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Faeus pallidi
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Basics
NameFaeus pallidi
Also calledTalasuu
ClassificationFae
StatusData deficient
Background
HomeworldSvartálfaheim
Origin
HabitatVaries
DietMesocarnivorous
Life span698 to 1012 yrs
Religion
Abilities
Anatomy
Height4' to 4'6"
Weight240 to 326 lbs
ComplexionVaries between region & lineage
Skin textureSoft yet thick & loose
Hair colorVaries between region & lineage
Eye colorVaries between region & lineage
Temperature38° C
Body partsHead, neck, torso, arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, tail
Real world origins
Origin
CreatedJan. 2018
CreatorDawg
Usage limitAsk first
Out of character
RP title
RP genreFantasy
RP typeT1
Universe
Canon
CommunityIMVU
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The talasuu (Faeus pallidi), also known as the goblin-tailed fairy, is a species of fairy belonging to the Unseelie Court. Talasuu tend to have an unsettling air about them, and most creatures tend to be uncomfortable in their presence whether they know what they are or not. Their large club-shaped tails are covered in coarse black hair that always matches the color of the hair on their head, but have bare bodies much like the human. They are considered more gracile than the dwarf, despite weighing between 109 and 148 kg (240 and 326 lbs) and measuring about 121.92 to 137.16 cm (48 to 54 in). The talasuu gestation period is generally twelve months. The infant is weaned at nearly four years old, but usually maintains a close relationship with its parents and immediate family; it reaches puberty at the age of seven to ten.

Most talasuu live in groups which range in size from 20 to more than 150 members, although individuals travel & hunt in smaller groups during the day. The species exhibits a clan culture based on beta members led by an alpha member, and highly complex social relationships. Talasuu appear as dwarfish humanoids with an erect posture and bipedal locomotion whose closest biological relative is the banshee, a subspecies of fairy. They are much more wildly predatory than their mystic cousins, however, with a wide-mouthed tail for trapping & shredding prey into pieces small enough to swallow whole.

EtymologyEdit

The vernacular name talasuu is derived from the ancient Estonian phrase, "tail mouth", referring to the obvious. This name was first used by the ancestors of the ancient people that first discovered their cohabitees. An alternate name for the talasuu is "goblin-tailed fairy". Their scientific name is Faeus pallidi. The generic name Faeus may have originated with the Latin 'fata', as is from the Old French word 'faerie', describing "enchantment". The specific name pallidi roughly translates to "ghoul" in Latin, probably due to their fiendish appearance.

CharacteristicsEdit

The typical adult male talasuu can weigh anywhere between 113 and 137 kg (249 and 302 lbs), the females weighing 109 kg to 122 kg (240 lbs and 269 lbs). However, a feral talasuu may weigh over 148 kg (326 lbs). Males can measure up to 137.16 cm (4 ft 6 in) tall when standing and females up to 121.92 cm (4 ft) tall. Compared to a human of that size, their arms measure 25% longer which allows them to apply a quadrupedal gait for faster and longer sprints. They do not prefer this comportment, however. Talasuu are characterized by their short stature and large furry tail, ordinarily growing up to 152.4 cm (5 ft) in length, that ends in a massive maw armed with 74 to 80 very strong, 10 cm (4 in) long serrated teeth which can exert a powerful grip; the upper teeth fall into the gaps between the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. Externally, they resemble humans for the most part. They have opposable thumbs and big toes which allow for optimal dexterity.

