(Lick-ore) Not Liquor.
Likores' are gentle, quiet creatures. Think of them as monks. They are excellent healers, and usually they're quite docile until engaged. They're professionals in white magic. Calm, Patient, and their life span are normally 1538 - 1550 years. As the worlds healers, they were originally created as bearers of life, and watchers of death.
This is why in other tongues, they are named "Spirit Shifter". (Look below at the Power/Gems Section for a better explanation on Spirit Shifting.)
They are only inches bigger than the average Canadian lynx.
Their legs are thick, with large feline-like paws. In their small, bulky form they can still run incredibly quick, (Could /nearly/ keep up with a horse.) and are muscle machines. They're very hairy creatures. With long manes and short, doct, to no tail at all.
Estimate, 60cm in height. Likores all bare horns throughout their entire bodies. Two large front bones below the cheek bone, and another set along the neck. Extra horns/bones can grow on the legs, hind quarters, and tail. They range in different colours, shapes and sizes.
They're base colours are gentle, natural colours. Such as greys, white, browns, creams, and natural reds.
Males are usually smaller , with thicker skull shapes and longer tails with duller colours. THough, there are some exceptions.
Females are larger, thinger skulls, with no tails, or much shorter tails. (Both genders still have /short/ tails. xD)
Environment/Living and Eating habits:
They are found in mountainous regions, and live off of trees, bark, rodents and small birds. They are omnivores, but lean towards the more Herbivore side. Will eat anything edible. Anything poisonous cannot harm them. So litterly, everything. They stick in clusters, and highly prefer not to be a lone. If a mate dies, they will not find another one in their entire life. Because of their outrageous life span, this can be very dangerous if a line of Likores depend on one who's mate is sickly or dead in it's early life span. Their litters consist of maximum 3 Likore cubs.
Likores' are born with a gem looking material formed at the middle of the chest. They are the source of a Likores' power source. There is no gem a like. Think of them as snow flakes. Likores can share the same powers, though some are much more powerful then the next.
Powers can consist of anything relating to:
Memories, Past/future glancing, emotions, shields, Dreams, and some cases illusions. But a lower class. All likores can heal. Some however, may have amplified powers etc.
"SS" Isn't really a "power" as it is so much the process they USE their power.
Likores are strongly connected with "after-life" or "spirit world". In their legends, that is where the first likore kind was created. The spirit energy in the Spirit world is collected in their gems. They change their earths energy into "spirit energy" and tap into that.
Basicly, it's the process on the levels of how much energy they can use. The more experianced, the more levels of it they can produce.
That also being said, the more powerful one gets, the more small added senses are added to their collection.
Being able to tell how healthy one is, when they're going to die or if they're soul is corrupted. Hearing, weather one is telling the truth, or thoughts based on hidden emotions.
Things will be added, and changed. But for now that is the run down of Likores. [:
All the information was from MY imagination. Do not steal any of the information for a book or a story idea.
Do not steal the species or artwork.
Or I will eat you.