Agudners(アグドナ Agudona), the race that have features that are similar to humans of Earth and even-toed ungulates such as goats/caprids, alpacas, and llamas.
Among the races of the planet Tal, they belong to the Eltus race group. They have large population the same as Sergals. In Tal, they live in the whole areas of almost continent except the Nevrea land (Western lands). Their primary habitats are Southern and Eastern lands, but there are very few agudners in Northern lands also.
Their features(appearance, behavior, personality, and gender difference) are similar to a humans of Earth most, among Eltus races. Also they have totally opposing behavior and abilities to sergals, therefore those two races can have strong mutual cooperation while meshing like a Yin-Yang.
Important note: This article is completed but is still in need of revisions, mainly proof-reading.
Important note2: This article have only modern information. Old history and canon went to "History of Vilous Development" article.
They are basically close to Southern sergals very much, their relations have very long history in south land. They developed the many civilization techniques and culture together. There's also good relationship of Eastern sergals and agudners as same as South. As for the East land, their close relationship is an extension of the strong relationship the Southern sergals have built with the agudner over the years.
They have very skillful hands, they can tighten a screw and drive a nail some without tools due to their deft fingertip. Also unlike nevreans, they are good at to make copies of same things due to their abundant stamina.
So most of them excel at creating of an inventions and a craftworks.
As a result, the whole of them are really suitable for a craftsman and an engineer.
Many agudner craftsmen contributed to development of the civilization,
But many agudners who lived in east were plundered as technical slave by Shigu Clan in Shigu period.
Their appearances, behavior, acts, personality, and gender difference are really similar to humans of Earth most, among Eltus races.
Agudners have strong "emotional attachment" unlike sergals and nevreans.
For example, sergals don't stick to one partner, and take care of any children equally without blood relationship if in same group. But agudners don't like having sexual intercourse with the person except own's partner, and have "strong emotional affection" for own's biological children. i.e.: They distinguish a one's son and someone else's son definitely.
They still don't have reference sheet but their appearances have almost completed in official arts of since 2015.
They have most Earth's human-like features unlike other Eltus races.
Females have breasts like human women, unlike sergal and nevrean females.
They have from 2 to 6 horns coming out of their heads and often wearing short, brown and tan fur. Green or blue fur is not a natural feature, but a fur dyeing makes it possible postnatally.
Compared to other Eltus races, their build are tougher and stronger. They show persevering strength due to their superior stamina.
Children grow and mature some slower than sergals.
Head, horns, and face
They have both of human and goat-like face, but their muzzle tends to be short.
Their muzzle/nose shape are like the "Sergal's muzzle-tip that is very short and turn to the bottom" rather than a human's nose.
There are two kinds among their fur, an alpaca-like type and a goat-like type. A fluffy furs cover around a neck of persons who have alpaca-like type fur.
They generally have 2 to 6 horns, and in some rare cases, 1 horn. When they grow a single horn it is not located on the center of their head (like a rhinoceros or unicorn), but rather on one side (i.e.: right or left).
Ears are very thin, and always stand up straight.
Many Agudners have slanted eyes; most of them have black eyes like East Asian humans on Earth. Their pupils are oblong like goats.
Fangs and teeth
They have a little fangs like wild boar. A part of person's one protrude even mouth closed, especially males.
Their teeth similar to pigs', they have front tooth, cuspid, and molar tooth. This teeth structure gave very wide variety of eating habit and completely omnivorous diet to them.
Their mouth and throat structure are quite not able to swallow whole of something without chewing, unlike sergals and nevreans.
Voice and cries
Although they will not cry like animal very often unlike sergals and nevreans, their natural voices are low-pitched.
The sounds they make when it happens is similar to the bunnies' cry or bulls/cows' snort, something like a soft bleat or pronouncing a "B".
Hands and feet and tail
Have four finger, thumb and ringfinger are short, index finger and middle finger are long.
Their legs are digitigrade legs same as other Eltus race,
Hooves of feet are two central toes.
Tails are short and made of fur that's always protruding upwards.
They are completely omnivorous like a pigs, a monkeys, and a humans.
Their teeth structure gave them good chewing, therefore they can eat every foods which were cooked.
Ecology and behavior
Although they are generally known as pacifist race, "Emotional deep attachment and passions" is known as a property nature to only them. (e.g: Jealousy to a partner, technique, and so on.)
This nature is caused by this reason: They are a only race who do childcare by breast‐feed, among Eltus race.
They have very wider, more various, multifarious personality than sergals and nevreans.
Most are looking for peaceful days, but are easy to have a grudge unlike sergals. They can and would lynch an evil-doer as a group out of vigilanteism and even if it could be considered like a crime to do so among them. If everyone considers it justified, it will be overlooked.
That aside, they are also the type that becomes relatively jealous and upset if they aren't noticed for their merit or what they can do. When they see an ability and a technique that is superior than themselves, they struggle to get it.
Agudners maybe typically appear affable, easy-going, and approachable, they are not beyond becoming hostile if it comes to protecting themselves.
They generally stick to one partner and have a strong desire to monopolize to one's partner, unlike culture of sergals. Especially as for females, they stick to own's biological children and have strong emotional attachment to those in comparison with sergal females. However they live in big family with sergals group although there are such nature among agudners.
Their family form is very close to a social form, it is not uncommon that one factory or school is founded from their relatives.
