General Info: Kyae are generally speaking reptilian. One could almost call them draconic, but alas, they aren't even distantly related to Whazzit's dragons. They were actually engineered by some long-forgotten emperor, mixing an almost extinct species of jungle dragons on some equally-forgotten planet with stout, hardy horses and one species of crazily colored lizards. The results were at first ugly, bird poop-colored, lumpy-hided beasts with zilch for a brain. Over time, they evolved and changed, and one day, a slightly mad descendant of that original emperor decided to pick up his great(x450?)-grandfathers' pets and turn them into something more interesting. He commissioned a scientist, and, over a course of a few generations managed to push enough drugs and enchantments and various other forms of enlightenment into the beasts to choke a horse. It had a few adverse effects, but in short time the throwbacks (horribly smart beasts, dangerous to all) were weeded out, and the modern beast we know as a Kyae emerged.
Physically, they're around the size of a good-sized horse. They have no fur (other than the occasional mane), but instead have a smooth, incredibly soft hide that nearly has the texture of velvet, which varies in colour depending on rank and comes in any pattern imaginable. Their build is a nice mixture of their ancestors. They're as tall as a horse, with the body and legs longer than most dragons. They have no wings, four legs, and and two rainbow eyes that never have just one distinct color, although they do not whirl like Dragons' do. Their tails are half again as long as their body, but do not drag on the ground, instead acting to balance the Kyae. Their heads are nearly that of the Pernese dragons, by some oddity or other — mostly that the Pernese dragons' head is much like a horse's is. They have no headknobs or eyeridges, but long, almost rabbit-like ears. Occasionally a Kyae will crop up with one of three adornments: a mane that runs from between their ears to their tailtips; spikes running the same length; or a barb much like a scorpion's that may rest at the tip of their tails. Their teeth are that of a grazer, though they rarely eat anything — they feed off of the energy of everything around them most of the time, though they will take anything they're offered, more out of politeness than anything else.
Kyae are highly intelligent, and speak in full sentences. They tend to ramble a bit; there's so much you CAN put in your language, why would one ever leave it out?
Mating Info: A Kyae's mating ritual is as complicated as she wants it to be. She can do anything with it that she likes, as it were. She is free to pick any method of picking her mate, any game or random idea that her devious little mind can dream up. Chases, riddles, swimming, rolling... who knows what a Kyae will do when she goes into heat. Females have been known to be very creative with this. They tend to be a little mean-spirited for a while before the chase — hormones, you know. Alas, they can't fly, but it doesn't mean that you won't find a Xheir who doesn't try to! Males are discouraged from coming close enough to the girlie for her to bite or kick; she probably will. After she mates, the female will carry her young for as long as it takes — she can be pregnant for as long as it takes for her to get to somewhere that's safe to raise young.
Bonding Info: Kyae do not lay eggs. As mentioned, they can, and do, keep their young unborn for as long as is necessary. They do indeed hold live births, and a surprising amount of young Kyae can be born from one female. All female bear young. Kyae are always born in even numbers; lest one die before birth, their numbers will always add up to evens. The young Kyae linger with their mothers for months before they are deemed ready to forge a bond with any humanoid, and learn the intricacies of many languages before they make their way to whatever bonding site they will. Though they are young when they bond, they are still highly intelligent, and none will bond unless they know the common language and don't feel like they'll make a fool of themselves — they have their pride to uphold, after all. Thus, by the time they bond the Kyae are usually somewhere around half-grown, physically and mentally. If a female is born with a rank no other Kyae in the litter has, she is pronounced head female. Males and females always appear in equal numbers. When naming, keep these rules in mind: Female names must end in -ri, male names must start with ky-, and every head female chooses her own name.
Head Female: 4 PSP