Minotaurs Species in Taeva | World Anvil
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The Minotaurs are a race of large, powerfully built bull-folk native to the lands of Kavros, in northeastern Vraelia. While much of the world knows them as powerful warriors, the talents of the Minotaurs are far more varied than what most might at first assume, with many being skilled sailors, craftsfolk, artisans, and navigators. It's thanks to these talents that the Minotaurs have been able to maintain a strong presence in the world beyond their borders, despite being surrounded by larger, often more powerful nations.

Basic Information


All Minotaurs possess a humanoid build covered in fur, with two arms ending in hands with four fingers and a thumb on each, two digitigrade legs ending in large hooves, and an tufted, ox-like tail.

Biological Traits

While horns are a common trait shared by Minotaurs of both genders, the horns of female Minotaurs are shorter than those of the males.

Genetics and Reproduction

Minotaurs give birth to live young, with pregnancies typically lasting 8 months.

Growth Rate & Stages

Infant: 0-3
Child(Calf): 4-12
Adolescent: 13-17
Young Adult: 18-22
Adult: 23-49
Elder: 50+

Ecology and Habitats

The Minotaurs prefer open, warm places, though they are also comfortable living near the coast.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Despite their bovine appearance, Minotaurs are omnivorous.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

All Minotaurs have heads resembling that of a bull, complete with horns and a "mane" of dark hair running from the top of their head to the base of their neck. Additionally, males are capable of growing hair on their chin and along their cheeks in a manner similar to a beard.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

While Minotaurs are most commonly found within their homeland on the Kavros peninsula, they are also an uncommon sight throughout Imera and Vraelia.

Average Intelligence

Minotaurs possess average intelligence.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Minotaurs possess a slightly keener sense of smell and hearing compared to most other humanoid races.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Minotaur Names have a hard, guttural sound.
Male: Brarus, Nahrgur, Korath, Garrak, Ruhngard, Arevak, Vasur, Erakur, Mirvak, Taurak
Female: Xepria, Kivera, Oentra, Dhimara, Rehfea, Emru, Telkhis, Grathea, Hanrau, Venre

Beauty Ideals

Minotaurs consider height, a strong physique, and well maintained horns to be attractive traits.

Gender Ideals

While both genders are equally likely to be seen in various roles in Minotaur society, men are still more likely to be warriors and leaders.

Courtship Ideals

It falls on the male to do the courting, most commonly after proving their worth to their mate in some way.

Relationship Ideals

Minotaurs are typically monogamous. While both partners play a role in raising their child/children, it's common for the child to be raised by the parent of the same gender.

Average Technological Level

While the Minotaurs make little to no use of Magitech, they do possess the knowledge and skill required to forge metals, build ships and structures, and extract the necessary materials.

Common Etiquette Rules

It's considered proper etiquette among the Minotaurs to show respect to those who've proven themselves worthy of it, to push one another to improve, and to look out for those who've earned your trust.

Common Dress Code

The Minotaurs typically wear light, but tough, clothing that provides both protection and freedom of movement. Additionally, Minotaur clothing lacks footwear due to their hoofed feet, and due to their horns, clothing for the upper body is often limited to anything that can be wrapped or clasped around them.

Culture and Cultural Heritage

The Minotaurs value strength and martial prowess as admirable traits. Unsurprisingly, this has lead to them developing many strong martial traditions that still remain in practice today. These martial traditions have helped forge the Minotaurs into a powerful fighting force, with many great warriors and high value mercenary bands to their name.

While not immediately obvious to most outsiders on first glance, the Minotaurs have many other talents beyond just their fighting prowess. Due to their homeland being surrounded by large stretches of water, the Minotaurs have become accomplished sailors, contributing greatly towards them becoming one of the great naval powers of eastern Vraelia. Additionally, perhaps as a way of balancing out occupying themselves during peacetime while still challenging themselves, the Minotaurs have also become skilled craftsfolk, with much of their work being focused on masonry, construction, and carving.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

The Minotaurs prefer to keep to their homelands, and generally have a neutral view of outsiders. However, Due to the events of the Dragonscourge, the Minotaurs are on tense relations with the Drakai, due to their conquest of their homeland during the conflict.
Average Height
Male: 7'3" Female: 7'1"
Average Weight
Male: 145kg Female: 138kg
Average Physique
A typical Minotaur possesses a tall and muscular body.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Minotaurs typically have brown fur covering their bodies, though black and grey fur is occasionally seen as well.


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