Although not to the same extreme as the kitsune, felinic people have great control of magic and many powerful spell-casters have come from felinic bloodlines. Most felinics are, however, restricted to only one type of magic.
They are blessed with the best night vision of all land-dwelling Sentients, with their sight only being matched by the valenor.
Av. Height (Male): 5’6″
Av. Height (Female): 6’0″
Felinics are a tall, humanoid race that stand in a way that often makes them look like they are falling over backwards.
Like all Eala races, felinics have furred ears and tails. These features are very cat-like, although felinics may argue that cats have evolved to look like them, not the other way around.
Their ears are mostly rounded, sometimes with tufts of fur on the inside, and very sensitive to sound.
Their tails are long and flexible. Usually, a felinic’s tail will be about the same length as their leg. There have been felinics with longer or shorter tails, but they are rare. The thickness of a felinic’s tail fur is inherited from their parents.
They have tufts of fur on their hips which tend to come from around their back at the base of their tails and around to the side of their stomachs.
Felinics have a variety of fur and hair colours, determined by where their family originated from. Felinics from the Gallamor tend to have brighter hair colours, such as green and purple, while non-Gallamor felinics have more natural colours like brown and blonde.
Felinic people often have freckles, birthmarks, or other imperfections such as scars or acne.
A felinic’s canines are longer and sharper than the rest of their teeth. Especially their top canines. They care for their teeth greatly and make all effort to make sure they remain bright white.
Both sexes of felinics can have enlarged thyroid cartilage, and although it is less common for women to have their cartilage become visible, it is not rare. Because of this it is normal for felinic women to have deep, masculine voices.
Felinic women tend to gain weight slower than the men, and men have a harder time converting their fat into muscle. Because of this felinic men tend to be softer and wider than the women; and it is considered feminine to be angular and women take pride in having ‘pointed’ appearances. This difference is only enhanced by the average height of felinic men being noticably shorter than the women.
Felinic, in general, are very good spellcasters, but their sex can affect what type of magic they cast; women tend to be better at physical forms of magic like summoning and alchemy, while men are better at mind-based magics like dream walking and prophecy magic.
Felinic women do not need to give birth to begin lactating; after going through puberty, the presence of a young baby or another lactating mother (of any race, but especially other felinic) will stimulate a felinic’s hormones and they may begin lactating without becoming pregnant themselves. This is very helpful with felinic’s group-parenting structure. It also makes adoption a lot easier, as it will only take a few days for an adoptive mother to be ready to take a child as her own and feed them naturally. It can also cause some uncomfortable problems for felinic women who spend time with new mothers or work with children. It is common in most felinic countries for maternity leave to last up to 7 months and to be for any new mother, even if the child is born from their partner.
Felinic women have very shallow, wide vaginal canals. This aids in birthing the large newborns felinics tend to produce.
Likewise, felinic penises are stout and thick, naturally lacking a foreskin, with bumps of cartilage along the bottom of their shaft to help them stay erect for longer.
This race of felinic comes from Teri. They have pink hair, dark skin, and average at 9’6” tall.
Pinkfur felinics put on a lot of weight fast, but have many layers of muscle underneath their weight and even the most unfit pinkfur is able to lift their own body weight with ease.
Pinkfur felinics are surprisingly muscular and fit for their appearance. They enjoy wrestling, running, and climbing, but most other sentients assume they’re lazy because they have lots of natural fat build-ups.
Pinkfurs are, however, one of the most energetic sentients on the planet. It is easy to get them excited, but when they get into things they can forget their strength can cause a lot of damage to people or objects without meaning to.
Though they have a great sense of humour and are raised to be optimistic they are often prone to mood swings due to a genetic hormone imbalance.
Pure pinkfurs died out in the early 10,000s. However, as most pinkfur genes are very dominant, many felinics are still considered pinkfurs and look pure; even though most carry less than 1/20th pinkfur blood. The only modern half-pinkfurs are the children of portal jumpers. There are a surprising amount of half-pinkfurs that have come from portal jumping felinics.
