Singing Rabbat

Singing rabbats are rabbit-like creatures with usually six ears and some kind of wings.
If you’re visited by one of these fellows, you’re about to get a prophecy. And a song. It may not be an important prophecy, and the song may not necessarily be good, but they’re both for you, and the singing rabbat probably traveled a great distance to give them to you.

Common affinities Air and subtypes
Ability to plan and abstract Very high
Language Rabble
Native location Eastar
Size Between 3 and 5 feet (90~150 cm)

Large image of Singing Rabbat

Influence

Hereditary influence

High.

Environmental influence

High.

Ability to reason

Very high.

Language

Singing rabbats use Rabble when singing messages to any individual. They can be understood regardless of whether or not they share a common spoken language. Only singing rabbats possess this ability; hybrid rabbats have difficulty with Rabble and non-rabbats are unable to sing Rabble at all.

While rabbats excel at absorbing spoken language and mimicking it, they have trouble with written words.

Habitat

Climate preference

Temperate. Singing rabbat can be found all over the world, especially in mild, agreeable climates.

Native location

Singing rabbats are from Eastar.

Common locations

Singing rabbats are rare, but they can be found in any hospitable region of Eastar or Owel.

Elements

Affinities

Nearly all will be Air, or an Air subtype. Hybrids are more likely to have more than one affinity, or a non-Air affinity.

Weaknesses

Rabbats are very familiar with Sound, and this familiarity comes at the cost of being especially susceptible to any of its negative effects.

Resistances

Singing rabbats are moderately resistant to Air and its subtypes. Hybrid rabbats often do not share this resistance.

Society

Singing rabbats often find joy only when they discover their purpose — which is what drives many of them to deliver their songs to the correct recipient(s) as that's easier than inventing a purpose.

A rabbat not fulfilling its purpose is one unhappy fellow. They can become prone to anxiety if they can't decide on a route to take with their life, or if they feel too many obstacles are in the way.

Rabbats can become uneasy and restless if they don't have a song to deliver, so it's usually good for them to pick up a hobby that's useful to others.

Abilities

Most rabbats' magic is found in their ears or in the music they make.

All singing rabbats possess potential to develop a great sense of hearing — as in, they can discern extra info that's inaudible to non-rabbats. For instance, a rabbat might be really good at hearing the quality of a metal, or the valve that someone places in an item. The more pure a rabbat, the more accurate and trainable the skill.

Prophecy

When singing rabbats dream, there is a chance the dream will involve a song being sung to them. The song is always without lyrics, consisting of just melodies and tones. This song is the form their prophecies take, and they’re always for the individual who sang it to them in the dream. Singing rabbats will usually attempt to seek this individual out and sing this song back to them. If this happens, that individual and the singing rabbat will share a dream detailing the events of the prophecy. If more than one individual hears the singing rabbat’s song, the prophecy and dream will be shared among all of them.

There’s nothing that says singing rabbats must deliver prophecies. Maybe a prophecy was received by a particularly unmotivated, or lazy rabbat? It’s not unheard of!

Rabbats only inform individuals of their prophecies; they will still come to pass even if they’re never sung.

Most of the time, the prophecies told are fairly trivial. Maybe you’ll find some money tomorrow. Maybe you’ll win a carnival prize. Maybe you’ll stub your toe and break a claw. Who knows? Of course, you can also be told you’ll win the lottery, or fall into a volcano, but prophecies that important are rare.

Though singing rabbats have seen their target in their dream, this doesn’t mean the singing rabbats know their target’s name or where they live, though. For this reason, singing rabbats are usually never in the same place for more than a couple of days.

Nobody knows why singing rabbats are vessels of (usually) trivial prophecies, but they do know it’s because they’re singing rabbats. Hybrid rabbats don’t get nearly as many prophetic songs, and individuals who are less than half singing rabbat rarely get any, if they ever do.

Physiology

Singing rabbats and their hybrids have no definite body shape, but they will almost always have traits dedicated to dealing with sound. Large ears, more than two ears, and specialized ears are usually giveaways that the individual is either a singing rabbat or a hybrid of one.

Pure singing rabbats always have six ears, two of which are usually geared towards flying — but if not, then wings tend to be found on their back, thighs, or as part of their arms. Hybrid will not always have six ears, but having less than four is uncommon.

Hybrids tend to be where the more bat-like features will express themselves. Webbed arms or wings are less common on pure rabbats, but do occur naturally.

Diet

Singing rabbats are vegetarian, and will become sick if they eat meat. Hybrid rabbats do not usually share this restriction, unless whatever they’re a hybrid of is also vegetarian.

Reproduction

Singing rabbats can reproduce with nearly any individual of compatible physiology regardless of species. They are not as prolific as imps, but they’re close. For this reason, and the fact that pure singing rabbats are rare, far more hybrids exist than do purebreds. Singing rabbats do not choose mates for life, as their tendency to travel the world to deliver prophecies is not ideal for a stable relationship.

Mixed singing rabbats

Hybrid rabbats are much more common than pure ones, partly due to rabbats being so compatible with other species, and partly because singing rabbats like to travel and can have trouble committing to any one single place or partner.

Other parent Child Example
Satyr Satyrbun Image of Satyr + Singing Rabbat
Manticore Chirping rabbat Image of Singing Rabbat + Manticore
Rugaru Rugarabbat Image of Singing Rabbat + Rugaru
Necropossum Vampire rabbat Image of Singing Rabbat + Necropossum
Bearring Singing bearrub Image of Bearring + Singing Rabbat

References

Floraverse: Species: Singing Rabbat
Floraverse Wiki: Singing Rabbat
deviantArt: Species: Singing Rabbat

Other notes

It's the last species whose species sheet was published on deviantArt.