Their hominid face, critical for talasuu identity, does not bear their mouth. The opening on their face resembles a mouth, but it is an thin layer of skin which protects the oral papilla. Just above this is the visible part of their nose, which slightly protrudes from their face and bears the nostrils. The nasal root is the top of the nose, forming an indentation at the suture where the nasal bones meet the frontal bone. The anterior nasal spine is the thin projection of bone at the midline on the lower nasal margin, holding the cartilaginous center of the nose. Adult talasuu have nasal hairs in the anterior nasal passage. Compared to humans, the talasuu nose is slightly smaller and doesn't work as well. Aloft this are reptilian-like eyes with narrow, vertically elliptical pupils and iris that vary between amber and blue. Much like a human, their skin & coat colors are very diverse & differ depending on their lineage and regional origin. Despite this, their skin always exhibits striped or spotted marks which only develop into a solid milky white after a talasuu has reached sexual maturity. They are also great aquatic hunters, capable of holding their breath for an average time of 120 seconds. Their hairs are completely hydrophobic simply due to their density while their skin bears micro. The skin of a talasuu is soft to the touch although they have a thick epidermis with a thin layer of cornified cells. Upon closer examination, micro dermal ridges which trap water molecules to reduce liquid resistance are visible. In addition to micro dermal ridges, talasuu have very pliant skin. Their skin will ripple as they reach accelerated speeds to counter turbulence. Designed to optimize movement and durability, this thick skin prevents most structures from piercing it such as the hypodermic fangs of venomous snakes.

The talasuu's large prehensile tail is covered in coarse hairs that always match the color of the other hairs on their anthropomorphic bodies, but its bare body greatly resembles the human. This titanic flexible appendage makes up 53% of their entire body weight, being extremely dense with only 2% body fat and an extremely thick layer of muscle over a caged bone which protects the caudal vertebrae and crucial surrounding organs. Two of their three compartmented stomachs dwell in the tail. Because they are unable of masticating, the talasuu esophagus is somewhat elastic; likely to accommodate this process. Additionally, one of the two hearts exist in the tail. The other is a reserved heart in the case the first stops functioning which optimizes their survivability. One of the talasuu brains, designed for independent parallel processing, allowing for the severance of one without mortality. The species shows sexual dimorphism, besides their sexual organs, with the curvaceous horns that jut from their humanoid head, with females having horns that can reach up to a seven inches and males with horns that can only grow about three inches. These horns are solely for female competitiveness among the species, males excluded as they challenge each other with their tails & testes size. Talasuu also seem to possess short, pointed claws on their hands and feet that will only grow about an inch long before stagnating. They are specialized for digging, scraping, scratching, and providing support for their accomplished climbing.

Biological AdaptationsEdit

Often confused for their mouth, on their face is an oral papilla. Hidden within, there lies a heavily internally branched slime gland that lies just below the collar bone. At blinding speeds reaching fifty six meters per second, the talasuu can hurtle a quick-hardening, adhesive slime up to thirty six feet which is often used to ensnare prey. This slime is produced in a wavy motion, wiggling back and forth every few milliseconds. To achieve this, a typical creature would require muscles that contract every few milliseconds to compare. Though their muscles do contract at an extraordinary rate, far beyond the human body's, this is not the case. The slime glands are modified crural glands which allows the slime conductor to broaden into a reservoir, which can buffer pre-produced slime. They are capable of producing kilos of this slime in a single spurt, which is powerful enough to pin an elephant down. This feat is performed through complex biological physics involving a type of fluid dynamics called elastic instability. Small, random deviations in the flow nudge the tube slightly to one side or the other. When the tube rebounds and tries to straighten out, that reorients the stream in the other direction. These opposing forces push each other harder and harder, and soon, the tube is flexing back and forth—like an untended garden hose writhing when the faucet is wide open. This behavior causes the talasuu slime tubes to oscillate up to one hundred times per second. The key ingredient of this slime is water. In fact, this slime consists of 90% water and only 5% proteins while the rest seems to be monomers of cyanoacrylate. Because of the mass of water, the cyanoacrylate remains in a viscous state. As it is deployed and reaches the air, being exposed to moisture and airborne hydroxide ions, it rapidly polymerizes which forms long, strong chains that bonds the target to a surface.

