The Tyven

Introduction:

Of the free people of the Reflected Worlds, the Tyven are one of the more recent.  They were created during the fifth age by Morphael.  He wanted a race of spies that could move through the wilderness Tyvenwith the cunning of the quick fox, but had the intelligence and mind of a human.  So he blended humans with the fox, and threw in a few other things and came up with a race called the Tyven.  Unfortunately (for Morphael) they were a bit too clever and the whole idea of being under the control of someone went against their nature, so they planned and executed an escape from Morphael’s control and declared their race free.   Over the past few hundred years they have developed into their own societies. These stand aside from the current rule of the Eyes of Darkness, yet they do not actively oppose the Citadel.  However, they hate Morphael for trying to enslave them and actively battle against his rule.  The Citadel treats the Tyven under the old saying, ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’, and so they tolerate the Tyven settlements on what they consider Citadel lands.

Description:

Tyven stand upright from their human heritage, but retain the ‘dog leg’ bone structure from their fox relatives.  Their head is fox shaped, yet their mouth is capable of forming human language words.  Due to their fox heritage they are smaller than human, but not weaker.  They can be very strong and make excellent warriors due to their quickness, but they are also strong in magic and so it is up to the individual Tyven as to what they wish to become in life. 

Tyven have a definite scent.  To a human, as long as the individual in question has been able to perform normal grooming it will just seem like a light musky smell.  In fact, if the proper scents are blended with it during grooming it can be quite pleasant to the human nose.  However, if normal grooming cannot be performed for whatever reason it will develop into a sharp/sour scent similar to skunk spray though a great deal milder.  Due to this Tyven have a better sense of smell than humans, and can use it for longer distances.

Tyven have vertical pupils similar to a cat’s eye.  They also have the same kind of reflective lining behind the retina as a cat’s eye which is what gives them their low-light vision.  This reflective lining can make it seem as if their eyes are glowing if it is dark out and the angle is just