Anatomy & Morphology
Origin of MorphologyBorn 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.
AnatomyThey 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.
Sexual DimorphismBeyond sexual organs and slight voice difference, there is little to no differences between genders.
AbilitiesThey 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.
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
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
OriginLike 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)
- 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
ScalesTheir scales can vary greatly in colour and pattern; however, they tend to be earthy colours.
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