The true talasuu mouth, located at the end of their tail, is used for both consuming prey and fending off predators. A single chomp from a talasuu's titanic maw may possibly deliver up to six thousand pounds of force per square inch, which is enough force to rip through steel armor. The front teeth are inclined slightly forward and outward, thus allowing the talasuu to withstand powerful jerking movements from its prey while the middle and back teeth hold it firmly in place. These creatures are considered polyphyodonts; they will replace their teeth up to five hundred and fifty times in their seven hundred to seven hundred and fifty year life span. Talasuu grow a small, successional tooth just behind each mature, functional tooth, which is supported by an odontogenic stem cell in the dental lamina that remains on standby to be activated at any given time should it be required. These animals, unlike many mammals, are born with a full set of teeth. As they age, tooth replacement occurs, beginning from the back of the jaw & continuing forward like a wave. Moreover, talasuu seem to have a much higher tolerance for carbon dioxide because their blood cells have a special form of hemoglobin, that has a higher affinity to oxygen than other forms. Thus they utilize oxygen more effectively by being able to reuse the exhaled air, and as a result, survive in extreme low-oxygen environments.

Making their muzzle even more deleterious, the talasuu produce a deadly saliva that harbors the same neurotoxic bacterium as the stomach & intestinal tract called Clostridium botulinum. which blocks the chemicals that allow the nerves to operate, causing botulism and death by paralysis. The most dangerous part about their venomous bite is the lack of an antitoxin, making communes with other biological species especially dangerous. However, one cannot purely be envenomed by simply a whiff of the toxins or contact of the skin. It must be ingested or delivered directly into the body as a result of something like a bite. So the question is how are they capable of using such a toxin without perishing themselves? The answer is simple: a heightened immune system. All vertebrates have two types of techniques for battling infection; the innate immune response & the adaptive immune system. However, unlike humans, the talasuu possess a far more aggressive innate immune response. The talasuu ichor produces hyperactive proteins that attach themselves to bacteria, instantly analyzing & memorizing its properties, before tearing it apart and causing it to explode. Microbes never even get a chance to infect them. Their antibodies also mutate at an extraordinary rate, which limits their proneness to toxins and otherwise deathly foreign substances, also allowing for the consumption of poisonous plants and fungi.

Supernatural Ability Edit

Though the talasuu do have innate magic aptness as a subspecies of fairy, they are unable to naturally employ this power due to its connate tendency to act as an aura which is lightly coated around their bodies and highly present inside of them. This intrinsic emanation creates a monumentally resistant armor which deflects magic and allows them to touch ethereal spirits, not even sparing them from their wrath. However, despite being somewhat of an asset, it also acts as a hapless bane. Talasuu are incapable of performing magic or using magic abilities without a conduit. Their mana pool is constantly being circulated through their wondrous effusion which prevents them from using their own magic. Withal, they are not born with any knowledge of magic. They must learn it by experience or studies, leaving the ignorant to become brutal with their wild instincts. Talasuu that have cultivated the wisdom required to perform magic tend to be more well-mannered and sophisticated. Still unable to talk, they do not perform any spells that require a vocal incantation. Instead, they will specialize in spells which require autonomous activations and psychokinetic evocations. Every talasuu magus must use a tool to channel magic power from a foreign ethereal source, such as an enchanted crystal, rune, or mystical gem.

Senses Edit

Many of the talasuu senses are below average but a few are rather acute, evidence of their evolutionary advantage in the predatory race. Their eyes, nose & ears are located on their anthropomorphic head while their mouth, a secondary tool for breathing, is located on the tail. Unlike humans, talasuu are tetrachromats, meaning they see a wide array of colors between red, green, blue, and low sensitivity to ultraviolet incapable of being perceived by the human's trichromatic eye. They relatively have poor vision with low-resolution and an inability to distinguish smaller objects. Despite this, however, their near-ultraviolet wavelength perception gives them exceptional cognizance. Essentially, they are able to read the headlines of a newspaper but not the fine print. They possess plenty of rod receptors for a boost at night, however. Talasuu have vertically-slit pupils, similar to the domestic cat. This design excludes light more effectively than a circular pupil, protecting the eye during the day and proving optimal at night.

The talasuu sense of smell is not very developed and used mainly as a breathing mechanism. Their olfactory organs mimic the humans, but are less impressive. Though still able to follow trails of scent, detect fear or stress, identify inedible objects, and even sense sickness by the smell of blood, sweat, or urine, talasuu possess 10 times less receptors. Regardless, their natural behavior has indicated they are capable of detecting both airborne and water-soluble chemicals and use their olfactory system for hunting. These talasuu also have vibrissal crypts arrayed in pairs along their nose which possess electroreceptors. These electroreceptors can detect electric fields as weak as 4.6 microvolts per centimeter, such as those generated by contracting muscles and pumping lungs of potential prey. This permits the talasuu to locate prey in certain environments where things like sediment obstruct visibility and echolocation.