In prehistoric times, they had culture of their own by only agudners, but they changed their primitive culture after they met sergals. Specifically, they depend on strength of sergals, and have lived while were protected by sergals. They greatly value sergals' biotical abilities, meanwhile sergals need agudners' cultural abilities. This relationship of sergals and agudners had become origin of basic religion concepts in Gold Ring.
Males and females do behave a lot like humans on Earth, and hence do similar things. In example, if something heavy needs to be moved around, males will take care of it meanwhile women will nurse children and have a strong maternal instinct.
Before they begin a cohabitation with sergals, they had male-dominated society that a males protects a females, and they were considerably barbarian race due to the war between the males.
The encounter with sergals led to a major shift in the agudners' lifestyle.
Their sexuality is similar to human of Earth among Eltus race most. Although there are trend of comparatively many homosexuals in males, females may tend to be heterosexuals in comparison with males. Also females generally need agudner males than different race due to remains of their prehistoric culture. Meanwhile males have relatively wide sexuality, particularly there are many gay couple of sergal and agudner. Because agudners have lived while were protected by sergals since they met sergals, male agudners yearn for strength of sergals. Also as for a gay couple of sergal and agudner, agudner male may turn to "bottom" role in many case.
Jobs for them
Their abilities are very well suited for jobs that require fine motor skills or concentration. A typical agudner occupation would be a craftsman, blacksmith, and an engineer. They have brought great innovation to every technique; for example, they create most of a craft products which are sold by a caravan, and a lot of the origin of sergal armor is their fabrication techniques.
There are a "comb" as most famous invention by agudners. They sometime use comb for catching fleas.
They can't do grooming in bare hands situations due to their structure of hands. Therefore they just nestled close to each other when closed pairs of them had physical contact, until they invent a comb. Meanwhile sergals can do grooming in bare hands situations, and there are grooming culture in sergals. According to one view, agudners might invent a comb for grooming-back to sergals. (In another view, they might have comb since more older time.) This history is used as one episode for notable example of their collaborative relationship. In the modern times, many school teach it as important knowledge. For example as case of Earth, it is similar to development of the fire by the humans.
In prehistoric times
Originally, they were in every place of Tal except the Nevrea land (Western lands). They might live in a rocky cavern or a cave without definite groups.
Southern agudners had considerably barbarian culture with male-dominated society, until they met sergals.
Northern agudenrs were few in number, generally quiet fellows, and very few part of them joined to Northern sergals group.
Most of origin and prehistoric culture of agudners is still unclear.
Relationship with sergals
They have developed a strong and longstanding relationship with the Southern sergals since earlier times. This has fostered mutually beneficial development in culture and technology of both races, such as Gold Ring that is greatest and most urbanized city of Tal. This relationship extended to Middle - East land of Tal, mainly Reono. Therefore they also have strong relationship with the Eastern sergals.
They greatly value sergal's intuition, strength, and a good sense to natural environment, and depend on those while are protected by sergals. In contrast, sergals are supported by agudner's cultural and intellectual abilities. A whole of such relationship of them are symbolized as this: "Sergal is father, and Agudner is wife." Meanwhile, agudners lost their primitive culture (male-dominated society with the war between the males) by this method.
A concept of their religion in Gold Ring is based on such relationship and history of them. The term of "Gold Ring" for city name, also for their religion name.
In the modern, a group of only agudners is very few. They share many culture and sexuality with sergals, although they keep emotional attachment of their own, mainly strong attachment to own's partner and own's biological children.
Reasons of that agudners are generally living with sergals:
They feel charm to sergals' sense, good vibes, and light-hearted characters. Also they yearn those, and want to get such sense. Especially, they have interest about sergals' intuition to judge a system of natural environment. Sergals usually use such ability to mainly primitive creatures, instinctively. Meanwhile agudners try hard to get such ability. That ability is basic nature for sergals, and agudners try to simulate sergal abilities by their technology and invention.
Weapons and combat
Agudners prefer to use a hammers, maces, long-bows, long-swords, axes, automatic bows, guns and so on.
They can handle most of every weapons and every shields, unlike sergals and nevreans. They are good at close range - middle range combat same as sergals, but they are good at longer range also because they can handle projectile weapons. Their remarkable physical strength and manual dexterity make them be able to use very wider, various, multifarious weapons. A armed agudner on fleek is strongest among every Eltus races.
In unarmed situations
Powerful blow by hooves, kick, and headbutt with horns.
They have most kinds of military art, and they have good power at running attacks, also can attack powerfully at situation of standing. They give heavy damages by a knocks at close range due to their stout bones and hooves.
Their physical strength is toughest among Eltus races, they possess remarkable endurance due to their abundant stamina. Damages from unarmed situations are not as severe as that of sergals' running attacks, therefore they generally rely on weapons.
Combat style and ability
They lack speed and agility, their running speed is slowest among Eltus races. Their conclusive stamina is outmatched by sergals though it exceeds the nevreans. Their remarkable benefits are that they can have good combats at every range, both of close range and longer ranges. They can arm heavily due to their physical strength that is most superior among Eltus races, also they have methods of knock attacks in unarmed situations.
But they are very weak in a combat to attack by one's own accord aggressively, therefore they are not good at sweep war and hunting. Generally, their strength is in defense, and combat with a few enemies. Their defensive ability is pretty good, but their powerful attacks are limited to a counterattack in many cases.
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