Koira are a humanoid canine species from the continent of Efin. They are the youngest species in Efinia. By most of the other species they are called Dogfolk, because of their similiarity to dogs.
Dogfolk are a bipedal species with a pair of hands free to manipulate objects. They have a long jaw which also moves their nose forward. All Dogfolk have a tail.
Genetics and Reproduction
Dogfolk reproduce sexually and give birth to live young. Female Dogfolk usually have a menstrual cycle once every 6 months. It means that the period of fertility is greatly limited. A Dogfolk pregnancy last for about 3-4 months and usually up to 3 children are born.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Dogfolk are omnivores, but prefer to eat meat. A culture of hunting is still very popular among Koira. In most cases they hunt with bows or javelins, but they are also capable of hunting bare-handed. When bare-handed, they kill the animal with their teeth.
Dogfolk are a social species and have a hierarchy. Usually every group has a single leader. In most groups leaders are chosen by a trial of strength, trial of mental fitness or the position is hereditary. Directly under the leader are their assistants and advisors. Under the assistants and advisors is the rest of the group. Family relations are also important in Dogfolk groups. Family can strengthen the basic social structure or even override it.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Koira are very intelligent. They have a very good memory, which allows them to perfectly memorize any place, picture, text or anything else. Dogfolk can also understand what others want to say through body language and voice intonation even if they don't know the language.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
When you want someone found, hire a tracker. When you want someone found quickly, hire a Dogfolk
Civilization and Culture
Warrior Orders are the best known Dogfolk organizations in the world. They are military, political and cultural organizations. Orders can serve Koiran rulers or act as independant polities.
United Koiran Kingdom
The United Koiran Kingdom was a country created by Rawrnol Girt after the Cataclysm. It was the only time when all Dogfolk were united under a single banner.
Rawrnol Girt - unifier of all Dogfolk and creator of the United Koiran Kingdom, the only King of Koira.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
Koira have always had a rivalry with Catfolk. According to Catfolk, Koira took their territory when they appeared. Koira say that it was empty land, which their ancestors claimed and Catfolk want to take it from them.
Dogfolk have almost no contact with Elves as the colonies in Efin are located in the seaside regions. Only small groups of merchants reach Koiran territories.