[Commission] Kieran Shai by Fortuna

[Commission] Kieran Shai

Fortuna

18 March 2017 at 17:39:48 MDT

Reference sheet for Mourne Mourne

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    Senni Physiology
    "Senni" are a small, desert-dwelling species of highly-intelligent, predatory, sapient, anthropomorphic bipeds.

    Senni usually have a lean physique. Their legs are digitigrade, and are paired with a very fluffy tail that is a little shorter than two-thirds of the senni's height. The tail provides balance while moving. Senni have five digits on each paw; four fingers and a thumb on each hand-paw and four toes and a dewclaw on each foot-paw. They have small pads on their paws that help provide them with grip.

    Senni are covered from head to toe in medium-length fur. Most senni have fur colors ranging from dark brown to tan, with white, black, and shades of grey being less common. Their fur is darker on the paws, limbs, back, and upper tail, and grows lighter toward their throat, chest, stomach, inner thighs, and the undersides of their tails. Senni have longer fur on the top of their head which is often styled like hair.

    All senni have relatively large eyes and ears. Senni pupils are oval-shaped and nearly round. Their ears are tapered and fox-like. A senni's ears point off to each side of their head rather than upwards, and can swivel to point in the direction of noises a senni is tracking, giving them excellent situational awareness. They have relatively short muzzles, and small, cat-like noses.

    A senni's pawpads, tongue, and other exposed elements of skin are almost universally a pale pink. Only females have visible nipples. Their irises can be any shade of a remarkable range of colors, but are predominantly yellow, green, or blue.

    Senni Biology
    Senni breathe oxygen and have dark red, nearly-black, iron-based blood. They are facultative carnivores and supplement their diet with small amounts of plant material.

    Senni have sharp eyesight and hearing, but an unimpressive sense of smell. The senni visual spectrum extends from the near-infrared visible spectrum into the ultraviolet spectrum.

    Senni are desert-adapted and require precautions in humid environments to avoid developing illnesses. Senni have fast metabolisms, which allows them to cope with low temperatures surprisingly well at the expense of dramatically increased calorie consumption. While senni generally prefer warmer climates over cooler ones as a result, they exhibit much better resilience to low temperatures than to high humidity.

    Senni reproduce through internal fertilization and have two genders. Senni females do not give live birth, but instead lay clutches of 1-2 small, leathery eggs a few months after mating.

    An unaugmented senni has a lifespan of approximately 125 years-equivalent.

    Senni Culture
    A friendly, quick-learning, and earnest species on the whole, senni are born explorers. To their reasoning, the universe exists to be understood, measured, and marveled at; and it is their goal to see as much of it as they can.

    The senni are not particularly advanced for a space-faring race, but their philosophy and culture encourages a mindset of elegant, functional minimalism that informs almost every element of their arts and sciences.

    Senni construction uses predominantly dark materials and greys, but their interiors are white, smooth, and compact. They prefer angular designs with flat planes and well-defined corners, but again their interiors are much more organic and curved--a species familiar with oceans would be reminded of the interior of shells. Senni build most of their structures and devices out of ceramics and polymers, with metal used for structural purposes and exterior plating. Wood is almost non-existent in their designs, except in trinkets and works of art. Fabric is used sparingly, and usually denotes a den or other place of privacy.

    Senni dislike fluorescent dyes due to their ability to see ultraviolet, and they prefer to use more subdued and natural colors. Red is their most commonly-chosen accent color, but they have a wide visual spectrum and make use of everything from blue to near-ultraviolet. Their artificial lighting is usually bright and pale white, ranging into the ultraviolet spectrum.

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    What a cutie! :D Nice work.