Land of Legends
Chiara are a somewhat bestial feline-like race. They resemble a lithe human with classic feline ears, sometimes whiskers, teeth, claws, fur, and tail. Their fur is short and may not cover their entire body, if there is fur it can have various rosettes, spots, tabby markings, or tiger stripes in a range of natural colors.
Chiara have always existed in tribal units, living in specific nomadic areas with ‘teenage’ members being the ones to roam farthest from home. However for many the days of roaming forests is over, their tribes having moved into cities, but their culture has remained much the same. They are natural predators and so make great hunters.
Chiara can be born any time in the year though the have the most births during spring. Chiara mark the advance of all children born in a year at summer solstice, though a special ceremony is held on a child’s birth day in some tribes. Children become adults at 13. The average lifespan is 35 years and the oldest chiara tend to live to be near 80 years old.