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Ri'asa

The Ri'asa live in the wilds, usually in big, open areas, like a savannah or steppe environment. They don't interact with other races much, just when they absolutely need to. They don't build any homes or permanent dwellings, they just live under the sky. Females hunt, while the males care for the cubs, and generally hunt quite rarely. Both genders are treated equally.

Generally, they don't bother with agriculture, they just take what fruits or vegetables they can find in the wild, although there are some exceptions.....Where a few packs have settled down, and started to cultivate the land a bit. The settled Ri'asa are a bit more welcoming to visitors, although they really don't like anyone intruding in their territories.

They do not use many tools or weapons, since they really don't need them. Their own bodies are lethal enough. If left alone, they are peaceful enough. But there are times where humans or elves would gather wildlife in their hunting grounds, and that usually leads to skirmishes....

The Ri'asa are a vengeful race. Vendettas can last for as long as at least two or three generations, and raids are often carried out by either side. In those raids it happens often that the Ri'asa males loose their usual calm and do things that they would otherwise never think of....bastage offspring is the result....


At birth, Ri'asa strongly resemble the cubs of large feline predators, and remain such until they reach adolescence. That is, they start to walk on two feet instead of four, they slowly morph into humanoid form. At the age of about 26-30 they reach adulthood. At this stage it is very hard to actually spot anything odd about them, except in battle. They don't use any weapons or tools at all, just their limbs and bodies, sometimes what they find in their environment.
They fight ferociously, using their fists and feet, sometimes their teeth....
They can slightly change their appearance by wish (i.e. Show fangs, eyes change to those of a cat's, eyes shine in darkness, they can extend their fingernails, which actually are claws etc.)

Some think the Ri'asa are a renegade sub species of Rakshasa, the tigermen. None really know for sure.

The bastage offspring of the Ri'asa are born as normal members of their mothers' race, and generally do not show any signs of their heritage until they come of age. After that, they slowly gain the looks, and some the demeanor, of the Ri'asa. No matter the mothers' race, they all usually grow to average human height.
Those that do show signs early on, either have strange ears, eyes, some sport a tail, others seem to growl slightly as they speak, some have fangs.....

All however, usually have the same physical characteristics when they turn adult.

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