In matters of mind, go with others. In matters of heart, go alone.
Anatomy & Morphology
Lucians are bipedal mammals with bilateral symmetry. They have a higher then average amount of lean muscle, especially in their legs. Their blood is colored purple, producing a tint under their skin if the color is light enough. They also have a thicker inner ear fluid then humans, giving them a resistance to be stunned or dizzied. However, if they do fall victim to it, it takes twice as long to recover.
Genetics and Reproduction
Lucians reproduce sexually, with both a male and a female needed to produce viable offspring. Females give live birth after a gestation of about 1.3 standard years (300 days).
Growth Rate & Stages
Unlike many species, Lucians reach sexual and mental maturity at about the same time. This is reached after around 30.8 standard years. Puberty begins after about 21.6 standard years, which is when most Lucians acquire their trademark horns and height.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Lucians are mostly herbivorous, however they can ingest milk and eggs as well. Because of their high metabolism, Lucians can eat as much as half of their body weight in a single day.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Lucians can live anywhere, but prefer plains and mountains with a warm climate.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
The Death Call
It was the sound of fear, of anger, of pain, of sadness. Of hate. It made my stomach flip upside down and my head turn inside out. My vision went fuzzy at the edges. My legs gave out...But as suddenly as it had started, it was over.When placed in a life-threatening or otherwise extremely stressful situation, Lucians can emit a scream that contains frequencies which can disturb the inner ear fluid of enemies. The side effects of hearing this can include dizziness, nausea, and in rare cases a comatose state. It probably first evolved as a way to escape predators on Noctu, but it can adversely affect non-Noctu species as well, including Humans, Afavi, and especially Speluvi. Due to their thicker inner ear fluid, other Lucians are immune to this.
Civilization and Culture
Lucians tend to have three names: an adult name, a childhood name, and a family name (or two). Upon maturity, Lucians choose an adult name, and their childhood name becomes their middle name (although family and close friends may still call them by that name). Lucians may also change their name again after powerful events, such as the end of a war, or surviving a disaster.
Male and Female roles are more or less identical, barring the fact that males are considered more suitable for combat (this is apparently mostly due to their horns, and females with horns are considered more battle ready as well).
Common Dress Code
- Scientific Name
- Mammalia Currerum sapiens
- 90 Standard Years
- Average Height
- 7'0"(Male) 6'6"(Female)
- Average Weight
- 220-310 lbs.
- Average Physique
- Lucians tend to have much lean muscle and have a high metabolism. Their legs make up about two-thirds of their height.
- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
- Grey (very rare, only about .05%)
The color of a Lucian's hair is determined by their ethnicity.
- White/Gray (Album)
- Red (Rubum)
- Black/Dark blue (Lividum)
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