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“I shall smite you, glowing red dot!”
Inquisitive and Adventurous Beings
The Felinians resemble bipedal cats with a few humanoid-like qualities. However, some are an inverse of humanoids with feline qualities. Many tribes tend to have a variety of specific colorizations and various features, signifying different breeds. As their cat-like descent would imply, the Felinians are naturally curious creatures that seek to know everything about whatever they find. As such, social castes of scholars are often treated quite well within many of their societies, trading knowledge as if it were a monetary system. However, their love of discovery doesn’t impede the power of a raw and savage nature that courses through their veins. Gifted with the boons of their progenitor races, they’re capable of clawing a foe into submission, leaping incredible distances without too much damage and dashing incredible distances to track down prey. That said, many fears and weaknesses associated with their ancestors carry over into much of the Felinian cultures, hence why most tend to live more inland rather than by coastal regions.
Keepers of Balance and Seekers of Greatness
To many a Felinian, achieving a greater sense of balance in one’s self as well as their world is the key to prosperity. To them, a sense of neutrality is the key to survival. In worlds that favor factions and feuding, they tend to not get involved. Any involvement is either in self defense or eradicating faction influence within their lands. That is not to say they won’t fight vigorously to uphold what they believe in. Ironically, they value exploring almost anything. While some would view their willing to indulge in something as hedonistic, Felinians typically view it as exploration. Upon gaining greater awareness, it’s common to form group meetings in response to their discovery. They are willing to trade in all sorts of sources of knowledge and many delights. To them, balance can be recognized when all senses are properly “awakened.” However, some view their philosophy as distasteful and self-serving.
Author’s Note: Based on the positive reception from my homage to Mystara’s Lupins, I decided to tackle my take on the Rakasta sooner rather than later. Enjoy. (When I get the time, I’ll tackle my take on the Tortles too!) Also, I felt motivated to do this request after rewatching the glorious vintage cheesy goodness that is (original) Thundercats. That said, I’m probably going to start Eberron’s Quori now!
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