Turf Tiger

Turf tigers are anthropomorphic tigers. Intelligent, fierce, prone to changing their minds, and incredibly stubborn. If they're not currently at war with someone over something, they'll see to starting one soon enough.

Large image of Turf Tigers

Influences

Hereditary influence

Low.

Environmental influence

High.

Ability to reason

High

Language

No native language. They usually learn and use the languages of their living place.

Habitat

Climate preference

Varies.

Native location

Owel.

Common locations

Smaller towns and cities.

Elements

Affinities

Varies. Turf tigers are highly adaptable to their environment. Their affinity can change in as little as a year by living in an area not aligned with their current affinity. They usually have a "favorite" affinity however, and tend to stick with it.

Weaknesses

Varies.

Resistances

Varies.

Turf tigers are very adept at fighting, and terms like "weakness" and "resistance" do not fully apply. They are often aware of the pros and cons of their individual affinities and will go to great lengths to compensate for them in order to be more effective in an upcoming war.

Society

Turf tigers love battle more than anything, and they love community almost more than anything. (Fashion is a close second.) They value individualism and speaking one's mind, and they believe everyone's opinions are equally valid. Until a war breaks out over those opinions and a victor emerges. Then the victor's opinion is the correct and best one. Until war breaks out again. And again. You get the idea.

Although they have a tendency to escalate even the most trivial of situations into a declaration of war, they feel a great fondness for and bond with those they declare war on. These feelings are so strong it has shaped their very beings, giving them an innate ability that most of Kadath's researchers would love to get their hands on.

Ability

War?

Turf tigers specialize in the practical application of nonlethal battle tactics, be they magical or physical in nature. When at war, all forms of combat in that war, whatever they may be, are rendered completely incapable of causing grievous or permanent injury to anyone subjected to them.

Everlasting curses are diminished to a tiny fragment of their intended duration. Fireballs normally hot enough to melt rocks merely knock the victim senseless. Deadly poisons result in temporary unconsciousness. Bone-shattering impacts cause severe dizziness.

How all of this works... nobody knows. Not even the turf tigers. They aren't complaining, though, as it means they can have as many wars with each other as they like. After all, if everyone's dead, there's no one left to fight with, you know?

Physiology

Purebred turf tigers are relatively short: usually no more than three or four feet tall (90~120 cm).

Pygmy tigers, also more commonly known as a taiga tigers on Topside, are related to turf tigers, but seems to lack the warlust of their cousin species.

Reproduction

Turf tigers are compatible with many other species, and hybrids are very plentiful as a result.

Hybrids

Other parent Child Example
Flowercat Thistle Tiger Image of Turf Tiger + Flowercat
Necropossum Tomb Tiger Image of Turf Tiger + Necropossum
Vanguard Surf Tiger Image of Turf Tiger + Vanguard
Rock Candies Glam Candies Image of Turf Tiger + Rock Candies
Scrapgoat Stripe Goat Image of Turf Tiger + Scrapgoat
Clover Lamb Truce Tiger Image of Turf Tiger + Clover Lamb
Bearring Twinkle Tiger Image of Bearring + Turf Tiger

References

Floraverse: Species: Turf Tigers
Floraverse Wiki: Turf Tiger