What are the AoSaai?
The AoSaai are a large group of sentient beings that inhabit the Earth. They are capable of shape shifting between a dragon form and a human form, and mimicking sounds. The race is widely known for their bright colors and wide variety in appearances in their patterns, hair, horns, and even in their facial features. AoSaai live among humans, work jobs, and own property.
Variety of AoSaai:
AoSaai come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Thanks to this diversity if the individuals of the species, each and every one of them are different from one another. These differences can be seen in the AoSaai’s facial shape, their subspecies, hairstyle, colors, markings, and even in their body type. With so much variation between individuals, the diversity of the species only grows even further.
One of the biggest factors of diversity in the AoSaai race is the Facial Class of the individual. But, what is Facial Class? Facial Class refers to one of the five different face shapes that an AoSaai can have in their dragon forms. The shape of the face in this form determines the attractiveness of the individual as well as the rarity. Individuals with the secondary (B) type faces are much rarer than the primary (A) type faces, and are much less attractive and have been said to have “impure” bloodlines. This is, of course, not true… but individuals who take pride in their Facial Class would have you believe otherwise. Below is a list of the five facial classes with short descriptions of their appearance and rarity.
Class A: Male
This is the most common of all the Facial Classes, and is only held by natural male AoSaai. The face is rigid, with harsh angles on the chin, lower jaw, and the muzzle. It is the most defined shape, and is recognized by the large bump on the snout up near the eyes.
Class B: Male
This Facial Class is considered uncommon, as it is still pretty abundant in natural born male AoSaai. It is similar in appearance to the Class A males, with the exception of the nose bump and the harsh angles. They also have a slightly longer, more sloped snout.
Class A: Female
The Class A female Facial Class is the most abundant in natural born females. Typically, you won’t find much else in females. The face is much narrower, and less rigid than the Class A: Male facial shape, the eyes more slender, and over all a more ‘feminine’ look.
Class B: Female
This is a rare facial class for females, and only a small handful of AoSaai females have this facial shape. It has a sloped muzzle and is just a little bit thicker than the Class A: Female face. Class B: Female is also seen in individuals who have had surgery from a male facial shape to a female shape.
Out of all the knowledge of the AoSaai species, the number of known AoSaai subspecies is by far the most outstanding feature of the race. Every subspecies is different in their own way, and has adapted to individual lifestyles. Some of the subspecies are quite common and can be found nearly anywhere on Earth, while other subspecies are completely rare and very difficult to come across. Some subspecies are even exclusive only to other planets inhabited by the AoSaai. This is one of the biggest factors of diversity of the species, and below is a list of all the known subspecies of AoSaai… with a short description and rarity rating. They are grouped based upon rarity.
· Common AoSaai:
Common AoSaai are the basic version of all AoSaai subspecies. They are the single most abundant subspecies and can be found on every planet that AoSaai can be found on. They are average size for the collective of subspecies, and can live nearly everywhere.
· Polar AoSaai:
Polar AoSaai are fairly abundant, though not quite as abundant as the Common AoSaai. The Polar AoSaai is slightly larger than Common AoSaai, and has a thicker body type in most cases. They are recognized by the thick fur on their chest, legs and tail; as well as the large body size. While they are more suited to live in colder regions, they can be found nearly everywhere on Earth.
· Tailless AoSaai:
The Tailless AoSaai is similar in numbers to the Polar AoSaai. They are rather abundant, but not as abundant as the Common AoSaai. Tailless AoSaai, as the name suggests, do not have tails, and instead, have a thick ‘pom-pom’ like tuft of fur growing from the place where the tail would be. They are similar in size and shape to the Common AoSaai, perhaps just a slight bit smaller. They can be found anywhere on Earth.
· Crested AoSaai:
Crested AoSaai are borderline between common and uncommon in their rarity, as they are not quite as abundant as the other common subspecies. Crested AoSaai are named after the crests of fur on the sides of their lower jaw and on their sides. They are a slightly thicker, but similar in size counterpart of the Common AoSaai. They can be found anywhere on Earth.
· Luminous AoSaai:
Luminous AoSaai are fairly uncommon, even for uncommon breeds of AoSaai. They are named after bioluminescent pigments in the skin and eyes that makes the body glow faintly. It is mainly used as a display thanks to the subspecies typical nocturnal tendencies. Normally it is only one color on the body that glows, but some rare cases may have more than one glowing color. They are also recognized for the ‘shaven’ look on the undersides of their tails and their smaller size. They are well suited for moderate to warm climates.
· Vampire AoSaai:
Vampire AoSaai are one of the more unusual subspecies of AoSaai. Like the Luminous AoSaai, they are fairly nocturnal thanks to having sensitive eyes. This subspecies is easily recognized by its long, wispy tail, which resembles that of a horse tail, and the long fangs that often times protrude from the upper lip. They are capable of living off a liquid-only diet. They are about average in terms of size and body shape when compared to a Common AoSaai. Vampire AoSaai can live anywhere on Earth.
