Past Secrets – 2012




































































































[World Building] Species

There are 4 commonly encountered species in the world of D’Amantru.

[Image shows an equine anthropomorph, resting on top of a wall. His fur is black with white markings, and his mane and tail are white with deep red. His eyes are somewhere between red and brown. His horn is the same shade of red as in his mane and tail, and it is glowing, with a swirl of magic at the tip. From his shoulders are two wings, though these are currently translucent. He is using magic to hide them. He wears a pale, sea foam green tank top, and sage green pants. Behind him, the sky is filled with stars and a few clouds.]

The delphin are generally the most populous. They often swap places with the lupino for this title, and as of the last count, they’re in the lead.

Delphin encompass any ungulate/hooved mammal, real or fantastic, odd or even toed. They’re most commonly equines, but cervine, bovine, and so on are found as well. Hooved mammals include any species that falls under the classification of Ungulata, such as rhinos and tapirs, camels, pigs, giraffes and okapi, hippos, and even Cetacea (sea mammals) like whales and dolphin. These “sea-delphin” are rarely seen, and considered to be the oldest types. As such, their lifespans are unknown, but thought to be much longer than the land-dwelling delphin.

The individual shown is in this an equine alicorn type, and he’s displaying one trait that all delphin who have a single horn possess: magic. He is hiding his wings. The strength of this magic varies from individual to individual, with their age, and how much or how little training they have received. This trait sometimes occurs in multi-horned individuals, but is rarely as strong, due to the focus being split.

Delphin lifespans range from 250 to 300 years, on average, though individuals naturally outliving this is not unheard of.

The delphin take on as many forms as their real-life and fantasy counterparts. As such, their heights are some of the most varied of the anthros. The sea-dwelling types are often the largest. Delphin once maintained their own empire, ruling over the northeastern part of the continent.


[Image shows a lupine anthropomorph. Standing next to a short wall, with her hand resting on it. Her fur is shades of grey, darker along her dorsal side, paler on the underside. Her fingers are shaded dark like her back and nose. She has a pale blue head of long hair, partially pulled back. Her eyes are dark blue. She wears a t-shirt that is teal at the top, fading into a bright sea foam green below. Her pants are a dark, de-saturated purple. Behind her, the sky is filled with stars and a few clouds.]

Lupino are the other most common species, trading the number 1 and 2 spots with the delphin regularly.

Lupino can be any canine, or species classified under Caniformia. The most common of these are wolves, dogs, and foxes. This classification also includes bears, raccoons, skunks, ferrets and weasels, red pandas, seals, sea lions, and walruses. As with the sea-delphin, these last three are rarely seen far from the ocean, but they are not bound to it.

The average lupino lifespan is 200 to 250 years.

Lupino are given most of the credit for the downfall of the Delphin Empire, as most slavers are lupino, but it should be noted that most of them have nothing to do with the trade, and simply are living their lives as any other being would.



[Image shows a dragon-like anthropomorph, standing next to a short wall, with a much smaller feline anthropomorph on their back. The dragon-like creature is mostly grey with what appears to be smooth skin and large ears that naturally lay back. Their underside is white. In their ears is some fluff. They have a grey tail curling up beside them, and at the tip, and on top of their head, is mulberry-colored hair. They wear a purple t-shirt and black pants.
The feline looks like a short-haired, grey mackerel tabby, with white on her muzzle, inside of her ears, above her eyebrows, the bottom of her chin and down her neck, and on her hands and tail tip. She has very short purple hair, with darker purple stripes that match her fur’s pattern. She wears a bright pink, sleeveless, knee-length dress, and a flap covering her tail base can be seen.
Both anthros have green eyes.
Behind them, the sky is filled with stars and a few clouds.]
The avizon and feln are the outsiders of this region. The feln make their home across the mountains to the west, and the avizon’s home location has been lost.
Neither species is as populous as the delphin or lupino. Many feln fled back to their homeland after the fall of the Delphin Empire, and the avizon were always reclusive, stopping their usual trade when Di’aru became the center of the slave trade.
Feln historically get along well with both delphin and the avizon, though the specific reason why is unknown. Avizon in particular seek out the company of feln, in both platonic and romantic senses.
Feln include any species classified under Feliforma. While most are domestic cats, and the next most common are wild species of cat, species like civets, linsangs, hyenas, and mongooses are also seen.
Feln tend to live 180 to 225 years, though this count may be off, as it does not include individuals from their homeland.
The avizon tend to resemble wingless dragons, though some individuals have been seen with wings, and it’s thought the species may have some magic abilities like the horned unicorn. The lack of individuals to experiment on ask has led to many gaps in the knowledge.
Their skin is usually smooth, and is very thick. The only hair or fur they tend to have is on their head, tail tip, and in their ears. Their tails are heavily muscled, but still flexible, and can be dangerous weapons if used as such. If an individual is an explorer, or a professional fighter, they will often remove this tuft, and keep the hair on their head short.
Avizon were once more populous in the region than they currently are, but after it was discovered their fangs produced a venom that could be modified to other uses, they were sought after and many were mistreated for this. Many individuals left at this time, with most of the rest leaving as Di’aru turned into a hub for the slave trade.
Their average lifespan is unknown, but assumed to be extremely long.