The last known pure Pinkfur was Jenna H. Ginjo, who died at the age of 97, three days after her wife passed away.
The Nahee felinics were discovered in the desert regions of the human country Ahkha in 204 AE. Though this region is considered part of the Ahkha kingdom, the felinic-owned regions (referred to as the “Nahee” regions) have their own leaders who are recognised as independent by the Ahkha royal family.
Because the Nahee region is so difficult to reach, they are a very secluded race of felinics who rarely communicate with the outside world. Though a few of them settled in I’reka in 5,926 AE there are very few I’rekan-born Nahee who are pure felinic, let along pure Nahee.
They have more body hair than the average felinic, almost as much as a wolven, and their thin tails are tipped with a tuft of fur that they often use as a brush to paint territorial markings on stone and ice.
Nahee men sport large, furry manes around their necks which they decorate to show their rank in their family tribes. While the women lack this mane, they are much larger than the men and often have mohawk-like fur running down their backs.
Deformities and Disabilities
Sometimes felinics are born with stubby tails. This doesn’t have any negative effects on the felinic, physically, but can lead to bullying during childhood.
Due to a rare gene, felinics can be born almost completely bald. They have no hair, including body hair. These felinics are very prone to sunburn and have weakened cartilage.
Sometimes a felinic’s top canine teeth grow so long that their teeth will grow out of their mouths similar to that of a sabre cat. This is not always healthy, as it forces their jaw into an overbite and makes eating difficult.
It can also cause dental issues, such as the fangs pushing other teeth together painfully or the stripping of the enamel on the exposed points of the fangs. Many sabre-toothed felinics are forced to have their fangs surgically removed.
Sabre-toothed felinics are believed to be descended from felinics-maren families, though nobody is sure if this is true.
Relationships and Life-Cycle
Felinics don’t tend to marry; they often choose life partners but have casual sex on the side with different people. Because of this, it is not uncommon for a felinic’s relationship with their life partner to be completely non-sexual. They may both have other sexual partners that fulfil their needs, but never touch each other sexually. This isn’t because of lack of attraction; it is just that they share a different romantic bond than they do with their other partners.
A felinic’s life partner is the person they trust the most; they keep no secrets from each other (though they have their privacy) and want to spend their lives together. Many other cultures may equate this to their own idea of friendship and assume because of felinic’s casual sexual habits they become life partners with their closest friends; however, felinics are offended by this notion as the bonds of friendship and romance are very much separated in their culture.
Most felinics will only have one life partner at a time, though it is not unheard of to have three or four felinics in polyamorous lifetime partnerships.
Legally, the life partner of a felinic is entitled to many of the same privileges as a spouse. This includes custody of children (whether or not they are related by blood), power of attorney, and visitation rights.
A lot of the time mothers don’t know who the fathers of their children are. This doesn’t matter to most as the all of the mother’s partners will care for the children as if they are their own.
Felinic gestation lasts for 1 full Demreforian year. Premature births are rare, but premature births from 10 months onwards have a high survival rate. Because of the late gestation period and large size of felinic newborns, labour averages 24 hours and is very exhausting for the mother.
The usual felinic birth rate is 1-2 children per pregnancy. Triplets are unlikely, and having more than three children in one pregnancy is extremely rare and considered bad luck— the bad luck comes from the belief that physical harm caused to one of the four+ children will result in the corruption of the other childrens’ souls.
If a single pregnancy results in four or more children it is customary to separate the children (either by adopting them out to strangers or giving them to close family/friends). It is believed that being raised apart will severe the spiritual bond of the siblings so they are safe from each other. It is considered an act of evil to kill the siblings to avoid their corruption, and it is believed that the damage caused by the children’s deaths will go straight into the killer.
By 6 months felinic babies can be weaned off milk and can start to learn speech, though only small words and half-sentences.
Felinic puberty first begins with the urge to mentor their younger peers, and many pre-teen felinics will begin to lead younger children around in gangs.
This leads on to the natural rebellious stages of felinic development; where young felinics have the urge to defy authority figures to make and follow their own rules.
