Art by, SpookyHugger
Common Jobs: Artisans, Writers, Carvers, Florists
Likes: Plants, Music, Carving, Woodworking, Antler decorations
Dislikes: Loud noises, Fire, Snakes, Talking about their probelms
Attack Method: Use their hooves to stomp or kick, or simply run away.
The terriete's beliefs vary from subspecies to subspecies, but the most common belief is that the spirits of the dead are housed in special carvings that commonly feature the history of or a defining moment in the spirit's life.
The terrietes are a centaur-like species who commonly resemble deer. Terrietes are almost entirely covered in short, soft fur. They have vine-like hair atop their heads, which they will often braid or style. Additionally, they have long whip-like trails that end in a tuft of similar hair. Terrietes are known to take very good care of their fur and hair, to an almost obsessive degree.
Terrietes have large, branch-like antlers. They will commonly decorate their antlers with things like flowers, vines, or wooden carvings. Complex antler decorations are a show of both status and skill.
Color wise, terrietes are commonly a green or dark brown color,, though cases of pearl-colored terrietes have been recorded. It's said that pearl-colored terrietes are gifted with magical healing abilities, but there has been no solid evidence to back this claim up. Terrietes tend to have darker marking along their back, which are often speckled with lighter spots.
The terrietes commonly carry a very regal aura about them, and while they're not exactly pompous, they hold themselves very high. They have tendency to hold grudges over even the most petty things.
Terrietes tend to keep their thoughts and emotions to themselves, as they consider such things as not meant to be shared. They see it as something they have to deal with themselves, as dumping their problems on someone else would be rude. Due to this, they might appear distant or cold to other species.
Terrietes are masters of crafting, wood carving, and gardening, things they extremely proud of. Their carvings, usually made out of wood or bone, typically feature things like landscapes, grand moments or stories, complex lace-like designs, and floral patterns.
Not much is known about the terrietes’ history before meeting the other Naturis species. The first meetings between the ignalisks and the terrietes were rather rocky, as the ignalisk heat bubbles were harmful to the terrietes. Despite this, the two species eventually entered a well-established a trade deal. Awhile after, the ignalisks introduced the terrietes to the malventus.
More time passed, technology improved, and eventually a “space race” between the Naturis species begun. This “race” failed due to how each species relied on each other. Through teamwork, with the terrietes lending their crafting skills, the Naturis species finally reached space. Upon visiting their moon, the Naturis species met the artucunas. No matter how many time they tried, the Naturis species were still missing a key ingredient for true space travel. After a long standstill, the artucunas grew tired of the other species complaining about it and agreed to help. The artucunas came up with the idea to “punch through space”, thus unlocking the secret to true space travel.
Mountain Terrietes: The more goat-like cousins of the common terriete that populate the more rocky regions of Naturis. Instead of antlers, mountain terrietes have more ram or goat-like horns. They enjoy decorating their horns using things such as carved rocks and precious metals. These ornaments are often more modest than their forest-dwelling cousins, but tend to feature much rarer materials. They are sparsely covered in smooth armor plating, which is fairly sturdy. In contrast to their forest counterparts, they have a rather gruff demeanor. They enjoy sparring with each other and they take pride in the scars gained through battle. Mountain terrietes commonly have very dull-colored fur and armor.
Cavern Terrietes: The cavern terrietes resemble a mixture of the mountain and forest terrietes. As the name implies, they live in the winding cave system of Naturis. Cavern terrietes are covered in dense clusters of plate-like armor, particularly on their forearms. One of the most notable features of the cavern terrietes are the bioluminescent organs that line their neck and back. These organs are mainly used as a means of communication. The cavern terrietes are mostly blind, but can see color quite well. Their fur and armor lacks pigment. Surprisingly, the cavern terrietes are quite friendly, though eccentric.
Malventus: The malventus really enjoy the presence of the terrietes but know to keep their distance when necessary. This is except for the cavern terrietes who they will gladly greet and speak with for hours on end. While the other terrietes are slightly standoffish or gruff toward the malventus, the malventus know that they are deep down yet another friend.
Ignalisks: The ignalisks were the first intelligent species the terrietes encountered. While the relationship was rocky at first due to the ignalisk’s heat bubbles, eventually the two species established a solid trade pact. The terrietes find the ignalisk’s singing somewhat endearing.
Nautalids: Nautalids and terrietes have a flourishing inter-species trade and commerce system. The nautalids will bring up corals and other sea minerals in exchange for land stones and metal. Though there are some disputes between individual members of the species, overall interaction is friendly.
Artcunas: The terrietes view the artcunas as brutish and rude, with the obvious exception being the mountain terrietes.
• To lose their antlers/horns is considered the worst thing that can happen to a terriete. Due to this, they are quite protective of their antlers.
• The terrietes are quite fond of fairytales, along with anything related to them.
• Terrietes love rare materials, and are almost always willing to trade for them.
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