The similarities between talasuu and humans are vast, excluding their ability to hear. Their hearing ability is best compared to a turtle, able to only hear vibrations and low-frequency sounds. Talasuu are only capable of hearing 5 to 2,000 Hz, which means they are incapable of hearing even a police whistle which is typically 2,800 Hz. This is because their auditory organs are specialized for sensing air displacement, future storms, or detecting vibrations in the ground, such as when a bird takes flight from a bush or a toad leaps nearby. They use their ears in conjunction with their more powerful senses such as touch. Behind the skin flaps, talasuu have middle ear bones that direct vibrations down the ear canal. Talasuu don't have eardrums, but they have small bones in their inner ears that help distinguish sounds and vibrations. The inner ears pass the sounds along to the brains' hearing center for interpretation. Because hearing is a secondary sense for talasuu, the brains' hearing center is small. This compensates for their relatively poor eyesight, however, by enabling the passive ability to determine and locate vibrations through their body parts touching the ground or connected objects.

Their sensitivity to touch is the most extraordinary, however. This, coupled with their seismic-sensing hearing, create a powerful boon for the mythical hunters. The upper and lower jaws are covered with sensory pits, visible as small, black speckles on the skin, the talasuu version of the lateral line organs seen in fish and many amphibians, though arising from a completely different origin. These pigmented nodules encase bundles of nerve fibers innervated beneath by branches of the trigeminal nerve. They respond to the slightest disturbance in the air, detecting vibrations and small pressure changes as small as a single drop. This makes it possible for talasuu to detect prey, danger and intruders, even in total darkness. These sense organs are known as domed pressure receptors. For the talasuu, these domed pressure receptors act just like a bat's ears in echolocation. Vibrations are translated in the brain as images which allow for an omnidirectional sonar vision of up to fifty feet in range.

EcologyEdit

The talasuu is a highly adaptable species. They are known to live in a variety of habitats and assimilate well into civilized societies despite the inability to articulate words like other humanoids. Possessing brains surpassing human perception, making their reactions 50% faster, the talasuu can alter their habitat to fit their needs and utilize technology which makes all terrains habitable. However, most of the species prefer places shrouded in year-round fog and away from other sentient species, yet close to freshwater. They are known to build grand castles and design complex infrastructures to further their society and grow in population.

Like other subspecies of the Faeus genus, the talasuu seem to be strongly protective of nature. Their habitation within closed ecological systems is often evident through the flourishing wildlife which remains in place. Certain ecosystems across the universe would not be able to sustain without the care of the talasuu which call those lands home. Though technologically developed, they are mindful of the domain. Because they manage the entire ecosystem of their homelands and generally dominate that area's trophic dynamic, they are apex predators. Talasuu are rarely preyed upon by other creatures, often warding danger with their menacing tails and body language. Dragons have been known to attempt predation on talasuu, but the talasuu perform a behavior called mobbing which they use to often kill rivals.

DietEdit

Talasuu are opportunistic mesocarnivores that generally feed on 75% meat while the rest may be fruits and vegetation, which provides the necessary dietary fibers. They require a diet with high protein and calcium, provided by their carnivorous eating habits & critical to their inhuman body strength. Talasuu mostly feed on small and medium-sized animals, preferring ungulates weighing at least forty kilograms. Because of their carefulness and large prey predilection, the talasuu have little to no deleterious effects on their prey populations. Though rare, they are also known to prey on other predators like tigers, werewolves, bears and wolves in certain instances. They have no preference for sugars over meat like most humanoid creatures, they do not possess the receptors required to taste sweets, umami, and even bitterness. More civilized talasuu seem to prepare and cook their food while their feral cousins have no problem eating raw meat and carrion.

