A shar can take the form of nearly anything, a humanoid, anything bipedal, anthro or hybrid. The shar are predominantly female as the male are unable to control their powers as well resulting in the males being killed at birth or exiled. The shar will arm themselves with throwing knives or other ninja weaponry as well as hunting knives and short swords. Their magical power is like no other, rivaled by none. If a shar comes into physical contact with someone they are able to release their power into that person and like a poison, it spreads in the blood stream. The level of control over the one they have touched with their power depends on the strength of the magic. Some victims may die while others may break away from the magic.
Average Lifespan:: 400 years
Average Height:: 5'10
Average Weight:: 150 pounds
Location Found:: Abroad.
*all statistics based on averages; extremes in any direction, or found in odd locations, are always allowed.
Species info credited to Kayla and Blazeh/Verridith.
Appearance;; A shar may be any of the humanoid races, as well as anything bipedal; even an anthro, hybrid or no. Their apparel is almost always white, gilded in colors of soft blues or shimmering golds. On the shoulder or near the waist, there is a woven symbol marking them of the shar class, an 's' coiled with dragons entwined around it. When accompanied by a shar of a higher class, they will wear average clothing. One physical characteristic is that of lightly colored irises with a split pupil reminiscent of a cat's, twin black slits in each eye.
Tactics;; Shar are predominantly female. A male shar is unable to control their powers as well, and is thus killed at birth or cast out and banished from their society, a group within a larger civilization such as a city or village. Most often, a shar will chose a lover that she does not love or care for to breed; that way, when in the throes of passion she doesn't unleash her power on the one she loves.
However, some male shar have been rumored to have survived; either by a mother's compassion or some odd twist of fate. They are considered a threat to the shar's wellbeing, and if caught, will be executed without mercy.
Abilities;; These shar will often arm themselves with an assortment of throwing knives or ninja weaponry, along with hunting knives or short-bladed swords. The magical prowess of the shar is like no other; they have an ability that is rivaled by none, though its weaknesses can be crippling and deadly. If a shar comes in physical contact with another, they are able to release their power into that person like a poison that spreads through the bloodstream. It takes control of the mind forcefully, sometimes painfully, and if not released or countered can slowly eat away at the victim's very essence until there is nothing left. This person will fall under the shar's control and be utterly lost, replaced with whatever emotion the shar who now serves as their master controls.
A shar's magic mind-destroying touch is honed to specific emotions; love, hate, anger, fear, remorse, compassion, lust, sorrow, any number of these. If one is used, that emotion will run rampant in their victim, rendering all other emotions useless and unneeded. They will have lost the ability to focus these feelings on any but the shar or whomever the shar wished.
The level of control they have over the one touched by their power depends on the strength of the shar's magic. Some may have a power so strong they possess the ability to command their victim to die, and they will. If weaker, the victim may resist to such commands as this, or break away completely depending on the one touched's will.
The weaknesses to this ability is that if reflected, a shar will be rendered nearly immobile and temporarily paralyzed, their energy stolen away. Another is that the use of their power leaves them physically and mentally exhausted, and they must rest for several hours to regain the lost strength. They are also weak to light and dark magic, and only with these may a victim be cured of the shar's controlling touch.