Felinic youth have a natural instinct to rebel against authority. Even the best-behaved children will feel the urge to rebel in their teenage years. They tend to calm down in adulthood, but some take longer than others to lose the rebellious urge.
By 16, felinics are considered legal adults, though their emotional and physical development is not complete by this time. It is expected for them to start their own lives at this age; though they are often given a learning curve until their 20s to adjust to their new freedoms and get over their defiant urges.
• The average lifespan for felinics is 75 eclipses.
• Most felinics begin puberty around 10-13 eclipses; though some have started as early as 5 and as late as 23.
• Miscarriages are extremely rare. Less than 1% of pregnancies result in miscarriage.
• Felinic children are very resilient to disease and their under-5 mortality rate is only 2-3%. With the majority of these deaths being accident-related.
Felinics live in town or city communities, rarely choosing to live on their own. They tend to be somewhat apprehensive about others in their communities, especially strangers, and create smaller, tighter-knit family groups and gangs of friends.
Felinic parenting technics are very mentor-like, and many other Sentients criticise them for being distant to their children. However, this distance they show their children is very helpful as the children grow independent quickly and are able to leave their parents rather early; which, when their natural rebellious instinct is considered, is a good option for them to have.
Even though parents appear distant to their children, they are very caring. The mentor/apprentice relationship that parents and children share means that parents are able to share responsibilities with their partners equally, consistently, and with minimal stress to everyone involved.
This also suits the rebellious instincts youth feel, as their respect for their parents as educators (as opposed to authority) helps break the tension.
In absence of parents, felinic children will cling to any adult figures they find.
Felinics are very reliant on their friends for emotional fulfilment, and felinic friendships tend to hold stronger bonds than siblings.
This isn’t to say felinics don’t create close bonds with their siblings —many friendship groups have related felinics— but those who are close with their siblings are close as friends, not relatives.
Groups of friends bond over insults and play fighting, but know each other’s boundaries, and will protect each other fiercely from true threats.
It is known that if you offend one felinic, you offend their entire group— Who will often seek revenge or justice on the offended’s behalf.
Felinic friends intwine tails as a sign of trust and affection. When hanging out, felinics will wrap their tails around the hips or tails of their friends.
Because of the rebellious instinct of young felinics, there tends to be a lot of petty thefts in felinic cities; theft is a mostly-harmless way for felinic youth to feel as if they have rebelled. Theft is, of course, still illegal; but most people ignore these crimes as the young felinics will mostly return the items after a week or so. It is generally understood that if you find a young felinic breaking into your (or your neighbour’s) house, you treat them well and send them on their way.
Theft is so common and natural to felinic youth that there are return boxes in front of all government buildings, similar to postal boxes, with descriptions of important stolen items and their owners on a board behind it. The boxes are emptied weekly and any stolen items put in them are taken back to their owners. Most stolen items end up returned through these boxes, though a few smaller items, such as wooden spoons or pillowcases, aren’t even reported as missing and end up being given to charity when their owners can’t be found.
The spoken felinic language is very aggressive-sounding and felinic accents may sound very snappy or sarcastic when compared to other cultures. This leads to a lot of miscommunications when they travel as their idea of being friendly is other people’s “sarcastic”; this is especially so when combined with the felinic’s lighthearted teasing that they use to express friendship.
Felinic laughter is very hearty and rich, coming from deep in the chest. Some Sentients say a genuine felinic laugh can improve the mood of almost anyone.
Because of the complicated lettering of the Felinic alphabet, there have been many changes to their writing styles as new technology evolved.
Traditionally, felinic people have used charcoal penils coated in wax to write by hand. One side of the pencil would be thick at the end, and the other filed to a point; the wax was just a thin coat and easily peeled off as the charcoal wore down. As time went on these pencils were sometimes replaced with crayons or two-sided markers, especially in schools with younger children. However, due to these alternatives being seen as “childish” they never became overly popular with older felinics and charcoal is still the legal standard for handwritten documents in most countries.