Their triple stacked stomach is specialized for this. The first chamber or fore stomach is intended to work as a storage unit, possessing microbiomes that house flesh-degrading fusobacteria and Clostridia. In this way, the talasuu is able to rapidly consume large amounts of food as opposed to other animals with one stomach who must consume food slowly. Additionally, talasuu also have a second aorta which shunts blood away from their lungs and towards their second chamber, stimulating the production of extraordinarily potent stomach acids that break down meals at a rapid rate. The second chamber or true stomach contains acids that are capable of decomposing the food much more aggressively, housing the same bacteria as the first chamber but supported by stomach acids with a pH of nearly 0 that can disassemble DNA. Finally, the third chamber or pyloric stomach retains the now digested food until it is to be released into the small intestine to be absorbed by the circulatory system as nutrients for cellular metabolism. The holes between each chamber are seemingly elastic and prevent blockage from occurring with the help of the audacious bacteria which assist in food decomposition while helping pass foreign objects. Due to the sheer pugnaciousness of their digestive system, bones are able to be digested in as little as 6 hrs. The bacteria that cohabitates within their stomach is also present within their small intestine and large intestine. This symbiotic relationship provides immunological defenses able to combat everything, including botulism. Furthermore, what their highly acidic gastric juices are unable to combat will be ultimately subdued by their superb immune system.

Though they were once thought to only hunt at night, these creatures are diurnal hunters except when other highly intelligent species like humans coexist with them. Generally, talasuu will hunt at the break of dawn and late afternoon hours. Feral females will hunt in small groups of 3 to 4, ambushing their prey with their webs of slime then envenoming them. Following, they will return to their homes and share the meal with the other talasuu troop members. Feral males are typically tasked with protecting the group from predators and outsider male talasuu. Foreign talasuu males will often be killed when trespassing on other male talasuu territories, then eaten by the troop. In the spring and summer seasons, prey is eaten on the spot but during harsher seasons approach, they begin to exhibit a behavior called caching where they use their venom to paralyze prey, then stores them in hidden locations to be eaten when prey is more scarce.

BehaviorEdit

It seems that sentient interaction can influence the behavior of talasuu. If they are exposed to more intelligent members or their species, or other species, they rapidly learn, adapt and assimilate. This determines the dramatic differences between civilized and feral talasuu.

Intelligence Edit

The talasuu brains, equally act as focal point of the central nervous system in talasuu, controls the peripheral nervous system. In addition to controlling "lower," involuntary, or primarily autonomic activities such as respiration and digestion, they are also the locus of "higher" order functioning such as thought, reasoning, and abstraction. These cognitive processes constitute the mind. Seemingly primitive in their hunting mannerisms and nature, the talasuu are deceptively insightful. These creatures are unable to articulate like other humanoids, but they have developed a system of grunts, groans, squeaks and hisses which can be properly understood by other talasuu. Their brain is structured for awareness and emotion, even exhibiting the ability to exploit procedural loopholes and confounded variables often overlooked. The talasuu brain rivals that of the modern human, yet they possess a more extensive mental capacity and swifter reactionary speed. The fact that women give birth to the talasuu young implements a trivial natural duty acquired which typically consists of nurturing the young and caring for the group. This not only includes the compassionate aspect, but also the forming of their feral hunting groups. Male talasuu are generally tasked with leading the community and orchestrating order in times of peril. Their complex social hierarchies include both males and females equally. Despite all of this, the talasuu are extremely skittish due their extreme reactive responses. Their tail may snap at things reflexively if not familiar with its surroundings.

Communication Edit

Though they lack the ability to traditionally speak, talasuu express themselves using a series of grunts, growls, squeaks, and hisses. By blowing air out from their lungs, located in their tail, they can produce a voracious roar which can be heard through dense forests up to one hundred and sixty-five yards away. These roars come in a variety of forms and are meant to express a specific locale, in the case a talasuu wants another talasuu to find them. When they are trying to express their sexual urges & intention to reproduce to the opposite sex, the talasuu produce a purring sound reminiscent of a cough. If a talasuu feels frightened or defensive, they will make a hissing sound to relay that an object of interest is moving too close. They also may squeak or yelp if they are feeling stressed, anxious, or frightened which sounds like a brief whining sound. Talasuu young are more prone to making this sound to demands a variety of things. More commonly, the talasuu may produce several grunts which acknowledge that they aren't being hostile and announces their presence. To express contentment and playfulness, the talasuu produce a sinister growl which is often misidentified by outside species as a warning. However, the most feral of creatures understand the talasuu completely. Finally, the talasuu will sometimes touch each other's tails with their own tails to share affection and invite others to associate with them.

