Traits

Cycle - Beast Form (Common)

Category: Marrow Fysa

Beast Form is a part of the Cycle Aspect of the Marrow Fysa.  All leyr start with this fysa.

This is a passive fysa. Transformation occurs when an individual is experiencing high emotion or stress, and is meant to be a defense mechanism against attack. Some users keep a tight hold on their emotions, while others who prefer their beast forms purposefully put themselves into un-ideal situations to trigger the magic.

Transformation can also occur in meditative states, or in strong exposure to magic. Consuming pure magic to change is not recommended, as magic has a tough strain on the body.

Once transformed, users can choose when to return to humanoid form.

For leyr, beast form is normally roughly 2 feet taller than the size of the user, but this is a soft limit depending on build and other factors (and you can use less if you'd like). Beast forms for other species tend not to change in size by too much. As beast form originated from the Corvigere, their faces are normally bird-like, however beast form faces can present as any animal no matter which species is using it.

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Rrex

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Flight Capability: 2/5, cumbersome

Not primed for flight, but their enlarged chest muscles, lung capacity, and general rrex determination/stubbornness allows them to achieve short bursts of flight or long glides from high places.

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Arms become wings, with 1 thumb and 4 extended digits. Thick wing membrane is nearly entirely opaque. Digits end in claws and paw pads are present on the palm, thumb, and at the end of each wing digit

Kheiraa

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Flight Capability: 4/5, excellent

Familiar with flight and better at flying in beast form than their normal form, Kheiraa are capable of agile movements and bursts of high speed.

Immanu

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Flight Capability: 0/5, none

Arms, hands, and claws become long and the body itself is elongated to an almost serpent-like degree with their hind legs becoming nearly vestigial. They are incredible at digging and slithering though narrow spaces. On the ground or in the water, they are extremely fast.

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Leyr

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Flight Capability: varies

Capable of both quadrupedal or bipedal locomotion/stature. Leyr beast forms grow noticeably larger in size compared to other beast forms, allowing the small statured leyr to take on rrex and other large creatures.

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Chimia

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Flight Capability: 1/5, poor

They sprout delicate moth or butterfly wings from their back. They are capable of only short sporadic instances of flight. Longer glides are possible from high launch points (though this is often idea l for the typical chimia arboreal lifestyle versus true flight).

Their wings are the most fragile, but will regrow completely when unshifting and reshifting.

Chimoraa

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Flight Capability: 3/5, fair

They gain beetle-like wings, sprouting from the back when needed. When not in use, they fold up neatly under the newly articulated plating on their shoulder blades.

Chimoraa wings have more strength than chimia wings, and their flight is noisy and buzzing.

Ptheran

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Flight Capability: 4/5, excellent

Familiar with flight, but much more built for soaring rather than speed or agility. Ptheran forearms become even longer, somewhat resembling the limb shape of the wings with an elongated wrist.

Wings reflect traditional ptheran wings, though whether membrane or feathered should match the original design.

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Tolka

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Flight Capability: 0/5, none

They cannot fly. Their forearms become "wings" that are more flipper-like and can propel them at great speeds through open water.

Their hind legs become even more cumbersome on land as they become shorter and more like flippers.

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Human

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Flight Capability: varies

Wings sprout from back resembling a daemon's form. The quality of a human's beast form depends on how they obtained their beast form-- a human who gracefully grows into their power through strengthening of their body and magic will have highly refined forms capable of flying and resembling air-worthy creatures, while a human who assumes beast form through desperation or sudden forced mutation may have awkward, monstrous beast forms with little to no flight capability.

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Their beast forms are rather flexible, with some being more suited towards other tasks (digging, climbing, swinging, etc). Daemon-black colors can bleed into the human in varying amounts depending on their state of mind, starting from the point where wings sprout from the back.