So you want to know more about Mopuro, what are they? What exactly do they look like? How do they act? What's the difference between a full Mopuro and a half breed? Why are some feral? Well hopefully I can supply all the answers to your questions. I have a sinking suspicion I won't be able to cover all bases, so by all means, if you can't find the answer here? Ask me!
-- Attributes --
Mopuro look almost exactly like humans. Their bodies are covered in skin - not fur.
Their ears however, are like that of an animal and sit on top of their heads. The ears can be pointed, rounded, long or short, it depends on the Mopuro. They swivel at sound, perk when interested and flatten down when scolded - in short, their ears react to their emotional state.
Mopuro also have tails that vary in shapes, length, sizes etc. Most usually a Mopuro's ears and tail will be the same color. The tails can wag, bush, twitch etc, they also react to the Mopuro's emotional state.
A Mopuro's fangs are a bit longer and more pronounced than a human's canine teeth. Their sense of taste is exceptional.
A Mopuro's sense of smell is above and beyond that of a human. They can smell for miles and even detect emotional scents.
Mopuro have retractable claws - used for survival in the wild.
While their eyes look like human eyes, the color is often more intense. They can see better than humans and can see in the dark as well.
-- Behavior --
Mopuro are generally very playful and curious. They're smart and have strong senses that help them detect danger but much like a kitten or a puppy - their curiosity is going to get the better of them in most cases.
Mopuro like to play and wrestle one another, they are a very physical race. Touching (even non sexual), hugging, closeness, PDA's - these are all accepted and encouraged in tribal life. Same sex coupling is not frowned upon.
Like most animals, Mopuro use sounds to express themselves. They growl, hiss and have the ability to purr. Most Mopuro only purr for someone they are extremely affectionate with.
When they sense danger, their ears will perk or flatten to their heads - situation according. Their tails will bush when excited or threatened, though when scolded they will tuck their tails between their legs and sulk.
Mopuro love to have their ears and tail pet. They find it either comforting or arousing - although Mopuro do not like strangers touching either their ears or tail.
As a mainly tribal people, they are fiercely loyal to their tribes and family. Each tribe has a set of Elders who watch over the group and decide things.
-- Half Breeds --
A half breed is the result of a human and a mopuro union. The baby may take on all outward physical Mopuro attributes - the ears and tail, or it may have just the ears or the tail. It may have no physical attributes of a Mopuro, it depends on the parents and genetics.
Physical attributes aside, half breeds can smell, taste, see and hear better than humans - but not as good as full blooded Mopuro.
Majority of half breeds are raised in Mopuro tribes, thus they act like a full blooded Mopuro would. The few half breeds raised in the human environment tend to have a guilt complex that seems to play out like a split personality. They are raised to be human and supress their Mopuro instincts; yet those instincts are very strong and cannot be ignored for long.
Some tribes look down upon half breeds.
-- Feral Mopuro --
A feral Mopuro is a full blooded loner. They break away from tribal life and are more attuned to nature and thus come across more animalistic at times. Their senses are heightened beyond their tribal brothers and sisters.
Feral Mopuro usually find a good area of land to claim as their own. It may overlap a tribal Mopuro land in which case the feral Mopuro will act almost as a guardian and keep an eye on the tribe. Feral Mopuro consider the land they live on their own and will protect it to the death.
-- Tidbits --
Mopuro celebrate Halloween on the same day as humans. They call it Hallow's Eve. On the night in particular when the veil between the world's lessens, a Mopuro will become more animalistic than usual. Their fur and eyes will darken, their sense will heighten and they will give in to their greatest baser desire. The base desire depends on the Mopuro - some will hunt, some will feast, other will desire sex with their mate.
Mopuro also have a sort of Thanksgiving called Thanks Harvest. They will adorn themselves in tribal paint and celebrate that day away with food, play and merriment.
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