Jan 5, 2017 6:37 PMCS: Xirah
Full Name: Xirah
Last Edited: 6:37 PM
Approved: 6:26 PM
Xirah is a large (and in charge?) anthro brown wolf. She stands upon digigrade legs, with a pair of smallish (for her size) wings sprouting out her back, and D-cup "Fuzzy boobs" on her chest, a full set of eight nipples obscured by the ample fluffy fur that covers her from head to toe.
Skills & Abilities
- Language Fluency
- Vocational History
- Education History
- Noncombat Skills
- Comb Training/Skills/Experience
Fropian planet. A distant, habitable planet in the smaller galaxy of system 3C321. This Earth-like world consists of five continents and an expansive ocean, and orbits a binary star system. Days are precisely 48 Earth-hours long. On this world, two sentient species have evolved into a symbiotic relationship with each other, humans, and "skydogs" - anthropomorphic canid creatures capable of flight through wings and a body structure that borrows from avians, including hollow bones for weight savings. Interestingly, both races have adopted a time keeping system similar to that of Earth, however they follow a 48-hour day system similar to 24-hour "military" time on Earth. A year is 182 and a half days long, equating to the same amount of time as an Earth year. They use a standardized measuement system that strangely matches up to Metric.
The five lands are as such:
"Bryyo", the Land of the Ancients - this continent bears ruins of an ancient civilization. No current race lives here*, though it is oft explored. Rumored to be haunted.
"Noria", the Land of Sea - this continent has a freshwater spring forming a large lake in the center of it. Primitive tribal civilizations thrive here of both races.
"Meika", the Land of Storms - This subtropical continent is a constant target for thunderstorms and hurricanes. There are several coastal resort towns hosted by the humans.
"Arctos", the Land of Ice - This northernmost continent is perpetually frozen, only the hardiest of Skydogs call this land home, even in modern times.
"Vitri", the Land of Life - Modern cities thrive here. The human population focuses on this temperate-climate continent, and many Skydogs live with them.
It seems the predicessors to the Skydogs have taken to a hidden native life on their home continent, even though their numbers qualify them for Critically Endangered status should they have existed on Earth.
In ages long past, some believe alongside the first humanlike creatures, a wolf grew wings and the ability to stand upright. Or so the legends go.
Unlike the finely adapted Skydogs, Skywolves have a very heavy body structure, and relatively uniform wing design. Oweing to the fact that it's HARD to lift such a heavy body, they can only fly relatively short distances, and such have evolved a wing design favoring short hop-like flights. They have not adapted the short, high speed wingbeats of Skydogs, and such actually flap their wings. They are also capable of taking off or landing without running.
The continent of Bryyo has earned its reputation for being haunted due to the secretive actions of the Skywolves, who really just want the humans and skydogs to leave them alone and stop tromping all over their lands!
Skydogs have an innate 'compass' and finely tuned motion sensing organs - like the ones in your ear - as well as being attuned to atmospheric pressure for navigation over very long flights. Skywolves lack these, partly due to the horrible magnetic interference common on their home continent, and partly due to the fact that they so rarely fly any kind of distance.
Skywolf culture follows a Wicca-like religion that involves worship of a God and Goddess - the Goddess sometimes being percieved as a principle diety, though Skywolves believe both to be equal Five elemental spirits are also worshipped. A strong emphasis is placed on "Mana", a magical power that they believe lives within all living creatures, and can be borrowed in times of need. Skywolves who use their Mana power are expected to "pay back" the land somehow for the energy they used.
Skywolves, due to being isolated to one continent, consider themselves to all be part of one gigantic pack, headed by a prominent, huge, and really strong Alpha, served by a small group of Betas directly under him. Each family unit is headed by a Delta, who helps coordinate with the Betas to ensure the peace of the super-pack.
These creatures place strong emphasis on the ideas of Honor, Dignity, and Respect. Honor your neighbor, family, Pack, and self.
Carry yourself with Dignity, and do your best to preserve others'.
Respect all living beings.
Only in times of war or hardship is it considered okay to deviate from any of these.
An inadvertant grounding of the pleasure cruise ship Lady Monarch was percieved by the Skywolves as an intentional act of war by Humans and Skydogs, and they reacted accordingly. However, peace efforts were rapidly underway, and involved in these efforts was Xirah.
Xirah was born, like any other Skywolf, into the large Pack on the continent of Bryyo. She was taught the basics of how to hunt and speak Bryyian, and the Alpha ensured that like all Skywolves she could understand English.
Something went wrong though, as she found her voice groing progressively softer until it ceased to exist altogether by age 5. Left completely mute, she quickly learned ways around this through use of gestures, postures, and exaggurated expressions for ease of reading. This causes her to appear hyperactive when she's very happy, and downright lethargic when depressed, along with the full span. It also makes her prone to poofing her fur out if surprised.
Unfortunately her loss of voice left her unsuitable to be a Scout, so she was chosen to be a Hunter instead - chase prey and track them down, leading the stronger Warrior pack members to take down large perey, or to capture smaller creatures herself.
Xirah was invited to her first large hunt at age 7 and a half. She was eager to show off what she's learned in tracking and leading - she was one of the best, despite her youth, and brought the pack right to their prey. Seeing the violent battle that resulted scarred her mentally as well as physically - she was struck in the side during an attack maneuver, and several other members were seriously wounded. Xirah has been left with an aversion to inflicting mortal In the end, the hunt finally did succeed.
Xirah was offered a self defence training - she was eager, but wanted to learn something she could apply without inflciting serious injury upon her attacker. A Judo-like system based on grapples and throws was chosen as the art she would learn - and she learned it well, training and sparring frequently when not hunting. This included spiritual training, and attuning herself with the Five Elementals the Skywolves believed in.
Thus is how Xirah spent the vast majority of her life from age 8 to 18, at which time she was given the responsibility to aid in certain ceremonies, and gained favor with the higher ranking Skywolves - who were sympathetic to her inability to speak, and were struggling to find the cause of the loss of her voice. Nonetheless, she was fully capable of writing and reading runes, and understanding spoken Bryyian and English, therefore was an important asset to the pack.
When the disaster of the Sacred Pier happened, she was against the idea of violent retribution. Though with little way to convey her thoughts, all she could really do was sit back and express her disdain of the counter-attacks, until the truth of the matter came out with assistance of the mysterious "aliens" (the visitors from Infinitas). She's grown somewhat fond of Tamarin's peaceful ways, and is eager to attempt anything she can to aid in peace negotiations. Even though she can't talk.
As she found her packmate Alex on the forefront of the aid mission, she chose to fill in where his wounds left him unable to. The other wolf bound to a wheelchair and with as many ways to get around as Xirah has ways to be heard, she ended up pushing him around all over the place.
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