to 19.

Dietary Needs and Habits

They are omnivores.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

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 stretch as wide as their eyes and forms a toothless beak. They also have small ear holes that sit high on the sides of their heads. However, their features can vary greatly, following the appearances of turtle 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 Zedraric. However, last names are based on work or title.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

History

Origin
  Like all Gorgons, the Testugons were born from the blood of the Ðíos Skiðin. He then formed them into the beings they currently are.  
Continued...
  When the Gorgons were created and set on Kitmuri, they all headed to the sub-continent in the south known as Setath. The Testugons settled in the western lands and called their new home Shattered Planes.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

They tend to be peaceful and their long lives make them wise, leading to many races respecting them.

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Origin/Ancestry
Gorgon
Lifespan
1000
Average Height
They can vary greatly between 3'0" - 8'0"
Average Weight
Their weight varies as much as their height; however, their large shells mean that even the smallest amongst them are still fairly heavy.
Average Physique
They don't have significant fat deposits; however, their thick scaled skin, muscle mass, and large shell makes them appear very bulky.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Scales
  Their scales can vary greatly in colour and pattern; however, they tend to be earthy colours.

Racial Group

 

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Author's Notes

Reference: Testudines


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