Islands South of the Central part of the Main continent.
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The Hezcari are not generally different from each other as far as abilities go, most of the differences are cosmetic. There are three different fur colors that a Hezcari pup can have at birth. Brown, Black, or White. Their fur eventually changes to Grey with age. Brown furred Hezcari always have green eyes. Black furred Hezcari have blue eyes. White furred Hezcari have pitch black eyes. Hezcari fur is thick but soft. Their skin on the other hand is rough and leathery. This is one of their natural defences against predators. Hezcari can move at above average speeds only when on all fours. Typically they move around on their back legs to get a different perspective, or when they are in their Pride's territory. The arms of the Hezcari are strong but not as strong as the legs, this is because of the length. Almost all of the power in the arms is located in the hands. The legs are extremely powerful because they are always being used to move around on. One of the main reasons for the strength is their speed and their lunging ability they use to tackle prey. The upper and lower jaw of the Hezcari are built to use extreme amounts of pressure. Most of the Hezcari abilities are for hunting since they rarely gather.
Average Lifespan - 20-40 years
Height (On all fours) - Roughly 3-4 feet from the ground to the highest point of the shoulder.
Height (Standing) - A standing Hezcari is, from the ground to the top of the head, seven to eight feet tall. Males are always larger than the females.
Weight - 240-340 pounds, most of which is muscle.
Diet - The Hezcari are omnivores but all of them prefer meat.
Habitat - Hezcari prefer forested areas and savannah. They will move through any other areas though. Hezcari absolutely hate deserts.
Reproduction - A Hezcari female will mate at most twice, in her lifetime. This is the result of the fact that she will give birth to 3-7 pups. The only time a Hezcari female will mate again is if less than four of her pups die. The Hezcari female will stay with all of her living pups until they mate. The male will only stay with his pups until they reach a certain age, then the male will typically leave. The reproductive systems of the Hezcari are very active. This means that it usually takes only five months of pregnancy before the pups are born. Hezcari males will and do mate more than once.
Pup - During this stage, the Hezcari will grow to just above one foot. They are extremely vulnerable to disease and being killed. During this time they are also learning the bases of Hezcari life. Pups never travel far from their mother, and during this time the mother will be very protective. Birth to Three years old.
Youngling - During this stage, the Hezcari will grow from Pup size to about three or four feet. They are extremely resistant to disease and they are very active. Hezcari Younglings are taught to hunt and kill during this time. Three years old to Fifteen years old.
Adult - This is the last stage of Hezcari life. During this stage they grow to their final height and weight. Fifteen years old to death.
Hezcari travel in packs. Each pack consists of 15-25 Hezcari. The pack is led by an Alpha male and Alpha female. The Alpha male doesn't do a lot minus protect the Alpha female and mate with her. The Alpha male position is often challenged before the Alpha female is mated with but afterwards the Alpha male usually goes unchallenged. The Alpha female will usually distribute the hunted food and take care of disputes. A Hezcari pack is less of an animalistic thing but more of a nomadic civilization.
Hezcari worship three gods, this is one of the disputes between packs. Kraet is the God of the Hunt. Moor is the God of Bloodshed (more or less war). Hayeth is the God of Mating. Kraet and Hayeth are worshipped the most, Moor is worshipped less because of what he is assosciated with. Which of the Gods is worshipped is determined by the Alpha female. Most of the worshipping is done through the Shaman who is the only Hezcari that will paint his fur.
The Hezcari will establish what they call "Pack-land" which is their Pack's territory. If another Pack or Packmember enters their Pack-land, it will typically end with violence. The Hezcari language sounds similar to German or Scandinavian. Basically they sound like Vikings when they talk.