The Lycans are a half-canine, half-human race with the power to go full canine at will. Note that "canine" does not limit them to being just part dog or wolf, they can be part fox as well. They generally operate as a pack, and tend to fluctuate between being generally excitable, vicious, or short-tempered, even within the same breed. One thing that they all have in common is their fierce loyalty to their friends and family.
Anatomy & Morphology
In their humanoid form, lycans have furry legs and arms, a fusion of paws and hands or feet at their respective positions, canine ears at the top of their heads, and extremely sharp teeth. Their full canine form looks like whatever their canine half is, so a wolf lycan would be a full wolf, and a fox lycan would be a full fox.
Growth Rate & Stages
Lycans tend to live to age 100, and the reach maturity around age 18. They reach old age around age 80.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Lycans have very good night vision and smell, even in their humanoid form. They tend to see in a little less color than most races, however, especially in their full canine form.
Civilization and Culture
Lycans don't bother too much with last names, and their first names tend to be corrupted animal names, such as "Focksi" or "Woolvine."
Lycans don't care too much about outward appearance, as they believe a potential mate should be judged by their personality. They are the only race to whom "She has a nice personality" is a legitimate compliment.
Lycans believe that the males should do most of the hunting and food-gathering, and the females should raise the cubs.
Lycan dates are a complicated series of circles, fights, and the occasional bum-sniff. Eventually, they start getting a little more civilized with their dates, and go out to eat, enjoy some nature walks, and only sniff each others bum in private.
Lycans believe that both members of a relationship must be ready to fight if need ever arose, whether for defense or reproduction.
Average Technological Level
Lycans have access to space travel, invented a space suit that can shift with it's owner regardless of race, and are believed to be the inventors of the garbage can, although that last one is shrouded in myth and speculation.
Common Dress Code
Lycans tend to dress in fur outfits that match or compliment their fur colors.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
Lycans are seen as everything from brash and impulsive to friendly and lovable. Their attitudes towards the other races are just as diverse, with some saying that they can be arrogant and selfish, some saying they have many redeeming qualities, and others saying they give out great belly-rubs. The members of the latter group tend to be disregarded.
- Starting Wound Threshold: 10 + Brawn
- Starting Strain Threshold: 8 + Willpower
- Starting Experience: 90
- Claws: When making an unarmed combat check, add +1 to base damage, and it has a critical hit rating of 3.
- Dark Vision: Remove up to two Black Dice imposed on skill checks due to Darkness.
- Average Height
- 6 ft
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