Mating Edit

Females exhibit sexual dimorphism which includes voluptuous breasts and longer horns that the talasuu males seemingly prefer. Sexuality possess important functions: creating hierarchy and bonds while ensuring biological reproduction. Strong emotions accompany libido when powerful bodily urges remind them to mate. The significance of sexuality in the talasuu species is reflected in several physical features such as hidden ovulation, the evolution of external scrotum and a relatively large penis suggesting sperm competition in talasuu, the absence of an os penis, permanent secondary sexual characteristics and the forming of pair bonds based on sexual attraction as a common social structure. Contrary to other creatures that often advertise estrus through visible signs, talasuu females do not have distinct or visible signs of ovulation, plus they experience sexual desire outside of their fertile periods. Talasuu choices on acting on their sexuality varies depending on aspects such as male reproduction organ size, hierarchal status, male tail size, female horn size, female breast size, and finally, independent religious belief. Many talasuu tribes will also evince an instinctive sexual behavior where coitus is used as a form of conflict resolution and post-conflict reconciliation, often portraying homosexual behavior between both sexes, with the females considered 18% more prone to gayness. Sexual consanguineous relationships are extremely rare and will consequently result in detrimental inbreeding depression. Their biology has provided them with a boon to effectively prevent this. Male talasuu's external copulatory organs release pheromones which allow the female talasuu to distinct who is closest and furthest in relation. The female will smell the scent of the male and congenitally decide not to act on their sexual urges.

Life Cycle Edit

These little creatures normally reach sexual maturity as early as seven years old; by then, the average male is nearly 4 ft tall and while the female is typically 3 ft 6 in tall. The talasuu can reach ages up to seven hundred and thirty years old, with the oldest recorded talasuu living a little over one thousand years. From the time they reach sexual maturity, males are typically only capable of reproducing for up to six hundred years while the females are capable of reproducing for up to seven hundred years.

  • Procreation

As with other mammals, talasuu reproduction takes place as internal fertilization by sexual intercourse. During this process, the male inserts his erect penis into the female's vagina and ejaculates semen, which contains sperm. The sperm travels through the vagina and cervix into the uterus or Fallopian tubes for fertilization of the ovum. Upon fertilization and implantation, gestation then occurs within the female's uterus. The zygote divides inside the female's uterus to become an embryo, which over a period of 52 weeks (12 months) of gestation becomes a fetus. After this span of time, the fully-grown fetus is birthed from the female's body and breathes independently as an infant for the first time.

  • Infancy

Properly developed infants average five pounds in weight and typically only eighteen to twenty centimeters in height at birth. Helpless at birth, talasuu continue to grow for some years, usually reaching sexual maturity between the ages of six and nine years old. Between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three, talasuu begin to develop their distinctive white markings on their skin. At around age fourteen, the talasuu experiences a growth spurt which allows the young to suddenly grow twenty five percent in size. This is reportedly a design in their genealogical structure which keeps children physically small until they are psychologically mature. Females generally stop physically maturing at around age eighteen while males will not stop maturing until around the age of twenty-two.

  • Death

With a life expectancy at birth being over seven hundred years, the talasuu death is an often-unseen phenomenon. Many legends surrounding this species suggest that they are immortal, though this is untrue. If a talasuu is permitted to live a full life, as they reach their final days, they will initially experience debility where an increased risk to many diseases and toxins arises. Their hair begins to gray and their eye color begins to fade as they reach their late six hundreds. Their immune system may begin to fail. The most common cause of talasuu death is due to cardiac arrest, typically induced by their own toxins which their immune system would eventually fail to contain.

