Art by, Notailfacts
Common Jobs: Mailman, Actor
Likes: Quiet spaces, Tricking people, Running
Dislikes: Being Prey, Lifting, Dying (for real)
Attack Method: Xurtains always attack in a sneaky style. Always trying to not make any kind of noise.
Xurtains are known for not believing in any kind of gods; however their culture always follows a leader, as if it was a tribe.
The Xurtain are bipedal creatures with a very cartoony look, and they have 2 toes on each foot. Their body has 3 stripes on each arm and leg, usually the stripes have a darker color comparing to their normal body color, but there are cases when the stripes can be in a lighter tone.
The majority of them have arrows in their heads; however, it can be another item, or none at all. This weapon helps the xurtains to better fake their death, as most species would be dead with something lodged in their head. Their blood also smells like decay. This smell is useful if a predator wants to eat them while the xurtain is faking their death as they will be commonly off put by the smell. A xurtain's tail is useful in the case that their act does not fool their assailant. It can deliver a very powerful shock, but can only be used once every 24 hours. Mainly, it is used for sneak attacks.
The average xurtain has a very low strength, but they are very fast and agile.
Male xurtains have a very rough and big tail while the female xurtains have a fluffy but stronger tail. The birth rate of the xurtains is 75% males and 25% females, meaning that there are more males than female xurtains by quite a large sum.
Most of the xurtains have "X" shaped eyes, but there are rarer shapes such as "O", "@" or "⋆". The star one being the rarest and most hunted.
Xurtains tend to be pretty active and friendly, most of them like to run and socialize with other species. Their personalities can change with their eye form as well.
While they can be friendly, their trust is pretty low, due to some species wanting to kill them for their blood which can be used as fuel. If a xurtain feels threatened they will get pretty nervous and run for their lives, this is why xurtains are not seen on ships that much.
Their emotional state can change the level of electricity on their tail, such as being low while sad or high while being mad. If a xurtain gets too nervous they will start to sweat blood.
Long ago, there was a tribe species that is extinct today, this species always attacked with arrows and other spiked weapons. This caused the xurtains to start the "Struck in Head" tradition as a means of faking their deaths. Since the species were pretty dumb the plan worked. Before this, the xurtains had nothing inside their heads, so it was pretty easy for them to be killed by all the blood they would lose when shot there. The plan proved effective, however, as after adopting it the opposing species suffered heavy casualties, and soon died out.
Their tails also evolved with time. Early on, the xurtains had harmless, useless tails. As time passed however, their tail gained electric properties, turning it into a useful defensive weapon. A xurtain gets their arrow inside their head at a relatively young age, so that they can grow up without harm, as putting the arrow in once they're older is far more risky and painful. This causes some xurtains to go without an arrow in their head.
Star-Eyed: A pretty rare variation of a xurtain. They are more lucky and durable, but are much slower. Considered to be pretty bloody most of the time due to their over production of blood, causing them to be the most hunted type of xurtain. Most of them have cuts on their body from past attacks.
Playing Dead: Xurtains tends to fake their death when under attack.
• Their tails can recharge from being struck by a thunder shock.
• Star-Eyed xurtains are the best option for using in hybrids, but most of them will deny giving up their blood, thinking that it is but a trick.