Welcome to Thursday's Pact Days! Today, we have the Chimera.
The Chimera were introduced in Striker. In Mar'Sani society they are a race unto themselves. They are triplets who merge together to take on on the Three form. The Oethra 7's navigator, the GyrFalconi, Axis de la Rynch became infatuated with them in the beginning because they have wings. That infatuation turns into something else as Axis comes to know them. I'm going to do a couple of flash fictions for Axis set during Striker where he hangs out with one set of triplets (Cadmus, Phoenix, and Cilix Narkis). The fourth book of the series, Chosen, revolves around these four characters.
A couple of side notes: I'm placing these in alphabetical order so I won't unintentionally place importance on any specie. I will leave off information on the species that will spoil future books. My standard sheet has the same categories for all species. So there will be blank categories just because that species didn't need them.
Other races on the planet: Mar'Sani, Numina, People of the Longing,
Planetary Terrain: Oceans, jungle, mountain ranges, volcanic desert
Patron Ryo Pardeep: Poseidon,
Description: Average height is 2 meters. Immense strength. Bear live young. Biped w/tail, humanoid, reptilian. Suckle their young, scaled skin, strong heavy tail they use in battle and as a limb to rest on. Forked tongues can be used to scent the air. Eyes don’t have whites. Omnivores that must have plenty of water and moderate temperatures. The Chimera do not have barbs.
Always born as triplets. Feared and revered. They don't like to be in the spotlight so not many Mar'Sani have seen them outside of military operations. Secretive, legendary assassins who can take the Three form. Outsiders don't know if they are psionics creating the illusion of the 'beast' of if they actually meld into one being.
Smooth scales devoid of the spike/barbs or bony ridges, and always white. They move in such a way people don't know if they slide over the sand or fly.
As they change, the air around them shimmers as if an intense heat is coming off of them. They appear to melt into each other, their size tripling as if they reform into a huge, three-headed creature, horrifying. The two outer heads had sharp horns jutting out behind large soulless eyes, arching backwards over their necks. Long angular muzzles revealed double row of sharp teeth. One face appeared more reptilian than the other, while the other seemed more amphibian. The center head was round, similar to a lioness with smooth, white scales and no horns, with fangs. The bodies are large, the feet clawed and a pair of huge, delicate leathery wings shot out of the upper spine to catch the wind. The two outside heads breathes fire.
In nobility circles they are referred to as the 'revered triplets'.
The ability to morph is unlocked when they are 10 summers. They are sent into the Black Sands Desert on a quest to track down the sages who live there to teach them the secrets of the Three form. Not all Chimeras share the same characteristics of inner self. Once they acknowledge and accept who they are, they then are able to combine to become the 'beast'. How they shift their shape is not revealed to outsiders.
Their trust in their brothers are absolute. Their bond is so close that they either do not find a mate or they share one between them. (No, they do not have sex with each other.)
"Most Mar'Sani had a healthy respect for the Chimera. Most did not approach them or brave their company."
The Chimera are the offspring of the being called Whirlwind. He resides in the Black Sands Desert. When he goes to walk among the civilians he will take lovers, unattached females. Baring the 'revered triplets' raises a female's status because she is considered blessed/favored. Males will come from all over to vie for her hand in matrimony.
Common Occupation: Warriors, spies, bounty hunters
Government Systems: Constitutional Monarchy
Current Leader: Emperor Valdor Vondorian
Council of Neighn of Member: (future Valdor Vondorian)
Allies: Ryo'Pardeep, GyrFalconi, Fal'Amoric, Conti'Quan, Battion, Chi-Lin, Orion, Gaziniti, Giante,
Star System: Portunus Star System
Other planets occupied by species:
Military Leader: Warlords Sohm'lan, Mestor, and Zeus. When Azaes takes the throne, he will choose 6 others who will report to the three above.
Cultural names and terms specific to species: See Mar'Sani
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