Races of Oslade'
Mahna Drops are creatures born from the Great Tree, located on an Island in the southeast ocean of O'slade. Similar to dragons, yet instead of scales they don a coat of fur that is considered softer than the most extravagant linen and often compared to hairs up a newborn child's head.
Though they can vary in appearance, this guide will showcase the more common types.
The Drops begin as that: a shimmering droplet formed on the leaves of an everlasting Great Tree. Over months the droplet grows and begins to form a small being inside.
The droplet soon grows heavy and falls to a blanket of soft foliage below. After several days of being warmed by the sun, it will pop and within it a sleepy bundle of fur, wings and horns will awaken to greet the dawn.
About Mahna Drops
Elder 75+ Years
Height: 7-9+ ft
Weight: 300+ lbs
Adult 25 - 75 Years
Height: 4-5 ft
Weight: 180 lbs
Droplet 0 - 25 Years
Height: 1-2 ft
Weight: 15 lbs
Mahna typically have one or two horns, and rarely more than that. The horns are often made from gemstone material, and match much of their other traits in color. Two horns are far more common than a single horn.
Mahna Drops typically have very short snouts, with the longer belonging to more reptilian morphs. Some have humanoid faces while others carry mammalian muzzles.
The eyes of Drops are typically slitted, or round in their pupils. They can be any color, or even multiple rainbow hues all at once. Oftentimes they have a gemstone shimmer. Their vision is entirely dependant on the element or morph type they are
Their ears can vary wildly from long and deer-like, to webbed draconic wings, feathers or even elven.
Small fangs on top and bottom, with blunt or conical teeth. Tongues that are usually forked, or match the animal they resemble. They are omnivores, with some even sporting gemstone teeth!
They can don a pair of small to medium wings, though not always for flight. Feathered, furred and sometimes even batlike in appearance. The more unique wings tend to be of aquatic Mahna, having large fins where wings might normally be. Others have vestigial limbs that simply mimic wings.
Short fat tails and wide hips are common, with either a reptilian or mammalian skeletal structure. They're placed higher on the back and directly connected to their spine. All Mahna have this trait, with no differences in male, female or null sexes.
Paws, hands, claws, talons, fins, and hooves - Mahna Drops can have it all! Their feet always taper into very small points at their end, however. Multiple limbs are very rare and seen often. They are scaled, furred, feathered and can also have humanoid skin.
Drops are made from magic and the world they're born from via their great tree. As a result of this, their blood, horns, nails and even flesh can have a brilliant sparkly hue to it.
Unfortunately this also makes them quite a precious target for bounty hunters, as Mahna Drops can bring in quite a fortune to local mystics. They are pure magic, and thus their bodies are sought for powerful spells and potions.
For this reason, many young Mahna do not leave their island home until adults as then they are able to defend themselves.
Once a Mahna becomes an adult, they are given the choice through the magic of their tree to choose their form. Be it male, female, altersex or simply devoid of all sexual organs and identifiers. They pair for life, and have no qualms about same sex coupling.
The sensitive parts of their bodies have a shimmering texture that rivals the most faceted gemstone. Their organs are all very humanoid in shape save for very rare circumstances.
Mahna, should they be able to give birth, can only lay one egg in their lifetime. The egg will resemble a watery drop similar to the ones from the Tree, with the baby taking on the traits of its parents. Should Mahna of the same sex want for a child, the Tree will grant them their wish - how the wish is granted is kept a secret however!
The parents will raise the egg until adulthood, and oftentimes the child will long to visit the island their parents had come from - completing the cycle once again.