Appearance and Characteristics:
Skvaders are, most basically, hare-like creatures with wings. Some
look more like rabbits, and some look more like hares, depending
on the region and bloodline of the Skvader. Skvaders are usually
normal rabbit colors- brown, black, white, varying shades of gray,
as well as a striking crimson color. It’s a rare mutation
to have a Skvader with adverse colored fur (blue, green, purple,
etc.) and it’s usually considered a mark of beauty. The gene
for such colors is recessive, and thus more common in males.
also have a bird-like array of tail feathers- some don’t.
Demon genetics is slightly different from human genetics, at any
rate, and we won’t bother the scientists charged to figure
this out. Feathers on Skvaders are just as varied as birds’
feathers colors, and so are the wing types. Depending on the region,
Skvaders can have wings resembling a wood grouse’s, a seagull’s,
an eagle’s, or any variety of songbird, but the wings are
ratioed for the individual’s body. Usually Skvaders with dull
fur with have dull wings, and Skvaders with bright fur will have
bright wings. A contrast between the two (Say, light purple fur
and gray wings) is rather rare.
Skvaders also have the ability to assume a human-like form, though
few are magically adept enough to assume one that is fully human
in appearance. Their ears are always rather huge, and younger Skvaders’
ears are quite perky and can often stand on their own. Older Skvaders
find it harder, as their ears will be bigger, and Skvaders over
the age of 50 will find it impossible. Their wings and tails- lapine
or avian- are also present on the human form. They have a unique
ability to sort of shrink their wings to a smaller size when not
in use- and then grow them out fully when they need them.
They are very different from male humans- they are usually quite
delicate-looking, almost effeminate, with a slightly wider set to
the hips and a narrower waistline. Even a Skvader with muscle lacks
much masculinity, for the pectoral muscles are not very defined,
even at their best, and the stomach musculature system is entirely
different from a human’s, and is next to invisible. Often
one can only tell a strong Skvader from a weaker one by touch.
Usually hardier-looking than males, though they do possess a feminine
figure similar to a human female’s. They’re more often
than not taller than males, with heavier musculature on the arms
and legs, and slightly larger, more powerful wings. The reason for
this is that females in the wild need to be better at supporting
themselves and their young, and thus must be more hardy and intimidating.
have particularly strong leg muscles- and, thusly, a vicious kick.
A Skvader can bash the skull of virtually any beast in on itself,
especially if shod in shoes. Their arm muscles aren’t quite
as strong, but can be developed. A Skvader in battle with usually
fall flat on its back and tuck its knees up under its chin, prepared
to kick off any attack. Roaming Skvaders usually find more creative
and tactical ways to fight. But know this- you never want to see
the bottom of a Skvader’s foot.
cuddly appearance and usually bubbly nature, Skvaders can be quite
fierce in battle.
Skvaders live in Warrens. Warrens can be simple underground tunnels
dug my Skvaders in their true form, or vast catacombs used by Skvaders
in a human form. A Warren, much like an estate, has a dominant couple
and family that are responsible usually for the initial construction
or foundation of the Warren, but they are certainly not the rulers.
Young males in a Warren might join their fathers for excavation
(for they are always building) or other such work, but more often
than not they go roaming to find themselves. The desire to wander
is usually larger in males than females, seeing as it is common
in rabbits to be so.
all very open about their sex drive. Though some might be coy and
pretend not to think about it 98% of the time, chances are they
do. A constant urge to reproduce is the undercurrent of many a Skvader’s
thought, and it intensifies as the spring season approaches.
mate with many different partners throughout their life, and they
support harems- though the opinion varies with the individual- but
they usually establish a single mate. Someone they love. Offspring
of a pair of mates usually have a good relationships with their
mother and father, but offspring of a Skvader who’s partner
merely ambled off after the dirty deed was done usually only know
their mothers. It’s a common thing, and they usually don’t
understand a human connection to both parents.
wander for many, many years before they find a place to settle down.
Some return to their native lands, some do not. They have been known
to crossbreed with humans and other demons- a breeding between Skvaders
usually results in quadruplets or quintuplets, but a cross-breed
will produce triplets, twins, or, in rare instances, a single child-
it depends on which is the male and which is the female, really.
All Skvaders are strict vegetarians- they cannot handle meat. The
smell of blood often makes them queasy, as does the smell of cooking
meat. They mostly have a fondness for raw vegetables, as well as
just plain grass, and they can eat some bakery products.
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