From the wildest parts of Kwandrivia, those still undiscovered or untouched, rises the once hidden Anneptii, who have been watching from afar. They have seen their chance, a chance to rejoin the known world once more. They also have seen their old companions come, and have seen they have changed, or at least these Shrews seem to be a little different from those they heard of and knew. An alliance has been formed now, although loosely, between the Baron of the Anneptii and the White Shrew. Although this allience is new, fragile, as is the two leaders relationship and history, there are chances of the bond between the two races strengthening and growing...and also of breaking...
An Anneptis has the ability to Shapeshift and combine this power with a limited number of Studys, which they can also learn, the same as the Shrews. The have many forms they can take, each one limiting their power to a degree or enhancing it, depending on the form. They also have Navitas Energy, which allows them to take power from whatever they have learned extensively about. This allows them to learn Studys, which are groupings of specific scientific or philosophical knowledge when the Anneptis can learn and draw power from.
There are 16 Studys total (currently known), and most are split into two categories: Philosophies and Sciences.
Philosophies deal with metaphysical powers and things that ordinarily cannot be explained by science. These include:
Sciences deal with control over the 9 natural elements (fire, water, wind, earth, metal, wood/plant, ice, poison, lightning), as well as control over various natural laws that hold the dimensions together. These include:
There are also some Studys (most undiscovered) that fall in between the two categories. These include:
Forms: Anneptii have natural shapeshifting abilities which allows them to take on many different forms. The majority of them are animal/plant based, however, there are some exceptions. (Some Forms are locked by rank.)
Animal Form: (Rank 7) Can transform into almost any type of animal, but strongest at the main type of animal (see animal types below). Will be 3/5 to 4/5 power level in this form if in animal form from chosen type. If in a different animal form, power level will be 1/5.
Human Form: (Rank 7) They take on a human form. This is one of their weakest forms, in which their power will be 2/5 to 3/5 of what it normally is. They only have one human form.
Transmorph Form: (Rank 6) This form is somewhere between human and animal, where an Anneptis can transfigure parts of themselves into animal characteristics within their animal type while still remaining human/animal.
True Form: (Rank 5) This form is an Anneptis true from, one in which their at their strongest. What they look like will be determined by their: Studys, Main Animal Type, and possibly Human qualities. True Forms are not as dependant on natural/normal proportions or restrictions of animal or human forms, rather are usually quite disproportional.
Coactum Form: (Rank 4) In this form, an Anneptis can become a manifestation of pure force and/or energy or material. However, it must be an energy/force/material that they already control.
Animal Types: There are several animal types that an Anneptis can choose from, and whichever one they choose they will be able to draw the most from. Their True Form will be totally based off of this and their Animal Form will be mostly based off of this. The various types to choose from are as follows:
- Aves (Birds)
Fish (Includes other marine animals ie: Cephalopod (octopus,squid), jellyfish, etc)
Arthropods (Insects, Spiders, Crustaceans, etc.)
Familiar: An Anneptis may draw upon the power of nature’s Flora or Fauna to summon a Familiar. Their familiar will not have the same animal type as the Anneptis, but rather to balance will have what the Anneptis would consider their second best. The Familiar can transform freely within that animal type, but only within that type.
Familiar Size Manipulation: (Rank 4) At Rank 4, an Anneptis’ Familiar can learn how to manipulate their size, so that whatever animal they choose to become within their animal type, they can also increase its size if so so desire. Size enhancement will scale with rank, so increases/decreases that are not sensible for rank will not be allowed.
Studys: Studys are the power pools that Anneptii can draw upon, however they are limited in number, but less restricted in depth. Anneptii believe in developing their particular Study to its fullest potential rather than widening their horizons and expanding their Studys to the max number. The number of Studys and at what ranks are listed below.
- 7th/6th Rank: 1 Study Total
5th: 2 Studys Total
3rd: 3 Studys Total
~See Study Specifics Here~