Species: Woejhan

Woejhan [WO-jan]

Plural- Woejhans

Descriptive- Woejhani

Invented By~ Kain

Home World- Magaol

Height- Anywhere from 3 to 7 feet or so, and 12 to 28 in length.

Colors- Brown, red, blue, yellow, green, gray. Those are the main fur colors, and are also breeds. Brown is the most common, gray the rarest. A Woejhan can have many types of markings, anything under the many suns, but all of it will be in shades and tints of the main color. So a blue might have a navy coat with sapphire stripes and cyan spots, or soemthing like that. Their eyes are often gold or silver, yet mutations do occur. Ah, yes, mutations can be in fur color too. Some very rare Woejhans will have to colors for their base, and it is always shown the same. A green/yellow will have a green back, legs, ears, and tail, with a yellow body and head. A yellow/green will be just the opposite with a yellow back, legs, ears, and tail. A Woejhan's blades and claws are generally the same color, shiny, and black or white.

Temperment- The color decides. Browns are placid and passive, but by no means lazy. Not the smartest of all cretts, yet they've got a thirst to please and work hard at whatever possesses them. Reds are fireheaded and wild, but with the deep calm of every deep-down Woejhan. They can keep their cool when necessary[there's that awful word again] but often don't. Blues are the very essence of serenity, calm and collected in the tensest of situations. Yellows are sweet and energetic, immature little cretts who can barely contain themselves long enough to show the calm. Greens are quiet and watchful, by no means cold but often not kind. Grays, the rarest as well as the oldest, are quite different. They are chill and solitary, like the iron that shares their color. They are calm, like every Woejhan…but in a very cold way.

Lifespan- From 500-600 years. Browns have the shortest and grays the longest.

Description- A short, waterproof fur covers their entire form. The occaisional oddball with have a long, silky pelt, often yellows, or jagged scales, usually grays. The head is canine, but with thicker jaws and a more defined forehead. Instead of the bare, wet nose that dogs have, a Woejhan has nostrils, and a small, sharp growth is where a dog's nose would be. This little point, named aptly the beak, is used in fighting and tapping out messages. It's very hard, and when struck on stone, makes a loud noise. The beak is included in many rituals, as well. Three whiskers, no more, no less, are set on the snout. Tough and surprisingly hard to break, the whiskers enhance the sense of awareness and touch. Long, slender saberfangs hang off the lower jaw and up from the bottom, the latter shorter and behind the former. All four drip venom at their owner's will. The rest of the teeth are smaller, yet still sharp, and slightly curved. There are several molars for chewing, but only in he very back. Woejhani eyes are slender and almost oriental looking, with slitted pupils and wide irises. Large, flexible, Vygunin ears are set just behind the eyes, and several sets of long, sharp horns curve off the back of the skull and upper neck. Their vertebrae are small and pitted, allowing the crett to move their back and neck with eerie flexibility. The latter mentioned is long and curved slightly out, over the spine. They have center-necks, where the trachea, esophagus, jugulars, and other importants are wrapped in thick, armoring muscle. Thick, bendable plates are set along the spine for lightweight protection, smaller at the back of the skull and getting bigger as they run along the back, thinning again on the tail. Each plate has a blade stickng out from it. The base of the blade actually hase tendons and muscles connecting to the flesh, giving them the ability to flatten parallel to the back or rise vertically off it. Like a Vygun's spines, these slightly-curved blades rise unwillingly when the Woejhan is tense, and slick back when they're relaxed. Their chests are interesting, to say the least. We've had ribwalls and ribslats in Terole, but ever a ribsphere? It looks like a ribcage, but horizontal, and every rib is jointed. If held normally, the chest of the Woejhan appears oval in shape, but it can flatten either horizontally or vertically. This helps them slip through tight spots and cracks. The organs are within this sphere, and squeeze with it, no matter how weird that sounds. There are two three-chambered hearts and four big lungs. Now, the front arms are strong, rather humanoid in the musculature and form. A leathery membrane is pressed against the back of the forearm, and can be extended for gliding purposes. Each of the three fingers is rather long, with four double-jointed joints, and there is a thick, curving, deadly-sharp claw on each. There is an opposable thumb, with a smaller claw and only two joints. All four digits are set onto a huge circular hand, and the whole thing is called a forepaw. The waist is proportionally thin, with broad, powerful haunches and double-jointed, powerful legs. On the back of the lower shin is another wing-like membrane. Woejhan can go bipedal, but prefer to stay on all fours. The back paws are like a humanoid foot, but much bigger proportionally and with two toes like the fingers and a huge talon coming off the heel, very avian. Now, the tail is simply immense, up to three times the Woejhan's body length. It is very dinosaurian, but with more flexibility and power. It's thick at the base, and tapering. A stiff ridge of feathers runs on both sides from mid-tail down to the tip, each one not feathery in nature. Really, it's a growth covered in poisonous spines. Well, at the very tip of the tail, it gets thick again. On the thick part is a scorpion's stinger, retractable.

Young- There are 2-5 in a clutch, and they are hatched from eggs. Called hatchlings, younglings, or egglets.

Social Structure- Woejhan live in packs, from 5-50 members in each. The leader is generally the strongest and smartest, and called the gaekah. There is only one, and it can be either gender. Below him/her is the fane, his/her secondary and advisor. Often a trusted friend. Then come the pack members and egglets.

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