· Sand AoSaai:
Sand AoSaai are fairly illusive for an uncommon breed of AoSaai, thanks to their limited locations. They are easily recognized by their thin faces and bodies, shorter fur, and most of all, their feather like tails. The subspecies is actually more of a cousin to the AoSaai, and nearly a species of their own. They are slightly smaller than Common AoSaai and much lighter in build. They have larger feet as well. Sand AoSaai are more suited to live in extreme hot such as deserts or coastal regions.
· Short Tail:
The Short Tail AoSaai is said to have come from a genetic defect in Common AoSaai, and are one of the rarest of the uncommon breeds with a very low chance of happening in breeding. They are named after their short, bald tails. Other than this, they are nearly identical to Common AoSaai in size and shape. Short Tails are typically very hardy, however. They can be found nearly anywhere on Earth.
· Grass/Long Ear AoSaai: NEW!
This is a more recent AoSaai subspecies to be discovered, but they are rather abundant for an uncommon breed. Similarly to the Sand AoSaai, the Grass or Long Ear AoSaai are more of a distant cousin to the AoSaai subspecies, and have been considered their own species. They have shorter legs and a more compact build than Common AoSaai, though a similar appearance. The fur placement on the back of the legs and tail, as well as along the back is different than what has been seen in most AoSaai on Earth. Another strange difference is the lack of a long dew claw on the hind legs, which you find on every AoSaai subspecies except for this one. This subspecies is massive compared to the others, and can reach up to 12 feet at the shoulders, as opposed to the 8 feet average AoSaai can reach. They can be found anywhere on Earth.
· Northern AoSaai:
Not to be confused with Polar AoSaai, Northern AoSaai are the smallest of the AoSaai subspecies, and are one of the rarest breeds of them all. They are a migrating subspecies, the only one known to migrate during the winter months to keep in the cooler climates. They are most easily recognized by their small size and the thick fur that covers their neck, chest and tails. They have very short tails that are similar to ‘fox’ or ‘cat’ tails. They are only found in colder climates, and are typically nomadic.
· Tropical AoSaai:
Tropical AoSaai are one of the most vibrant and beautiful of the AoSaai subspecies. They are known for their vivid colors, complex patterns, and their dual-type fur. They are the only AoSaai subspecies that can have three different colors in their fur thanks to a secondary, tougher type of fur that grows underneath their normal fur. They can live primarily anywhere but tend to stick to tropical areas.
· Royal AoSaai:
Royal AoSaai are the ‘purebreds’ of the AoSaai race, and only a small handful of them exist on Earth. They have slender builds, but are similar in height to Common AoSaai. They have fluffy, fur covered necks, and bald tails with a small tuft near the tip. The bigger the tuft, the more attractive the individual is. Royal AoSaai are usually located in civilized areas, and restrict themselves to very small communities of others. They have extremely rare genes and typically do not happen in breeding.
· Pure AoSaai:
This subspecies is a byproduct of human interference in breeding. They are born completely bald, with frail horns and claws. Over time the horns fall off of the head and the area seals up. They have geometric markings, and are only able to have a few colors on the body thanks to the tampering. Pure AoSaai tend to stick to small towns or clean areas thanks to how frail and vulnerable they are.
· Bull AoSaai:
Bull AoSaai are another cousin to the AoSaai species, rather than a subspecies. They are massive compared to the others, nearly 9 to 10 feet tall at the shoulders. They are covered in short, but thick fur, have a thin, bald, whip like tail, and are covered in tough armor plates on the arms, legs, and face. They do not originate from Earth, so there are not many who choose to live on the planet. They are aggressive by nature and one of the most intelligent of the subspecies.
· Hybrid AoSaai:
Hybrid AoSaai are not actually a subspecies, rather, they are a grouping of several freak accidents in breeding. Hybrid AoSaai occur one in every six or so million individuals when two different subspecies genes mix to create a hybrid between the two. This is a very rare case, and can happen between any two subspecies. Most often, Hybrid AoSaai are out casted, and are unable to reproduce. In the rare event that a Hybrid AoSaai produces offspring, the offspring will not be Hybrids themselves.
Size and Age:
The average AoSaai can live to be around 130 years old depending on the health and lifestyle of the individual, though most do not live past this age. Some AoSaai have been known to live far beyond 150 years old, though it is not quite common for this to happen. Most individuals will live to be around 100 to 110 years old. They age similarly to humans, reaching maturity around 18 years of age. Because of this they often times are raised similarly to humans. AoSaai in the Civil and Milita castes will often times send their children to school, and follow human ages depending on where they live.
Size is difficult to average for AoSaai because of the diversity in the different subspecies, but the average height for most breeds in dragon form is around 8 feet tall at the shoulders. The smaller subspecies average at 5.5 to 7 feet tall at the shoulder, and the larger subspecies can go anywhere between 9 and 12 feet tall at the shoulders. The smallest adult AoSaai on record was 3.6 feet tall at the shoulders. The largest AoSaai was nearly 13 feet tall at the shoulders. Despite their height in dragon form, all AoSaai average out between 5 and 7 feet tall in human form.
