Species: Katha

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Species: Katha(s)
Home World: Khraen
Height at the Shoulder: Depends on the breed. Greens are 7'-8', greys are 5.5'-'7, browns are 6'-7.5', reds are 5'-7', blacks are 4'-6', and golds are 4'-5'.

Coloration: 'Pends on the breed. Greens range from whitish green all the way down to blackish green; greys are anywhere from nearly-white to deep shadow-grey, silver included; browns go from pale cream to deep rich chocolate; reds range from pale red-gold to a deep burnt red; blacks are black, sometimes with undertones of blue or purple or dark grey; golds are from pale yellow all the way to burnished gold. Eyes can be any hue; keratin (horns, hooves, and spikes) tends to be metallic or earth colors; hoofblades are silver or pale gold. The manes tend to be a darker or lighter shade of their fur color, and often the fur will be marked with lighter/darker markings — dappling, mottling, blazes, socks, etc.

Temperament: Varies… but again, it depends on the breed. Greens tend to be calm and strong, stable and almost always the leaders; greys are aggressive and not the brightest star in the sky; browns are noble and kind, though sometimes distant; reds are highly intelligent and social, loving mind-games and riddles; blacks are perceptive and sometimes arrogant; golds are fun-loving but sometimes timid. Again, this varies immensely depending on the individual in question. Kathas in general are social beasts, living in prides that can become quite large as families are added. They have one leader, called Matriarch if female and Patriarch if male. A 'core' will be present if the herd is large enough, since the leader is almost always a green; the core consists of five individuals, one of each breed (excluding green of course) who will act as a council to the leader, representing their breeds' interests.

Description: Kathas are six-legged, omnivorous equines. Their lower halves, heads, and necks are quite Arabian-esque, sleek-furred and sculpted. As they can go on all sixes or 'rear up' to lock their spine into a vaguely 'taur-ish stance, Kathas are quite adaptable creatures. Their 'lower halves' are almost entirely equine, with a little added flexibility; their tails are long and lean, covered in horse-style hair and with a line of long, sharp-tipped spines running from tail-base to tailtip, mostly hidden by said hair. These spikes secrete a mild poison; it'll kill just about anything smaller than a small Katha but is a mere tranquilizer to bigger beasts. Their 'upper halves' are a strange mix of equine and biped, not anthroish but built so that running six-legged is quite possible. Their 'arms' (for lack of a better term) are equine but jointed like a humans', ending in cloven hooves. Between the two hoof 'toes' is a retractable, claw-shaped blade that can stab downwards. The head is undeniably Arabian, though replacing flat horseteeth is a set of fangs and sharp teeth that is quite feline. They have two horns, the shapes of which vary with each breed, and large feline eyes; a mane runs from between their ears down to their middle legs (forelegs), where it spreads out across those shoulders. Kathas, as they have no hands nor prehensile tails, have developed a mild form of telekinesis instead. TK, as they call it, is not easy to use and does take concentration and training, and it isn't very strong; however, as a domestic 'tool' it's quite useful. (TK is never used in battle.) Kathas live very long, progressing into adulthood in their early 40s and becoming elders once they pass 170; they can live up to 200 years. Young Kathas are called foals; young males are colts and young females are fillies.

Breeds: Kathas come in six distinct breeds, the colors, heights, and temperaments of which have already been discussed. Each breed varies in ability and build as well. Greens are the largest and thus the strongest, but they're also the slowest and undeniably the most enduring. They have ram-style horns, thick spikes, large but dullish hoofblades, and their manes and tails are full and usually kept long. Greys are as muscular as greens but shorter; they have fair speed and a total lack of agility but immense strength and excellent endurance. They have bull-style horns, short and heavy spikes, serrated hoofblades, and visible fangs; their manes and tails are bristly and coarse, often kept short. Browns are tall and well-built, muscular but also graceful. They're quite strong, rather fast, and with decent endurance and agility, are the medium Katha breed; their specialty are the senses, as they have the keenest sight, smell, and hearing of any breed. They have deer-like horns (that aren't shed), only sharper and a bit stronger, long spikes, average hoofblades (curving and sharp), and visible fangs; their manes and tails are textured and usually kept medium-length. Reds are toned and usually lean and graceful, specializing in speed — they're the fastest breed. They have slender, sharp spikes, curving hoofblades, and sharp-tipped antelope horns; their manes and tails are silky and almost always kept long. Blacks are small and somewhat weak, though they make up for it with their insane agility and flexibility (they can climb trees =O,O=), and their speed is also usually excellent… though they lack in endurance. They have small, thin spikes, straight and slender horns, a very curved and razor-sharp hoofblade, and visible fangs; their manes and tails are very fine and usually kept short. Golds are the smallest and thus the weakest of the breeds, though their agility and speed is often comparable to those of blacks and reds respectively. Their spikes are slender and medium-length, their horns are thin and razor-sharp but somewhat fragile, and their hoofblades are thin but insanely sharp; their manes and tails are fine, like those of blacks, but are usually kept long.

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