A more common alternative to textas and crayons are letter stamps. These are cheap and easy to obtain, but time consuming to use and so often only used when copying important, hand-written documents so they are more legible.
The invention of the typewriter in 4,623 AE was a monumental change for wealthy felinics. Though the typewriter was originally created by a human it’s biggest market was boarding school students in the Gallamor, selling to both felinic and foreign families that attended. The cost of typewriters has gone down over the years but their base price is still rather high, with second-hand typewriters often selling at 250 PIL (500 gold) or more, and new typewriters starting at more than twice that price. This cost is mainly due to the low supply and high demand, as there is only one company making typewriters and the manufacturing process is a closely guarded family secret.
Clothing and Armour
Felinic clothes are usually cotton button-up robes that hang loosely off the body, with silk netting underclothes that are held tight against the body in layers.
Felinics love to show their expensive undergarments and their robes are often designed to show the edges of their netted skirts and shirts.
In felinic countries, it is considered odd to wear pants; skirts and loose robes are popular with all sexes and anything else is rare to find.
The only time a felinic may wear pants or thick clothes is if they are living in a colder country, such as Uia or Yearba.
Felinics love to decorate themselves in piercings, and the placement and colour of a felinic’s piercings have cultural meaning.
Gold and silver are neutral piercings that are used solely for decoration. They can be put anywhere, and simply look nice. They usually compliment these with tattoos; usually small, swirling patterns.
Other peircings, however, must be awarded to a felinic officially. Different felinic countries award different piercings, so it is difficult to make an accurate list, but it is accepted that the Crystal Ear Loop is the highest-ranking piercing one can receive and is given to felinics who have changed the world for the better.
When going to war felinics wear golden chainmail.
Leather gloves are common, accompanied by thick leather boots.
They don’t often wear helmets, but when they do the helmets are made from painted silver.
The Gallamor is a continent, with several smaller islands surrounding it. It is believed to be the homeland of the felinic race. Though it does not contain all felinic countries, it contains a large percentage of them, and many felinic stereotypes originate from the Gallamor’s ways.
The Gallamor has a way of government that is not quite an empire or a nation; its overall government is simply referred to as the Felinic Gallamor.
Each kingdom in the Gallamor is broken down into different sections, each with their own representatives.
First, there are dryta; mayors and leaders of small towns, settlements, towers, and holds that are the voice of their people and responsible for their well-being.
Then there are the jarl-like rulers known as the waden who rule larger regions of the kingdom and keep the dryta in check. They are in charge of things such as bandit control, peacekeeping, and maintaining roads.
Above the waden are the royals, as listed:
- Kata — Princesses
- Donian — Prince
- Brate — King
- Lelaya — Queen
- Kakias — Royal (Genderless)
- Fesami — Ruler (Genderless)
Every year representatives from each kingdom in the Felinic Gallamor will meet up and share information, open and close trade routes, and send aid to those in needs.
In 6,320 AE Felinic Gallamor fell into a horrible famine caused by platequakes and floods. They were refused help by many other countries until 6,323 AE, when the nurlak country Fallen Cloud heard of the famine and shipped millions of gold worth of supplies to those in need.
In 6,327 AE Fallen Cloud officially became part of the Felinic Gallamor and representatives were sent to join the Gallamor meetings (until the early 10,000s, when Fallen Cloud was destroyed in the great fire).
It was in 6,468 AE that the famine finally ended and the Gallamor was able to start sustaining itself; the Gallamor then announced —loudly— that the next time any of the other kingdoms were in need they wouldn’t help them, even if they were able to. This proved untrue as in the 9,000s the Gallamor was the first to offer aid to Bonark during the Konde/Bonark war.
Felinic names are generally pronounced like International words or names but have strange spellings. This has caused a lot of confusion among non-felinics.
The standard felinic currency is Piltik, or PIL. This currency is made from waxed paper and is very fragile, but still very common as it is easy to carry and a single note can legally represent up to 1,000 PIL, the equivalent of 2,000 individual gold coins.
In the Gallamor, most residentual houses use scales from large dragons (usually the moon goliath breed) to shingle their roof.
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