Chimeraeon Species Info Picture

Chimeraeon are a CLOSED species.

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ABOUT THE SPECIES:



Chimeraeon are a thriving race from a planet very similar to Earth. They are a cultured society of intelligent animal-like creatures.

HABITAT & LIFESTYLE:
• They are highly adaptable and live in man places. They range from tropical jungles to arctic tundras to open plains and coastal hills.
• They are omnivores, which means they eat both meat and plants. They usually hunt smaller game such as rabbits, fish, squirrels and small deer.
• Things like berries and fruits re seasonal favorites, depending on where they live.
• They do not farm. Instead they are largely nomadic and follow their food sources with the seasons.
• They do not cook their food, but they do occasionally add herbs and spices.
• Some tribes preserve their food for the winter, others migrate to warmer climates, following their prey.
• Small game such as birds, eggs, frogs, mice and snakes are seasonal delicacies. These are popular gifts to be given to their mates or to gain someone's favor.
• They hunt with their claws and teeth, not with weapons.
• They can stand upright (as seen above) but they cannot move quickly in this position. To hunt and to move faster, they drop to all fours.
• Running on all four feet they can reach an average speed of 40 mph, though some can sprint as fast as 55 mph for a short distance.
• They live in a variety of different 'homes' depending on what type of climate they live in.

SOCIETY:
• They have a tribal society and live in large family groups.
• They utilize simple tools, as well as fire.
• Each tribe is typically set up around a central open area where ceremonies take place. This area also includes the tribes bonfire pit, a main gathering place.
• They have basic instruments (such as drums, rattles and pipe flutes) which are used and accompanied by dancing.
• They all take part in raising the tribe's children.
• It is not unusual for an adult to adopt a child if it is abandon or orphaned. This sometimes happens even with strangers.
• Children play a key part in their society. Each mated couple typically has at least one.
• They have a very nature-based religion and celebrate many ceremonies year round with festivities, hunts, etc.
• They have a complex language that is universal of their people and includes both verbal and body communication.
• They have an inclusive social hierarchy. This means that there is no one left out. Everyone helps around their camp, though each person has a different job.
• They hold great respect for and take very good care of their elders.
• Females usually stay close to the camp and care for children, make clothing and jewelry, prepare food, etc.
• Males do most of the hunting.
• Children are sent (under the watchful eyes of one of the mothers) to gather berries, bark, leaves and anything else the tribe needs.
• Each tribe is typically rules by an Alpha pair and a religious elder. The three typically vote between themselves to decide what is best for the tribe.
• Both males and females wear clothing. Their clothing consists of skins, beads and other natural adornments and is usually only worn for special occasions.
• Children do not wear clothing but do wear decorations (such as paint, beads and feathers) for special occasions.
• Many tribes practice an art called "fur branding" which permanently colorizes the fur to create a specific marking. Fur brands denote special people, such as Alphas, Shaman, Warriors, etc. and my also mark something significant to that person. (Fur branding is similar to tattooing.)


SEXUALITY, MATING & REPRODUCTION:
• Their species mates for life.
• Same-sex mate pairings are uncommon, but not unheard of. Same-sex mates are treated the same as any others and will sometimes even adopt orphaned children.
• Mating is similar to human courtship and typically has a "dating" period before the couple settles down.
• Both males and females have equal say in their society.
• Mates are pair-bonded, meaning they develop a deep connection to each other. Over time, this connection even becomes somewhat psychic in that they can "feel" their mate's thoughts and emotions. For some, the bond is so deep that they can even 'feel" where their mate is and what they're doing. In very rare cases, the bond is deep enough that a mate can "see" through the other's eyes. This is extremely rare, and usually only one of the mated pair has this ability. It is called "Love Seeing" and thought to be a gift from the Gods.
• When pair is mated, there is an official ceremony binding them together (similar to a hand-fasting ceremony) and all of the tribe comes to celebrate and offer the new couples gifts and well-wishes.
• Newly mated couples usually spend a time together alone in a special 'nest-home' after their fasting ceremony. This is similar to the human concept of a honeymoon.
• Couples usually bear children in the early spring.
• Typically only one child is born at a time. though twins are rare, they do sometimes happen.
• On average a mated couple only has 1-2 children in their lifetime.
• If a one member of a mated pair dies, the remaining mate usually does not re-mate. The breaking mate bond can sometimes kill the surviving mate because of the emotional and psychological trauma it causes.
• They typically have a very similar life expectancy to humans and mature at about the same rate.

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