Skin Walkers have three forms that can take, that of a Human, the animal they take or and a hybrid form in between
Skin Walkers have unnatural powers that come beyond the normal means of magic. Granting them unnatural speed and strength Their powers also include reading others’ minds, controlling their thoughts and behavior, causing disease and illness. Along with take the abilities of the animals they wear. The easiest way to tell if something is a skin walker is by looking at their eyes as the Human form of has more animal eyes and the animal has more humanistic eyes. Along with controlling nocturnal animals to do their bidding. They also need to kill constently as the Dark Spirit that inhabits them feeds upon their life force and most feed upon living things to rain their power or die.
Ecology and Habitats
They often live forested areas due them being able to hide easier in dens and threes. Often hunting and conducting magic.
Dietary Needs and Habits
A skin walker will often follow the diet of the animal they take form of, most often predators as they wear their skins.
Skin Walkers live in tribal groups which often lead by an old powerful Skin Walker. They often allowed to do as they please, but must answer the call of their leader when they need to.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Skin Walkers are most known for living in the Great Forest forest as it is one of the last place in the land that are closer to Spirits.
Skin Walker maintain the intelligence of a Human, but they often act like more of the animal that they take form of.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Their senses are altered from their transformation and take on the senses to the animal they take form of.
Civilization and Culture
Common Dress Code
They often are naked or wear tattered clothing as they do not care for clothing at all.
Skin Walkers were originally Humans that sought power from Dark Spirits. Those who did were granted this power by killing a loved one to accept the darkness into themselves. Allowing to transform with the skin of the animal they wear at will, along with gain the abilities of that animal even when not taking its form. They are consider feared as no one knows who they are when they take Human form. They often commit cannibalism, incest, and grave robberies and murder. Along with practicing dark magic to grow in power as a form of a witch. Many do not even speak of them in of retaliation from them. They are creature that feed upon pain and misery of others. Often living the lives of animals and living a life of debauchery. They often stay in the form of the animal they wear for long periods of time. They are hated and hunted to get rid of them, often with a Shaman who has the power to face them and destroy them.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
Skin Walkers consider other races as nothing more then prey as their animalistic behavior removes empathy and other natural emotions, leaving only the most primative of them as the animal takes over.
It is unknown how many Skin Walkers exist as they often remain hidden for society.
5’6”ft - 6’2”ft
A skin walker may look like an average Human, but the power granted to them give them natural strength and speed.
So, if you were to take one of these that can become a pig, you could get it to turn the perfect amount part way and then kill it to have bacon with the perfect balance of pig and human? No more mixing bacon from humans and pigs and it never quite hitting that spot?
Well it could be a boar, it’s often wild animals since domestic animals have lost some of their feral instincts and they prefer animals that would suit their needs, also their bodies would either wither away of revert back to a human form as the spirit would leave it.
DAMMIT! Well, I guess it's back to genetically modifying these kids we caught trying to escape Gracefield House with pig genes to see if we get something that works.