Civil Status Caste:
The AoSaai who live on Earth go by a caste system, also known as Civil Status. All AoSaai belong to one of three different castes based upon where the individual lives and what they do. It dictates who has permissions to do what among human kind, and is incredibly important to the species.
Civil Status: Wild AoSaai
AoSaai that are classified as ‘Wild’ AoSaai are individuals who do not live in civilized areas, work jobs, or participate in schools. They tend to live in small groups out in the wilds, wherever they see fit, and form tight communities with other AoSaai, similar to tribes. They are unable to vote, purchase property, or join the military without converting to one of the other castes beforehand. Children in this caste are not permitted to join public schools.
Civil Status: Civil AoSaai
Civil AoSaai are the billions of individuals that live among humans in cities and neighborhoods. They own property, work jobs, go to school, and are able to switch their caste to join the military. Civil AoSaai have the most permission of any civil status class, and are the most privileged. They are also the most abundant.
Civil Status: Milita AoSaai
AoSaai in the military, police force, or any type of government job are considered ‘Milita’ AoSaai. Similarly to Civil AoSaai, they are able to own property, work jobs, go to school, vote, etc. However, they are granted an optional permission to be on military base grounds… but may be sent out at any time to do military work. They all receive basic military training before being brought into this class. No individual is born into this class, and it must be earned.
The body of an AoSaai can come in any set of colors, ranging from brilliant whites and light grays, all the way to black. White and cream colors are most common for AoSaai, but typically have brighter or more vivid markings. Even the base colors can be bright. There is next to no limit to the coloration on the body of an AoSaai, and they can have anywhere from two to eight or so different colors on the body.
The eyes of an AoSaai are ALWAYS yellow, blue, or green. While they come in many different shades of these three colors, you will never see them in any other color unless the individual is blind (white eye with a light blue pupil and iris) or albino (pale pink eye with a red pupil and darker pink iris). Special contacts can be worn to change eye color.
AoSaai are known for their dual-tone fur, which is always two different colors; one near the roots of the hair, and the other at the tips. The fur can be any two colors, but it is always two colors with the fade between them. Some speckling or striping may happen in rare cases, but it is usually pretty minimal. In cases of the Tropical AoSaai, they have two sets of fur. The primary set, which is colored normally with the dual-tone fur, and the secondary set of fur which is solidly colored. This gives the Tropical AoSaai three total colors in the fur.
Horn and Claw Colors:
The horns and claws on an AoSaai can be any color so long as they are both the same color as one another. This is the color of the ‘external bone’ material, excluding the teeth and skeleton, which are white. The horns and claws can only be one solid color, but can be seen bleached, dyed, or painted in some individuals.
Inner Ear and Tongue Colors:
The inner ear and tongue of an AoSaai is always the same, solid color. This color is always similar to a color on the body, but may be darker or lighter depending on the individual. For example: An AoSaai with a green marking on the body may have a green color for the insides of the ears or on the tongue. No stripes, fades, or speckles!
AoSaai can have markings of any size and any shape on the body. Some AoSaai only have a few simple markings, while others may have complicated patterns covering the entire body. Markings can be any sort of geometric or natural marking so long as they are not ‘symbols’ or words. (For example, having a biohazard symbol for a marking is a big fat no.) Most markings are a solid color, and are ‘hard’ or linear. Some markings may have a slight gradient to them, but it is fairly uncommon. AoSaai can have one to seven different marking colors on the body; though most commonly is three or four.
All AoSaai are born capable of shifting between their primary forms (dragon forms) and their secondary forms, which are called human forms. The human form of an AoSaai is a bi-pedal, plantigrade being that resembles a human being. Each human form varies based upon the individual, but all AoSaai in human forms retain their ears, horns, fur, colors, markings, and their tails. Most AoSaai in the Civil and Milita civil status castes will remain in this form for the majority of their lives. It does not cost the individual any energy to keep this form, nor does it cause them any pain. Transitioning between the two forms however can be excruciating for anyone who is inexperienced or does not shift too often. The process can take anywhere from a few seconds to days on end.
Like their ability to shift forms, AoSaai are born capable of superb mimicry. AoSaai have highly developed vocal cords which allow all of them to be able to repeat noises, sounds, and voices that humans cannot. Individuals can use this to develop a voice or accent, while some may use it purely for fun and enjoyment. They can mimic anything from voices and animal calls to chainsaws, car alarms, and musical instruments. Some have even managed to duplicate multiple sounds at once, though it is rather difficult.
All AoSaai are born live from the mother between a male and female AoSaai. Infants are born pale, with no markings or coloration what so ever. Their horns and claws are small, soft nubs when they are born, and their fur is soft, and a solid color. At 6 months of age, the fur color will develop into it's two colors. At 8 months, the horns and claws begin to harden and grow. After the first year, the infants colors and markings come in fully.
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The Common, Uncommon, and Rare AoSaai subspecies are OPEN with the exception of the Grass/Long Ear AoSaai! You may not make them, or any of the Exclusive AoSaai subspecies!
AoSaai were created January 2011 by Holly "Mill" Rathbone (mommamill)
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