Genesculpted companions with a canine base
The Perfect Companion...Oberhunds are Genestruct companions introduced to ór domhan a hundred years into the Melancholic Lacuna. A combination of bloodshed between the colonies and threat from invasive species of bugs drove the Sophontists and GeneSculptors of City District 9 to upgrade and uplift the canine companions they had been relying on throughout the prolonged war with the other districts. This new type of canine, dubbed Oberhund by popular consensus, was designed with greater intelligence, higher muscle mass, increased size, metabolic improvement, and a plethora of other traits to fill the gaps of necessity in the shorthanded, war-torn district. Once the first Oberhund were complete they quickly saw service as combatants, medics, couriers, and bug-hunting. Against the better wisdom of Sophontist journals and history, Oberhunds were given the capability of reproduction. They were then entrusted to the care of the Reclaimers, who had the resources and manpower to train them. They became synonymous with the Reclaimers, and a part of their crest. Due to their Uplift intelligence and a modified mouth, Oberhunds can pick up and approximate many words. Over the course of their growth the Oberhund will learn to understand most basic conversation and will learn to approximate speech of about 50-60 words.
...Met with a terrible fateNot long after the Dissolution of the Reclaimers, the Oberhunds collectively began to develop signs of madness. The exact cause for this is uncertain. Some attribute the madness of the Oberhunds to genetic defect. In order to save on resources the Oberhunds had been bred after the first batch, and so any mistakes in the original design had exacerbated over time. Most of these were seen as positive—even greater sizes, muscles, and so forth—but this did come with an increased aggression and a higher difficulty of care. Others claimed that the government did it to suppress the dissolved Reclaimers before they could rise up and overthrow the powers that be. Whatever the truth is, one truth is certain. Don't answer your door when you hear a voice in the night calling to you.
Now, they lurkThe very creatures which once protected the walls of District 9 now form them, boxing in the population and preventing them from delving deep into the Undercity. With increasing frequency they come to the surface at night, picking off citizens foolish enough to wander the streets past curfew. Given their constant breeding and aggression, they'll begin attacking in broad daylight any time now.
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- Scientific Name
- Canis Lupus Oberhundus
- Canine—German Shephard
- 20-40 years
- Average Height
- 1 to 1.2 Meters
3 to 4 feet at shoulders
- Average Weight
- 80 Kilograms
- Average Length
- 2 Meters
Oberhunds feature as one of the primary obstacles of The Hive, one of the Tales of Ethnis and Campaign Modules of Ethnis!