The kamine are a unique breed of wolf rumored, at one time, to be the magical offspring of dragon and wolf. These dragonwolves have draconic tails and wings, longer claws, and powerful jaws, and can range in color and ability as any dragon or Vystrian wolf.
Average Lifespan:: 1500 years
Average Height:: 4'0 to 6'0
Average Weight:: Around 400 pounds
Location Found:: Abroad.
*all statistics based on averages; extremes in any direction, or found in odd locations, are always allowed.
The Cursed The Cursed are kamine that possess no wings, possess mismatched wings, or are kamine that are simply cross-bred with another race. Cursed are outcast or killed outright.
Species info credited to Skyeh.
Appearance Kamine are a strange cross between dragons and wolves, rumored to be a magical accident; legend has it that a sorcerer whose species is unknown was trying to create a super-race, but instead gave life to the kamine. Kamine mostly look like wolves, ranging in size from a large cat to well over the size of a horse, with wings that can be feathered or leathery like a dragon`s wings; hybrid wings have been reported, and those with mismatched wings are scorned and driven from their packs by the Alpha. Their eyes and pelt can be any shade of color.
Culture These dragonwolves or dragonhounds as they are sometimes known, are usually peaceful and are excellent protectors. In fact, many of this species are extremely loyal and have an instinct to protect those weaker than they are. However, their natures can be polar opposite; they can be incredibly evil as well, as is true for most species. Pack hierarchy follows as thus: Each pack is ruled by a single kamine pairbond, the "Alphas", followed by three or four high-ranking kamine, or "Betas", all of whom possess the highest combat skill, followed by the rest of the pack. Those lame or too weak to hunt and fight, along with elders, are at the bottom of the pack hierarchy and usually eat last; they are known as "Omegas". Alphas, Betas, nursing mothers, and pups eat first. Kamine are generally peaceable, but tolerate no outsiders in their territories; when a pack member or Cursed is banished, they return to the penalty of death. Hostile intruders are treated much the same way.
Abilities Kamine are mostly physical fighters, with the strength of a dragon and the grace of a wolf. They can also use their reiatsu to inflict direct damage, and when one is blessed with control over an element, they become almost a personification of that element and can use it to great extent.
Long before the Vystrian wolves of Time's grace were found amid the lands of Felnova, canine creatures resembling the modern forestwolf roamed the lands of Millirand in small family groups. Fenrir watched them for some time, taking interest in how well they worked together and how wonderfully they treated their members; he grew fond of them, and often led prey close enough for them to hunt.
However, they were simple creatures, and simple creatures often ended up as prey. Thus, one morning when the god turned his eyes elsewhere, did two dragons - a feather-winged female, and a leather-winged male - find the pack of forestwolves, killing three each as the others fled away. They began to eat the two of the ones they had slain, and when Fenrir looked back, he was shocked by what he saw.
The dragons laughed and made a mess of their intended prey; they tore the carcasses apart and played with the bones, leaving much of the meat to rot. These had been creatures that Fenrir had grown to know well, and he felt grief as he watched their bodies be defiled. Two of the denmothers had been slain, leaving orphan pups - and four of the pack's protectors, including the male alpha, had also become victims of draconic sport.
Sudden rage overcame the god; this was not justice, and the two dragons had killed far too many for sustenance. He appeared before them as a storm swirled the sky ever darker, reacting to his anger. You who kill those innocents not for survival, but for game, should be punished; and thus, you will be no more.
The two dragons looked upon him in shock, covered in wolves' blood; then their bodies began to spin into streams of bright energy, disintegrating as their souls were forcibly released. He took the energy and sent it to seek out the forestwolves that remained, bidding them to return to him, as the evidence of the dragons' hunt became as if it never had been. You will no longer be wolves in name, but kamine; dragonwolves, hounds of my blood, and possessing of the blood of my kind. No longer will you be hunted like prey, fed upon by those you should consider friends; no. Return to the forests of your home and live in honor and nobility, and let none tell you that you are any lesser than what I made you to be.
The forestwolves gasped as wings erupted from their backs and their tails became long and reptilian. Sharp talons replaced foreclaws, and they grew larger and stronger, as intelligence awoke in their minds. Bright colors splashed across their pelts and they all bowed to Fenrir as he beheld them, speaking his name in reverence. Thus, he released them and watched as they grew into a powerful, respected pack, and formed other packs to join them, as the dragonwolves called 'kamine'.
This species did not have an Ancient First.