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Fantasy Races 5 by Shadowcross Fantasy Races 5 by Shadowcross
WEREWOLF
Werewolves are a noble race of beastfolk who live in harmory with nature. Werewolves highly value loyalty, and thus have a strong bond of family, Pack, and friendship. Werewolves are just regular beastfolk until they to undergo a spiritual journey under a full moon. When they awaken from their meditative trance, they are able to shapeshift into a dire-wolf and a humanoid (most choose humans because of the similar size and build). Werewolves are brave warriors, but prefer to walk the path of peace. They're also skilled hunters and herbalists.

Cursed Werewolves are humans infected with Lycanthropy. During the full moon, the cursed undergoes a painful transformation, loses himself to madness, and launches into a killing spree. While lost in bloodlust, many dark lords have used magic to prolong the transformation, and compel them into their service. Cursed Werewolves that are unable to transform back to their original state eventually lose all their humanity and become mindless beasts. Because of how this disease reflects negatively on true Werewolves, whenever an attack is reported, they prioritize tracking and slaying it. Werewolf herbalists have a cure for Lycanthropy, but it doesn't always work.

WEREFOX (AKA Kitsune)
Werefoxes are a nimble and cunning race of beastfolk. Werefoxes are good-natured and are always up for a fun game or a harmless prank, but most known for their discipline and honor. Werefox settlements are usually centered around a few schools that teach swordsmanship, martial arts, and qi magic; producing fine, valiant warriors. There are also a few schools that teach ninjutsu, a far less honorable, but sometimes very necessary skill set. Werefoxes love all things of beauty and are some of the best connoisseurs and artists.

TANUKI
The Tanuki are a free-spirited and capricious race of beastfolk that delight in good humor and comic mischief. The Tanuki are well known epicureans, producing fine foods and drinks. The young Tanuki also enjoy many hedonistic pleasures almost to the exclusion of doing anything else; unfortunately resulting in many workers shirking their duties, and carrying piles of debt. Usually, they grow less wild as they mature to become respectable, responsible adults, but not always. The Tanuki are a very easy-going, and extremely friendly (sometimes too friendly) and will usually get along everyone.

FANTASY RACE SERIES
Fantasy Races 1 (Human, High Elf, Dwarf, Halfling)
Fantasy Races 2 (Half-Orc, Half-Elf, Orc, Gnome)
Fantasy Races 3 (Ogre, Dark Elf, Goblin, Leprechaun)
Fantasy Races 4 (Minotaur, Gnoll, Kobold)
Fantasy Races 6 (Pixie, Apian, Formian)
Fantasy Races 7 (Stone Giant, Cyclops, Hill Giant, Fire Giant)
Fantasy Races 8 (Storm Giant, Cloud Giant, Frost Giant, Firbolg)
Fantasy Races 9 (Satyr, Corby, Wererat, Grippli)

Copic Sketch Markers C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6,C7 and C8.
Photoshop CS5

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Flammifleure Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
I've found all of these interpretations of the standard (and non-standard) fantasy races useful and inspirational, but this is my favourite entry. Thank you. ^^

I hope you will continue this setting, since it looks quite interesting.
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AnnoyingWaffle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting, I have been working on a similar project for a few years now.
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