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|Scientific Name:||draco sapiens anubidis|
|Height:||1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) - 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)|
|Weight:||38.56 kg (85 lbs) - 81.65 kg (180 lbs)|
|Anubi have been known for their amazing ability to survive in extreme desert climates where there is searing heat and little to no water.
Anubi also seem to have a certain knack for Necromancy, magic involving darkness and shadows, Artistry (which includes architecture, tattooing, painting, drawing, and sculpture), Astrology, Herbs and Medicine, Languages, History, Guardians and Protectors, Elemental Sorcery, as well as Elemental Kinesis trades.
The Anubi (ah - noo - bye) are a race heavy in tradition and beliefs. Though now small in numbers, due to a plague that nearly made them extinct, their achievements stand for all to see in the form of temples and the magic the survivors possess. The Anubi's history and religion are shrouded in mystery due to a unwritten code that all Anubi follow.
The Anubi subspecies of Pendragon is very similar in many ways to the jackal-headed appearance of the terran Egyptian god, Anubis (or Anpu). On Earth, the god Anubis was often associated with the dead, as the jackal was a clever and quite common animal to be seen prowling around tombs, scavenging and howling at night. The Anubial Pendragons on Ramath-lehi have similar dark and death-related connotations that have followed them all throughout the rocky course of history.
Anubi have pointed, tall ears, lithe and muscular frames, and generally long, thin tails. Both male and female Anubi have decidedly slender and feminine appearances. Their thin frames and graceful movements are much akin to those of a dancer — agile yet strong.
Anubi (with a few exceptions) can be found in only the following combination of colours: tangerine, rust, beige, silver, tan, white, and black. Those with untrue colours to the Anubi breed are often considered tainted and/or unclean by other Anubi. Eye colourations are usually gold or amber, black, dark brown, blue, green, or white and completely pupil-less in some cases.
Reproduction and Social Life
Anubi are generally very picky about who they will choose as a mate. When they do choose though, it is for life, and no bond could be greater. The Anubi from the start have frowned upon marriage between different subspecies of Pendragon, preferring to breed within their own dying bloodlines. Because of this, and the small number of Anubial Pendragons, their blood is quite weak and most Anubi are extremely susceptible to disease due to inbreeding.
Most Anubi would do almost anything in order to keep their ancient and royal bloodlines pure and untainted. Some have been so strong in their beliefs that the bloodline should remain pure that they have gone about trying to keep it this way through illegal cloning and genetic alterations.
Anubi halflings are highly frowned upon and shunned by the general Anubi populace. Practitioners of Anubian quite regularly put Anubi halflings to death.
It is a known fact that the Anubi Pendragons of old were an advanced society. They isolated themselves from other Pendragons, believing them to be unclean. The Anubi lived in tribes deep in the hearts of deserts where no other Pendragon subspecies with normal mind would dare to venture.
Ancient Anubi architecture can still be found in the Uhai Desert, and a few small Anubi tribes still take up residence there, their numbers not much more than a few thousand. An even smaller population of Anubi can be found in Swaraj in the Pwa Desert. The most distinguished tribe of Anubi (the Anubi Yv sha Ledhs) however, can be found in the southern desert regions of Notios Sudesha around the Tmu Desert. This particular tribe has been entrusted with the management of the Krokino Prison, where the most deadly and hostile of criminal offenders are sent when death just isn’t an option.
Anubi used stone and glass as their main building materials, making large sparkling structures in the middle of the deserts. Their main means of transportation was foot, believing in those times that machines and machina would cause evil. Other means of transportation were altogether unnecessary due to the fact that their settlements were close enough together that faster and more efficient modes of transportation were never desired.
The Anubi have a religion that differs from the rest of the world. It is cantered around central gods that manifest themselves in hidden temples that are scattered around the deserts.
During the Ramathian year 50000, a strange and undocumented illness wreaked havoc upon the Anubi tribes, who by that time were thriving and one of the largest subspecies of Pendragons. Many fell victim to this bizarre Anubi-only disease. No remedies could be found, and it was thought that it was a magic-created virus, yet no counter-spells or healing could cure it. Those with it slowly deteriorated. In less than two years, the entire population of Anubi Pendragons was nearly wiped out. A few select survivors made it out of the strangling clot of disease, but to this day, they have never regained their vast numbers.
There is an Anubi language, however only Anubi can use it and a select few half-breeds. There are under NO circumstances any other subspecies of Pendragon that knows the Anubi language.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
O R S Q A G I B E G Z I J D U P T X C P Y Q H V N K
- Anubian - the most popular Anubi religion.
- Pyx'gesopeud Tradition - as practised by Anubians.
- Quangest - a holiday to mourn the victims of the Anubi plague.
- Krokino Prison