Origins Edit

First discovered in 11,000 BC by ancient humans, the talasuu ancestors first emerged on planet Earth after evolving from the banshee three-hundred million years ago. Through generations of adaptive evolution, the talasuu are a species of fairy who is seemingly an evolved hybrid of the modern banshee & dwarves.

Folklore Edit

The sole first-generation banshee, named Aibell, and ruler of the twenty-five second generation banshees she created from her own form who would always be at her attendance was a fairy designed to be a fighting chance for those who faced a nearing unfair death. Should a death be nearing, Aibell would send her fairy company to seek out the dying. Then, once the personage was located, the weeping fairies would begin wailing before abruptly vanishing. As the banshee society advanced, they began developing reproductive urges and thus started reproducing with other fairy species and through means like bacteria, consisting of them sharing and increasing their genetic composition. These banshees developed a need for sustenance, which led them to feeding on mass amounts of emotional energy. Their predatory nature erupted and after mating with boraro, the initial line of talasuu were born. They originated in a feral, primal form which consisted of quadrupedal movements and active, vicious hunting. Over the millions of years, they've evolved to the point of bipedal locomotion and sentient awareness which allowed them to develop complex civilizations and even assimilate into other humanoid species societies. A few talasuu are reportedly seen being members of the ghastly Wild Hunt, led by Irial Vun'Kuddah. The first societies of talsuu experienced their genesis in the dense forests of Svartalfheim, of the nine worlds of Yggdrasil. They shared their world with the likes of dwarves, druids, dark elves and many more fairy species. Because of the eerie nature of this realm, most svartalfars were categorized as members of the Unseelie Court. This marginalized all of the denizens and created a nasty stereotype about their nature. However, I digress. Described as a land mass with various flourishing forests and many labyrinthine, subterranean complexes of mines and forges. The dwarves dominated the trade with their master craftsmanship utilizing precious gems and metals. They created various extramundane items to assist many gods in their conquests. As might be expected, the talasuu eventually became more civilized as time passed. Skirmishes between the populations arose with many species dividing between their respective tribes or interracial kingdoms. Many talasuu became units in Odens Jakt. They are the only native species of Svartalfheim as the dwarves migrated from Nidavellir. As the gates between realms gave way and supernatural technology advanced, talasuu began migrating between realms and building populations. Inherently, feral talasuu are descended from talasuu young abandoned by their ancestors long ago and adapting to their environment.

TriviaEdit

  • When exhibiting bipedal locomotion, the talasuu tail is vital to their center of balance. Talasuu who lose their tails may survive and completely grow them back in a matter of months if their secondary heart and brain aren't damaged, though they will be unable to walk until it has fully regenerated. Quadrupedal locomotion is intended for short bursts of speed to catch swift prey.
  • Talasuu may or may not wear clothing depending on their culture. However, most talasuu societies find themselves wearing clothing and other adornments as well as altering their body for cosmetic or religious purposes.
  • Most members of the talasuu species typically utilize monarchal hierarchies which act as the pureblooded group who embodies their societal identity and exercises the role of sovereignty. Though, they are incredibly complex and their governing body may vary depending on their cultural outlook. These groups almost always develop a political system for creating, sustaining, and enforcing order.
  • The offspring of an intergeneric cross including talasuu is often very sterile, which ensures distinction between species. These fae are only capable of creating hybrids with banshees, elves, boraro, humans, and dwarves.
  • As long as one of their hearts and one of their brains remains intact, talasuu are capable of regenerating any of their limbs, including the indispensable tail. To achieve this, they must enter a state where they become paralyzed and completely unaware after they've eaten a considerable amount of their body weight. They are most vulnerable in this state.
  • Though not as old as demons and other mythical species, the talasuu are believed to have begun existing 290.7 million years ago.
  • Talasuu blood is generally unfavorable to most creatures because of all the deathly bacteria they house. When undead vampires feed on talasuu, they appear to experience psychoactive delusions.
  • To compensate for their accelerated metabolism which powers their regeneration, talasuu must consume at least 10% of their body weight daily. When attempting to heal, the talasuu must consume double their daily intake before going into their frozen restorative state.
  • Talasuu feel strongly about consanguinity and what happens to members of their family typically reflects on the bloodline.

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